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#Disability Blog Carnival - Living in a post ADA world

July 26, 2016
Nearly 20 percent of Americans are living with a disability, and countless others are deeply involved in caring for and supporting individuals affected by disability. Last year we celebrated 25 years from the passage of the Americans with Disability Act. We highlighted many successes, while...
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GIANT Thank You for Dayton Early Learning Champions!

September 28, 2016
We are getting geared up to deliver a GIANT thank you card to local Dayton, OH leaders for being early learning champions on October 19th! Yes – you heard that right! Mayor Nan Whaley and Dayton City Commissioners Matt Joseph, Jeffrey J. Mims,Chris Shaw, and Joey Williams have been leading the way...
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Latino SchoolChildren and Toxic Campaign Rhetoric

September 28, 2016
Working in two school districts with various teaching assignments, I’ve witnessed a variety of issues and concerns serving students from many backgrounds and walks of life. One particular issue that developed since last fall, is the younger children's emotional grasp of the political landscape that...
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My Spanish/English Coffee Cup

September 27, 2016
My dad always called me a Café con Milk kid when I was growing up. A mixture of two different cultures that, when joined together, turns into it’s own unique creation. Part of that special brew also included being a dual language learner during my earliest years. Growing up, I learned Spanish at...
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My Family Won't Wait

September 25, 2016
I was supposed to spend the first part of last week in Washington, D.C. coming together with women activists from around the U.S. to learn and organize so that women are poised to act and lead in this 2016-2017 election. #WeWontWait is about raising our voices to prioritize the needs of women and...
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Put On Some Music and Dance!

September 22, 2016
Dance is my bestfriend. Dance has not only taught me how to be patient with myself and my body, but it has also taught me how to be patient with others. Movement for me brings peace of mind and spirit. It helps me deal with situations without using words. I was introduced to dance at a very young...
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MomsRising on Donald Trump’s Paid Family Leave & Child Care Proposals

September 13, 2016
This morning, Donald Trump’s campaign announced that it would roll out policy proposals aimed at reducing child care costs and providing new mothers with up to six weeks paid maternity leave . Right now, America’s families and economy are facing a crisis. So it’s good, but not surprising to see...
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Childhood violence and the Whac-A-Mole effect

September 6, 2016
Violence is just one part of childhood trauma. So why are we focusing so much on childhood violence?
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How I talked to cities about early learning

September 1, 2016
I’ve been living in the District for a few short weeks and I’ve already hit the ground running by visiting with local mayors to talk about early learning! As part of MomsRising’s Strong Start for Strong Cities initiative, my colleague and I stopped by city offices in Maryland and Virginia to show...
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Declining TANF Child Care Funds Underscore Need for Major Child Care Investment

August 31, 2016
August marks the 20th anniversary of welfare reform , which created the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. As part of welfare reform, Congress also made new investments in the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) recognizing that low-income mothers need help...
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