Disabilty and Civil Rights: Standing On the Right Side of History

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"If we were to go back to the 1960s and we were to talk to those leaders who were vehemently against desegregation, we would hear the conviction in their voices of them stating why they believe their decisions and what they were doing to those children were just. Just as I believe that some of you and some of the board members that have spoken believe that their decisions are just. But, I fear that the Hillsborough County School Board is standing on the wrong side of history."

Inclusion is a right not a privilege.

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Inclusion is not only socially just, but research shows it improves academic outcomes for all students.

I Am Here To Make A Difference For My People

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"I am here to make a difference for my people. I hope that you listen to what I have to say. I want people like you to stop judging me." Tres Whitlock

Game Changer: Florida Senate Unanimously Passes Special Education Bill

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The Florida Senate unanimously passed Bill 1108 on April 29th.

Law Would Give Parents Final Say About Special Diploma Track

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A proposed law moving quickly through the Legislature would give parents of kids receiving special education services the final say about their child’s placement on a special diploma track.

After student’s death, Hillsborough school’s ESE aides could not recall missing-child training

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Hillsborough County school district investigates a student's death last month

School board wants answers in wake of student’s death

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Two separate investigations are now going on in the Hillsborough School District.

Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology ( FAAST)

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About FAAST Our Mission is to improve the quality of life

250 children living in nursing homes in Florida should get home care

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Five year old Andi lives in a nursing home in

Medical Champion© Wiffle Ball Tournament August 10th and 11th

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With an innovative and fun twist on fundraising, event chairs