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  • Americans with Disabilities Act reaches 25th anniversary milestone
    Americans with Disabilities Act reaches 25th anniversary milestone
    Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA. The ADA was signed into law on July 26, 1990, by President George H.W. Bush. The passing of this law demonstrated the nation's dedication to...
  • Ask Jan!
    The Job Accommodation Network
    Those who would like to weaken the Americans with Disabilities Act often complain that the requirements are difficult to follow, unreasonable, or are based on information that isn’t available. For those who run a business and sincerely want...
  • Parts supply
    Parts supply
    A host of technological advances in assistive technology has made the news lately, such as a robotic arm that can be controlled by a brain sensor. We’ve also seen a revival of a stair-climbing wheelchair and continuing refinement in...
  • Lawsuits were filed against Disney in Florida and California claiming discrimination.
    More trouble for Disney as families of autistic children take legal action
    A lawsuit accusing Disney of violating the civil rights of people with autism and the Americans with Disabilities Act was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court in May 2015. Fourteen families claim Disney’s Disability Access Service Card does...
  • No Beach Access for Wheelchair Bound
    Sabrina Cohen finalist in race to win $25,000 for 'Beach for All'
    She’s lobbied Capitol Hill, raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for medical research, and, most recently, she emerged drenched from the ocean, but still grinning, even though she had been wiped off her surfboard. But now, Sabrina Cohen...
  • National Train Day 2015
    National Train Day 2015
    Later this week, and over the weekend, people who are interested in trains will be observing Amtrak’s “National Train Day,” which remembers completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869.The history of our nation...
  • Occupational Certificates
    Should high schools abandon the use of "Certificates of Completion"? (Opinion)
    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, only about 17% of persons with a disability are employed. This national problem is now being reviewed by the Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with...
  • A Minor Technicality
    Flapping Bud and The Economist
    You’ve probably seen it by now: Anheuser-Busch put a statement that Bud Light was “perfect … for removing ‘no’ from your vocabulary” on some bottles (here’s a link to one story if you’ve missed it)...
  • TOUCH Team
    New York’s First Direct Access Application for People with Disabilities
    Special Citizens Futures Unlimited, Inc. (SCFU) is proud to announce the release of its new TOUCH application: http://www.touchnys.org. The TOUCH or Therapeutic Outreach Uniting Community Health application is the first ever-statewide housing and...
  • USDOL announces $15 million in grants for job-seeking disabled adults and youths
    USDOL announces $15 million in grants for job-seeking disabled adults and youths
    Yesterday, the United States Department of Labor announced the availability of $15 million in grants aimed at serving the needs of disabled youths and adults looking for work. This is the sixth round of funding that has been made available through...
  • Drew Ann and Caroline Long with family
    Loving mom successfully designs unique shopping cart for special-needs people
    Leave it to a loving mother to change the world of shopping for grocery consumers across the nation.Mother of three, Drew Ann Long was trying to shop with her special needs daughter Caroline in 2008 near their home in Alabama when she thought of...
  • Special Recognition for Lifetime Achievement Winner
    Veterans suffering from PTSD feel their complaints falling on deaf ears
    March 29, 2015, the ‘Globe And Mail’ reports that, “Ottawa to offer additional funding to seriously wounded veterans” - Veterans Affairs Minister Erin O’Toole is preparing to announce additional money for Canada&rsquo...
  • Obesity myths: Untruths on responsibility, prejudice, disability of fat people
    Obesity myths: Untruths on responsibility, prejudice, disability of fat people
    Did that make you uncomfortable to read the term "fat people" in this title? It sounds profiling, shaming, even bullying "Obese" or "overweight" sound more comfortable (and politically correct). But that's just...
  • Stop the storm
    Can't learn to walk, because you are holding them up
    When you enable someone, you disable them. There are certain instances where we desire to help others, but in actually we are enabling them. Not enabling them to do better, but enabling them to continue in their disability. Looking in scripture,...
  • Obesity risk more likely to be higher for disabled adolescents
    Obesity risk more likely to be higher for disabled adolescents
    Teens who have mental or physical disabilities are more likely to be obese than their non-disabled peers, says American Public Health Association(APHA). The findings were announced on November 17, 2014, at the American Public Health Association...
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