College students may have disabilities despite their youth. College administrators and officials, staff members, professors and non-disabled students should get real and accommodate students with disabilities with eagerness and empathy.
Let's call it what it is: An aspirational quota of sorts. The Department of Labor's long-anticipated final ruling is in, and will require nearly 250,000 U.S. businesses to work towards a goal that 7 percent of their workforce be qualified individuals with disabilities.
I frequently hear my able-bodied friends say, "I would rather be dead than be a quadriplegic, have a severe stroke or a brain injury." Bold talk from the strong and healthy, but what would they really choose?
Years ago, when our company was first beginning to add hotels to our business, my dad would scout locations for new hotels by watching the traffic across the bridges of Washington. He would say they would never move the bridges.
My blueprint is designed to give governors tools to increase employment of people with disabilities in their states. Based on input from business leaders, it suggests that states change their approach.
Did you know that 15% of the world's population, an estimated 1 billion people, are currently living with a disability? That qualifies for people with disabilities to be one of the most vulnerable groups in the entire world.
Summer vacation is just around the bend. But for parents of children with learning and other disabilities, the term is relative. One parent's summer vacation may be another parent's busiest time of the year -- or even a nightmare come to life.
There are only two things that I can promise my daughter without fail. I can promise her love, and the truth. One of these is much, much easier to give her with any real consistency. But both are key to being the best father I can be to her.
I was in New York last week for the honor of being a finalist at the Lambda Literary Awards. It was an experience I will long remember, but little did I know the most important lesson I would come to learn had little to do with the awards and everything to do with humanity and real strength.