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Posted byon June 28, 2011 at 5:39 PM EDT
Dr. Jill Biden discusses her experience leading the U.S. delegation at the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens.
Posted byon June 22, 2011 at 2:06 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon June 20, 2011 at 11:00 AM EDT
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.
Posted byon June 14, 2011 at 4:43 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon June 9, 2011 at 4:56 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon June 6, 2011 at 4:41 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon June 3, 2011 at 12:08 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon June 2, 2011 at 5:56 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon June 1, 2011 at 4:09 PM EDT
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.
Posted byon May 26, 2011 at 11:57 AM EDT
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.