Parents Taking Action on Univision Chicago

Parents Taking Action on Univision Chicago

On Friday, April 28, 2017, Spanish language television news program Univision News Chicago aired a segment on Parents Taking Action. Click on the link below to watch the report. The segment is in Spanish, so we provided a transcript in English....
How to Start a State Sibling Chapter

How to Start a State Sibling Chapter

The Sibling Leadership Network (SLN) is a national nonprofit dedicated to providing support and information to siblings of people with disabilities across the lifespan. Currently there are 22 state chapters of the SLN with the vision to have a chapter in every state...
Majority of Americans Support Paid Leave

Majority of Americans Support Paid Leave

A new Pew research study found that the vast majority of Americans support paid family and medical leave. Most say employers should cover the costs, but are divided on whether this should be a government mandate or allow employers to voluntarily adopt this policy....
Call for Proposals: The Arc National Convention

Call for Proposals: The Arc National Convention

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: The Arc’s 2017 National Convention People with disabilities, their families, chapters of The Arc staff and volunteers, and others in our field and the business community need innovative solutions that will fuel our motivation and spark our...
Research Study on Carers of Persons with Heart Failure

Research Study on Carers of Persons with Heart Failure

The International Alliance of Carer Organizations (IACO) has received funding from Novartis to conduct a four nation study of caregivers of persons with heart failure. The four nations are the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia. In each of these...
CMS Releases its Person and Family Engagement Strategy

CMS Releases its Person and Family Engagement Strategy

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has been engaged in transforming the nation’s health care delivery system to deliver better health outcomes. The CMS Quality Strategy (2015), which incorporated work to shift Medicare from fee-for-service provided...
Let’s talk lobbying and advocacy!

Let’s talk lobbying and advocacy!

From the National Alliance for Caregiving Join LCAO’s Community Service Committee, the Alliance for Justice, and the National Alliance for Caregiving for webinar on legal tips for nonprofit aging/disability advocates! We’re excited to invite you to join us...
Best Practices in Managed Care for People with IDD

Best Practices in Managed Care for People with IDD

Researchers at the Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago have been working for many years with the State of the States Project through a subcontract from the University of Colorado (CU). In the past they have...
Autism Seed Grant Deadline Extended to November 30

Autism Seed Grant Deadline Extended to November 30

Easter Seals and the University of Illinois-Chicago Family Support Research and Training Center (FSRTC) announce the availability of three seed grants in the amount of $5,000 each for community-based organizations to implement Parents Taking Action (PTA), an...