The Family & Advocates Partnership in Education (FAPE) website is a new project which aims to inform and educate families and advocates about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997 (IDEA 97).
First Financial USA has an innovative give back program in which they donate 10% of their net income from the merchant’s credit card processing fee to the Upside of Downs of Greater Cleveland. This is a great way to give back and it doesn’t cost the merchant a dime! The monies already exist. The more cards a merchant accepts, the more our organization benefits. We are proud to announce that Mattress Showcase had 11 locations on this program in which we receive monthly donations. For more information on FFUSA and their services contact: Kent Gilbert at 330 391-9899 email@example.com; www.ffusa.net
"It's My Choice," an electronic self-advocacy workbook for people with disabilities, is now available to help you change the way you think about your life and the options that are available to you. This online workbook can be completed electronically or can be downloaded and printed out. Your responses can be saved for future reference, or revised and updated when you want to make some changes. Developed by the Minnesota Governor's Council on Developmental Disabilities, this workbook will help you prepare for planning meetings, and make it possible for you to more fully participate in discussions/decisions about services and supports to meet your individual needs in a variety of life areas. This workbook is available in both English and Spanish. To view and download this workbook, please go to http://www.mnddc.org/extra/publications.htm. Scroll down until you see the "It's My Choice" link.
The National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) coordinates national resources, offers technical assistance, and disseminates information related to secondary education and transition for youth with disabilities in order to create opportunities for youth to achieve successful futures.