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Four Oscar Nominations For Best Picture Go To Films With Disability Connections

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 01.27.2017 | Entertainment
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

Of the nine films nominated for Best Picture, four have themes or sub-plots related to disability.

What Is The White House Trying To Tell People With Disabilities?

Tony Coelho | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics
Tony Coelho

Unfortunately, we know President Trump is already going after the Affordable Care Act.

Record Gains In Employment For People With Disabilities As State Governments Mobilize

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 01.10.2017 | Impact
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

According to the National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE), now marks the longest run of employment gains for Americans with disabilities since the Great Recession.

It's Time to Include Disabilities in Diversity

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 12.15.2016 | Impact
Janice S. Lintz

Article after article discusses our need to ensure diversity, but they rarely mention disabilities.

Killing Chicago's Finest: Something Else Happened the Day the Cubs Won the World Series

Eric Lipp | Posted 11.15.2016 | Chicago
Eric Lipp

On November 2nd, 2016, the world lost a good natured, empathetic and heroic person. This happened on a day in Chicago history that will live in infam...

Why This Autism Mom Must Vote For Hillary

Liane Kupferberg Carter | Posted 11.06.2016 | Politics
Liane Kupferberg Carter

This election is personal. Like everyone else, I'm concerned about the economy, climate change, ISIS and national security. But what keeps me up nig...

This Girl And Her Service Dog Could Win Big For Children With Disabilities

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 11.01.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Wonder the goldendoodle is retired, but he still made an appearance at the Supreme Court on Monday to show support for Ehlena Fry, the ...

How to Create Opportunities For Deaf Employees

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 10.26.2016 | Business
Lydia L. Callis

If a person who is deaf feels like they are a valuable part of the workforce, they are likely to perform better and feel more invested in the success of the company.

3 Trump Properties Hit With New Disabilities Violations Complaints

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 10.09.2016 | Politics

Donald Trump’s new Washington, D.C., hotel violates the Americans with Disabilities Act, alleges a complaint filed on Sept. 29 with the Department o...

Shame on the Smithsonian Institution

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 10.05.2016 | Arts
Janice S. Lintz

The Smithsonian Institution should be ashamed for failing to include hearing induction loops for its videos and films, for people who are hard of hear...

Donald Trump's Properties Were Sued At Least Eight Times For Disabilities Violations

The Huffington Post | Ben Walsh | Posted 09.25.2016 | Politics

At least eight times over the last 19 years, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s properties have been subject to lawsuits for violating the Amer...

Incomes in U.S. Are Up Sharply as the Poor Gain Most Except for Who? The Story No One Is Talking About!

Michael Morris | Posted 09.19.2016 | Impact
Michael Morris

Headlines of The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and other major news outlets heralded the just released U.S. Census Bureau report that unveiled t...

Prisons Should Stop Segregation

Curtis L. Decker, JD | Posted 09.07.2016 | Crime
Curtis L. Decker, JD

On any given day in America, 80,000 to 100,000 inmates are held in segregation in our nation's prisons. There, they remain isolated in small single person cells for 22 to 24 hours per day, often for years at a time. Notably, segregation disproportionately affects inmates with mental illness and experts assert that most inmates acquire or experience exacerbated symptoms of mental illness as a result of the conditions in segregation.

Gov. Markell: Hero To People With Disabilities

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 08.31.2016 | Impact
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

It is easy to get depressed about a lack of leadership in America today. However, there are still impactful, caring and successful leaders out there working to make our nation a better place. One of the true heroes is Governor Jack Markell of Delaware.

Tips for Parents of Children With Disabilities Who Want Them To Succeed in School

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi | Posted 08.26.2016 | Education
Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi

As someone with a disability myself, and who also knows what it means to parent a child with multiple disabilities, I've become an advocate for my children on so many fronts, including their education. After all, when it comes to disability and inclusion, despite good intentions, many schools don't even know what they don't know.

Justice Department To Georgia: Stop Treating Students With Disabilities As Separate And Unequal

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics

The U.S. Department of Justice is suing the state of Georgia over its harsh treatment of public school students with behavior-related disabilities, th...

LGBT PTSD, The ADA And Disability Rights -- Why It Matters

Karen Ocamb | Posted 07.27.2016 | Queer Voices
Karen Ocamb

There has been less attention -- especially in the LGBT community -- to protected non-visible disabilities such as epilepsy, depression, alcoholism, anxiety disorder, dyslexia, attention deficit disorder and post traumatic stress syndrome.

National Disability Institute Launches DISABLE POVERTY Campaign

Michael Morris | Posted 07.26.2016 | Impact
Michael Morris

Today, on the 26th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), National Disability Institute (NDI) launches DISABLE POVERTY, a grassroot...

Fulfilling the Promise of the ADA: Innovative Talent Strategies Are Driving Corporate Success

Carol Glazer | Posted 07.25.2016 | Business
Carol Glazer

Each year at this time, those of us who work in the disability space take a very serious look at our progress to fulfill the promise of the Americans ...

The President's New Freedom Commission On Mental Health

Ginger Lerner-Wren | Posted 06.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Ginger Lerner-Wren

This summer marks the 13th anniversary of the final report to the White House, authored by the President's New Freedom Commission on Mental Health. For those unfamiliar with the New Freedom Commission on Mental Health, it was part of The New Freedom Initiative (NFI).

Would You Ask For Accommodations At Work?

Katherine Bouton | Posted 06.13.2016 | Fifty
Katherine Bouton

The Americans with Disabilities Act protects the rights of workers to ask for accommodations at work to help them manage more easily. But research has found that older workers are less likely to ask for help, because they worry they'll be perceived as old instead, and that their disability is a result of their age.

Building a Culturally Conscious Future for the Arts

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 05.31.2016 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

It was my honor last week to attend the Turnaround Arts White House Talent Show which showcased the singing, dancing, playing of music, and performing...

A Brief Legal Overview of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

Brad Reid | Posted 05.12.2016 | Business
Brad Reid

Enacted in 2008 in response to concerns about potential abuses of the human genome full sequence (completed in 2003), the Genetic Information Nondiscr...

Deaf People Travel Too

Alexis Ander Kashar | Posted 05.05.2016 | Travel
Alexis Ander Kashar

There are an estimated 48 million deaf and hard of hearing people in America. The number of deaf and hard of hearing individuals and people with other disabilities worldwide is equal to the population of China. This does NOT include the number of friends and family including children who travel with us.

Is Obesity a Legally Protected Disability?

Brad Reid | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Brad Reid

The federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) (1990), as well as state statutes, provide protection for qualified individuals from employment disc...