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Badges And ID Cards For Service Animals (MIRS 1/13/16)
Michigan Department of Civil Rights officials, Lt. Gov. Brian CALLEY
and lawmakers involved with the subject today rolled out specific details of
a program dedicated to making it easier for owners of service animals to
access public spaces and businesses without misunderstanding or trouble.
Calley joined Sens. David KNEZEK (D-Dearborn Heights) Margaret O'BRIEN
(R-Portage) and Rep. Tom BARRETT (R-Potterville) to unveil special badges
that can be placed on service animals registered to the state by their
owners. Once registered, the owner of a service animal will also be given an
identification card to present to those who may question the presence of
their service animal. Qualified animals include dogs and miniature ponies.
The policy was spurred by a package of bills that were drafted in response
to reports of those with service animals, including veterans, being turned
away from businesses because of the animals. SB 0298, sponsored by Knezek,
makes it a crime to refuse entry to a person using a service animal or to
assault a service animal. SB 0299, sponsored by O'Brien, exempts service
animals from licensing fees if they are a service animal to someone with a
disability or a veteran with a service-related disability.
form Bipartisan Disabilities Awareness Caucus (MIRS 1/13/16)
Rep. Frank Liberati (D-Allen Park) and Sen. Rick Jones (R-Grand
Ledge) today announced the formation of a new Disabilities Awareness Caucus.
"I serve as a board member of the Special Olympics of Michigan,” said Jones.
“Many concerns of special needs children and adults have been brought to my
attention over the years, and I hope to work on some of these concerns with
this caucus.” Liberati said the caucus brings "together a great group of
legislators who will bring disability issues to the forefront of policy
discussions in Lansing." Lt. Gov. Calley applauded the move. "People with
disabilities deserve a chance to live self-determined, independent lives,
but are often judged based on what they can't do, instead of what they can,"
said Calley. "I'm pleased that Senator Jones and Representative Liberati are
making opportunities for people with disabilities a priority by forming the
caucus." Also named as part of the effort are Sens. Margaret O'BRIEN
(R-Portage) and Curtis Hertel (D-Meridian Twp.), and Reps. Hank Vaupel
(R-Handy Twp.) and Christine Grieg (D-Farmington Hills).
Stunned as Santa Delivers Life-Changing One Liner
When her boy confided his "secret worries" to Santa at the mall, you
won't believe what he uttered when asked about the "naughty list." 21 words
that will make your jaw drop...
An Overview of Simple Machines
This great new resource was developed by 12-year-old
student, Marcus Kirby
For Expelled Students to Get Back in School Could Become National Model
For most students, being caught in the fall of their senior year with
prescription pills that appeared to be packaged for distribution would dash
any hopes of graduating with their class. They likely would face a 180-day
expulsion, not to mention charges in juvenile court.
The Arya Foundation
Mission: Even the smallest actions can impact a
life. With this belief in mind, The Arya Foundation was inspired to become
what it is today. It motivates us, moves us, and provides the principles for
the vision we believe in. Not everyone can afford the medical supplies and
equipments that are necessary in a child’s life. Sometimes, sadly, the costs
are too high. By giving small financial aid to these families, the costs
become lower and easier to afford. The Arya Foundation was created so that
more than 95% of the money donated would go to families who need help paying
for medical supplies. Providing the financial aid is our way of alleviating
some stress from the families we help. It is our way of improving lives. But
most importantly, it is our way of bringing a smile to the faces of children
who really deserve happiness.
***Applicants must live in St. Louis, Missouri or the surrounding areas.
Are 14 of Attorney John Brower's Latest Special Ed Q&As In One Convenient Spot
Things I Thought I'd Never Say...Until I Had Boys
Since being a mother to boys has to have some sort of anthropological
distinction to it, I've decided to compile my very own list of observations
of things I never thought I would say until I had boys.
Story About a Mother's Love Brought an Entire Middle School to Tears
If you know anything about middle school, you know that young
teenagers can be hard to motivate and inspire. For former professional
wrestler Marc Mero, however, it only took four minutes to bring an
auditorium full of middle school students to tears with his personal story
about his mother, her passing and his regrets about pushing her away. His
speech is a must watch, but be warned...you'll need a box of tissues by the
Drama Students Meet Real-life Inspiration
Chad DeKatch hopes every production he leads as director of the
Okemos High School theater department is a learning experience for his
students. But for the school's latest play called "The Boys Next Door,"
DeKatch also wanted the experience to be life-changing.
is Perfect, Anyways?
Healthy Habits to Teach Kids Who Worry Too Much