Education Inclusion Index – #EducationInclusionIndex

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How inclusive are our schools for Students with Disabilities? According to the latest Department of Education Report for 2021, 15.5% of all disabled students in the US are in highly segregated settings (either in a separate classroom for more than 60% of the day or a separate school). Top 5 inclusive States   Bottom 5…

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Evusheld – COVID protection for the immunocompromised

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What is Evusheld? Evusheld is monoclonal antibody prophylaxis for immunocompromised patients who did not get adequate COVID protection from the vaccines. It is developed by AstraZeneca and has received emergency use authorization from the FDA. Evusheld contains two long-lasting monoclonal antibodies, tixagevimab and cilgavimab that target surface spike protein of SARS-CoV2. It is designed to…

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Electric Shock Devices

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It has long been legal to use electric shock devices to “control the behavior” of people with disabilities. The disability community has been fighting this as a matter of human rights for years. Finally, on 6 March 2020, The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) banned these devices: FDA has determined that these devices present an…

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closed primary

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Primary election in which voters receive a ballot listing only those candidates running for office in the political party with which the voters are affiliated. In some states, non-partisan contests and ballot issues may be included. In some cases, political parties may allow unaffiliated voters to vote in their party’s primary.

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U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC)

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The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) was established by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA). EAC is an independent, bipartisan commission charged with developing guidance to meet HAVA requirements, adopting voluntary voting system guidelines, and serving as a national clearinghouse of information on election administration. EAC also accredits testing laboratories and certifies voting systems, as well as audits the use of…

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Elder Justice

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No matter how old we are, justice requires that all people are equal and full members of our communities, and the safety and dignity of all its members are preserved, including older adults and people with disabilities. Unfortunately, we do not always live up to this ideal. Committed to developing systems and programs that encourage…

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