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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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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, February 2 – Friday, February 6

Living: The Dutch village where everyone has dementia (The Atlantic) The isolated Dutch village of Hogeway lies on the outskirts of Amsterdam. It is a cutting-edge elderly-care facility, roughly the size of 10 football fields, where residents with dementia are … Continue reading

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Administration for Community Living and the U.S. Department of Justice Celebrate the 15th Anniversary of the Olmstead Decision

Sunday, June 22nd 2014 marks the 15th anniversary of the Olmstead decision, the landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court affirming the right of individuals with disabilities to a life within their community. On Friday, June 20th, the Administration for … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, March 17 – Friday, March 21

Disability Awareness: Friday marks World Down Syndrome Day (9News, Denver, CO) Down syndrome is a genetic disorder in which someone has three copies of chromosome 21 instead of two. As a play on numbers, March 21 is World Down Syndrome … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup — Monday, Feb 24 – Friday, Feb 28

Human Interest: H Street NE Bars and Restaurants Reach Out to Their Deaf Neighbors (Washington City Paper) Several bars and restaurants along H Street NE in Washington’s Capitol Hill District have hired staff that knows sign language in an effort … Continue reading

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Forty Years Later: The Anniversary of the Rehabilitation Act

September 26th, 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 also known as the RehabAct.  The RehabAct was sponsored by Representative John Brademas [IN-3] and signed into law by President Richard Nixon.  The Federal legislation authorized the … Continue reading

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