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Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day – Treat Yourself to a Blizzard and Support Riley Children’s Hospital – July 27 Across the State

Information courtesy of Riley Children’s Hospital and Dairy Queen

Need a great excuse to cheat on your diet? On July 27, Dairy Queen locations across the state will celebrate Dairy Queen Miracle Treat Day. For each Blizzard purchased, Dairy Queen will donate to Riley Children’s Hospital! Find a location near you here. (Scroll down to “Find a Participating Store Near You”.)

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National Disability Voter Registration Week is July 17 to 21

Information courtesy of Indiana Disability Rights

National Disability Voter Registration Week is July 17 to 21. If you are already registered to vote, you need to re-register if you have moved to a new district or changed your name. You can register online at http://fifthfreedom.org/l/vote .

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Senate Prepares to Vote on American Health Care Act – Vote expected before July 4 holiday

Information courtesy of the National Council on Independent Living, NBC News, and the Congressional Budget Office

Last month, the House passed the highly controversial American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA). Since then, a group of thirteen Senators have been working behind closed doors to produce the Senate’s own version of the bill. The changes are not expected to be drastic, but for those outside of the Senate working group, just how different the new bill will be is impossible to say.

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How can states help people with disabilities return to work? Online dialog ends April 24

Information courtesy of The Stay-at-Work/Return-to-Work Policy Collaborative and the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy

The U.S. Office of Disability Employment Policy is hosting an online dialog to develop strategies and practices to help workers return to their jobs after being injured or developing a disability. This dialogue is focused on supporting the transition back to work and is looking for your ideas on ways that states can develop initiatives or programs, or institute policy changes, that support workers in the transition back to work. Your input will play a vital role in supporting individuals who need Stay At Work/Return To Work services and supports to remain in the labor force.

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2017 NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship – Apply by June 19

Information courtesy of the American Association of People with Disabilities

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is now accepting applications for the NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship.  They are offering eight scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students who self-identify as people with any type of disability. Students must be interested in pursuing a career in the communications, media, or entertainment industry – all majors are welcome to apply. Each recipient will receive $5,625 to help cover the cost of education at their current college or university.

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