On Silver Linings and Performance Evaluations
What a rollercoaster ride we’ve been on this year – a year where the stakes have been higher than we’ve encountered since the Clinton/Gingrich block grant years – a year where finding the moderate middle ground has been elusive – a year where as soon as we thought we were out of the woods we were proven wrong.
State Association Corner
Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow
I’m privileged to have worked among an amazing cadre of people with disabilities and advocates over the last 45 years.
A Little About Me...
Let me begin by saying thank you to everyone for the warm welcome to the ANCOR family! And I mean that - ANCOR really does feel like a family. In that vein, I’ve been tasked with introducing myself and doing a little Congressional forecasting. So here goes…
Reports from the Policy Front
ANCOR's Government Relations staff distributes stories in the Washington Insiders Club (WICS) – a weekly round-up of top stories and headlines – to ANCOR Members to keep them up to date on policy and political developments of note to the disability community. The following entries highlight the most significant reports of the last two months.
Let’s Make Our Voices Heard
Many think DSPs are only caregivers, when in fact their roles include special education teacher, counselor, trainer, nurse, social worker, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, and more. It's up to us to make it known...
Your Next Leader Might Be Closer Than You Think
While external candidates can provide a fresh perspective, there are obvious benefits to having strong internal professionals as part of the candidate pool—particularly for organizations looking to extend and build upon existing successes.
Members in the News
In Memoriam: Charlene P. Kinnelly
Sadly, Charlene Kinnelly, long time ANCOR member and advocate for people with development disabilities, passed away on October 28 at the age of 73.
From Our Partners
Giving Thanks for Everyday Heroes
In this season of gratitude, the team at Foothold Technology wanted to take a moment to send our thanks to all the agencies, providers, front line staff and DSPs who work tirelessly to support their communities...
The Importance of Data
Technology is the future of the I/DD field. Here are some ways utilizing data can benefit you...