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Dogs, and Other Animals, at Your Service

Last month, the US Supreme Court sided with the family of Ehlena Fry, stating that the family did not have to go through exhaustive administrative appeals when Ehlena’s school denied her request to bring her service dog, Wonder, into the … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, March 7 to Friday, March 11

Caregiving: Living with the parents I’m losing to Alzheimer’s (The New York Times) In 2010, after several disturbing phone calls from and about her aging parents, Elizabeth Wolf moved back from Vermont to her parents’ home in New Jersey. She … Continue reading

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What is the Americans with Disabilities Act?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a civil rights law that was signed into being in 1990. But what does it do? At its simplest, the ADA makes sure that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, April 27 to Friday, May 1

Aqui puede leer este articulo en espanol Human Interest: When strangers assume your girlfriend is your nurse (The Washington Post) Shane has lived his entire life with spinal muscular atrophy. That’s 22 years, save the first three, that he has … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, October 27 – Friday, October 31

Human Interest: Is it worth getting worked up over Halloween costumes? (NAMI blog, National Alliance on Mental Illness) During this Halloween, according to the National Retail Federation, about 40 percent of Americans will wear costumes, and 30 percent will visit … Continue reading

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

Human Interest: Overcoming disabilities, pilot impresses his peers (MSN) A corporate pilot in Missouri is proving that with perseverance, anyone can fly – even without hands or feet. The pilot operates a Cessna 421 using a few thick rubber bands … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, August 4 – Friday, August 8

Education: Numerical learning disability: Dyscalculia linked to difficulties in reading and spelling (Science Daily) Between three and six percent of schoolchildren have an arithmetic-related learning disability, known as dyscalculia. Researchers at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich, Germany, now show that these … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, April 28 – Friday, May 2

Human Interest: Soldier who lost leg in Afghanistan vowed ‘I will return.’ This is what it took to get back. (The Washington Post) Following a leg injury sustained by a roadside bomb that resulted in amputation, a US Army soldier … Continue reading

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From ‘Knee-high’ to Seeing Eye: Guide Dogs

Ever wonder how an energetic puppy becomes a disciplined, focused seeing-eye-dog? Animal lovers will be happy to know that this doesn’t involve any type of animal cruelty or violation of puppy labor laws. Preparation begins when they are puppies and … Continue reading

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1st Annual America’s VetDogs 5K Run/Walk

On Sunday, April 3, 2011 from 7:00 a.m. until 10 a.m. at the Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, Maryland the 1st Annual America’s VetDogs 5K Run/Walk will take place. America’s VetDogs serves the needs and disabled veterans and active duty … Continue reading

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