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My fight to get disability benefits inspired me to help others

My fight to get disability benefits inspired me to help others
It was a combination of this experience, increasingly hearing about similar situations on social media, and the closure of advice centres in Leicester that empowered me to establish a social enterprise, along with three others. This is Deaep …
Read more on The Guardian (blog)

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Charity highlights role of siblings in supporting adults with a disability

Charity highlights role of siblings in supporting adults with a disability
… children and adults with a lifelong learning disability, is demanding greater recognition for this comparatively invisible group. It says care professionals often overlook the role of adult siblings whom it believes should have a nationwide peer …
Read more on The Guardian

Cost-of-living hike on track for disabled vets
Disabled Army veteran Brad Schwarz spends time with his daughter and his service dog at their home in this 2012 file photo. Disabled veterans are expected to get an increase in their disability benefit in 2016, but probably won't find out how much for …
Read more on Military Times

Social media and tech sites must be accessible to everyone
Third, the Department of Justice (DoJ) still has not completed a rulemaking on modernization of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), nor decided whether and how the ADA should apply to websites, including social media. According to an update from …
Read more on TechRepublic

'Homes not hospitals': learning disability care to move to community
Ray James, president of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services and vice-chair of the Transforming Care delivery board: “Adass welcomes this clear and ambitious national plan and is committed to ensuring that people with learning …
Read more on The Guardian

Latest Individuals With Disabilities News

Mixed martial artist's Westminster gym focuses on special-needs folks
"I'm super excited. because it's pretty hard for individuals with cognitive disabilities to access something like kickboxing or personal training," she said. "It's also hard to meet their needs and provide the support they need." The programs offered …
Read more on The Denver Post

Empower Me Day Camp Feature: Morgan Lanning
After first attending EMDC in 2008, Morgan Lanning has become a special individual at the non-profit's events. Morgan is 14 years old and has Autism. However, Empower Me's Director Michelle Hill said "Autism is a diagnosis … The proposed Empower Me …
Read more on Wilson Post

Here's the inspiring work done at the disability center, site of California
According to the California Department of Developmental Services, the centers provide a range of services for individuals with disabilities and their families, including counseling and genetic counseling, family support, assessment and diagnosis …
Read more on Salt Lake Tribune

Six Degrees of Francis Bacon: a social network for early modern Britain

Six Degrees of Francis Bacon: a social network for early modern Britain
But, before the age of social media, how can we discover who knew whom and so, most likely, got to know what? A new digital humanities project, Six Degrees of Francis Bacon, has been created by Carnegie Mellon University and Georgetown University to …
Read more on Times Higher Education

A Conversation With Sebastian Sobczak, Co-Found of Social Network Tsu
All social media platform rely on user generated content, be it photos, videos, tweets, Vines, etc. All of these things are what power social media networks, so the queston Sebastian Sobczak wondered, “Why aren't people being paid for the content they …
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Twitter down: Social network goes offline due to technical problems
Hundreds of thousands of Twitter users are believed to be affected today as the social network went down due to technical problems. Many of Twitter's 304 million users who tried to access the site were met with an illustration of a broken robot and the …
Read more on The Independent

Latest People With Disabilities News

'I Am the Most Fortunate Disabled Person'
Not many people living with disabilities have the privilege of growing up as one of the 'normal' kids. Forty-nine-year-old Cloete considers himself very lucky to be one of those people. "I am the most fortunate disabled person because I can do many …
Read more on AllAfrica.com

Winter Games brings good time to people with disabilities
Dozens of people were lined up to participate in this year's FGCU Winter Games, an event that unites university students and other students with disabilities to have fun and get active. The FGCU Winter Games commenced and came to a close Friday, Oct. 23.
Read more on Eagle News

When 'helping' people with disabilities is patronising and rude
I'd just been at rehearsals for Quippings, a Melbourne-based disability performance troupe, where I'd been discussing disability politics, including the excessive niceness and pity thrust upon disabled people. I was looking at social media on my phone …
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Latest Disability Social Network News

Blind Girl Knitting
This has led them to focus on a social media and a web presence as well as exploring craft fairs as a way to sell to the wider public. Sarah and Johna … I want to try and help with disabilities and try to raise awareness about disability rights …
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A disabled woman's struggle is any woman's struggle
'The most pressing issues faced by disabled women are the ones faced by most women, except that when you're disabled, it adds another layer of discrimination,” says Eleanor Lisney, co-founder of the disabled women's network, Sisters of Frida …
Read more on The Guardian

MassMutual Demonstrates Commitment to Policyowners, Reflects Financial
Americans today face challenges that are out of their control: a stagnant economy, volatile markets and instability around the globe. Couple that with the fact that life expectancy is growing, the social safety net is shrinking, and many people are …
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Uniqlo Honored for Commitment to Hiring People with Disabilities
… a panel discussion with actor David DeSanctis and director Chris Dowling of the feature film "Where Hope Grows" to talk about the media's role in more accurately portraying people with disabilities in film, TV and social media to shatter negative …
Read more on PR Newswire (press release)

Steven Foelsch is a Busy Advocate for People With Disabilities

Steven Foelsch is a Busy Advocate for People With Disabilities
I love the Cardinals and attend as many games as I can, and in my job I enjoy being with every person I work with — they are caring people committed to making the world a better place for people with disabilities.” In 1985 Steve broke his neck in a …
Read more on STLtoday.com

Palo Alto companies making strides in hiring people with disabilities
Twenty-five years after the federal enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the law that was created to end discrimination against people with disabilities has failed to produce more employment, according to a U.S. Department of Labor …
Read more on Palo Alto Online

Lawsuit led to regular jobs for people with disabilities
Disability-rights advocates say many people like Krassow wouldn't have a competitive wage job if it weren't for new requirements brought about by a 2012 class-action lawsuit against the state of Oregon over violations of the Americans with Disabilities …
Read more on Bend Bulletin

Down but not out: 3 students with disabilities get university scholarships

Down but not out: 3 students with disabilities get university scholarships
Bryan Chong, Josiah Ong and Shalom Lim did not let their disabilities stop them from reaching for the stars. Despite growing up bullied and teased by their peers, they have gone on to receive the Asia Pacific Breweries Foundation Scholarship for …
Read more on Channel News Asia

DOL and HHS Expand Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities
According to a report, the Office of Disability Employment Policy and the Administration for Community Living signed a new memorandum of agreement to continue to expand and promote competitive, integrated employment for individuals with disabilities.
Read more on Occupational Health and Safety

 

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