The Affordable Care Act: What Disability Advocates Need to Know
The Arc’s national office policy staff has prepared this issue of National Policy Matters on The Affordable Care Act and the elements of the law that impact people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Anti-Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Resources from SaferSchools Ohio
The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) offers a variety of bullying prevention resources for families, schools and communities. These resources include a model anti-bullying policy and related presentation materials, a webinar series and links to helpful websites. Districts can take advantage of these tools for help in meeting their legal requirement to establish a policy prohibiting harassment, intimidation and bullying.
Onlineschools.org has created a resrouce called A Guide to Bullying and Cyber Bullying which provides additional information on bullying in schools and communities.
Health Policy Institute of Ohio (HPIO) Disability and Health Briefs
HPIO has released a two-brief series examining disability and health in Ohio. The first brief is titled “Health and disabilities basics: Overview of health coverage, programs and services” (pdf, 12 pages). This brief provides an excellent overview of health coverage, programs, and services for people with disabilities, and also contains information on disability demographics, scope issues, and eligibility. The second brief, “Health and disabilities basics part II: The health challenges facing Ohioans with disabilities” (pdf, 12 pages), looks at the challenges for people with disabilities in achieving optimal health, examines current policies designed to mitigate these challenges, and also makes recommendations for future policies to better address these barriers.
Ohio Medicaid Expansion Study Brief
This 2013 brief from the Ohio Medicaid Expansion Study, a partnership between the Health Policy Institute of Ohio, the Ohio State University, Regional Economic Models, Inc., and the Urban Institute, describes the potential impact of expanding eligibility for Medicaid in Ohio.
A two-page executive summary is available here.