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Senate passes bill striking 'retardation'

...bill, more than 40 states have already adopted similar measures.The bill now goes to the governor, but his Council on Disabilities and Special Education has already hailed its passage as a success.The Key Coalition of Alaska, an advocacy...
Parents concerned about new regs for kids with disabilities give overnight care in the child's or provider's home, said Jodi Rumph, who sits on the Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education. The new regulations will require the child to go to a licensed care facility, or the...
Mayes picked to head senior, disabilities agency

...Mayes has more than 30 years of experience supporting and advocating for Alaskans with disabilities. He most recently worked as a health and social services planner for the Governor's Council on Disabilities & Special Education.
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Advocates for disabled aim to protect Medicaid funding

...Medicaid and testing all infants for hearing loss are the priorities this legislative session for the Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education. "There is a lack of understanding of how people with disabilities differ from other users...
Neighbors Digest

...Worl, SHI president at 463-4844Governor's Council on Disabilities holds eventDo you or someone you know live with a disability? The Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education invites community members...
Governor reappoints members of special education panel

...representatives Wes Keller, Anna Attla, Lucy Odden, Milton Cheemuk and Kathleen Fitzgerald to the Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education.The council serves as the interdepartmental planning and coordinating agency of the Department...
Parnell signs bills backed by Juneau delegation," Munoz said of her three bills.The new board will have 13 members and was supported by the Governor's Council on Disabilities, the Alaska Commission on Aging and other groups. House Bill 131 takes effect immediately. Another bill, House...
Polaris House: The jewel of Juneau Specifically, the pair visited with people at Front Street Clinic; representatives from the Governor's Council on Disabilities as well as the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation; a Polaris House employer, Alaskan & Proud; and many...
Governor appoints local woman to council

JUNEAU - Gov. Sean Parnell has appointed Velja Elstad of Juneau to the Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education. Elstad is a community rehabilitation specialist with the state Division of Vocational Rehabilitation since...
Special-ed rules still in dispute

...said she hasn't seen schools' zero-tolerance policies conflict with the special ed rules. But the National Council on Disability, a federal advisory agency, said suspensions and expulsions are increasing nationwide, citing a New Jersey middle...


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