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President Donald Trump Nominates Johnny Collett to be Assistant Secretary of Education for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services at the U.S. Department of Education
President Donald Trump said that he will nominate Johnny Collett to be assistant secretary of education for special education and rehabilitative services at the U.S. Department of Education.  This is Trump’s first effort since taking office earlier this year to fill the post which is tasked with overseeing the federal government’s implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and other laws.  
Thanks to DRO's Pro Bono Partnership with Nationwide, Gabriel Can Get the Services He Needs in the Community.
Gabriel's parents, Stanley and Jean, had given him the best care they could in his youth. However, at 20 years old, conflicts escalated with Gabriel's increasingly aggressive behavior and Stanley's own health challenges. Gabriel was on the waiting list for a Medicaid waiver so that he could live his dream of having his own place with one or two roommates while also receiving the professional behavioral supports and in-home aide services he needed to be safe and happy. Sadly, the situation boiled over and Gabriel set a small fire to his family's home and car.  
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