Have you ever thought that there was a better way to do things? Have you ever wished you could talk to somebody important enough to act on your ideas? Or maybe just listen to your ideas? Here’s your chance. There is an online discussion taking place the next two weeks (May 13-27). Representatives of the Department of Labor, Education, Health and Human Services and the Social Security Administration (Federal Partners in Transition) are hosting this discussion and asking the following question:
What legislative and regulatory changes need to happen to effectively implement employment, education, health and human and social security services for youth and young adults with disabilities under public law?
It is a “crowd-sourced” discussion. Individuals and agencies present their ideas and the rest of us vote their ideas up and down. In this way, the “cream” of ideas rise to the top. There were over 100 ideas within 24 hours, and the top idea (with 54 votes) was to eliminate waiting lists. (Nemo votes for that!)
Participants need to register in order to participate. In order to participate go to: http://fptepolicyworks.ideascale.com/ In addition, we asked one author a question about their particular idea, and have received half a dozen responses from participants so far. So Nemo won’t be asking a lot of idle questions…LOL.
Nemo has noted that some ideas on the website are poorly written and difficult to understand. Some are pure jargon. A participant might want to draft an idea and have someone else read it before posting. Otherwise your great idea could be lost in the mix if it is unclear. And we don’t want that to happen!