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17 june 2019

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HumanGood, California's largest non-profit provider of senior housing and services, and Presby's Inspired Life (Presby), a regional leader of continuing care and affordable housing for seniors in greater Philadelphia, announced today that the two...

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Thane and Cynthia Murphy of Assuaged, Inc. are no strangers to physical and mental challenges. Thane, a Marine Corps veteran, has Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of the brain injury he suffered during active duty. Cynthia was born...

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Senator Joan B. Lovely and State Representative Pat Haddad were honored as Legislative Champions of the Year by the Down syndrome community in Massachusetts. At a ceremony at the State House in Boston, the two legislative leaders were presented with...


14 june 2019

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With court rulings now extending ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accessibility requirements to the digital space, savvy shopping center operators are embracing the opportunities compliance opens: In the U.S., annual discretionary spending of...

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James Schenck, President and CEO of PenFed Credit Union, was honored yesterday evening at Canine Companions for Independence's Hearts and Heroes Gala for his commitment to helping veterans and those with disabilities through establishment of a...

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The Columbus Organization, a leading provider of case management services for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, today announced that Johnny Callebs has been appointed as Executive State Director in Kentucky, overseeing...


13 june 2019

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From June 11 to 13, 2019, the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility, represented Canada at the 12th session of the Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of...

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Recent lawsuits, including Hyatt Corporation's refusal to provide a chair to a front desk employee with a back problem, underscore the responsibility of employers to provide reasonable accommodations to their employees. In a new guide, XpertHR...

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Imagine being discarded by your biological parents because you were born different. It's a painful reality for 17-year-old Cristina. "I was born in Morocco and I had a cleft lip which is a tear in my lip. I didn't look like other babies. It's the...


12 june 2019

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Arlington Public Schools is making its centralized district website, which includes all schools within the district, more accessible to individuals with disabilities by selecting AudioEye  as its web accessibility solution. AudioEye is a leader in...

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In an unprecedented move, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has published proposed regulations under the Disability Tax Credit Promoters Restrictions Act limiting the fees that may be charged to assist disabled Canadians in qualifying for and maximizing...

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Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, was awarded today the National Employer of the Year recognition by the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities for its participation in the...

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United Spinal Association today announced the launch of a new public service campaign highlighting the organization's Disability Etiquette Booklet, which educates the public on effectively interacting with people with disabilities....

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DCP Entertainment, a media production and distribution company, today announced the launch of Picked Last in Gym Class with host Lacey Henderson. Henderson, a Paralympic athlete who competed in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Track & Field, is...

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Kyle and Brent Pease, the first push-assist brother duo to complete the grueling IRONMAN World Championship and founders of the Kyle Pease Foundation, announce the upcoming release of Beyond the Finish, an inspiring memoir about brotherhood and...

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Millions of people across the world have a communication disability that significantly impacts their life, preventing them from participating in education or the workforce, and even from accessing health care. Today, the International Communication...

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Cumberland Academy of Georgia students are preparing for an adventurous, active and healthy summer as this summer students have access to a wide variety of experiences. On June 3, the school began hosting its 2019 summer camp programs for students...


11 june 2019

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This year, over 2,000 people participated in the 20th Annual Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port presented by Pepsi-Cola and Shaw's and Star Market Foundation, a cycling, run and walk fundraiser from Boston to Hyannis Port, May 31 - June 1. The...

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Accessible Media Inc. (AMI) is thrilled to announce that Season two of its series Employable Me, produced by Thomas Howe Associates Inc. (THA), won a Rockie Award at the Banff World Media Festival. Employable Me received the Lifestyle Program Award...

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Q'STRAINT has announced the acquisition of Adapt Solutions, an industry leader in mobility equipment, specialized in vehicle accessibility. The benefit of this acquisition will result in both companies expanding their reach to provide safety,...

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WellLifeNetwork, the Queens-based, New York health and human services non-profit, has been named in the inaugural Forbes list of America's Best-New York State Employers 2019. This ranking reflects the compassion and authentic generosity shared by...

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Hunter Street Partners ("Hunter Street"), a Minneapolis-based alternative investment management firm, is pleased to announce it has partnered with Bridges MN ("Bridges"), one of Minnesota's leading providers of services and housing options to...

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Paralyzed Veterans of America announced today that OptumServe is the presenting sponsor of its 2019 PVA Gala. Formerly known as the Mission: ABLE Awards, the annual event honors those who improve the quality of life for veterans and people with...


10 june 2019

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MTS Logistics, a leading U.S. freight forwarder who last year was named one of the nation's top 10 shippers by volume at the Port of New Orleans, today announced that it had raised over $50,000 for autism awareness through its 9th Annual Bike Tour...

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The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Paralysis Resource Center (PRC) will be hosting a free webinar on ABLE accounts, as it pertains to individuals with paralysis looking to utilize this type of account in the most practical way to keep extra...

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In a recently released report, new federal research examining guardianships of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) finds data supporting the existence of a "school-to-guardianship pipeline" that results in people with...


9 june 2019

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Known as "the people's marathon", over 10,000 participants lined up at the start line for one of the seven running events this weekend at the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon, raising over $500,000 as part of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge....


7 june 2019

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Recognizing the importance of ensuring people with disabilities have access to the care and services they need to live better, healthier lives, WellCare Health Plans, Inc. and its Staywell Health Plan have donated $15,000 to sponsor the 21st Annual...


6 june 2019

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During the school year, life is hectic for many Minnesota families. The kids have school, piano lessons, soccer, choir practice and swimming lessons. Parents often spend what feels like the entire day in the car, shuttling kids from one activity to...

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The Rocky Mountain ADA Center (RMADAC), a member of the National Network of ADA Centers, is pleased to announce its director, Dana Barton, has been appointed Vice President and Event Chairperson of NARRTC (formerly known as the National Association...

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Centraide of Greater Montreal is pleased to announce investments of $51.7M in communities to bring about lasting solutions to fight poverty and social exclusion, which represents $1.3M more than last year. This money will go to improve the living...

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TCL®, one of the world's largest and best-selling consumer electronics brands, has announced its support of Special Olympics Southern California (SOSC), an organization that is committed to supporting individuals with intellectual disabilities...

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Le-Vel Brands, LLC, the world leader in human nutritional innovation, has kicked off a month-long promotion in which $5 from the sale of each pack of limited-edition Hoyt Derma Fusion Technology (DFT) will be donated to the Hoyt Foundation. Founded...

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On the field, Harmon Killebrew was a baseball legend. Off the field, he was a champion for people with disabilities. Harmon once said: "Life is precious and time is a key element. Let's make every moment count and help those who have a greater need...

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Cincinnati soft goods manufacturer Casco Manufacturing Solutions created a wheelchair cushion for one patient suffering from a long-time, Stage 3 pressure injury. Its success in healing her wound after only three months has spurred the manufacture...


5 june 2019

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For the 4th annual Cops on Donut Shops event, participating Dunkin'® stores have partnered with the Law Enforcement Torch Run® (LETR) to raise money and awareness for 26,841 Special Olympics Georgia athletes. On National Donut Day, June 7, 2019, from...

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Think Audiology is pleased to announce the launch of http://www.thinkaudiology.org, a consumer website and mission to bring attention to the research-based evaluation and treatment of hearing, tinnitus and balance conditions and the role that...

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The ALS (Lou Gherig's Disease) activist group "Contagious for A Cure" is hosting "No More Excuses!", an ALS action event on June 12 and 13 in Silver Springs, MD. The event will feature a media presentation where it will offer a strategy to begin...

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Go Energistics (GoE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Analiese Kennedy as Executive Director. In this role, Ms. Kennedy will serve as an integral member of the executive team, focused on project operations and procurement strategies. She...

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Anthony Cappello will be Canada's representative in Para taekwondo at the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games this summer, Taekwondo Canada and the Canadian Paralympic Committee announced Wednesday. Para taekwondo will be...

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Disabled veterans in Alabama, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas can now apply for the 2019 No Barriers Warriors Big Bend Veteran Wilderness Expedition funded by Raytheon Company . In October, the non-profit No Barriers USA will lead a team of...

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Power, progress and change are backed by facts. Statistics Canada continues to be the primary data source in many different areas that shed light on women issues. These facts support the development of future policies and perspectives. The following...


4 june 2019

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The Mary Campbell Center has awarded Louis J. Capano, Jr., its Joseph J. Picciotti, Jr. Chairman's Award. Presented yesterday by the 94-year old Picciotti, the Center's co-founder and award namesake, the recognition honors those who have shown a...

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ReWalk Robotics, Ltd.  ("ReWalk" or the "Company"), a leading manufacturer of robotic medical devices for individuals with lower limb disabilities, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") has cleared the Company's ReStore...

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The Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, today announced the following appointment under the new judicial application process introduced on October 20, 2016. The new process emphasizes transparency, merit, and...

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Why are you blind? Do you ever use your disability to skip the line? What's wrong with your face? Can you have sex? They're the questions we're sometimes afraid to ask. But they are asked?and answered?on You Can't Ask That. Debuting Thursday, June...

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Cumberland Academy of Georgia, an Atlanta-based special needs school, is proud to announce Dr. Allison L. Spargo as the new Director of Counseling Services. Her priorities will include engaging both students and parents as they enroll at Cumberland,...


3 june 2019

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Home fires become deadly in just two minutes or less. Survival depends on being able to escape, literally in seconds. For Noah Currier, a quadriplegic, that's a terrifying reality. "It takes me 10 minutes to get out of...

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The Law Society of Ontario, along with ARCH Disability Law Centre, will host a discussion panel about accessibility at administrative tribunals as part of the National AccessAbility Week 2019. With a focus on the Human Rights Tribunal and the...

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To celebrate 15 years of Special Needs Awareness events, MassMutual Greater Philadelphia (MMGP) will host 150 people with disabilities, caregivers, and families from the ARC of Lehigh and Northampton Counties, Easter Seals, and Abilities in Motion at...

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