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National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative Helps People with Disabilities Find Health Insurance

Navigators and other enrollment specialists can now access better information to help people with disabilities find health care coverage in the federal and state exchanges. The tools are cross-disability programs developed by the National Disability Navigator Resource Collaborative (NDNRC). The 12-month collaborative was made possible by a one-year grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. […]

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AAHD Partners with Two Conferences

AAHD is proud to be a promotional partner for Mental Health America’s 2013 annual conference, Why Wellness Works: Breakthrough and Pathways to Whole Health. This year’s conference will examine current and future whole health and wellness strategies for society at large. There will be cutting-edge approaches and policy initiatives, programs and tools from across the […]

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New Findings on the ‘Female Protective Effect’ From Autism

Boys are considerably more likely than girls to have autism, but scientists have not fully understood the imbalance. According to a recent study led by Elise Robinson, an instructor in analytic and translational genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, females need to have more familial risk factors to manifest autistic behaviors. Researchers […]

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HHS Publishes Final Standards for Data Collection

On October 31, 2011, the department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published final standards for collecting data about race, ethnicity, sex, primary language and disability status. Under health care reform, all health surveys sponsored by HHS must address disability status. People with disabilities have poorer health and poorer health outcomes than others, and a […]

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Making Meetings More Accessible

Accessibility is a broad concept. Some aspects are strictly governed by law, such as the number of accessible rooms or roll-in showers a hotel must have on offer. But much of what makes a hotel feel accessible to guests with disabilities is less sharply defined, such as a willingness to go the extra mile. That’s […]

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Cybersecurity: Keeping Your Data Safe

Many people derive a great deal of enjoyment from posting their personal photos and private information to Facebook and other social media websites these days. And it’s easy for enthusiastic posters to lose sight of the fact that the Internet is a big place with a few shady characters and a very long memory. But […]

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Opportunity for International Cooperation to Advance Disability Rights

The Global Disability Rights Library (GDRL) is inviting human rights, poverty reduction and humanitarian organizations to join a global effort to collect and disseminate disability-related information to those who lack digital access. Organizations need not have a primary focus on disability to participate. The goal of the GDRL project is to bring disability rights knowledge […]

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TeenScreen Promotes Mental Health Screenings for Teenagers

More than 1 million teens in the United States suffer from depression, yet fewer than one-third of them receive help, according to the TeenScreen National Center for Mental Health Checkups. TeenScreen is a national mental health and suicide screening program for young adults developed by Columbia University’s Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The Reasons […]

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FCC Proposes to Update Rules Promoting Accessibility to Advanced Communications for People with Disabilities

As part of its implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA), the Federal Communications Commission issued three Notices of Proposed Rulemaking. The CVAA is considered the most significant piece of accessibility legislation since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. The CVAA has modernized existing communications […]

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Southwest Conference on Disability Now Accepting Proposals for 2011 Conference

The Southwest Conference on Disability is soliciting proposals for the 2011 conference, October 5-7, at the Albuquerque Convention Center. Proposals should pertain to one or more of the conference themes: Inclusion: How we all fit together Aging well with a disability Using technology to promote inclusion Creating inclusive behavioral health services through collaborative partnerships In […]

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