On 9/29 at 1 PM, national Advocate Dawn Kovacovich will be my guest for the third episode of The Sitdown, where parent advocates share their views on controversial and important topics. Dawn recently took a public stand against the federal government’s one-size-fits-all approach to services for those with I/DD. Entitled, ” Letter Addresses Discrimination Against the Severely Disabled in Federal I/DD Committee”, this 6/27/23 letter made a huge impact. She and her daughter Laura, an individual with severe autism and a dual diagnosis with OCD, have been recently interviewed by Judy Woodruff. We will discuss her blog post citing concerns about the President’s Council/IDD meeting– a post that went viral. Dawn’s letter can be found at https://www.ncsautism.org. Scroll down until you see blog post starting with ” Letter addresses…”Please email me at lindazanithomas@gmail.com for a link to the Zoom meeting.  For more information, read: