Book files legislation to require generators at nursing homes

Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation, filed a bill Friday in response to deaths at a nursing home after Hurricane Irma knocked out air conditioning.

SB 284 would require nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have working generators.

“There is no excuse for failing to protect those most vulnerable among us,” Book said.

She also cosigned a letter to Gov. Rick Scott requesting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement open a formal investigation, her office said.

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Hurricane Irma Cleanup

After a storm of this size, there are many things that need to be done in the aftermath. Power and Clean Water are typically the first things to be restored, but after that, comes the clean up. This is probably the most labor intensive thing on the to do list of many Floridians in the aftermath of Irma. However for many elderly and floridians with disabilities, this can be overwhelming to say the least. Volunteer Florida has stepped up to help Floridians. They are now coordinating residential home clean up for damages from Hurricane Irma.

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Crisis Cleanup

FAAST 5K

A Virtual 5K Race to Benefit Children with Special Needs

As stated by Ms. Karen M. Clay, “Play is such an Important part of the developmental process, and we feel it is aligned with the mission of FAAST to help families that do not have the resources to purchase expensive adapted toys.”

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Assistive Technology in the Classroom

School is starting around the country, and students are being introduced into a brand new environment. This can be scary for most, but especially so when that student has a disability. They are exposed to new sights, sounds, and heaps of new stimuli. Teachers are thrown into the mix without the knowledge or tools to assist these new students. There are resources available to help, but here is a short list that may give you some ideas in the classroom.

First of all, 

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Join us for a webinar on Assistive Technology and Schools

Join us for a Webinar on September 14th or 15th to provide information to the parents, guardians, and all other interested parties on assistive technology as it relates to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004) 

This Training will be sponsored by the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST) and will take place on both days for your convenience. 

 

Remember, we are #here2help!

 

The Webinars will be held on 

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Be a part of the FAAST Access Network and get information about public policy issues impacting assistive technology, and know when to take timely action. Receive information about what’s going on with FAAST throughout the year including our e-newsletter, event updates and opportunities to support FAAST.

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