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Harkin Summit – Boost Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities

For decades, former Senator Tom Harkin has actively championed the rights of people with disabilities. First serving in the US House of Representatives and ... Read more
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Possibilities of ADA — Harkin

Dear ABILITY readers, Thanks to the progress we’ve made since passing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) more than 20 years ago, millions of ... Read more

Harkin Statement on 23rd Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, released the following statement on the 23rd anniversary of ... Read more

Harkin — The Benefits of Health Care

THE HEALTH REFORM LAW: MAJOR PROGRESS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES Dear ABILITY Readers, The new health reform law, signed by President Obama last month, ... Read more

Celebrating the ADA — Reflections From Tom Harkin

As we all know, this year marks the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As chief sponsor of the ADA in ... Read more

Harkin Voices Support for Ratification of UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities

Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and author of the Americans with Disabilities Act, testified ... Read more
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The Bazelon Center for Mental Health: Supporting People with Mental Health Conditions

One out of five people in the US – a total of 51.5 million – live with a mental health condition, including common illnesses ... Read more
Judy Heumann with Senator Tom Harkin

Judy Heumann

Judith Heumann has devoted her life to fighting for the rights of people with disabilities, herself included. She’s not only been at the forefront ... Read more
Andy Imparato

Andy Imparato

Andy Imparato began work in February 2020 as the Executive Director of Disability Rights California (DRC) after a high impact career in Washington, DC ... Read more
"Brink will absolutely help people with disabilities, but I also see all Americans benefiting from their work."

New Brink Election Guide App Aims to Make Voting Easier for 61 Million Adults with Disabilities — A Possible Game Changer

NEW APP MAKES IT EASIER FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES TO VOTE A new app called the Brink Election Guide will, for the first time, ... Read more

ADA30 Lead On: Celebration of Disability Arts, Culture, Education & Pride

As the nation ramps up to the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA30) on July 26, 2020, the 50-member ADA Lead ... Read more
Justin and Yoshika Dart

Justin Dart Remembered — Humanitarian, Leader and Friend

Editor’s note: In recognition of a great humanitarian, leader and friend, we present “The Resurrection of Justin Dart Jr. : A Quest for Truth ... Read more
Michelle Whitten

Michelle Sie Whitten — The Up Side of Down

Oct/Nov 2011 As executive director of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation (GDSF), Michelle Sie Whitten is dedicated to promoting research of a common birth ... Read more
Vint Cerf and Senator Tom Harkin speaking at the National Press Club

Vint Cerf — Co-creator of the Internet and Email

Related: Find out how Vint Cerf Recovered from COVID-19 Chances are you are reading this article online. Are you on the Internet? Or are ... Read more
Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Vinton Cerf, Rob Wong, Chet Cooper, Kim Charlson and Gregg Vanderheiden

John Williams — Gathering the Change Agents

During a recent, historical news maker’s event at the National Press Club, former U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Vinton Cerf, Rob Wong, Chet Cooper, ... Read more
Pete Buttigieg

Pete Buttigieg Releases Plan to Secure a New Era of Inclusion for People with Disabilities

Dignity, Access & Belonging — A New Era of Inclusion for People with Disabilities Mayor Pete Buttigieg released an ambitious and comprehensive plan to ... Read more
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Disability Power Grid

Omnium Circus – Accessibility and Inclusivity Chen Ang – Therapist In the Business of Spreading Happiness: John’s Crazy Socks New feature for people with physical ... Read more

Gale Buchanan former USDA Chief Scientist

Recently, U.S. Department of Agriculture made a controversial move to relocate its Washington, DC offices of Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute of ... Read more
Dakota Johnson, Zack Gottsagen and Shia LaBeouf

The Peanut Butter Falcon — Actor Zack Gottsagen & Advocate Shelley Gottsagen

An actor with disabilities is born to a disability rights activist. It seems like a far-fetched Hollywood script, but, in reality, it’s 100% true. ... Read more
Tammy Duckworth speaking with Tom Harkin

Senator Duckworth Receives Paralyzed Veterans of America’s Gordon H. Mansfield Congressional Leadership Award

Paralyzed Veterans of America recently announced it will honor Democratic U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois with the 2019 Gordon H. Mansfield Congressional Leadership ... Read more