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The Past, Present, and Future of the Rehabilitation Act – EEOC Symposium 9/26

On Thursday, Sept 26th, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the US Dept of Labor will hold a public symposium commemorating the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Rehabilitation Act. The event will be held from 12 to 5 … Continue reading

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People-first: Language of Progress

People-first language isn’t just semantics; it’s a way of referring to people with disabilities without intentionally or unintentionally expressing negative and disparaging attitudes. By using people-first language, we acknowledge the person (first) rather than the disability. “Over the years bloggers, … 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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