Posts Tagged ‘ rights ’

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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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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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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Service Animals: Too Much of a Good Thing?

February 13, 2010
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Service Animals:  Too Much of a Good Thing?

Written by Tiffany Huggard-Lee for Day in Washington. The use of service animals has been increasing, and as a result, service animals have been in the news a lot lately. Sometimes, this is a good thing, such as when the articles lead to an increased public awareness of the rights of service animal users,...
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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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Introduction to Disability Blog Carnival #47 – Policy

September 26, 2008
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The Disability Blog Carnival is a blog event. A Blog Carnival is similar to a magazine, in that it is dedicated to a particular topic, in this case – “Disability Studies, Disability Rights, Disability Culture” and is published on a regular schedule, often weekly or monthly. Upon learning about a carnival, bloggers can choose...
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