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Mentors, Sponsors Play Key Roles in Helping People With Disabilities Bring Their Whole Selves to Work

Mentors, Sponsors Play Key Roles in Helping People With Disabilities Bring Their Whole Selves to Work

Professionals with disabilities might feel a little out of place because of their visible or non-visible differences. Mentors and sponsors can play a key role in helping them bring their whole selves to work.

Television Continues to Slight People with Disabilities

Television Continues to Slight People with Disabilities

The number of characters with disabilities has improved but remains “shameful” when compared to real-life demographics, according to one disability activist.

How Individuals With Diverse Abilities Get Leaders to Recognize Their Work

Wells Fargo’s Exec on How Individuals With Diverse Abilities Get Leaders to Recognize Their Work

Lance LaVergne, Talent Acquisition SVP, talks about how individuals with diverse abilities can get senior leaders to recognize their work.

Bill to Track Wandering Children with Autism Finds Way to Senate Floor

Bill to Track Wandering Children with Autism Finds Way to Senate Floor

Previous versions of the bill were stalled by Republicans over privacy concerns.

Acquired a Disability After Starting Your Career: Tips on How to Keep Growing Professionally

Acquired a Disability After Starting Your Career: Tips on How to Keep Growing Professionally

I learned very early on to be comfortable living in the uncomfortable. By taking risks early on and throughout my career, I grew as an employee and as a person. Whether it is taking on stretch roles, transferring to a new business unit, or working directly with senior management, the skills and experiences you will gain are priceless.

Black Off-Duty Cop Shot by White Fellow Officer Who Was ‘Fearing for his Safety’

Oklahoma City Police Fatally Shoot Deaf Man who Did Not Respond to Commands

Witnesses, who heard the officers yelling commands, shouted that Magdiel Sanchez was deaf, a police spokesperson said.

Caring for Children with Disabilities Amidst Hurricane Harvey

Caring for Children with Disabilities Amid Hurricane Harvey

How do natural disasters impact people with disabilities?

Comcast NBCUniversal: Partnering to Place People with Disabilities in Jobs

Comcast NBCUniversal: Partnering to Place People with Disabilities in Jobs

Comcast NBCUniversal partners with organizations like Easterseals to expand the technology skills and digital access of people with disabilities.

Judge Orders Illinois to Boost Disabilities Care

Judge Orders Illinois to Boost Disabilities Care

A judge ordered the state to come up with a plan to restore services for people with developmental disabilities.

Illinois Fights Potential Hike in Funding for Disabilities Care

Illinois Fights Potential Hike in Funding for Disabilities Care

Advocates for people with disabilities living outside of institutions said Illinois is violating a federal consent decree by failing to provide required services due to insufficient funding.

Uncertainty Over Healthcare Funding Worries Schools

Uncertainty Over Healthcare Funding Worries Schools

Proposed cuts to Medicaid would have a dire, direct effect on services for students with disabilities.

Uber Fires More Than 20 Workers After Sexual Harassment Investigation

Uber Sued Over Lack of Wheelchair-Accessible Cars in NYC

The complaint alleges Uber engaged in “pervasive and ongoing discrimination” because people in wheelchairs can use only a few dozen of its more than 58,000 vehicles in the city.

Kentucky Psychologist Convicted in $600 Million Benefits Fraud

Kentucky Psychologist Convicted in $600 Million Benefits Fraud

In total, the scheme caused the Social Security Administration to pay over $600 million in disability benefits in more than 2,000 cases.

Activist Campaign Puts a Face To Those Most Affected By Medicaid Cuts

Activist Campaign Puts a Face To Those Most Affected By Medicaid Cuts

“This is not about healthcare. This is about wealth care,” said Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.).

U.S. Joins Lawsuit Against L.A. Over Housing for People with Disabilities

U.S. Joins Lawsuit Against L.A. Over Housing for People with Disabilities

The city stands accused of failing to develop affordable housing for people with disabilities despite accepting millions of dollars of federal funds for that purpose.

Parents of Children With Disabilities Fear Deportation

Parents of Children With Disabilities Fear Deportation

These families have more reasons to be worried about the current administration’s crackdown on immigration.

ABLE Act to Expand

ABLE Act to Expand

The expanded ABLE Act would further enable people with disabilities to reach their professional potential without sacrificing their financial entitlement.

New York City Subway Faces Two Lawsuits Over Access for People with Disabilities

New York City Subway Faces Two Lawsuits Over Access for People with Disabilities

While multiple lawsuits have targeted inaccessible subway stations, the plaintiffs said the state lawsuit is the first to challenge systemwide inaccessibility.

Brain Implant Lets Paralyzed Man Feed Himself Using His Thoughts

Brain Implant Lets Paralyzed Man Feed Himself Using His Thoughts

Bill Kochevar was paralyzed below his shoulders in a cycling accident eight years ago.

Public Transportation Not Accessible for Wheelchair Users

Public Transportation Not Accessible for Wheelchair Users

“New York’s subway is by far the least wheelchair-friendly public transit system of any major American city, with only 92 of the system’s 425 stations accessible.”

New York Park Named for Disabled FDR Sued By Wheelchair Users

New York Park Named for Disabled FDR Sued By Wheelchair Users

The suit contends that the design of Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park inhibits access by wheelchair users and violates laws that require public facilities to reasonably accommodate people with disabilities.

A Girl and her dog: Top U.S. Court Mulls Discrimination Claim

A Girl Named Ehlena and a Dog Named Wonder Win at U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously on Wednesday in favor of Ehlena Fry, 13, a disabled Michigan girl whose school refused to let her bring her service dog to class.

As Out of Pocket Costs Rise for Family Caregivers, Congress Introduces Tax Credit Remedy

As Out of Pocket Costs Rise for Family Caregivers, Congress Introduces Tax Credit Remedy

Families serving as caregivers for a child with a disability lose about $3,200 a year due to added responsibilities, study found.

Civil Rights, LGBT Pages Erased from White House Website

Civil Rights, LGBT Pages Erased from White House Website

Civil rights, LGBT, women, disabilities, criminal justice reform, equal pay and climate change have all been removed from the White House website.