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Ed FitzGerald campaign targets attendance at RGA event by two of John Kasich's staff

Ed FitzGerald campaign targets attendance at RGA event by two of John Kasich's staff | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
The event, billed as a policy symposium in July 2013 at a spa and resort in California, was hosted by the Republican Governors Public Policy Committee, a 501(c)(4) corporation which is not required to disclose its donors.
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Deal Reached On Tax-Free Disability Savings Accounts - Disability Scoop

Deal Reached On Tax-Free Disability Savings Accounts - Disability Scoop | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
Federal lawmakers say they've reached a deal to move forward on a bill that would establish a new way for people with disabilities to save money without
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Disability and murder: victim blaming at its very worst - The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Disability and murder: victim blaming at its very worst - The Drum (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
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People With Disabilities Share The Cruel Things They've Been Told

People With Disabilities Share The Cruel Things They've Been Told | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
"What a shame you’re in a wheelchair, you’re so pretty!" a complete stranger once told record-breaking Paralympic swimmer Karni Liddell.

But that callous comment isn’t even the worst one the renowned athlete has heard....
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Subminimum Wage Protest: Americans with Disabilities Protest SourceAmerica for Blatant & Egregious Discrimination

Subminimum Wage Protest: Americans with Disabilities Protest SourceAmerica for Blatant & Egregious Discrimination | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
Date: August 28, 2014 Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Place: SourceAmerica / 8401 Old Courthouse Road / Vienna, VA 22182 Interview opportunities for the media: Workers who have received subminimum wag...
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Employment for People With Intellectual Disabilities: Lil' Help?

Employment for People With Intellectual Disabilities: Lil' Help? | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
When you notice places of business and employment positions where people with intellectual disabilities might fit in, take a few minutes to write a letter to management....
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Commission Formally Recommends Closure of Some State Institutions, by Edgar Walters

Commission Formally Recommends Closure of Some State Institutions, by Edgar Walters | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
A Texas commission that reviews government agencies officially recommended Wednesday that lawmakers shutter an Austin-area institution for people with disabilities and identify five more statewide for later closure.
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AUCD - Grant Writing and Grant Management Tool Kit For Self-Advocates

AUCD - Grant Writing and Grant Management Tool Kit For Self-Advocates | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
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One-Hand Kitchen Equipment for Handicapped People by Gabriele … | WetSalad --- Why have the normal?

It's easy for us folks to work in the kitchen , simply coz we have two hands. Fracture, permanent disability, paralysis to one side…such situations don't (One-Hand Kitchen Equipment for Handicapped People by Gabriele ...
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Autism gene affects brain function early in development — SFARI.org - Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative

Autism gene affects brain function early in development — SFARI.org - Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
Autism gene affects brain function early in development: http://t.co/mIu7VgKsia via @SFARIautismnews #autismresearch
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Air Travel and Autism: A Letter To Jet Blue

Air Travel and Autism: A Letter To Jet Blue | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
Dear Jet Blue Airlines, I am writing this post to thank you. My son has high functioning autism and, because of the custody arrangement between his father and I, we fly 7-9 times a year out of shee...
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Cerebral palsy sailor Natasha Lambert tackles her biggest challenge yet - West Briton

Cerebral palsy sailor Natasha Lambert tackles her biggest challenge yet - West Briton | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
West Briton Cerebral palsy sailor Natasha Lambert tackles her biggest challenge yet West Briton A DETERMINED teenage sailor who controls her boat by breathing through a straw has stopped off in Falmouth on her ambitious journey around the south...
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Advocate hopes disabilities bill will remove all handicaps - Lead ...

Advocate hopes disabilities bill will remove all handicaps - Lead ... | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
Donald Taylor gets about using crutches. He has to concentrate when standing and balancing the weight of his body as he also wears a brace on his left leg. This has been his reality for all his life, since he became disabled at ...
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Vermont closed workshops for people with disabilities; what happened next?

Vermont closed workshops for people with disabilities; what happened next? | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
Bill Villemaire, 58, has been employed at the Sweet Clover grocery store for four years. Before that, Villemaire, who has an intellectual disability, worked for less than minimum wage in the last sheltered workshop to close in Vermont. (Photo courtesy Champlain Community Services)
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HELP%20Committee%20Disability%20and%20Poverty%20Report.pdf

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Persistent barriers to employment for people with disabilities. The full report is worth the read...

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ASAN Statement On Dr. Phil Episode Featuring K. Stapleton | Autistic Self Advocacy Network

ASAN Statement On Dr. Phil Episode Featuring K. Stapleton | Autistic Self Advocacy Network | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
ASAN Statement On Dr. Phil Episode Featuring K. Stapleton
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Ohio teen with Down syndrome on journey to serve at Mass in 50 states

Ohio teen with Down syndrome on journey to serve at Mass in 50 states | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
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Kansas Teen with Mental Health Issues Shot and killed by 15-16 Police Officers (Updated)

Kansas Teen with Mental Health Issues Shot and killed by 15-16 Police Officers (Updated) | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
The victim's foster father, William Bruton, said Jennings told him he was heading to Walmart Saturday night.

"He was walking back and they said that they had a complaint and stuff on him out here ...
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Pa. law mandates information with Down syndrome diagnosis

Pa. law mandates information with Down syndrome diagnosis | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
Pennsylvania has joined a small but growing number of states requiring that a Down syndrome diagnosis be accompanied by useful, accurate information about the genetic disorder. The Down Syndrome...
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Advocates Cracking Down On Sheltered Workshops - Disability Scoop

Advocates Cracking Down On Sheltered Workshops - Disability Scoop | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
A nationwide effort is underway to lodge federal complaints against sheltered workshops that are not fully complying with the law.
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Kate Fialkowski - First, way to go Maryland Disability Law Center....

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"First, way to go Maryland Disability Law Center. There is a problem with reporting abuse and neglect -- in general -- as a procedural issues. Where should the general public report??? When they call for adult protective services they are told that's not who they should talk to. OHCQ -- quality oversight is understaffed." - Kate Fialkwski

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Video Family With Six #Autistic Children

Video Family With Six #Autistic Children | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
Video Family With Six #Autistic Children http://t.co/a3HWxgyEk4 #USA #Autism #california #us
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Autism definition video and images

Autism definition video and images | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
#Autism definition video and images http://t.co/JBDEZXc8UE #disability #adhd #us #ASD
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The oldest case of Down's syndrome? 15000-year-old 'Flores man' bones are ... - Daily Mail

The oldest case of Down's syndrome? 15000-year-old 'Flores man' bones are ... - Daily Mail | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
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Study Finds Some Children Diagnosed With Autism As Toddlers Have No ... - Cornell Chronicle

Study Finds Some Children Diagnosed With Autism As Toddlers Have No ... - Cornell Chronicle | Opening Passages | Scoop.it
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