Where's the Money?

Where's the Money?

Update: 2021-07-22
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On this episode of Change Makers, we’re talking how APH gets its funding and what you can do to provide your input.

Podcast Guests (In Order of Appearance)
Sara Brown
Paul Schroeder
Paul Ferrara
Mike Wood

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Congressional Information

The federal government provides substantial financial support for special education, including education for students who are blind or visually impaired. Each year, Congress decides how much funding to allocate to programs like APH. Congress will soon be making those decisions. 

Parents, educators, and students, are the best messengers to educate Congress or state legislatures about the educational needs of students who are blind or visually impaired and the services that ensure success. 

Providing information to educate a member of Congress or other policymaker is legal, expected and very helpful to them in doing their job. An email or phone call describing your experience with available educational material like accessible books, technology or special instruction aids is very useful.

Legislation

Access Technology Affordability Act (ATAA)



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