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June 22, 2017

Helen Keller Services And Its National Center Celebrate "Deaf-Blind Awareness Week" - PRNewswire

SANDS POINT, New York, June 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults (HKNC), a division of Helen Keller Services (HKS), is proud to once again mark Deaf-Blind Awareness Week (June 25th through July 1st) with a national advocacy campaign, it...

AUCD Celebrates the Anniversary of the Olmstead Decision - AUCD
Today is the 18th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Olmstead decision which declared that people with disabilities have a right to live and participate in their communities. Unfortunately, on the same day of the anniversary of this landmark decision, the Senate released a health care bill that threatens this right by fundamentally altering the Medicaid program.
June 21, 2017

Memorial Yoga Event Honors Fallen Marine and Supports Wounded Warrior Project - PRNewswire

SEVEN HILLS, Ohio, June 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the end of his career in the United States Marine Corps, Brian Brannigan had achieved the rank of captain. He served in Afghanistan for one tour in 2012 as a combat engineer and wanted to help his brothers and sisters in...

Predicting Success Of Autism Treatments May Be Possible, Study Finds - DisabiltyScoop
Participating in autism interventions can be costly and time consuming, but new research suggests there could be a way to predict whether or not specific treatments will be effective.

Housing Development For Adults With Disabilities Becomes A Reality - DisabiltyScoop
Using a mix of public and private dollars, one mom fueled the development of modern, affordable apartments specifically designed to meet the needs of adults with developmental disabilities.
June 20, 2017

Make Every Day Independence Day -- Give a Dog a Job - PRNewswire

SANTA ROSA, Calif., June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For people with disabilities, independence means more than just a celebration of the founding of the nation. It is a door being opened, a dropped house key being retrieved, a prosthesis brought to a veteran. These jobs and the...

Alliance Enterprises Adds Monster and Tableau as Sponsors of GetAwareLive 2017 conference - PRNewswire

DUPONT, Wash., June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliance Enterprises, Inc. (Alliance) announced today that key partners, including Monster and Tableau, will sponsor Alliance's getAwareLive! 2017 conference this summer. The July 26-27 event in Dallas is dedicated to improving meaningful work...

Global Disability Inclusion Certified by the Women's Business Enterprise National Council - PRNewswire

SAINT AUGUSTINE, Fla., June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Disability Inclusion, a consulting firm specializing in providing disability inclusion strategies and solutions to Global 500 companies and federal contractors, is proud to announce national certification as a Women's Business...

Disability Advocates Push Back On Health Bill As Vote Looms - DisabiltyScoop
Advocates are working furiously to oppose a health care bill that they say would bring devastating cuts to services and supports that people with disabilities rely on.

With Actors On The Spectrum, Film Offers New Lens - DisabiltyScoop
Stories about people with disabilities are increasingly common on the big screen. But in a twist, a rom-com is gaining attention for casting those with autism to play people like themselves.

#DoNoHarm - AUCD
The US Senate majority leadership plans to hold a vote on the proposed American Health Care Act (AHCA), also known as Trumpcare, as early as next week. It is imperative that we act now to speak out and make sure the Senate understands the devastating impact of proposed cuts and changes to Medicaid and the healthcare coverage of millions of our nation's men, women, children, and people with disabilities. We have precious few days to act.

AUCD Welcomes Edward Suggs as Director of Finance and Grant Administration - AUCD
Edward Suggs is the Director of Finance and Grant Administration at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD). He manages the financial operations and plays a key role in developing the organization's budget and oversight of the year-end audit. Edward joined AUCD in June 2017.

Following Uproar, Teen With Autism Will Make Trip To UN - DisabiltyScoop
A 15-year-old who won a trip to the United Nations, but then had the trip denied because he has autism, has learned that he will be able to go after all.
June 19, 2017

Phonak AG: Jérôme Boateng is Just One of the Top Bundesliga Soccer Stars Who Support a Soccer Camp For Children With Hearing Loss - PRNewswire

STÄFA, Switzerland, June 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Jérôme Boateng, the king of Bayern Munich's defence, has joined Leverkusen center-back Jonathan Tah and Borussia Mönchengladbach midfield all-rounder Tobias Strobl in making video messages to support children with hearing loss who are tak...

Lawmakers Call For Full Funding Of IDEA - DisabiltyScoop
With a new legislative proposal, members of Congress are reviving a plan to boost federal spending on special education.
June 16, 2017

Subaru of America and Lambs Farm Plant a New Set of Skills in Non-Profit Participants - PRNewswire

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., June 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Subaru of America, Inc. today announced support of Lambs Farm, a premier non-profit organization whose mission is helping people with developmental disabilities lead productive, happy lives. The support is part of the Subaru Loves to Care...

NYSILC Statement On President Trump's Proposal For Federal Fiscal Year 2018 - PRNewswire

ALBANY, N.Y., June 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The budget proposal released by The White House in late May makes numerous across-the-board cuts to programs and services vital to the independence of people with disabilities. The proposed cuts (to areas such as Medicaid,...

Fever During Pregnancy May Increase Autism Odds - DisabiltyScoop
Expectant mothers who have a fever during pregnancy are significantly more likely to have a child with autism, new research suggests.

States Lag In Keeping Medicaid Enrollees Out Of Nursing Homes - DisabiltyScoop
A new report finds that states are not doing enough to help people with disabilities receive services in the community instead of in nursing homes, where care is more expensive.

AbilityLinks Launches Newly Renovated Website to Promote Hiring of People with Disabilities - PRNewswire

WHEATON, Ill., June 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Celebrating its 16th anniversary this year,, the award-winning job-opportunity network, is completely renovating its website to more effectively promote the hiring of people with disabilities. The launch represents a...

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