Airlines Advised to Improve Access for Disabled Passengers
Airlines Advised to Improve Access for Disabled Passengers
2022-11-17 21:16:23
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON — Airlines were forced to address turmoil about disability access Thursday in Congress at a time they already are embroiled in complaints from employees and passengers. Heather Ansley, a government relations executive for the Paralyzed Veterans of America, summed... Read More

Supreme Court Considers Exception to Veteran Disability Deadlines
2022-10-05 15:11:48
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court heard oral arguments on Tuesday in the case of a Navy veteran seeking an exception to the Department of Veterans Affairs post-service claims filing deadline. Adolfo Arellano served in the Navy from 1971 to 1981,... Read More

Education Dept. Opens Civil Rights Investigations in Five States Over Masking
2021-08-30 18:43:08
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has opened investigations in five states to determine whether statewide prohibitions on the universal indoor wearing of face masks discriminates against students with disabilities. The five states that were... Read More

State News
Gov. Northam Announces $25 Million in CARES Act Funding for Medicaid Day Support Providers
2020-11-12 21:20:46
by Sean Trambley

RICHMOND, Va. — Gov. Ralph Northam announced Virginia will allocate $25 million from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act to fund monthly retainer payments for day support programs that provide services for Virginians with developmental disabilities.  These... Read More

Rice Leads Bipartisan Effort to Address Shortage of Support Professionals
2020-03-19 14:56:33
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Rep. Kathleen Rice, D-N.Y., is one of the leaders in a bipartisan effort to address an oft-overlooked area of jobs development -- the dramatic shortage of support professionals to work with the disabled. Rice, along with Reps. Peter... Read More

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