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Abuse Against Disabled Children -- Courts Allow It

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 07.15.2014 | Education
Shayna A. Pitre

Some people support corporal punishment in schools. These people think physical discipline is the only discipline that works on some children. However, virtually everyone can agree physical discipline should not be used against disabled children.

Inclusion for All

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 06.11.2014 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

Having interpreters at music venues, fairs or outdoor events may seem like a small detail, but for those who rely on ASL, it can make a huge difference.

Aging at Home: Does It Have to Be an Uphill Climb?

Eric McAfee | Posted 06.10.2014 | Detroit
Eric McAfee

The widespread proliferation of extended care facilities, senior communities, and the younger "active adult" subdivisions is evidence that a sizable portion of the population is demanding a residential typology that scarcely existed years ago.

'School Choice' -- As Long as Your Child Doesn't Have a Disability

Shayna A. Pitre | Posted 07.13.2014 | Politics
Shayna A. Pitre

In a voucher system, disabled students are not always given true choice, as no choice exists if private schools refuse disabled students' needed services.

Greg Abbott and the Politics of Anger

James Moore | Posted 05.16.2014 | Politics
James Moore

Greg Abbott is causing unnecessary pain for innocent people that are trying to live simple lives and he does it while claiming he stands on principle and is protecting the law.

No Special Treatment for Workers With Disabilities, Please

Joe Entwisle | Posted 04.13.2014 | Impact
Joe Entwisle

There's an ignoble side to the Americans with Disabilities Act that I'd really like to see change in Corporate America and beyond. The ADA, the landmark law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in the workplace, can work for and against workers.

Dogs on the Playing Field

Stephen Kuusisto | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact
Stephen Kuusisto

Some argue these problems could be prevented by requiring service dog users to carry identification cards. But there's a good reason we're not compelled to do this -- my disability is my business and not yours.

Mandy Velez

Mom Calls For Change After 4-Year-Old With Special Needs Is Blocked From Pageant

HuffingtonPost.com | Mandy Velez | Posted 11.20.2013 | Parents

When Rebecca Uccello signed her daughter, Izabella, up for the "Little Miss Springfield" pageant, she thought it would be a nice change of pace. Izabe...

10 Infuriating And All Too Common ADA Violations That Need To Stop

Posted 10.08.2013 | Impact

By Tiffiny Carlson, The Mobility Resource The Americans with Disabilities Act may have been passed over 23 years ago, but apparently that still isn...

No Gays Left Behind

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.11.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Now that the courts are recognizing that sex and gender overlap, and now that Americans realize that gender identity and sexual orientation are rooted in the biology of our brains, we are nearing the moment that the entire LGBT community may be protected under an expanded Title VII.

22 Years Later, Time to Get Serious About the Americans with Disabilities Act

Stephen E. Freeman | Posted 09.25.2012 | Impact
Stephen E. Freeman

Employment for people with disabilities is lower today than it was before the passage of the ADA. Despite the statistics, I am hopeful that we are finally ready to get serious about the power of people with disabilities to enrich the workplace.

Paralympic Gold Medalist Struggles at the Gas Station

Patrick Hughes, Jr. | Posted 07.30.2012 | Chicago
Patrick Hughes, Jr.

By every standard, Linda is an accomplished person. And yet... like 15 million other Americans with disabilities, Linda finds it to be a challenge every time she gets gas at the pump.

Professor Says Pregnancy Should Be Treated As Disability

Posted 01.06.2012 | Parents

Jeannette Cox, a law professor at the University of Dayton (Ohio), is suggesting that pregnant women experience symptoms that may warrant special acco...

Deaf Man Sues Adams County Over Arrest

Posted 11.28.2011 | Denver

Timothy Siaki, a deaf Colorado man, is suing Adams County for detaining him in jail for 25 days without providing a sign-language interpreter before e...

Denver Pit Bull Ban To Spark Class Action Lawsuit After Disabilities Decision

news.com | Jeffrey Wolf and Kevin Torres | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

DENVER - The federal authorities were clear when they told Denver it cannot deny residents from owning pit bulls as service dogs. Denver's defiant res...

Open Letter to Governor Jerry Brown: On Budget Cuts and the Lanterman Act

Chantal Sicile-Kira | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chantal Sicile-Kira

What is the point of a Lanterman Act -- which is civil rights legislation for those with developmental disabilities -- if there are no monies to enact and protect these civil rights?

Gov't Wants To Update Americans With Disabilities Act For Cyberspace

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

CHICAGO — Emergency call centers could be equipped to communicate by text message. Websites might need to be programmed to speak to blind users....

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 | Food
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.