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Posted byon December 6, 2011 at 4:06 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon October 31, 2011 at 3:17 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon October 19, 2011 at 2:28 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon October 14, 2011 at 6:52 PM EDT
John Barry, recipient of the Tony Coelho Award, discusses the contribution made by people with disabilities to our nation.
Posted byon October 13, 2011 at 2:20 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon September 30, 2011 at 4:50 PM EDT
Nearly one percent of American children are on the Autism Spectrum, and this reauthorization continues investments in research, early detection and support and services for both children and adults.
Posted byon September 29, 2011 at 12:48 PM EDT
At FEMA we’re taking strides to emphasize the importance of including the whole community in disaster planning, response and recovery.
Posted byon September 26, 2011 at 4:35 PM EDT
Kareem Dale's visit to the NASA Goddard Space Flight center highlights the agency's outstanding disability employment practices and how people with disabilties are integrated in every step of designing, building, testing, and launching the new James Webb Space Telescope.
Posted byon September 20, 2011 at 12:15 PM EDT
One of Secretary Ray LaHood’s top priorities at the Department of Transportation (DOT) is to make transportation more accessible for people with disabilities. The Secretary announces a new rule requiring new station platform construction or significant renovation to enable those with disabilities to get on and off any car on a train.
Posted byon September 20, 2011 at 10:12 AM EDT
Kathleen Martinez, Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, celebrates the contributions of a diverse workforce and shares her thoughts about the meaning of Hispanic Heritage Month.