Thursday, March 1, 2012

Get Involved in Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Nationwide, approximately 4.6 million Americans live with developmental disabilities. As the nation’s deficit must be brought under control, budget cuts could hamper essential services for individuals with special needs. March is a time to reflect and participate in Developmental Disabilities Awareness month. President Obama recently announced his revenue and spending plan that will begin on October 1 of this year. Some of the bright spots include increasing the funding for the Early Intervention Part C program for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. But other programs such as the Supportive Housing for People with Disabilities were cut by 10 percent. The President’s budget is just a start for the yearly budget and we could see other budgets and bills from Congress.

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