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H1N1 and Seasonal Flu Fact Sheet

The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) has prepared the following information as a timely quick resource to websites and resources on H1N1, seasonal flu, vaccines, antivirals and diagnostics. This page will be updated and modified on a regular basis on our website. Please feel free to circulate and contact AAHD at contact@aahd.us to add additional resources. Please check […]

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Health Care Reform and Disability

Despite broad consensus that the United States needs health care reform, the devil is in the details. Lawmakers have been hard at it since returning from their August recess, but the political parties have yet to come to agreement and much of the public remain confused. According to a Sept. 1 CBS News poll, “two in three […]

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President Obama Announces New Initiatives During National Disability Employment Awareness Month

During National Disability Employment Awareness Month, President Obama announced that the administration is taking several steps to ensure fair and equal access to employment for all Americans, particularly the 54 million people living with disabilities. “My Administration is committed to ensuring that all Americans have the chance to fulfill their potential and contribute to our […]

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Using Accessible Technology to Increase Employment of People with Disabilitie

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) has released a sequal to last year’s Roadmaps for Enhancing Employment of Persons with Disabilities Through Accessible Technology (AT). Roadmaps II describes federally funded AT programs, summarizes some of the barriers that limit the use of AT by people with disabilities and makes recommendations to […]

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Call to Action: IOM Assessment of the Future of Disability

More than 40 million Americans live with a disability today. And unless the United States adopts smarter policies soon, the future will see far more people living with disabilities, many of them facing unnecessary restrictions that could be minimized by acting now. That’s according to a recent report prepared by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) […]

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