EEOC Issues Revised Publications on the Employment Rights of People with Specific Disabilities

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commision
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued four revised documents on protection against disability discrimination, pursuant to the goal of the agency’s Strategic Plan to provide up-to-date guidance on the requirements of antidiscrimination laws. The documents address how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to applicants and employees with cancer, diabetes, ... Read more

Hurricane Preparedness

Federal Emergency Management Agency
Free online toolkit and Pledge to Prepare to help spread the word and take action Officially, the 2013 hurricane season begins June 1 and extends through November 30. Since severe weather can occur at anytime and anywhere, the time to formulate how you will respond is now. It is important to know about the ... Read more

Art of The Brain

Art of the Brain, a non-profit organization founded by Judi Kaufman is under the auspices of the UCLA Foundation, held its annual fundraising gala to spotlight the talent and strength of brain cancer survivors and raise funds for brain cancer research headed by Dr. Timothy Cloughesy at the UCLA Neuro-Oncology Program.

The Affordable Care Act – Second Annual Report

President Obama delivering his 2013 inaugural address
  The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the second Affordable Care Act annual report detailing millions of seniors and people with disabilities with Medicare have lower costs on prescription drugs and improved benefits in 2012. Since the law’s enactment, 6.1 million Americans with Medicare who reached the Part D coverage gap, ... Read more

United Nations CRPD “Social Media and Disabilities” Panel

Social Media and Disabilities panalists
While we started late due to Lenin Moreno, Vice President of Ecuador, running over on his panel (he had a lot to say—all good), our panel therefore had much less time, but was well received. The audience ranged from those just getting into social media to those who are encouraging reticent team members to ... Read more

An Open Letter To Ann Coulter Using The R-Word

Andre Bocelli Issue
The following is an open letter from Special Olympics athlete and global messenger John Franklin Stephens to Ann Coulter after her Tweet (“I highly approve of Romney’s decision to be kind and gentle to the retard.” – 8:19 PM – 22 Oct 12) during the Presidential debate. Dear Ann Coulter, Come on Ms. Coulter, you ... Read more

‘Relate To Autism’ Working To Develop Worldwide Autism Programs

Autism
Autism is a global issue. However very little international research or program development has focused on families outside the western world. Relate To Autism intends to change that. It is currently working to develop programs for children with autism that are culturally sensitive and easily accessible to parents globally. Autism is a general term ... Read more

UN Reports On Disability Issues

Here’s a round up of the latest information on people with disabilities coming out of the United Nations: The World Health Organization and the World Bank will soon launch a landmark World Report on Disability. The report will not only explore the global condition of persons with disabilities, but also offer directions for policy ... Read more