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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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Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the Anniversary of the ADA

July 26, 2011
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Statement by Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act Today, I join my fellow Americans in celebrating the anniversary of the passage of a great civil rights achievement, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As we look back at the progress we’ve made in the last 21 years, we...
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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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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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Countdown: 100 Days to the ADA (courtesy of www.Disability.gov)

April 26, 2010
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Countdown:  100 Days to the ADA (courtesy of www.Disability.gov)

“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” -George Bernard Shaw Many of you may be familiar with the Federal government’s Disability.gov web site. A joint project with 21 federal agency partners, it is an award-winning Web site that contains disability-related resources on programs,...
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Senator Edward Kennedy Dies – In memoriam, DIW goes dark.

August 26, 2009
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Senator Edward Kennedy Dies – In memoriam, DIW goes dark.

Senator Edward Moore “Ted” Kennedy of Massachusetts, the last surviving brother in an enduring political dynasty and one of the most influential senators in history, died last night.  Perhaps more than any other individual, Senator Kennedy’s commitment and dedication to the well-being of vulnerable populations has lead to the enactment of groundbreaking legislation. This has...
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Why do we need health reform anyway?

August 21, 2009
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Why do we need health reform anyway?

There has been a lot of discussion of late about the various health reform bills and what they really mean and not all of that discussion has been positive or productive. I do believe that there are some valid concerns about these bills. No legislaton is perfect. And in all of the rhetoric currently...
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