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  • For Americans with Disabilities and their Families, Medicaid Matters

    Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett shares stories from across the country, demonstrating that Americans with disabilities depend on programs such as Medicaid.


  • Open for Questions: Live Chat on Disability Policy

    Join Kareem Dale, Special Assistant to the President for Disability Policy, for a live chat on whitehouse.gov/live at 1:00 pm EDT today on disability policy.


  • Medicaid: More than Just Numbers

    Learn more about the important role Medicaid plays in the lives of American families.


  • Joining a Global Movement

    Dr. Jill Biden discusses her experience leading the U.S. delegation at the 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Athens.


  • 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.


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