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Human Rights Day: Recognizing the Rights and Freedoms of Everyone
According to the Office of the High Commissioner of the United Nations, Human Rights Day is “observed by the international community every year on December 10” and “commemorates the day in 1948” when the United Nations General Assembly adopted the … 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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White House Disability Community Call for March 2014
March’s White House Disability Community Call hosted Catherine E. Lhamon, the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the US Department of Education. Ms. Lhamon spoke about the release of the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC), which is the first in … Continue reading
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month
The National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) began in 1945 as a yearly observance called “National Employ the Physically Handicapped Week” when Congress enacted a law that declared that the first week in October would mark this observance. In 1962, … 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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UNICEF’s State of the World’s Children Report: Videos from across the globe.
Earlier this year, UNICEF released their annual report: State of the World’s Children 2013: Children with Disabilities. As part of this report, UNICEF has some videos from around the world that show innovations, schools, new opportunities, and culture; while some … Continue reading
The Americans with Disabilities Act Turns 23: How Has It Contributed to the Lives of Americans with Disabilities?
July 26th, 2013 marks the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), which, through its implementation, has served Americans with disabilities in their homes, schools, jobs, and communities. In celebration of the ADA’s anniversary, we will … Continue reading
Seeing the child before the disability – UNICEF’s annual State of the World’s Children report.
On May 30th, 2013, in Da Nang, Viet Nam, UNICEF released their annual report: State of the World’s Children 2013: Children with Disabilities, which discussed how children with disabilities and their communities benefit when society at large focuses on what … Continue reading
Health Disparities Research Meets Race, Ethnicity, and Disability at a National Conference
On April 25th and 26th, 2013, Health Disparities Research at the Intersection of Race, Ethnicity, and Disability: A National Conference took place in Washington, DC. Conference organizers included the Department of Disability and Human Development at the University of Illinois … Continue reading
People with Disabilities and the Fair Housing Act
This year, the federal Fair Housing Act celebrates its 45th anniversary. In celebration, we will highlight what the Fair Housing Act does and how it affects people with disabilities. What is the Fair Housing Act? The Fair Housing Act, enacted … Continue reading
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