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Posted byon March 6, 2014 at 4:09 PM EDT
Last week the White House Office of Public Engagement hosted a disability issues oriented event as part of our observance of National African American History Month under this year’s theme of Civil Rights in America.
Posted byon January 10, 2014 at 4:58 PM EDT
The Obama administration has worked to create more opportunities for people with disabilities and older adults to access the benefits of community living -- like living in a place of their own choosing with people they care about, having a job, and participating in community life.
Posted byon December 31, 2013 at 1:00 PM EDT
Secretary Perez on our efforts with state and local governments, business leaders, workforce professionals and others to tap the pool of talent represented by people with disabilities.
Observing the 50th Anniversary of Developmental Disability Act and National Disability Employment Awareness MonthPosted byon November 21, 2013 at 7:20 PM EDT
Last week, the White House hosted a celebration for the 50th Anniversary of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act (DD Act)
Posted byon November 21, 2013 at 3:38 PM EDT
On Thursday, December 12, from 3:00-4:00 PM ET, please join us for a conference call and webinar on Recognizing and Addressing the Needs of AAPIs with Disabilities with the Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Community Living (ACL) and Asians and Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California (APIDC).
Posted byon November 14, 2013 at 6:31 PM EDT
On Friday, November 15, the White House will host an observance of the 50th Anniversary of the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, signed into law by President Kennedy in 1963.
Ratification of the Disabilities Treaty: An Opportunity To Reinforce U.S. Leadership on Disability RightsPosted byon November 5, 2013 at 1:20 PM EDT
By ratifying the Disabilities Treaty, the United States can carry forward its strong leadership on these issues, breaking down barriers, and making a real difference for the one billion people living with a disability, many of whom too often face discrimination, inequality, abuse, or neglect.
Vice President Meets with Disabilities Leaders on the Administration’s Strong Support for the Disabilities TreatyPosted byon November 1, 2013 at 3:00 PM EDT
Vice President Biden meets with the leaders of 20 disabilities and veterans advocacy groups at the White House to discuss the Disabilities Treaty, which will help ensure that Americans with disabilities enjoy the same opportunities as their fellow citizens to live, work, and travel overseas.
Posted byon August 27, 2013 at 5:18 PM EDT
On my first day as secretary of labor, I made it clear that protecting and promoting opportunity for America’s workers is my top priority. Today, Vice President Biden announced two new actions that will do exactly that – strengthening civil rights laws to create more economic opportunity for veterans and people with disabilities.
Posted byon August 15, 2013 at 3:09 PM EDT
Desiree Moore is being honored as a Champion of Change for embodying the next generation of leadership within the disability community and her commitment to the promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act.