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Oppose HR 620, Which Guts the Americans With Disabilities Act
Health & Wellness  (tags: civil rights, human rights, disabilities, bills, Congress, petitions )

- 213 days ago -
A harmful new bill in the House of Representatives, the so-called ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 620), is gaining steam. It will be debated in the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday morning and may go to House floor for a vote soon.
Why Disability And Poverty Still Go Hand In Hand 25 Years After Landmark Law
Health & Wellness  (tags: poverty, unemployment, disability, disabilities )

- 999 days ago -
If you have a disability in the U.S., you're twice as likely to be poor as someone without a disability. You're also far more likely to be unemployed. And that gap has widened in the 25 years since the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act was enacted.
Justice Department Sues Florida Over Disabled Kids in Nursing Homes
Health & Wellness  (tags: abuse, americans, children, culture, disabilities, dishonesty, education, protection, safety, society, treatment, warning )

- 1730 days ago -
The civil rights division says Florida's tea party budget cuts are harming vulnerable children.
You Can Help Pass The Safe Chemicals Act ACTION
Health & Wellness  (tags: chemicals, health, disease, prevention, environment, water, disabilities, US )

- 2175 days ago -
We're in a battle to protect America's health and we need your help more than ever. The chemical industry is spending millions of dollars lobbying Congress to block meaningful progress in Washington. We just learned that in the last few months they have
GOOD NEWS! Opening Virtual Doors for People With Disabilities
Health & Wellness  (tags: government, health, healthcare, research, disabilities, people with disabilities, technology, acccess, humans, Body-Mind-Spirit )

- 2329 days ago -
As the International Day for Persons with Disabilities approaches this Saturday, one institution is working to remove some of the barriers that prevent disabled people from taking a leading role in policies that affect their lives.
Tell Obama : Keep Fighting For Children With Disabilities
Health & Wellness  (tags: Children, Disabilities, treatment, research, Funding )

- 2545 days ago -
Urge President Obama to keep up his efforts on behalf of children living with disabilities and developmental delays. Show your support now!
ACTION ALERT!: Protect Communities From Toxic Coal Ash
Health & Wellness  (tags: coal, ash, dumps, hazardous, arsenic, lead, drinking, water, EPA,, cancer, disabilities, birth defects )

Doing GCS
- 2798 days ago -
Across the country, hazardous materials like arsenic and lead from more than 2,000 coal ash dumps are seeping into drinking water. But the coal industry is fighting hard - without strong public outcry, nothing will change. Sign now to protect your health!
Take Action : Easter Seals Petition to Help People With Disabilities Live on Thier Own
Health & Wellness  (tags: disabilities, easter seals, prevention, investigation, medicine, healthcare, health, humans, illness, children, AlternativeMed, disease, drugs, environment, safety, risks, research, interesting, ethics, family, food, abuse, babies, study, treatment, women )

- 3279 days ago -
Congress should pass the Community Choice Act, which would allow Medicaid-eligible Americans with significant disabilities the choice of living in their community, rather than having to live in a nursing home or other institution.
Medicaid Patient Dies. Who Gets the House?
Health & Wellness  (tags: healthcare, disabilities, Elderly people, elderly, discrimination, abuse )

- 3603 days ago -
A Federal law called the Medicaid Estate Recovery Program requires states to take homes and properties away from nursing home and home health care patients receiving assistance from Medicaid. Overriding their Wills it leaves theri families with nothing.
Therapeutic Riding Offers Older Horses Second Career
Health & Wellness  (tags: horses, therapy animals, therapy, disabilities, hippotherapy )

- 3693 days ago -
Historically, human beings have had a deep and abiding relationship with the horse, not just as a partner in our labors, but as an inspiration in art, mythology, music and poetry.
'A Brighter Day' For Children With Disabilities'
Health & Wellness  (tags: activists, children, Disabilities, GoodNews, priority, mission )

- 3761 days ago -
A Brighter Today Inclusive Non-Profit Center Based Programs For Children With Disabilities,The mission of A Brighter Today is two-fold. The number one priority is to change the way special needs and medically fragile children are taken care of .
Autistic Kids: The Sibling Problem
Health & Wellness  (tags: children, autism, family, society, health, humans, disabilities, research, study )

- 3764 days ago -
A few months ago, I took my sons to buy shoes. Nate is 14 and autistic. Joey is 8 and "typical." And I'm the parent -- most of the time. Before we got to the store, Joey said to me, "If Nate has a tantrum, I can handle him. You just focus on buying shoes.
Study Links Autism to Mothers, Cites Age as Factor
Health & Wellness  (tags: Autism, autistic, children, research, mothers, parents, disorders, disabilities )

- 3921 days ago -
Men and women are equally likely to acquire the mutation that causes autism, but symptomatic autism is three times more likely to occur in men, making women the more likely carriers of the mutations, a new study says. Researchers at Cold Spring Harbor

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