Autism Act Clears Senate
A bill that includes more than $1.8 billion for federal efforts to address the needs of people with autism is headed to President Donald Trump.
The U.S. Senate unanimously approved the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support, or Autism CARES, Act, on Thursday.
The measure, H.R. 1058, ensures funding for research, prevalence tracking, screening, professional training and other government activities related to autism. It renews an existing federal law that originated in 2006 for another five years.
House Passes Increase to the Minimum Wage, Ends Subminimum Wage for People with Disabilities
5 Easy Ways To Include Disability In Debates
I watched last week’s two-night “First Democratic Presidential Debate” while tweeting with other disabled people under the hashtag #CripTheVote. I’ve been doing this for various election events since early 2016. Unfortunately, we had to generate our own conversations because nobody in the debate mentioned disabled people or disability issues.
To be honest, for years I kept forgetting what party I was registered to vote under. To me it really did not matter, because I would never be a 100% behind either party. I just picked the one that seemed to be more free spirited. When it comes down to it, I always vote for the person that will be best for my interests.
Here's my sign that was taken as "evidence." I'd get arrested for fighting for attendant wages over and over again.
I think the question need to be asked, why do agencies take so much of each clients budget for them selves? I have changed waivers and agencies twice and each time, I was able to give my staff a raises!
Disability Hierarchy is Real and It’s Holding Us Back
Show disabled people in stories, authors urge on World Book Day
The Festival of Rest & Resistance is here! Tonnes of shows, events, discussions and installations. Curated by Jess Thom of @touretteshero The Festival celebrates our commitment to becoming a relaxed venue and aims to provoke, disrupt and inspire change > bit.ly/2U9pnQV
Social media backlash forces Walmart to alter policy involving disabled workers
Walmart Greeter with Cerebral Palsy Hopes to Keep Job
$1B autism bill would bolster support for those who 'age out'
Oct. 31 2018,
“My disability is not that something’s wrong with me, it’s that the world has not adapted to me,” Pittsburgh disability advocate Alisa Grishman said.
Down Syndrome community calls for Netflix to remove comedy special for ‘hate speech’
It’s Time for a National Museum of Disability
"With less than three months until the Midterm Election on November 6, now is the time for disabled voters to take the #CripTheVote Challenge. Pick three disability issues you care about most, and ask candidates about them."
Delay Sought For Medicaid Caregiver Check-In Mandate
“Congressional lawmakers have introduced bipartisan legislation to delay for one year a controversial Medicaid requirement that personal care service providers electronically check in when assisting people with disabilities in their homes.”
"For anyone who asks why you would get a citation for parking in the striped area in a handicap zone, THIS IS WHY!!!"
Medicaid cuts put Montana's disabled in emergency situation
Filing an #ADA Complaint is Easier Than You Think
Sen. Tammy Duckworth Saves the Americans With Disabilities Act—For Now
Proposed rollback of Americans with Disabilities Act is permanently stalled #handsoffADA
The Seventh Circuit Just Made It Harder for People With Medical Conditions to Keep Their Jobs
Disability rights movement's legislative impact sprang from on-campus activism
Happy 41st Anniversary 504 Sit-In
Photo – Adam Bertaina, who at the age of 4 1/2, was the youngest 504 Sit-In demonstrator.
Adam (October 29, 1972 - July 11, 1992) is shown here at the Disabled Peoples’ Civil Rights Day March and Rally in San Francisco, October 20, 1979. He is in a row of little kids in wheelchair strollers, some with helium balloons. There is a large picket sign facing forward on the back of his stroller that says:
Lawmakers Band Together To Defend ADA
U.S. Senate Democrats are vowing to block legislation that would dramatically alter the Americans with Disabilities Act.