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ADA at 20: The View From the States

David Adkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Adkins

For Americans living with a disability, the future of the services they depend on to live is tied to a host of tough budget choices and Byzantine requirements faced by policymakers in the state house as well as the White House.

Jim Langevin, Quadriplegic Rhode Island Rep., Presides Over House For First Time

AP | ANDREW MIGA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Rep. Jim Langevin, who is paralyzed from the chest down, presided over the House for the first time on Monday to commemorate the 20...

Wheelchair Formation Breaks Record On Anniversary Of Americans With Disabilities Act

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Nearly 200 wheelchair users came together Sunday to break the world record for the longest moving wheelchair formation. The event marks the 20th anni...

People with Disabilities Are an Asset to the Workplace

Jim Gibbons | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jim Gibbons

When I was a child and slowly losing my eyesight, my dad told me I may have to work harder to do everything other people can do with full sight. I bec...

Is the ADA DOA?

Eve Tahmincioglu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eve Tahmincioglu

Change takes a long time. But things won't change until employers are forced to accept people with disabilities who can do the job -- or who need a little help to make the workplace work for them.

The ADA at 20: An Appreciation and a Challenge

Peter Wilderotter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter Wilderotter

The 20th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act is a legitimate cause for celebration. A large chunk of what the first President Bush called "the shameful wall of exclusion" came down, yet considerable demolition work still remains to be done.

Only in America: Candy Maker to Sponsor Our Dietary Advice

Hemi Weingarten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Hemi Weingarten

The American Dietetic Association announced yesterday that it has inked a partnership with Hershey Company. The exact sum of the sponsorship was not disclosed.

Do Homeless People Have Rights?

Christine Schanes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christine Schanes

If every city with an insufficient number of shelter beds were to pass an ordinance against sleeping in all public places, there would be no place for a homeless person to sleep.

Rand Paul On 'Maddow' Defends Criticism Of Civil Rights Act, Says He Would Have Worked To Change Bill (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MAJOR UPDATES: Rand Paul has responded to the controversy over his appearance on Maddow's show. Click here for the latest. Kentucky Senate candidat...

President Kennedy's "How To" Manual

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

President Kennedy did not capitulate to the knee-jerk criticism of the treaty but forged ahead anyway despite its lack of support on Capitol Hill.

Rahm Emanuel's "Retarded" Comment

Natalie Holder-Winfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Natalie Holder-Winfield

Now that Rahm has created the Obama administration's second strike against people with disabilities, I think that this year's Special Olympics should be on the White House's South Lawn.

New Orleans Mayoral Candidate Blocks Streetcar Line With Wheelchair

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dalton-Beninato

"Who Dat say Dey Can't Ride Dem Cars", "Let My People Ride" and "Paint a Red One Green" were the chants as New Orleans mayoral candidate Jonah Bascle...

Congress Pushes Back Against Supreme Court, Returns Civil Rights to People with Disabilities

Cristóbal Joshua Alex | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cristóbal Joshua Alex

In passing the ADA Amendments Act, Congress is finally pushing back at a Court that has been hard at work dismantling our civil rights infrastructure.