Posts Tagged ‘ policy ’

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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ADA Anniversary Links from Around the Web

July 27, 2011
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Please note that inclusion of any specific article or blog post does not necessarily indicate endorsement by Day in Washingtion of any statements or opinions therein. 2011 ADA Address by Kathy Martinez Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy – http://www.dol.gov/dol/media/webcast/20110721-odep/index.htm The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – An “ADA Generation” Perspective” –...
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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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White House Internship Program – People with Disabilities Wanted

December 21, 2010
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White House Internship Program – People with Disabilities Wanted

Okay, the second part of that statement is from me personally. But I think it would be fantastic to see a White House intern with a disability. The White House Internship Program’s summer 2011 application has been posted. This really is a Public Service Leadership Program and an opportunity that shouldn’t be missed. I...
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Department of Labor Strategic Plan – Seeking Input from People with Disabilities

April 2, 2010
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Department of Labor Strategic Plan – Seeking Input from People with Disabilities

The Department of Labor’s Office on Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) will have a web chat on Thursday, April 8, 2010 from 2:45-4:15 p.m. This is a public chat open to members of the disability community. The conversation will be about ODEP’s strategic plan. For the first time ever, the Department will be asking the...
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ADA Amendments Act in the Courtroom – Audio Now Available

April 14, 2009
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On March 3rd, 2009 I posted in Day In Washington about Kirk Jenkins’ lawsuit against the National Board of Medical Examiners. He had been denied an accommodation for the Medical Licensing Exam and filed a lawsuit. Kirk lost his initial lawsuit because the circuit court didn’t consider him "disabled enough" under the ADA. The...
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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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Day In Washington is on BlogTalkRadio and 24-Hour Reschedule

March 18, 2009
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My apologies as this week has been amazingly busy with work. Our expert committees are in town and I will be meeting with them on Friday so the week has been filled with preparations.  I hope to get the full podcast up tonight or tomorrow at the latest. It has an international flavor and...
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