Wings for Autism Saturday, April 9th | Boston Logan Airport, Terminal E A free event Registration is required. Click here to register. Travel is stressful in general but can be particularly difficult for families who have a child with special needs. Wings for Autism events are a “test run” through the airport boarding process–specifically designed […]

Submitted by Melanie Perkins McLaughlin Just want to be sure folks know about the Crocker Fellowship – a PAID part-time fellowship learning about disability policy and leadership with a capstone project. Several LPB alum are former Crocker fellows. The 2016 Allen C. Crocker Family Fellowship Applications must be received by Thursday, April 28, 2016, at 5:00 […]

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From LPB, “Indiana has become the second state in the nation, following North Dakota, to ban abortions motivated by objections to Down syndrome. Gov. Mike Pence signed the bill yesterday to protect termination of pregnancies simply because of a disability, race or sex.”

By INDIANAPOLIS (Associated Press) |

Indiana has a strict new abortion law, one that bans abortions on the basis of fetal abnormalities like Down syndrome, and also requires that all fetal remains be buried or cremated.

Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed the measure just hours ahead of his deadline to take action on the proposal approved by the Republican-dominated Legislature two weeks ago, the governor’s office said. It is due to take effect in July, but Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky said it will ask a court to block the measure before that can happen.

By U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) |

This tip sheet from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission examines the options available to help voters with disabilities vote privately and independently.[1]_14Disabilities.pdf