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Financial incentives OK'd for workplace wellness programs

Financial incentives OK'd for workplace wellness programs

Posted: Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:16:48 -0700
After the health care overhaul passed in 2010, questions arose about potential conflicts with the Americans with Disabilities Act, or ADA, which dates back to 1990 and protects people with chronic conditions against workplace discrimination. That law ...
Religious Freedom? Nope, Just Plain Old Discrimination

Religious Freedom? Nope, Just Plain Old Discrimination

Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 02:17:32 -0700
Virginia. How is this any different from a 1960s lunch counter owner denying service to African Americans because of his religious beliefs (widely held at the time) that “Negroes” were lesser human beings and citizens than white folks? Taken to their ...
ABLE Savings Trust: Lighten the Load

ABLE Savings Trust: Lighten the Load

Posted: Thu, 02 Apr 2015 14:18:58 -0700
According to McAuliffe, in Virginia alone, nearly 16,000 public school students have been diagnosed with autism. They are some of the beneficiaries of the new law, which aims to help individuals who were disabled or blind prior to the age of 26. The ...

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Mayor Bill de Blasio Reappoints Victor Calise as Commissioner Of The Mayor's Office For People With Disabilities

Mayor Bill de Blasio Reappoints Victor Calise as Commissioner Of The Mayor's Office For People With Disabilities

Announcements
Posted: Tue, Feb 17, 2015
New York
Champion of New York City’s disabled community reestablished as MOPD head NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the reappointment...
Alvaro Gutierrez

Podcast: Alvaro Gutierrez interviews John Kemp, Director, Viscardi Center, Long Island

Posted: Fri, Apr 17, 2015
Hello and welcome to project access for all, today our guest is John Kemp. He is the president of the Viscardi Center. We’re going to...

Worcester's Celebration of 25 Years of the ADA

Event Date: Fri, Jul 24, 2015
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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) turns 25 years this year and we have a lot to celebrate. Join the City of Worcester and area...
DIS/PLAY exhibition brings accessibility to art world, sheds light on ableism

DIS/PLAY exhibition brings accessibility to art world, sheds light on ableism

Blog
Posted: Thu, Jul 02, 2015
San Francisco
BY SARAH ELIZABETH ADLER | SENIOR STAFFLAST This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and at San...
Museums welcome people with disabilities, offer array of creative opportunities, technology

Museums welcome people with disabilities, offer array of creative opportunities, technology

Blog
Posted: Tue, Apr 07, 2015
New York
In this March 22, 2015 photo, Luz Cantres works on a drawing at the Museum of Modern Art in New York after viewing a sculpture by French...
Mike LeDonne, the jazz pianist, and his daughter Mary at their apartment on West 43rd Street.

Song and Daughter Inspire Plans to Celebrate People With Disabilities

Blog
Posted: Fri, Apr 03, 2015
New York
In July, a month after the Gay Pride March is scheduled to unfold, a different kind of pride procession is set to commence: the Disability...

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