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Survey of Parents with Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder asp?SID=185386 The purpose of this research study is to learn about factors that affect parent experiences as they raise their child with autism. We are interested in how individual traits and social support can affect parenting stress and other mental health outcomes. We hope to learn more about the influence of social support on outcomes for parents of children of autism. Additionally, it is hoped that this research will help to inform the types of resources and information parent receive from helping organization and positively influence the well-being of parents and their child with autism. About 500 people will take part in this research. Survey of Adult Siblings of Individuals with Disabilities  https://illinoissin.az1. 9Mo379nqca7p4hv   The purpose of this research is to identify needed supports for individuals with disabilities. The survey will incl

Input Sought: Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act

  The U.S. Department of Labor's  Office of Disability Employment Policy  (ODEP), through its ePolicyWorks initiative, is hosting the  Section 14(c) National Online Dialogue  to gather perspectives on Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. We invite you to share your ideas, individual stories, and personal experiences illustrating the impact of Section 14(c) on the employment of people with disabilities. Our goal is to capture perspectives about Section 14(c) based on individual input from those "on the ground." The information gathered during this important online dialogue will provide ODEP with an opportunity to better understand the current landscape, as well as the potential future of Section 14(c). This online event is open to the general public. We strongly encourage individuals with disabilities, their families, providers, disability organizations, employers, researchers, and other stakeholders who have experience with or opinions about Section 14(c) to

Congressional Update

from Ntl FV:  CONGRESS Bipartisan House and Senate Bills Introduced to Extend F2F Funding On May 17, Representatives  Mikie (Michelle) Sherrill  (D-NJ) and  Fred Upton  (R-MI) introduced the  Family-to-Family Reauthorization Act of 2019  ( H.R. 2822 ). The bipartisan bill would extend funding for the grant program that funds Family-to-Family Health Information Centers (F2Fs) for an additional five years, through federal FY 2024, at the current level of $6 million per year. (Read the  press release  issued by Rep. Sherrill's office.) The bill has been referred to the House Committee on Energy & Commerce, which has jurisdiction over the F2F program and many other health programs. On May 23, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Robert Menendez (D-NJ) introduced the  Supporting Family-to-Family Health Information Centers Act  (bill number not assigned as of this writing). Like the House bill, their bill would extend F2F funding through federal FY 2024 at the current f