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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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The Rehab Act Turns 43

This month marks the 43rd anniversary of the Rehabilitation Act (Rehab Act), originally passed in 1973. In 2013, we highlighted the importance of the Rehab Act and what it has meant to the inclusion of people with disabilities. Foremost to … Continue reading

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ADA: Celebrate 26 Years on the 26th! (Part 2)

July 26th marks the 26th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the historic civil rights law that prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public … Continue reading

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ADA: Celebrate 26 Years on the 26th! (Part 1)

July 26th marks the 26th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the historic civil rights law that prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities in employment, state and local government services, public … Continue reading

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The importance of the disability vote is featured in the next episode of ADA Live!

On July 6th, 2016 ADA Live! presents The Disability Vote:  The Sleeping Giant Wakes Up!  Continuing with the disability and voting theme (voting access), the upcoming episode discusses the disability vote, the importance of people with disabilities casting their vote, … 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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4th Annual Research-to-Policy Roundtable

The 4th Annual Research-to-Policy Roundtable took place in the afternoon of December 3rd following the release of the 2014 Compendium of Disability Statistics. Mark Periello, President of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), expressed his excitement to transition … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, October 6 – Friday, October 10

Human Interest: A couple gaining independence, and finding a bond (The New York Times) A couple about to wed met five years ago at a sheltered workshop in North Providence, RI, where people with intellectual disabilities performed repetitive jobs for … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, August 18 – Friday, August 22

Funding: “Ice Bucket Challenge” has raised millions for ALS Association (The New York Times) The “Ice Bucket Challenge” has lit social media on fire, raising both money and awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). About 30,000 Americans have the disease, … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, June 16 – Friday, June 20

Human Interest: StoryCorps looks to record disability experience (Disability Scoop) An effort known as the Disability Visibility Project has been launched to encourage people within the disability community to share their stories. The project is a partnership with StoryCorps, a … Continue reading

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