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Holcomb's 2020 Agenda Addresses Education & Public Health

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Holcomb's 2020 Agenda Addresses Education & Public Health
In preparation for the upcoming 2020 Indiana legislative session, Governor Holcomb has released his 2020 Next Level Agenda. This document typically guides the legislative priorities that will be directly supported by the Governor's office in the coming year. Both education/workforce and public health were targeted as priority areas:
Education & Workforce Priorities: Support Teacher Compensation Commission in making teacher pay competitiveChange career-related teacher professional growth points to optionalRedesign prison education credits to better prepare offenders for re-entryHold schools harmless for 2018-19 ILEARN scoresEliminate unnecessary requirements in 2021
Public Health Priorities: Raise smoking, vaping age to 21 & enhance enforcementMake health care costs more transparent for consumers; no surprise billingAdd more recovery housing & expand pilot program for jail inmatesRequire school relat…

What to Know When Assisting a Consumer with Intellectual Disability

This fact sheet is intended to help Navigators identify what issues are unique to consumers with Intellectual Disability so that they can assist them as they make decisions related to their healthcare coverage. Click here for a pdf version of this Fact Sheet Q1. What do I need to know about Intellectual Disability (ID)? A.  There are over 7 million people with ID1 in the US.  ID can be caused by any condition that impairs development of the brain before birth, during birth, or in the childhood years. Several hundred causes have been discovered, but in about one-third of the people with the condition, the cause remains unknown.  Three major known causes of intellectual disability are Down syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), and Fragile X syndrome.  There are also other conditions that frequently co-occur with ID, such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), cerebral palsy (CP), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), seizures, and mental illness. ID covers a wide range o…