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Women in Combat Today, People with Disabilities in the Military Tomorrow?

February 4, 2013
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The following article was originally written for the Lead On Update. Recently, Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense, lifted the ban on women in combat. Women would be allowed equal opportunity to participate in combat operations. There have been a variety of responses from the public, but I think that in general most people are...
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Sandy Hook Shooting: A Policy Response

December 18, 2012
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Sandy Hook Shooting: A Policy Response

Like most people around the country I find  Newtown, Connecticut in my thoughts and the tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary School weighing heavily on my mind and heart.  And just like everyone else, I find myself at loose ends in wanting to do something about it. Anything.  Anything that might help prevent something similar...
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Disability News Update – February 20 – 26, 2012

February 26, 2012
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Employment USDA Expands Farming for Disabled Americans Western Farm Press | February 22, 2012 Responding to the needs of a growing population of farmers and ranchers living with a disability, the USDA awarded 23 grants to organizations to help thousands of people with disabilities continue their chosen agricultural professions. Read the article: USDA Expands...
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Disability News Update – February 13, 2012

February 13, 2012
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The Disability News Update is coordinated by the Lead On Update. The get weekly updates of disability happenings or to search by category, visit the Lead On Update at www.leadonupdate.wordpress.com Upcoming Events February 13 – March 9, 2012 Foundations of ASD: National Autism Online Training Series Autism Spectrum Disorders are considered to be a...
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Post State of the Union Presidential Conversation Today at 5:30pm EST

January 30, 2012
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Today’s the day, January 30th and at 5:30 pm EST the President will answer the public’s questions in a conversation – “Hang out with the President” streamed live on WhiteHouse.gov, YouTube.com/WhiteHouse and on the White House Google+ page. There were a lot of issues brought up in the President’s State of the Union speech and a number that...
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What would you ask President Obama? – This is your Opportunity to be Heard

January 25, 2012
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What would you ask President Obama? – This is your Opportunity to be Heard

Just a quick update for Day in Washington readers.  In the wake of the State of the Union there was some heartburn over a visible lack of presence of a disability discussion (as well as a lack of closed captioning on the web video – I was told)  Now that the State of the...
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White House Disability Call Tomorrow (Wednesday, July 27 at 1pm)

July 26, 2011
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In order to keep the public more informed, the White House Disability Group hosts monthly calls to provide updates on various disability issues, as well as to introduce individuals who work on these issues in the federal government. The next call will take place on Wednesday, July 27th at 1:00 PM Eastern (TOMORROW)! This...
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Americans with Disabilities Act: 21 years later by Senator Tom Harkin

July 26, 2011
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Article excerpt from The Hill’s Congress Blog (link below) Today, we mark the 21st anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, landmark bipartisan legislation that has played a huge role in making our country more accessible, in raising the expectations of people with disabilities and their families about what they can...
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