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August is a great time for face time with your Members of Congress

Posted by TamieVOR , in Autism Awareness, Legislation & Healthcare, Research & Autism, Family Issues, Advocacy 06 August 2014 · 879 views

From August 1 - September 7, Members of Congress will be from their State and District offices near your home . This is an incredible opportunity for you to meet face-to-face with your elected officials to share your perspective regarding the services and supports required by your family members and friends with intellectual and developmental disabilities...


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In Recognition of Autism Awareness Month, VOR Speaks Out About National Crisis: A Lack of Choice, Quality and True Person-Centered Care For The Disabl

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In Recognition of Autism Awareness Month, VOR Speaks Out About National Crisis: A Lack of Choice, Quality and True Person-Centered Care For The Disabl For Immediate Release
For more information: Julie Huso, VOR Executive Director, jhuso@vor.net ; 605-370-4652

Elk Grove Village, IL – April 15, 2015:  Across the country, tens of thousands of individuals with developmental disabilities, including autism, are suffering due to lack of access to appropriate care and services.

The numbers representing presen...


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Home is the Where the Heart is: The Coalition for Community Choice (CCC) is a unified voice for increasing options and decreasing barriers to housing

choice, family, housing
Home is the Where the Heart is: The Coalition for Community Choice (CCC) is a unified voice for increasing options and decreasing barriers to housing By Tamie Hopp , Director of Government Relations & Advocacy, VOR ; and Desiree Kameka , Director of Community Education & Advocacy, Madison House Autism Foundation
Excerpts ; Originally published in EP (Exceptional Parent) Magazine (April 2014)  

Did you know…  
In the next decade, over 800,000 on the autism spectrum will transition to adulthoo...


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VOR May 1 Registration Deadline Approaching Fast! Register Today

Posted by TamieVOR , in Advocacy, Family Issues, Legislation & Healthcare, Education & Autism, Autism Awareness, Uncategorized 31 March 2014 · 1,300 views
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VOR May 1 Registration Deadline Approaching Fast! Register Today A special thanks to those who have reached out to learn more about VOR .  
I am writing today with a reminder. As I wrote here previously , VOR will host its annual national Conference and Congressional Initiative  in Washington, D.C. this June.  

   The MAY 1 Conference Registration deadline is approaching quickly.  You do not want to miss VOR's...


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Meet VOR: An organization that unites by refusing to redefine individual choice

Posted by TamieVOR , in Legislation & Healthcare, Autism Awareness, Uncategorized, Advocacy, Family Issues 04 March 2014 · 1,040 views
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Meet VOR: An organization that unites by refusing to redefine individual choice I am delighted to have this opportunity to introduce you to VOR  , an organization that is really like none other.

VOR is a national, nonprofit organization advocating for high quality care and human rights for all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

We are the only national advocacy organization that has not redefined terms that ot...