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Posted byon June 22, 2012 at 1:46 PM EDT
Thirteen years ago today, a landmark Supreme Court decision established that people with disabilities have the right to live in the community with the proper services and supports, rather than being unnecessarily institutionalized
Posted byon June 12, 2012 at 11:57 AM EDT
The Department of Labor is challenging entrepreneurs and developers to create apps, using government data, that improve access to job training and transportation resources for those with disabilities.
Posted byon June 5, 2012 at 12:32 PM EDT
The first ever Department of Education National Transition Conference focuses on improving transition services for students with disabilities by forging new partnerships among federal, state and local officials, as well as private entities and community leaders.
Posted byon May 30, 2012 at 6:57 PM EDT
Rosye Cloud, Director of Veterans, Wounded Warriors and Military Families, discusses the increase in eye injuries among our armed forces.
Posted byon May 7, 2012 at 1:10 PM EDT
The struggles he encountered in the past while taking an interest in STEM, coupled with his current research in computer science for his doctoral program, Sina Bahram is an active agent of change for increased accessibility to and success in STEM.
Posted byon May 7, 2012 at 1:05 PM EDT
With a confidence and a little practical assistance, Henry Wedler is convinced careers STEM are just as attainable for Americans with disabilties. A grauduate student at the University of California, Davis, Henry is living proof of that assertion, as he works toward his Ph.D, in organic chemistry.
Posted byon May 7, 2012 at 1:00 PM EDT
For Chrisitine Reich, Director of Research and Evaluation at the Museum of Science, Boston, a passion for inclusion drives the efforts she and her staff take in making sure people with disabilities especially, leave places like museums and classrooms inspired and better able to take part in STEM.
Posted byon May 7, 2012 at 12:55 PM EDT
At IBM, Dimitri Kanevsky, researcher staff member for Speech and Language Algorithms, firmly believes technology and innovation will be the fundamental achievements that allow for true equality in STEM.
Posted byon May 7, 2012 at 12:50 PM EDT
Motivated by a desire to help others, John Boyer, founder of Abilitiessoft, Inc., continually works to eleviate the difficulties he faced growing up with a disability and finding that there was an inadequate amount of STEM material in offered in braille.
Posted byon May 7, 2012 at 12:45 PM EDT
Virginia Stern has been working to change the probability of success and raise expectations for people with disabilities who are interested in, learning about or working in STEM environments.