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Policy & Advocacy Newsline ~ June 2022

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NDSC E-News ~ April 2022

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with NDSC Executive Director Jordan Kough

Early Bird Pricing Extended through June 1st

NDSC has decided to extend Early Bird registration pricing through June 1st, when registration closes. This decision was made in an effort to offset the high cost of flights and hotels. We hope this change will allow our families to make the decision that is right for them. If you or your family have any questions regarding this change, please let us know.

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Policy & Advocacy Newsline ~ April 2022

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US Department of Education OSEP Director Valerie C. Williams to Speak At 50th Annual National Down Syndrome Congress Convention 

Valerie C. Williams, Director of the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), will present at the National Down Syndrome Congress (NDSC) plenary convention to be held on June 24 in New Orleans. Director Williams, formerly the NDSC Vice President, is the parent of a son with Down syndrome and has a distinguished career in senior positions in government and non-profit organizations as well as working with Members of Congress and staff on Capitol Hill.

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Policy & Advocacy Newsline ~ March 2022

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Congress Passes Spending Package 

Nearly halfway through the fiscal year, Congress has finally passed, and President Biden has signed, a $1.5 Trillion omnibus spending package for the fiscal year 2022, as well as a four-day stopgap measure (continuing resolution) extending current funding levels through March 15 to ensure there’s no government shutdown. Although a $22.5 billion measure to provide more COVID relief was removed last-minute over disputes regarding how it would be funded, the appropriations package does include increases for special education, respite care, and home and community-based services. Some noteworthy increases include:

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