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Workplace Flexibility and People with Disabilities

Robin Shaffert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Robin Shaffert

A high percentage of people with disabilities who are ready, willing, and able to work are unemployed. Providing increased flexibility is one thing that employers can do to help.

State Violated Rights Of Mentally Ill, Judge Rules

AP | MARY ESCH | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York state violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by housing more than 4,300 mentally ill people in large nursing homes...

The Disability, Health Care and Employment Connection

Ari Ne'eman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ari Ne'eman

Amy, a 22-year-old with a spinal cord injury, is caught in a vicious catch-22. If she goes to work, she will lose the assistance that makes it possible for her to work and live independently in the first place.

Rogue Detention in Connecticut

Patricia Droney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patricia Droney

By telling my late brother Bill's story, and using my legal and clinical skills to affect public policy decisions like the ones that tragically and negatively affected his life, I will make sure that my brother did not die in vain.

Signs of Progress: Honesty About Children with Disabilities

Lee Woodruff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Woodruff

Near my home there is "Children at Play" sign with the word "Autistic" written in black marker. The added word seemed to say, "These are my children. I'm comfortable with it and you should be too."

GOP Senators: Sotomayor Firefighter Plaintiff Is Victim Of "Smear Campaign"

The New Haven Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As firefighter Frank Ricci arrived in the nation's capital for his moment in the spotlight, U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch came to the his defense against an a...

Health Care Reform and the Disability Community

Ari Ne'eman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ari Ne'eman

The disability message is a civil rights message. It is incumbent upon us to make sure that health care reform doesn't leave disabled adults and youth behind.

Many CTA Stations Can't Accommodate Disabled Riders

The Beachwood Reporter | Kaitlyn McAvoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A three-month investigation of the CTA found that 41 percent of the handicap-accessible train stations could not be fully used by customers in wheelch...

Democratic Agenda vs. Conservative Courts

Harper Jean Tobin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harper Jean Tobin

The Supreme Court has ruled that Congress cannot pass any law protecting state employees without extensive proof that states are violating the Constitution.

McCain Volunteers Finally Roused In Northern Virginia

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Diane Tucker

I peered inside the huge glass windows and saw something unexpected: rows and rows of people on phone banks, dozens of them. It was completely unlike the other McCain "victory offices" I've visited.

Palin Talks About Special Needs Children, But Obama Has Substantive Plans For All People With Disabilities

Paul K. Longmore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Paul K. Longmore

Ever since Sarah Palin's acceptance speech, there has been a great deal of talk about "special needs" children but little about the issues that concer...

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.

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of a Platform - Dallas Platform Meeting

Esther Drew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Esther Drew

Saturday, July 26 at two in the afternoon, I found myself in the living room of Jon and Liesl McQuillan. This, my first chance to attend a Democratic ...