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Colleen McLaughlin, MEd Honored with the Distinction of Fellow of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

 

Colleen McLaughlin and Carol Britton LawsColleen McLaughlin, MEd, Community Training and Technical Assistance Manager at The Boggs Center (pictured left), was honored with the distinction of Fellow of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD). The ceremony was held at AAIDD’s 140th Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia on June 8, 2016. The designation of Fellow is conferred after an individual has at least seven years of continuous membership in AAIDD, participation in the professional and business affairs of the Association, and are judged to have made a meritorious contribution to the field of intellectual disability. Also honored was Carol Britton Laws, PhD, a graduate of Rutgers School of Social Work and a former Boggs Center student and Training & Consultation Specialist, along with ten other 2016 AAIDD Fellows.

Voting: It's Your Right, a guide about voting rights and the voting process in New Jersey, has been revised and re-printed. The guide was written for individuals with intellectual disabilities in clear language. It should also be of interest to anyone who would like to learn more about the legal and practical issues related to voting.

Voting: It's Your Right includes information about topics such as: Who can vote in a government election?; What are you asked to decide when you register to vote?; How do you vote in person?; and How do you vote by mail?

Voting: It’s Your Right was developed by The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in collaboration with New Jersey’s Administration on Developmental Disabilities Partners, Disability Rights New Jersey and the NJ Council on Developmental Disabilities. It was funded by Disability Rights New Jersey’s Protection and Advocacy for Voter Access (PAVA) from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, Administration on Children and Families, US Department of Health and Senior Services.

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Getting the Community Life You Want: A Guide to Home and Community Based Services Advocacy

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The Home and Community Based Settings (HCBS) Final Rule, a federal policy change announced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), provides new opportunities for people with disabilities to have the kinds of community services they want. The Rule requires that the places where people receive HCBS waiver services offer full access to the benefits of community life. This guide contains information about the HCBS Final Settings Rule and resources to help you provide your support coordinator and service providers with input about the services you receive and how they can to help you get the community life you want. Available in English, Spanish, and text-only versions.

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