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  • Dr. Jill Biden: Honoring Our Military and Their Families at Camp Pendleton

    After spending a day with Marines and families preparing for deployment, Dr. Jill Biden pays tribute to the men and women who serve

  • Service to our Veterans

    Jeremy Carr, an American living with Down Syndrome, refuses to let his disability deter his committment to service. President Obama honored Jeremy for his work with Vietnam Veterans of America in his Veteran's Day speech and invited him and his family to the White House.

  • Champions of Change: A True Advocate for Disability Inclusive Emergency Preparedness

    Venus D. Majeski serves more than 1,500 infants, children and adults with disabilities as Director of Development & Community Relations for the New Jersey Institute for Disabilities. Her work echoes this administration’s belief that preparedness and emergency planning involve all sectors of the population.

  • Equal Access to Education

    The Office of Civil Rights releases two documents elaborating on the effects of the Americans with Disablities Act Amendments Act in regards to public elementary and secondary education programs. These documents ensure that all Americans, with disabilities or not, have access to quality education.

  • Project SEARCH Interns Visit White House

    Project SEARCH interns, along with their teachers and job coaches, meet with Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy Kareem Dale and toured the White House.

  • Celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    Judith Heumann, Special Advisor for International Disability Rights in the Department of State, reflects on advancements in the rights, equality and inclusion of persons with disabilities since the International Day of Persons with Disabilities was adopted by the United Nations in 1981.

  • Reflections on Disability Employment

    Assistant Secretary for Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) at the Department of Labor, Kathleen Martinez, offers reflections on ODEP's tenth anniversary and the office's many accomplishments and initiatives, including National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Add Us In initiative, sector-specific employment summits, and The Campaign for Disability Employment.

  • Presidential Citizens Medal Recipients of 2011

    Meet the recepients of the 2011 Presidential Citizens Medal, given to Americans who have performed exemplary deeds of service for their country or their fellow citizens.

  • Hiring People with Disabilities

    John Barry, recipient of the Tony Coelho Award, discusses the contribution made by people with disabilities to our nation.

  • Building Partnerships for Community Living

    The President’s Year of Community Living called for the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to change this dynamic by building an unprecedented partnership at the federal level, and bringing together housing and human services agencies on the state and local levels.