Tell Congress how to address school safety in the wake of the Newtown tragedy. Help us keep the pressure on!
Give your member this message: Police and guns will have a negative impact on students with disabilities and is not the solution. Evidence-based practices improve school climate and adding supports such as access to school-based mental health personnel are a critical part of any school safety plan. Providing more police, as often happens now, without training or clear guidance on their responsibilities on top of adding more guns in schools will have unintended consequences.
You can reach your members of Congress by calling the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 or entering your zip code in the box to the right..
NDRN's legislative priorities for the current Congress include:
NDRN believes that Congress and the White House must address the significant – and growing – unmet needs of children and adults with disabilities and their families by increasing existing federal funding, including funding for the P&A/CAP network. Check out what you should be telling your lawmakers.
Investing in a successful educational experience is the major route for individuals with disabilities to become independent, productive, and contributing members of their communities. NDRN believes children with disabilities have the right to a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment.. Learn more about what NDRN is doing to improve educational opportunities for students with disabilities.
People with disabilities can, and do, work in all areas of the American workforce. NDRN believes that everyone who wants to work should have the opportunity, even people with the most significant disabilities. Find out what NDRN is doing to make it happen.
NDRN believes individuals with disabilities have the equal right to access high-quality, affordable healthcare that meets the specific needs of the individual and includes mental health services. Learn more about healthcare.