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July 22, 2017

Paralyzed Veterans of America Urges Open-Minded Debate on Future Funding For Veterans Healthcare - PRNewswire

WASHINGTON, July 22, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paralyzed Veterans of America (Paralyzed Veterans) today weighed in on options being considered to fund the veteran "choice" program, as the House of Representatives considers a vote on a draft bill, S. 114 as amended, on Monday, July...


July 21, 2017

Analysis Finds Voter Turnout Low Among Those With Special Needs - DisabiltyScoop
Despite increased talk of disability issues during last year's presidential campaign, new research suggests that voter turnout still lagged among this population.

When It Comes To Diagnosing Autism, Even Experts Miss Signs - DisabiltyScoop
Autism has attracted a huge amount of attention in recent years, but many families who suspect their child may be on the spectrum continue to face barriers.

Prospect Of Cuts To Disability Services Looms Large - DisabiltyScoop
With a vote anticipated on a Republican health care plan that would fundamentally transform Medicaid, disability advocates say the threat to disability services remains very real.

Federal Study on College Mental Health Services Reveals Long Waiting Lists, Other Gaps and Barriers Impeding Student Success - PRNewswire
ORLANDO, Fla., July 21, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the research team of the National Council on Disability (NCD) – a U.S. federal agency that provides advice to the President, Congress, and other federal agencies – will release the results of a national study on the...
July 20, 2017

Special Olympics Begins One-Year Countdown to 50th Anniversary and Announces Chicago as Location for the Global Celebration Events - PRNewswire

CHICAGO, July 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, at Chicago's Soldier Field, the location of the first-ever Special Olympics Games, it was announced that Chicago will host the Special Olympics movement's 50th Anniversary global celebration events July 17 – 22, 2018. Mary Davis, Special...



Using Improv to Teach Advocacy: RTC:Rural Advocacy Skill Building Toolkit now available Organization: RTC:Rural, at the Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities at the University of Montana (MT UCEDD) - AUCD
RTC:Rural is excited to release the Advocacy Skill Building Toolkit, a new set of resources for Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and others to facilitate workshops to develop the advocacy skills of emerging Independent Living leaders and youth with disabilities.

Reducing Relapse Focus of New Study at MMI - AUCD
The Munroe-Meyer Institute's Brian Greer, Ph.D., will be the site PI on a new grant written with principal investigator Timothy Shahan, Ph.D., of Utah State University, that will explore ways to reduce relapse in children who engage is severe problem behavior.

Work And College Opportunities (WACO) Project (TX UCEDD) - AUCD
Cekevia Degrate participated in the Leadership, Employability, and Advocacy Project (LEAP) during the summer of 2015 while she was about to be a Junior in High School. This year she has graduated from high school and is participating in the Work and College Opportunity (WACO) project at Texas A&M University. She describes how the programs helped her grow and prepare to achieve the goals she has set for her future.
July 19, 2017

U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features: Anniversary of Americans With Disabilities Act: July 26 - PRNewswire

WASHINGTON, July 19, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into law the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial...



Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Psoriasis Patients Receive Brazilian Government Permission to Be Treated with Medical Marijuana, Inc. Subsidiary, HempMeds® Brasil, Flagship Product RSHO™ - PRNewswire

SAN DIEGO, July 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --Medical Marijuana, Inc. (MJNA) isthe first publicly traded cannabis company in the United States. Itssubsidiary HempMeds® Brasiltoday announced that the Company's hemp cannabidiol (CBD) oil product Real Scientific Hemp Oil™ [RSH...



Amputee Model Breaking Barriers in Fashion While Shattering the Stigma of Disability - PRNewswire

SAINT AUGUSTINE, Fla., July 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Following in the footsteps of model Ashley Graham, amputee model Shaholly Ayers is breaking beauty barriers. The brand ambassador for Global Disability Inclusion, a consulting company specializing in providing disability inclusion...



Pennsylvania is Awarded for Performance Under the National Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) - PRNewswire

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Secretary of Education Pedro A. Rivera announced that Pennsylvania has been recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) for its tenth consecutive year in compliance and performance with the Individuals with...



Chandler, AZ To Host Scleroderma Foundation's Annual National Patient Education Conference - PRNewswire

DANVERS, Mass., July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 600 scleroderma patients, their family members, friends and caregivers will join the world's leading scleroderma healthcare professionals and researchers at the upcoming 19th Annual Scleroderma Foundation National Patient Education...



State Aims To Help Parents Keep Custody Of Kids With Disabilities - DisabiltyScoop
One state is working to keep families together with a new crisis fund designed to help children with severe behaviors get the support they need without forcing parents to give up custody.

New Learning Module! Communicating the Value of Developmental Screening - AUCD
The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) has released a new learning module focused on communicating the value of developmental screening. This easy-to-use learning module incorporates evidence-based practices with perspectives from physicians, parents, and the director of a Title V program for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN).

Tuesdays with Liz: Why LEND Matters - AUCD
In this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All, Liz interviews Wanda Felty, family faculty at the Oklahoma's LEND, about why family support and LEND programs are so important and how they relate to Medicaid.

Tuesdays with Liz: Why LEND Matters - AUCD
In this week's edition of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy for All, Liz interviews Wanda Felty, family faculty at the Oklahoma's LEND, about why family support and LEND programs are so important and how they relate to Medicaid.
July 18, 2017

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Launches Inaugural Nursing Home Transition Grants - PRNewswire

SHORT HILLS, N.J., July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, a national nonprofit dedicated to improving quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, is awarding seven Quality of Life Nursing Home Transition (NHT) grants totaling...



Phonak AG: Florida Golf Pro Kaylin Yost to Represent Team USA at the 2017 Deaflympics - PRNewswire

WARRENVILLE, Illinois, July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Professional golfer Kaylin Yost is one of two American golfers selected to represent Team USA at the 2017 Deaflympics Summer Games, an International Olympics Committee (IOC)-sanctioned event where deaf and hard of hearing athletes...



Crime Twice As Common Among People With Disabilities - DisabiltyScoop
People with disabilities are more than twice as likely to be victims of violent crime, according to new federal data.

Salons Adapt To Needs Of Kids On The Spectrum - DisabiltyScoop
Haircuts can be a challenge for children with autism, but more and more stylists are working to address their unique needs.

DeVos Wants More Options For Students In Special Education - DisabiltyScoop
In her first speech centering on special ed, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said students with disabilities deserve better and her agency will work to provide more choices for families.
July 17, 2017

Now, it's Easier to Give a Beneficial Gift - PRNewswire

RICHMOND, Va., July 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Anyone can contribute to an ABLEnow account. And thanks to a new website, family and friends can easily provide direct financial assistance to a loved one with disabilities without endangering the account owner's eligibility for most...



Workers With Disabilities Paid Little While Executives Got Six Figures - DisabiltyScoop
A nonprofit paid some of its employees with disabilities as little as $2 to $3 an hour, while top managers took home as much as $570,000, an investigation finds.
July 16, 2017

Drug Combined with Care Program Seven Times Better at Reducing Alzheimer's Symptoms than Drug Alone - PRNewswire

LONDON, July 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Combining a specific care management program with a commonly-prescribed drug for Alzheimer's disease multiplies the medication's ability to improve daily function by about 7.5 times, stalling some of the disease's most damaging effects....


July 14, 2017

Sensory-Friendly Efforts Expanding To Zoos - DisabiltyScoop
Increasingly, local zoos are working to become more welcoming to kids with disabilities and those who are sensitive to noises and other stimulation.

Disability Services Remain In Peril Under Revised Health Bill - DisabiltyScoop
Despite a nod to the vulnerability of home and community-based services under a Senate GOP health care bill, disability advocates say a new version of the proposal does little to quell fears.
July 13, 2017

ACB Applauds FCC on Description Expansion - PRNewswire

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Council of the Blind applauds the Federal Communications Commission's recently adopted new rules increasing the number of hours of audio-described programming available on top-rated broadcast and cable networks. Advocating...



37th National Veterans Wheelchair Games Comes to Cincinnati, Ohio - PRNewswire

WASHINGTON, July 13, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media are invited to attend and cover the 37th annual National Veterans Wheelchair Games (NVWG). At this momentous event, paralyzed veterans and disabled military will compete in 18 events including air guns, track and bowling....



For Those With Autism, Behavioral Crises May Have Warning Signs - DisabiltyScoop
Many kids and teens with autism exhibit challenging behaviors, but new research suggests that certain risk factors separate those that end up needing inpatient treatment.
July 12, 2017

Nursing Home Oversight System Has Blind Spots, Author Says - PRNewswire

LAS CRUCES, N.M., July 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- As debates rage over the future of health care in America, a new book claims that the government's current system for overseeing nursing homes allows unhealthy nursing home conditions to persist or recur year after year. "The oversight...



Data Conversion Laboratory's 508 Services Enables Those With Blindness, Low Vision or Other Disabilities to Better Interact With Digital Content - PRNewswire

FRESH MEADOWS, N.Y., July 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Data Conversion Laboratory, Inc. (DCL), a leader in organizing, converting and enhancing content into digital formats, is offering a new service to ensure customers' documents, websites and other information technology are "Section 508"...



Prominent Law Firm Launches Contest to Benefit Children Living With Disabilities - PRNewswire

INDIANAPOLIS, July 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- It's a startling statistic. Five percent of school children in Indianapolis have some form of disability, with four of five having cognitive disabilities. To help foster disability awareness, programs and educational opportunities throughout the...



Kindness Blooms as Teleflora Florists Deliver More Than 25,000 Be Happy® Bouquets in Honor of Its 17th Annual Make Someone Smile Week® (July 16-22, 2017) - PRNewswire

LOS ANGELES, July 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Giving back to the community by gifting flowers has been a lifetime achievement for Teleflora, the world's leading floral delivery service for more than 80 years. But for one week every year, Teleflora and its network of professional florists...



‘Blind' Film Takes Heat For Casting Alec Baldwin In Lead Role - DisabiltyScoop
A new film that's set to hit theaters this month is facing criticism for casting able-bodied Alec Baldwin as a man with a disability.
July 11, 2017

Right at Home Announces Systemwide Fundraising Initiative to Benefit Free Wheelchair Mission - PRNewswire

OMAHA, Neb., July 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- At the recent Right at Home annual conference in Omaha, CEO and President Brian Petranick announced to more than 330 franchises a systemwide, global initiative to collect donations for Free Wheelchair Mission, a humanitarian, nonprofit...



Jam City lleva la magia de Peanuts a jugadores y a compañeros caninos con el lanzamiento del nuevo juego de disparar burbujas, Snoopy Pop - PRNewswire

Jam City y el equipo de Peanuts Worldwide echan una pata a Canine Companions for Independence® (CCI), una organización sin ánimo de lucro que proporciona perros de asistencia a niños y veteranos con discapacidad física LOS ÁNGELES, 11 de julio de 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Jam City y...



Feds Find Fewer States Meeting Special Ed Obligations - DisabiltyScoop
Less than half of states are meeting their obligations to appropriately serve students with disabilities under the nation's special education law, federal education officials say.

Plan To Shield Kids With Disabilities From Medicaid Cuts Falls Short - DisabiltyScoop
Despite senators' efforts to exempt children with disabilities from a Republican proposal to reduce federal funding for Medicaid, experts say caps would apply to the majority of these kids.
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