The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) solicited comments on the most effective means of defining home and community. Read NDRN's comments urging independence and community integration.
ACHA/NCAL, through its suggested revisions to the proposed DD regulations, is trying to thwart the Congressionally-mandated authority of P&As to fully investigate abuse and neglect and protect individuals with developmental disabilities. ADD should reject the recommendations of ACHA/NCAL. Read NDRN's Supplemental Comments on Developmental Disabilities Act Regulations
NDRN believes the Department‘s proposed regulations provide helpful clarification and advance important aspects of the DD Act of 2000. We support the Department‘s efforts to implement the general intent to apply the DD and PAIMI acts in a more consistent manner. However, it is critical that ADD adopt implementing regulations that properly construe the DD Act to preserve P&A authority to protect individuals with disabilities and insure individual choice Read NDRN's comments on the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000 regulations
May 2008We believe the Department’s proposed regulations provide helpful clarification on important aspects of FERPA to greater protect the privacy rights of parents and eligible students, such as clearer restrictions on the use of Social Security numbers and personal identification numbers, and covering students who attend classes via a wider variety of distance education modalities. Read all of NDRN's comments
We appreciate the opportunity to comment on the Department of Transportation’s notice of proposed rulemaking regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations. As transportation is a significant issue for people with disabilities –essential to meeting their health care, employment, education, and other needs–the P&A network provides advocacy under the ADA’s transportation provisions. Read all of NDRN's comments on the Department of Transportation ADA Regulations