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8/23/2010 7:56:07 AM - Persons with disabilities can play vital role in Asia-Pacific economy - UN
United Nations meeting which wrapped up in Bangkok today has encouraged businesses to embrace the rights and concerns of persons with disabilities, highlighting the untapped consumer power represented by an estimated 400 million people in the Asia-Pacific region.

8/23/2010 7:41:41 AM - Stem cell hope for spinal injury
Japanese researchers have overcome a major obstacle to using stem cells taken from the brain to treat severe spinal cord injuries.

8/19/2010 7:56:19 PM - Locals join statewide protest against support services cuts
The governor's proposal would have people dropped from the program based on their “functional index score.” Calderon says that these scores were never intended to be used in that way. They were developed in the 1980s to measure degree of disability.

8/19/2010 7:47:56 PM - No place to go: Even severely disabled seniors would lose in-home care under proposed state budget cuts
Despite claims that proposed state budget cuts to programs that provide in-home care to disabled senior citizens will not affect those with the highest level of need, a new analysis by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research finds that even severely disabled seniors will experience a total loss of services.

8/19/2010 10:42:46 AM - Court Forces Social Security to Restore Lifelines
Jose Munevar prides himself on being as independent as possible, despite his cerebral palsy. So when the single father of two teenage girls became one of a quarter million elderly, poor and disabled Americans wrongfully cut off from their only financial lifeline, it became “the biggest nightmare of my life.”

8/16/2010 7:39:39 PM - New law removes disrespectful terminology from statutes
Outdated and disrespectful terminology that refers to persons with developmental disabilities will be removed from New Jersey statutes and regulations under legislation signed Monday by Gov. Chris Christie.

8/15/2010 7:46:08 PM -  Paul K. Longmore, leading disability scholar and activist, dies at 64
LOS ANGELES.. Unable to use his hands because of a childhood bout with polio, Paul K. Longmore wrote his first book by punching a keyboard with a pen he held in his mouth. It took him 10 years, and when he was done, he burned a copy in front of the Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles.

8/14/2010 6:45:51 PM - U.S. Senate Passes S.3304 by Unanimous Consent!
the passage of the "Twenty-first Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010" (S. 3304) by the U.S. Senate by unanimous consent.

8/14/2010 6:39:11 PM - Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disability in State and Local Government Services
The Department of Justice (Department) is issuing this final rule in order to adopt enforceable accessibility standards under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), that are "consistent with the minimum guidelines and requirements issued by the Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board" (Access Board) and to update or amend certain provisions of the title II regulation so that they comport with the Department´s legal and practical experiences in enforcing the ADA since 1991.

8/14/2010 4:37:23 PM - Proposed family court law will help parents with disabilities retain custody, visitation rights
Parents with disabilities face discrimination---- Maria Santiago and her ex-husband shared 50-50 custody of their 12-year-old daughter until he claimed his ex-wife was too disabled to care for her. She said, “I have a physical disability but I have been an exemplary mother. It’s devastating for families to be wrenched apart by an ex-spouse seeking an unfair advantage in a divorce.” Santiago got back the 50-50 shared custody of her daughter only after a difficult court battle.

8/14/2010 4:34:02 PM - Rotary Club of San Jose is planning to develop a new Children's Garden Park for disabled and able-bodied children
Rotary Club of San Jose is planning to develop a new Children's Garden Park for disabled and able-bodied children to be able to play side by side. We would like to invite you to come to our Community Outreach meeting on August 18, 6:30pm-8:00pm at San Jose City Hall. The letter below outlines our goals and interest in your input. Please RSVP to We are hoping that we hear many voices from friends from Rotary, parents of kids with special needs, adults with a disability, and people who work for organizations that help special needs kids. Thank you -- we really want to have a large and representative turnout.

8/12/2010 2:08:36 PM - President Obama Speech at the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act Event
Watch the event's recorded live stream from The White House videos. Length of the video 45:31

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