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Presidential Proclamation — International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 5, 2011
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Presidential Proclamation — International Day of Persons with Disabilities

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION On International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we recommit to ensuring people living with disabilities enjoy full equality and unhindered participation in all facets of our national life. We recognize the myriad contributions that persons with disabilities make at home and abroad, and...
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Celebrating the ADA at Home and Abroad – Special Advisor Judy Heumann, State Department

July 26, 2011
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Article Excerpt from Disability.gov blog post by Judith Heumann, Special Advisor for International Disability Rights, Department of State Twenty-one years ago, the United States became the first country to adopt national civil rights legislation, unequivocally banning discrimination against people with disabilities in the public and private sectors. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was...
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UN Conference of States Parties on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

September 9, 2009
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UN Conference of States Parties on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Most of last week, I had the pleasure of spending at the United Nations in New York.  I attended the Second Conference of States Parties to the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  It has been almost 10 years since I was at the United Nations and found that I had...
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