Posts Tagged ‘ Disability News Articles ’

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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Helen Keller Returns to Washington – October 7, 2009

July 26, 2009
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Helen Keller Returns to Washington – October 7, 2009

As was mentioned in my Day in Washington Tweet, I attended a luncheon last Wednesday with Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.  Among the things she said, a small yet interesting point was that, “On October 7, Congress will unveil a statute of Helen Keller in the Capitol.  As a deaf-blind individual who was a...
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Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act – Statement from Former President George H.W. Bush

July 24, 2009
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Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act – Statement from Former President George H.W. Bush

From the Office of the Press Secretary at the White House: Statement from Former President George H.W. Bush on the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act “I congratulate President Obama for taking some time today to remember the 19th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. There is no place in our society...
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Anniversary of Olmstead Decision – 10 years and counting…

June 22, 2009
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Anniversary of Olmstead Decision – 10 years and counting…

Greetings! Great news! Things are still busy, but I’m hoping that with the brand new Twitter feed, I can now offer a little more detail as to everything going on here in Washington DC. Day in Washington Disability Policy Podcast – Episode Summary: Day in Washington looks at disability policy issues. Today’s podcast/blog post...
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Public Perception and “Death Before Disability” – Day in Washington Policy Podcast #38

May 29, 2009
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Public Perception and “Death Before Disability” – Day in Washington Policy Podcast #38

Greetings! Things are still busy, but I’m hoping to prioritize Day in Washington and make sure to keep everyone up to date on events here in Washington DC. Today’s podcast/blog post is from a guest host on an issue we’ve covered in the past – looking at the public perception of “Death before Disability.”...
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China’s National Human Rights Plan (and its inclusion of Disability) – Day In Washington Policy Podcast #37

April 16, 2009
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Day in Washington Disability Policy Podcast – Episode Summary: Day in Washington looks at Disability policy issues both here in the United States and also abroad. This week’s episode is focused on China. In 1993, the United Nations called on countries to establish a national human rights plan. On Monday, the Chinese government published its...
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Suicide for People with Disabilities – The Discussion Continues

October 22, 2008
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I just wanted to put up a link to William Peace’s thoughtful comments on the suicide of Daniel James of the UK and to also put up a note about the ongoing discussion on this issue over at Disaboom where I cross-posted my own article on the issue of “disability suicide.”  
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Suicide for People with Disabilities

October 20, 2008
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Considering that this blog is primarily focused on disability policy issues, it is rare that I choose to step beyond analysis and thoughtful discussion of law and rights into the arena of personal opinion, particularly when it comes to specific controvercial issues.  However, the following news articles caught my attention and rather surprised me...
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