Speaking out for People with
 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

VOR's Weekly Newsletter

Past issues of the VOR Weekly Newsletter are available here

WEEK OF:          THIS ISSUE INCLUDES ARTICES ON:

August 3, 2018  Reminder- The Importance of Medicaid, Federal Disability Policy Office, EVV Delayed, NJ, OH, Abuse in LA 

July 28, 2018  ACL Controversy, Delaware DD Council Misconduct, Behavioral Health, Direct Support Professionals

July 20, 2018  Illinois Auditor General report on DHS Oversight, ACL's Mary Lazare's comments cause stir, OH, SC, MI, CA

July 13, 2018  Congregate Care Facilities reports: MT, TX, CA, PA, NY.  DOE sued over delay of Special Ed Rule. ME, MA, NJ

July 6, 2018  AR 4th of July, Sesame Place Autism Certified, DOE delays IDEA Equity Compliance, Ohio DSP Turnover Rate

June 29, 2018  Feds to Make Group Homes Safer, Preventing Sexual Abuse, CA Tragedy, NJ Budget, MA Shock Therapy

June 22, 2018   Autism Blood Test, PA Hamburg Ctr., MT Budget Cuts, Sheltered Workshops (MA, IN), DSP Crisis (NJ, OH)

June 15, 2018  News from VOR's 2018 Conference, CMSLTSS Expenditures, Low Medicaid Rates, NE, OH, MN

June 8, 2018 Texas (Preventable Tragedy), Autism Seizures, HI (ARC $7M Theft), NY, OH, MA, GA (Marijuana)

June 1, 2018  MO man died in 'Fight Club' buried in concrete, VA, OH, CA, OK, NJ, In Memorium Virginia Carraway

May 25, 2018  WY new buildings at WLRC, RI restores IDD funding. MD DSP rate increase, MN, DE McNesby Act, MA.

May 18, 2018   Device Predicts Autism Aggression, Electronic Visit Verification, HR 5658, Ohio-Abuser Registry, DE, MA

May 11, 2018  Crisis in Louisiana, Govt urged to improve I/DD system, Med Care for Autisitic Adults, NJ, OK, CT, DEL

May 4, 2018   CBD Research, Autism Testing, Alaska ARC overbilled $2.4 Million, DSP Crisis in Ohio, WI employment rights

April 27, 2018   Iowa's Managed Care Problems, Special Ed Funding Problems, Autism on the Rise, GA, CT, MA, TX, MO

April 20, 2018   Amy Lutz' Letter to HHS, Curbing DR Iowa, FL Abuse & Neglect, VA-Save CVTC, NJ, CA

April 13, 2018   NJ - $1.4M Settlement, Budget Problems in AZ, CA, LA, AZ, CA, CT, MA Sealed Investigation

Apr 6, 2018    HR620, OH, GA, MA, NM, Sheltered Workshops, Intentional Communities

Mar 30, 2018   HR4547,  PA (Hamburg Closing), CT, CA, RI, Dental Care 

Mar 23, 2018   Money Follows the Person, Guardianship & SDM, AK, MN, VA, TX, Dental, Barber

Mar 16, 2018   CA (Sonoma PHA), Medical Research, Dental, NJ, ME, NJ  

Mar 9, 2018   VOR-House Judiciary Hearings, HHS Strategic Plan, VA, CT (Op-Ed), MA, TX, SC, AHCA

Mar 2, 2018   Autism Coordinator, IDEA Delayed, IL, NC, ME, MN Sheltered Workshops 

Feb 23, 2018  IL, Money Follows the Person, MIlitary Behav. Therapy, ME, AR, CA, GA, KY, PA, OR

Feb 16, 2018  ADA, Fed Report on DSP's, HI, OH (Safety), CT (Safe Relationships, NY (DSP's)

Feb 9, 2018    Opinion: Lee Wachtel, VA, NJ, OH, FL, MI, NM, WA, Gerber's Down Syndrome Baby

Feb 2, 2018  Medicaid Transportation at risk, HCBS Expenditures Down, TX, ME, IN, DE, D. Vitkus

Jan 26, 2018  RAISE Act, HCBS Report, I/DD Preschool Suspensions, VA, NC, ID, NY, UT, Dental Svcs

Jan 19, 2018  Joint Statement by ACL, HHS warns of Group Home Dangers, Abuse & Neglect, Utah Class Action Lawsuit, TX, CO, OR, OK, MA, Opinion: 2014 Final Rule a Barrier To Appropriate Care

Jan 12, 2018  I/DD & Sexual Assault, Tax Law & ABLE Accounts, TX, SC, TX, ME, NJ, MA, KA, NE

Jan 5, 2018  CT - Autistic Man Abandoned to ER;  PA, NJ, Canada's Shelltered Workshops

Dec 26, 2017 CT - Autistic Man Abandoned to Emergency Room for 5 Months;  CO, NJ, WI

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