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

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Human Interest: Found near death in Grant Park, a loner pit bull has a new best friend (Chicago Tribune) Merit, a young pit bull, was found near death in Chicago’s Grant Park. After … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, June 1 – Friday, June 5

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Policy: The limitations of ABLE accounts for the disabled (Reuters) After a decade of lobbying by disability advocates, Congress passed The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act before adjourning in December. The … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, May 11 – Friday, May 15

Human Interest: Audree Norton, who paved way for deaf actors, dies at 88 (The New York Times) Audree Norton, a Deaf actress whose fight to be cast on a television show in the late 1970s greatly helped the careers of … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, March 23 to Friday, March 27

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español Education: Another voucher bill – for students with special needs – advancing in legislature (Chalkbeat Tennessee) While bills that would bring private school vouchers to Tennessee have made headlines this year, a more … Continue reading

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. Each month, we look through the searches on our blog and through the information requests made by our patrons who speak Spanish and … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, March 2 to Friday, March 6

Accessible Living: New housing concept emerging for those with disabilities (Disability Scoop) A new housing development in Noah’s Landing, FL, will provide safe, affordable housing for adults with developmental disabilities. The project is expected to alleviate a serious need for … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, December 15 –Friday, December 19

Human Interest: ‘El Deafo’: How a girl turned her disability into a superpower (NPR) Writer and illustrator Cece Bell tells her own story about growing up with a hearing impairment following meningitis at the age of 4. In her graphic … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, August 25 – Friday, August 29

Funding: How ALS could benefit from a flood of new funding (MIT Technology Review) As of August 22nd, the ALS Association had received $53.3 million since July 29th, compared to $2.2 million by that time last year, resulting from the … 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, Dec 16 – Friday Dec 20

Health: Reuters— Older Women are Sedentary Most of the Day: Study Older women spend about two-thirds of their time sitting, a new study suggests. Sedentary behavior has been linked to disease and disability. “Even people who go to the gym … Continue reading

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