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Pennsylvanians With Disabilities Call for an End to Institution-Only Options

Less Expensive In-Home Care Best Option for Disabled and Budget PHILADELPHIA, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania, Disabled In Action of PA, the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumer Association, Liberty Resources and numerous advo...

Americans With Disabilities Applaud President Obama's Intention to Sign the Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities

WASHINGTON, July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States International Council on Disabilities (USICD), representing a broad constituency of Americans with disabilities and disability organizations, praises Monday's announcement of President Barack Obama's intention to sign the int...

Hospice Foundation of America Presents New Educational Webinar on 'SUPPORTING PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES THROUGH ILLNESS, GRIEF AND LOSS'

WASHINGTON, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Nationally-known experts Claire Lavin, PhD, and Kenneth J. Doka, PhD, will discuss the importance of helping those with intellectual disabilities face illness and grief during Hospice Foundation of America's (HFA's) new live online webinar on Tuesday, September...

Abilities Expo - THE Event for People With Disabilities - Is FREE and Happening THIS WEEK at the Schaumburg Convention Center

Both Mayor Daley and Governor Quinn have issued proclamations commending this event. CHICAGO, June 25 /PRNewswire/ -- After months of anticipation, Abilities Expo ( www.abilitiesexpo.com ) - the premiere event for people with disabilities, their families, caregivers and healthcare professio...

Allsup Medicare Advisor(SM) Expands Service; Helps Seniors and People with Disabilities Make Best Medicare Choices

People now have objective, personalized support to learn about all Medicare options, enroll in the plan that is best for them and receive significant healthcare savings; new service adds online convenience Belleville, Ill. (Vocus) June 17, 2009 -- Allsup today announced...

Children and Adults with Disabilities Benefit from Circle K's Unwavering Commitment

PHOENIX, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Central Arizona has been the beneficiary of Circle K's community involvement for over twenty-five years. Locally and nationally Circle K has remained the largest corporate sponsor for the organization that provides comprehe...

Senseless Budget Cuts Will Gut California's Cost Efficient Home Care Program and Force Seniors and People with Disabilities Out of Their Homes and into Institutions

SEIU Launches Month of Protests, 48-Hour Vigil, Class Action Suit and Ad Campaign with Affected Californians, Families and Caregivers LOS ANGELES and SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seniors, people with disabilities and the people who provide the care that permits them...

Kids With Disabilities Benefit From Marianjoy Golf Camps

WHEATON, Ill., May 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At Marianjoy's Youth Golf Camp, children of all ages and ability levels can learn the fundamentals of the game of golf. While increasing flexibility and range of motion, children also improve their self-confidence as they learn a new skill. For...

Older Adults, People With Disabilities Urged to Be Better Prepared for Emergencies

New 'ReadyPA' Materials Offer Tips on Creating Personal Support Networks HARRISBURG, Pa., May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Older adults and individuals with disabilities can be better prepared for emergencies with the help of new resources offered by Pennsylvania's ReadyPA campaign, the ...

Accessible Air Travel Guide for People With Disabilities From United Spinal Association

NEW YORK, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association ( www.UnitedSpinal.org ) has released an updated version of the Accessible Air Travel -- A Guide for People With Disabilities with expanded regulations for the Air Carrier Access Act -- the law that mandates air travel accessi...

Weight gain early in life leads to physical disabilities in older adults

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. Carrying extra weight earlier in life increases the risk of developing problems with mobility in old age, even if the weight is eventually lost, according to new research out of the Sticht Center on Aging at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. The study, funded by th...

Safeway Slated to Top $100 Million Contribution Mark to Easter Seals and Families Living with Autism and Other Disabilities with Launch of Fundraising Campaign

April campaign notes Autism Awareness Month and offers a challenge to businesses Chicago, IL (PRWEB) April 2, 2009 -- Today, executives from Safeway (NYSE:SWY), Easter Seals and Special Olympics launched the grocery retailer's annual fundraising campaign for people ...

Safeway Slated to Top $100 Million Contribution Mark to Easter Seals and Families Living with Autism and Other Disabilities with Launch of Fundraising Campaign

April campaign notes Autism Awareness Month and offers a challenge to businesses CHICAGO, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, executives from Safeway (NYSE: SWY ), Easter Seals and Special Olympics launched the grocery retailer's annual fundraising campaign for people with d...

U.S. Labor Department to begin new monthly data series on people with disabilities from Current Population Survey on Feb. 6

Data will mark 1st official measure of unemployment rate facing Americans with disabilities WASHINGTON, Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor will, for the first time, release employment and unemployment data on people with disabilities on Friday, Feb. 6. Th...

New Website Links People With Disabilities to Peers for Help

Bridges Network of Peers, Parents and Professionals Shares Experience Dealing with Bureaucracies for Education, Employment, Recreation, More WASHINGTON, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- TASH Inc., a leading international disability association working on equity, diversity, and qualit...

Clay Aiken's Bubel/Aiken Foundation Raises Over $500,000 to Benefit Children With Disabilities at Gala Honoring the 2008 'Champions Of Change'

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Supporters of The Bubel/Aiken Foundation helped to raise over $500,000 at its recent gala honoring the 2008 "Champions of Change." The inspirational evening was held on October 18, 2008 at the Raleigh Marriott City Center in North Carolina. The...

Record Number of Voters with Disabilities Will Head to Polls

About 20 million voters with disabilities expected to vote in presidential election WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Voters with disabilities are expected to vote in record numbers on Election Day, according to the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), the lar...

New Book Provides 30-Year Analysis of Financial and Programmatic Trends in Services and Funding for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities in the United States

State of the States in Developmental Disabilities also documents recent reductions in disability support as the U.S. confronts economic crisis WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From issuing a report card on each state's developmental disability services and analyzing macro trends...

New National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families

Research and resources concerning the 9 million U.S. parents with disabilities BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A new National Center for Parents with Disabilities and their Families has been established in Berkeley, California under the auspices of Thr...

Social Security 2009 COLA Helps, But People with Disabilities Will Still Struggle, Says Allsup

Despite rise in Social Security benefits, those relying on fixed incomes are particularly challenged by rising expenses, including housing, healthcare and credit cards; Allsup outlines financial tips. Belleville, Ill. (Vocus) October 16, 2008 -- For the more than 8.5 mi...

Often Disenfranchised, People With Mental Disabilities Can Assert Their Voting Rights

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "Vote. It's Your Right." So states the title of a guide for people with mental disabilities issued today by two national advocacy groups. The booklet written for voters with mental disabilities and their advocates also informs elections officials a...

Minorities With Disabilities Report Poorer Health

Overall, 1 in 5 Americans lives with at least one disability, CDC says THURSDAY, Oct. 2 (HealthDay News) -- An estimated 43 million Americans -- one in five people -- have some type of disability, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And a new CDC study ...

Autism, Learning Disabilities and ADHD Experts Convene at the Help Group Summit

Two-day seminar for professionals and parents to present cutting edge information in research and best practices. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 24, 2008 -- On Friday, September 26 and Saturday, September 27, 2008 at The Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles, The H...

Allsup's New Medicare Advisor Program Helps People with Disabilities Make Sound Healthcare Coverage Decisions

New personalized service educates clients about Medicare; identifies best options and guides people through the process start to finish Belleville, Ill. (Vocus) September 10, 2008 -- http://www.allsup.com/ [Allsup] today announced it is expanding the services it offer...

People with Disabilities Seek Ways to Manage Higher Healthcare Costs

Allsup explains some of the options available to people with disabilities when facing increasing healthcare costs, including added benefits of Social Security Disability Insurance. Belleville, IL (PRWEB) July 29, 2008 –- Rising gas prices, higher costs for food an...

Allsup Salutes 18th Anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

Greater access for people with disabilities means more who can keep working, reduces load on Social Security disability system. Belleville, Ill. (PRWEB) July 24, 2008 -- With the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, 1990, a new era began in the li...

National Council on Disability to Hold Quarterly Board Meeting in Seattle to Learn Issues Affecting People with Disabilities in Pacific Northwest

WASHINGTON, July 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Disability (NCD) will conduct its next quarterly meeting at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel, 515 Madison Street, Seattle, Washington, beginning at 8:30 a.m. PDT on Monday, July 14 and ending at 4:30 p.m. PDT on Wednesday, July...

Young Man With Severe Disabilities Wins Right to Services From State Enabling Him to Live At Home

Equip for Equality Obtains Federal Injunction Against the State for Violation of the ADA's Integration Mandate CHICAGO, June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following two years of federal court litigation under the ADA's "integration mandate," Equip for Equality has obtained a permanent injunc...

Tongue Drive system lets persons with disabilities operate powered wheelchairs, computers

A new assistive technology developed by engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technology could help individuals with severe disabilities lead more independent lives. The novel system allows individuals with disabilities to operate a computer, control a powered wheelchair and interact with thei...

Legislation Brings Hope for People With Disabilities Left Out of New Communications Technologies

COAT Applauds Representatives Markey and Wilson for introducing "The 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2008" WASHINGTON, June 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition of Organizations for Accessible Technology (COAT) is delighted that Representatives Edward Markey...

CVS Caremark Employees Raise $1 Million and Increase Awareness for Children with Disabilities through Easter Seals Walk With Me Events Nationwide

WOONSOCKET, R.I., June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- This year, thousands of CVS Caremark associates across the country will participate in Easter Seals Walk With Me events as part of the CVS Caremark All Kids Can(TM) program, one of the country's largest corporate commitments to children with disabiliti...

2008 NAC Kids Olympics Celebrates the Achievements and Persevering Spirits of Hundreds of Children with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses on Saturday, June 21, 2008 at Riverbank State Park

NEW YORK, June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 21, 2008, New Alternatives for Children (NAC), a New York City-based child welfare agency exclusively serving children with severe disabilities and/or chronic illnesses, will hold its 3rd Annual NAC Kids Olympics at Riverbank State Park in Upper Manhat...

Therap Services to Host Conference in Association with the Delaware Division of Developmental Disabilities Services

WATERBURY, Conn., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Therap Services, a service bureau providing an integrated suite of online applications to organizations working with people with developmental disabilities, is hosting a conference for Therap users in Delaware in association with the Delaware Division...

Safeway's In-Store Disabilities Campaign to Benefit Easter Seals

Company to Raise Millions for Children and Adults with Autism and Other Disabilities CHICAGO, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Safeway is conducting its annual in-store fundraising and awareness campaign to bring new hope and opportunities to thousands of people who live w...

UNICEF Launches Initiative to Provide Assistance to Children With Disabilities in Vietnam

$1 Million Grant From the Ford Foundation to Leverage U.S. Fund for UNICEF's Goal of One-To-One Match From Donors NEW YORK, April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Fund for UNICEF announced today the launch of a fundraising campaign to raise $1 million to bring quality health...

MassMutual Offers Free 'Letter of Intent' Template to People with Disabilities and Their Families, Caregivers

Tool helps families organize, plan for future of loved ones with special needs SPRINGFIELD, Mass., April 1, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) today made available on its Web site a free template of a Letter of Intent (...

Bernard A. Krooks From the Special Needs Alliance to Talk Tax Strategies for Individuals With Disabilities Tomorrow on Good Morning America NOW

TUCSON, Ariz., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- New York attorney and Special Needs Alliance (SNA) member Bernard A. Krooks will appear tomorrow on Good Morning America NOW -- the third-hour of ABC's successful morning show Good Morning America. He will discuss tax planning tips for individuals with s...

Don't Balance the Budget at the Expense of People With Disabilities ... Again

MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With the State of Minnesota facing a $935 million budget deficit, many disability advocates and service providers want to ensure that the health and independence of the state's most vulnerable citizens not be compromised. "On the one hand, legi...

National Council on Disability Says Older Youth With Disabilities Falling Through Cracks in Foster Care System

WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Disability (NCD) today released 'Youth with Disabilities in the Foster Care System: Barriers to Success and Proposed Policy Solutions' ( http://www.ncd.gov/newsroom/publications/2008/FosterCareSystem_Report.html ). The rep...

National Council on Disability to Make Recommendations on Youth with Disabilities in the Foster Care System

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Council on Disability (NCD) will release its latest report titled, Youth with Disabilities in the Foster Care System: Barriers to Success and Proposed Policy Solutions, at a news conference at 1:00 p.m. February 26, 2008, at the U.S. ...
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