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Pennsylvania Down Syndrome Advocacy Coalition (PDSAC) seeks to improve, through legislative, regulatory and policy advocacy, the quality of life for all individuals with Down syndrome, regardless of age, at the community, state, and national levels.  

 

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* Watch PA Self-Advocate and NDSS  Ambassador Sara Wolff discuss The ABLE Act.  This is her story
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Pennsylvania ESSA Plan - Comments on Plan Due August 31,2017

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is the law that replaced the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) in December of 2015. Every state must submit an implementation plan to the U.S. Department of Education for approval. It is a very important plan for students with disabilities because it determines how schools will be held accountable for the academic performance of all students, as well as specific subgroups—including the disability subgroup. NDSC and the Advocacy Institute developed a detailed analysis of the Pennsylvania ESSA draft plan, which can be found at http://www.advocacyinstitute.org/ESSA/StatePlanAnalysis/PA.ESSADraft.NDSC.AI.Analysis-8-10-17.pdf

 

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  PA Treasury Unveils New Website on PA ABLE Savings Account Program

  Individuals with disabilities can learn about the upcoming program,      determine eligibility and register to receive updates

  www.patreasury.gov  (Jan 12 2017)