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How Will You Celebrate the ADA?

This month will mark the 27th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This landmark civil rights legislation has changed lives and formed the basis for similar legislation in countries around the world. We’ve shared personal … Continue reading

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National Council on Disability and Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation partner on the Parenting with a Disability Toolkit!

The National Council on Disability (NCD) and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation have partnered to create the Parenting with a Disability Toolkit!  NCD and the Reeve Foundation released the “toolkit” at the White House Forum on the Civil Rights … Continue reading

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25/40: Celebrating the ADA and VSA

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law by George H. W. Bush on July 26th, 1990. Building upon previous civil rights legislation, the ADA prohibits discrimination based on disability, outlines provisions for reasonable accommodations for employees with … Continue reading

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Independence Day for Everyone

Across the US, communities will celebrate Independence Day with parades, picnics, and fireworks displays. Since we’re also celebrating the 25th anniversary of the ADA and the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act, we’d like to take moment to reflect on … Continue reading

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Disability Organizations to Host Free Webinar on July 9th on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD)

On Wednesday, July 9th the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD), the U.S. International Council on Disability (USICD), and the Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) are hosting a free informative webinar, “Convention on the Rights of … Continue reading

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Scholarship Opportunity for Families with Living Disabilities

Bonnie Brown is a single mother with an intellectual disability. Myra is her 15-year-old daughter, a gifted-and-talented student who aspires to attend the University of Cambridge when she graduates. Both were featured on StoryCorps to talk about their lives and … Continue reading

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Civil Rights: Students with Disabilities Given a Fair Shot at Athletics

Student athletes everywhere can chalk up another point in the win column as the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has successfully issued a guidance measure that addresses the rights of children with disabilities to participate in school … Continue reading

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May’s White House Disability Call

La versión del anuncio en español sigue a la versión en idioma Inglés. The next White House Disability Call will be held on May 26th, 2011 at 3 PM. This month’s call will feature Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood as well as Assistant Secretary … Continue reading

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April’s White House Disability Call

This month’s White House Disability Call occurred on April 28th, 2011 at 2pm. Kareem Dale, Special Advisor to the President on Disabilites, led the call. The speakers for the call were from the US Senate Office of Chief Council and … Continue reading

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Celebrate the ADA’s 19th Anniversary!

On June 26, 1990, George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act into law. The ADA is a wide ranging civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, services, and access to public spaces. … Continue reading

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