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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.
Posted byon September 16, 2011 at 12:36 PM EDT
Rick DeRennaux motivated and inspired students with disabilities by providing them with the cutting edge technology and workplace skills necessary to find gainful employment in the 21st century.
Posted byon September 9, 2011 at 7:15 PM EDT
The Administration announces regulations intended to improve the lives of infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. Assistant Secretary for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services at the U.S. Department of Education, Alexa Posny, discusses the announcement and a follow up roundtable with parents and families in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Posted byon August 30, 2011 at 10:55 AM EDT
Sue Swenson, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Office on Special Education and Rehabilitative Services in the Department of Education, announces NIDRR's new director, Dr. Charlie Lakin.