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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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Guest Post: The Americans with Disabilities Act Turns 21 (and is Ready to Party)

July 26, 2011
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Cross-Posted at Tales of the Angry Negro (link below) On April 26, 2001 we again celebrate the Anniversary of the Passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and pay deference to its younger brother – the ADA Amendments Act of 2008. The ADA is turning 21 this year and though less hoopla is being...
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Events and Articles – Olmstead, WHO Report, NIDRR, & Disability Affirmative Action

July 21, 2011
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Events and Articles – Olmstead, WHO Report, NIDRR, & Disability Affirmative Action

Whew!  It has been a busy year which unfortunately has lead to some dust collecting on Day in Washington.  My apologies to regular readers.  Today I just want to post a few items that may be of interest.  Special thanks to “P” for collecting the information for this update. New NIDRR Director Chosen K....
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White House Statement on a United Effort to Address Bullying

March 10, 2011
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White House Statement on a United Effort to Address Bullying

I know, I know…it is a forwarded note but considering all of the recent attention on the issue of bullying I thought this might be pertinent. There are a lot of resources and groups mentioned and considering the number of children and youth with disabilities who have been bullied (and some who have been...
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Top 10 Disability Events of 2010

January 3, 2011
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Top 10 Disability Events of 2010

It’s that time of year again.  As we move forward into 2011 and say goodbye to 2010, lets take a few moments to review the array of disability events, policies and changes that took place.  Below is my Top 10 Disbility Events of 2010. Number 10. The loss of long-time disability scholars and advocates...
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New Toys and New ADA Standards for Accessible Design

December 21, 2010
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New Toys and New ADA Standards for Accessible Design

Greetings! It has been a long time, but I am excited to be back AND I have a new toy. Within my sidebar, there now is a space for upcoming events. I hope to keep it populated with information about upcoming disability conferences and events with links for registration and further information. It is...
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Tennessee v. Lane Anniversary – Accessible Courtrooms and Title II of the ADA

May 17, 2010
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Tennessee v. Lane Anniversary – Accessible Courtrooms and Title II of the ADA

Today is the 6th anniversary of Tennessee v. Lane a landmark disability lawsuit that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case began in 1998 when George Lane and Beverly Jones, both with mobility impairments, sued the state of Tennessee because its courthouses were inaccessible. George Lane got a notice to...
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SB 1070, Immigrants, African Americans, and People with Disabilities – A Historical Perspective

May 4, 2010
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SB 1070, Immigrants, African Americans, and People with Disabilities – A Historical Perspective

Written by Patrick Cokley for Day in Washington. Unless you retired to the nearest bomb shelter or sensory deprivation device for the past week, it is likely that you have heard about the newest immigration plans from the State of Arizona (SB 1070). This latest law that has been crafted by one of the...
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