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  • Olmstead Champion Meets the President

    For the anniversary of the Olmstead decision, Lois Curtis, one of the original plaintiffs in the case, meets with the President and gives him a special gift. The landmark Supreme Court paved the way for Ms. Curtis and others with disabilites to live in the community rather than institutions.


  • Making History for Students with Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities

    The Departments of Education, Labor, and Health and Human Services partnered with Project SEARCH to have 23 D.C. public school seniors spend their senior year working and receiving job training.


  • Hitting the Road Part III

    Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy Kareem Dale reflects on a visit to Chicago where he discussed community living with grassroots advocates and federal contracting with several industry leaders looking to hire individuals with disabilities.


  • Obama Administration Reaching Out to Local Communities

    Administration officials get local: Dr. Martha Kanter, Under Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education, meets with a group of disability advocates while in San Francisco.


  • Good Faith

    Director of the Federal Contract Compliance Programs reflects on the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and how the U.S. Department of Labor is doing more for those living with disabilities.


  • Our Nation’s Warriors

    Stephen McDonough, a Council Member on the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition writes about his participation in the Warrior Games, an athletic competition for disabled veterans, in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


  • Ensuring Technology is Accessible for All Students

    The U.S. Department of Education takes steps to better serve the needs of students with disabilities by encouraging schools to improve their learning models and include emerging technologies in their daily lessons.


  • Equal Access to Transportation: A Right for All Americans

    Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood describes the administration's efforts to make transportation more accessible for everyone. Along with making transportation more accessible, the DOT has stepped up enforcement to ensure every American's right to access transportation.


  • Hitting the Road Part II

    Kareem Dale, Special Assistant to the President for Disabilitiy Policy, continues a series about his recent trip to Chicago, where he spoke about President Obama's instruction to the Federal Government to become a model employer for people with disabilities.


  • Hitting the Road

    Kareem Dale, Special Assistant to the President for Disabilitiy Policy, talks about his recent trip to Chicago, where he met with officials in the Labor department and professionals in the healthcare industry to talk about how hiring practices in the healthcare field affect people with disabilities.


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