Newfoundland, Canada – The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary in partnership with the Autism Society of Newfoundland and Labrador has launched a voluntary registry of people on the autism spectrum this week.
San Francisco v. Sheehan had all the makings of a blockbuster Supreme Court case. It emerged from a horrifying tragedy: Two police officers repeatedly shot a mentally ill woman in her own home after she threatened them with a bread knife.
Institute on Disabilities at Temple University, Pennsylvania's UCEDD - University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. The Institute is a national leader in Disability Studies, leadership development, assistive technology, justice for people with disabilities, augmentative communication and emergency preparedness.
The Obama administration is proposing new regulations that would sharply limit people with disabilities from entering employment situations where they earn less than minimum wage.
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"This is a controversial topic. My 2 cents. Every person deserves a chance at real employment. My question is ... are sheltered workshops -- where the bosses make >100K and the individuals with disabilities make 6cents -- is that employment?. (The Fair Labor Act has min wages for everything EXCEPT people with disabilities who can literally make pennies.) Now we say "Jane" or "Joe" doesn't need the money, its not about the money. That's true. We all want to contribute, be a part of something, have a community. Simply, employment is about making an income. So we need to separate the issue. What is employment? And how do we find separate alternative opportunities to volunteer. What is a fact is there is a dignity to meaningful contribution AND gainful employment. People with disabilities are asking for the dignity to participate in both spheres. Note: There is a link with the actual DRAFT language and we're provided the opportunity for feedback."
An arrest warrant has been issued for the mother of a severely disabled man left in the woods for several days near a Philadelphia park, authorities said.Nyia Parler left her 21-year-old son — who is quadriplegic and has cerebral palsy — lying in leaves and covered with a blanket next to a wheelchair and Bible while she left town, police said. He was found Friday night near Cobbs Creek Park.Police believe he was left there between the time he and his mother were seen together on Easter Sunday an
The caregivers of an 82-year-old woman allowed her to sit in the same chair, not moving for six months, until she died earlier this year in a home that smelled so bad that some of the first firefighters on the scene set up a fan by the door, authorities said. Prosecutors are deciding...
""I just see [my disability] as a part of life..."
So speaks Ken Capone, the third in our series of interviews with exceptional individuals with disabilities. Inclusion is our goal. We hope those of you without disabilities will find these perspectives as interesting as we do.., how people view their own disabilities, and how they welcome interactions with others."
"Crane's group, religious organizations, mental health groups and disability advocates had argued that the bill would sanction death for people who relied on others to care for them and could put some the state's most vulnerable populations at risk."
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