Advocacy Letters

November 19, 2021

To: The Leaders of Congress

A letter of thanks and urgency for the continued support of the infant, children, youth, and adults with disabilities across the United States access to the continuum of education and employment opportunities as well as protection from discrimination on the basis of disability in the Build Back Better Act

November 19, 2021

To: The Members of Congress

Expand access to high quality early care and education for all children and families: Support inclusive child care and Universal Pre-K Provisions in the Build Back Better Act

August 17, 2021

To: The Leaders of Congress

Advocating for Congress to take meaningful action to immediately address the deep inequities that birthing people of color face, specifically Black and Indigenous
women 

July 30, 2021

To: U.S. Department of Education

DEC Comments on the U.S. Department of Education (ED) Proposed Priorities and Definitions— Secretary’s Supplemental Priorities and Definitions for Discretionary Grants Programs as outlined in the Federal Register June 30, 2021 

June 22, 2021

To: Leaders of Both Chambers of Congress

First Focus Campaign for Children sent this letter signed by 500 local and national organizations including DEC (representing all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico) to the leadership of both chambers of Congress to urge them to enact a permanent extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)

June 21, 2021

To: Senate and House Committees on Appropriations

Urging $14.2 million funding for the Lifespan Respite Care Program, the full amount requested by the President

April 26, 2021

To: Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, Education, and Related Agencies

Addressing the Severe Shortage of School-Based Mental Health Professionals with additional funding for the School Based Mental Health Services Professional Demonstration Grant, the School-Based Mental Health Services Grant Program, and personnel development grants (IDEA Part D Section 662)

April 26, 2021

To: Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, Education, and Related Agencies

Addressing the Severe Shortage of School-Based Mental Health Professionals with additional funding for the School Based Mental Health Services Professional Demonstration Grant, the School-Based Mental Health Services Grant Program, and personnel development grants (IDEA Part D Section 662)

April 26, 2021

To: Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, Education, and Related Agencies

Adequate Fiscal Year 2022 funding for programs authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 (DD Act), Assistive Technology Act, Autism CARES Act, the Lifespan Respite Care Act, and Kevin and Avonte’s Law, as well as the National Family Caregiver Support Program and Parent Information Centers

April 23, 2021

To: Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, Education, and Related Agencies

Increasing Funding for the Full Continuum of IDEA Programs

February 8, 2021

February 8, 2021 

To: The Leaders of the U.S. Senate & House of Representatives

In Collaboration with the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Education Task Force, Emergency Funding for IDEA with COVID-19 Relief

September 16, 2020 

To: The Leaders of the U.S. Senate & House of Representatives

Supplemental Funding for Childcare and K-12 Education

December 8, 2020 

To: The Leaders of the U.S. Senate & House of Representatives

Passing the bipartisan Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act (H.R. 4995) and the bipartisan Helping MOMS Act of 2020 (H.R. 4996)

December 3, 2020 

To: The Leaders of the U.S. Committee on Appropriation

Funding in the Fiscal Year 2021 Labor/HHS/Education Appropriations bill for

the Lifespan Respite Care Program

July 22, 2020

Funding Head Start Across the United States During the Time of COVID-19 

July 20, 2020

Strengthening the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the recently approved Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Agriculture-Rural Development-FDA Funding Bill

July 02, 2020

Funding the Fiscal Year 2021 Labor/HHS/Education Appropriations bill for the Lifespan Respite Care Program, administered by the Administration on Aging, Administration for Community Living

May 13, 2020

Federal Update – Advocacy Increases for Additional Funds for IDEA, Child Care and Education in the 5th COVID-19 Bill 

Read the Federal Update here.

April 20, 2020

Comments in response to the proposed changes to the IDEA Part B and Part C SPP-APR Data Collections for FFY 2020-2025 (APR).

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