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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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Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Applauds U.S. Decision to Sign the Treaty on Disability Rights

July 24, 2009
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Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Applauds U.S. Decision to Sign the Treaty on Disability Rights

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 23, 2009 CONTACT CCD International Task Force David Hutt, Co-Chair   (202) 408-9514 x.129   David.Hutt@ndrn.org Day Al-Mohamed, Co-Chair   (202) 336-6061   DWilliamsAl-Mohamed@apa.org Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Applauds U.S. Decision to Sign the Treaty on Disability Rights Washington, D.C. – The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) joins the broader human...
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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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Lars Lindberg – Sweden’s Disability Policy (Day In Washington Podcast #36)

March 28, 2009
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Day in Washington Disability Policy Podcast – Episode Summary:  This week, DIW has a guest host, Lars Lindberg.  Lars is Deputy Director at the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs in Sweden.  He talks about a number of issues relating to Sweden’s Disability Policy including:  1.  Disability Policy in Sweden  2.  Employment Discrimination in...
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Obama Disability Agenda and What Does it Mean? (Day In Washington Policy Podcast #34)

March 3, 2009
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Day in Washington Disability Policy Podcast – Episode Summary: During his campaign, Obama outlined his plan for people with disabilities in an 8-page document. After his election, that outline became part of his Administration’s Disability Policy Agenda. This episode is an overview examining President Obama’s Disability plan and what it means for people with...
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Brazil Disability Television Request

May 14, 2008
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Although I usually do not simply post forwards or on issues outside of disability policy. This is my one exception – disability and media. If you have any questions please do contact Lara or Gustavo directly. Thank you! Best, Day We are licensing films to be screened on a new TV program about disability...
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