2011-Spring

EEOC Finalizes ADA Regulations

The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 significantly expanded the scope of disabilities protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), essentially overturning several U.S. Supreme Court rulings and invalidating some of the ADA regulations issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The ADAAA took effect on January 1, 2009. The EEOCrecently finalized amendments to its ADA regulations, which take effect May 24. The […]

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Online Course Helps Healthcare Providers Improve Access for People with Disabilities

Ten percent of adults with disabilities in Kansas ran into barriers to health care access, according to the 2009 Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Among that group, 14% said the restriction involved physical access, 6% cited disability-specific communication barriers, and 27% reported having been treated unfairly due to their disability. To help reduce […]

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Friends of NCBDDD Makes Funding Request to House Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, Committee on Appropriations, to Support NCBDDD Programs and Activities

On April 15, the Friends of NCBDDD Advocacy Coalition submitted a statement recommending that Congress provide at least $144 million in fiscal year 2012 to sustain the vital programs and activities funded by the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD). The center works to prevent birth defects and developmental disabilities and help people with […]

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NCBDDD Celebrates 10 Years of Service

April 2011 marked 10 Years of Service for the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD). Over those 10 years, NCBDDD has shone a public health focus on birth defects, child development, blood disorders and disability across the lifespan. To honor its 10 years of achievement and showcase the exceptional work of its collective organizations, NCBDDD and […]

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EEOC Finalizes ADA Regulations

The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 significantly expanded the scope of disabilities protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), essentially overturning several U.S. Supreme Court rulings and invalidating some of the ADA regulations issued by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The ADAAA took effect on January 1, 2009. The EEOC recently finalized amendments […]

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Online Course Helps Healthcare Providers Improve Access for People with Disabilities

Ten percent of adults with disabilities in Kansas ran into barriers to health care access, according to the 2009 Kansas Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS). Among that group, 14% said the restriction involved physical access, 6% cited disability-specific communication barriers, and 27% reported having been treated unfairly due to their disability. To help reduce […]

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Dr. Frieden Welcomes Coleen Boyle as New Director for NCBDDD

In a Leadership Team Announcement, Dr. Frieden, Director of CDC, introduced Coleen A. Boyle, Ph.D., M.S. (hyg.), as new director of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. Dr. Frieden wrote: I am pleased to announce my selection of Coleen A. Boyle, Ph.D., M.S. (hyg.), director of the National Center on Birth Defects […]

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HHS Makes Stakeholder Dialogues Summary Report Available

Four U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Stakeholder Dialogues and Listening Sessions on implementing the Community Living Initiative were held across the nation last year, and a summary report is now available. The Community Living Initiative expands opportunities for people with disabilities and older adults to live in their communities and achieve their […]

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New Documents Available in AAHD’s Health Promotion and Resource Center

The AAHD Health Promotion Resource Center (HPRC) is a free clearinghouse offering contemporary scientific, policy and educational information on disability and health. In April, the HPRC added new fact sheets, research abstracts and best practices. The new fact sheets are on the following topics: Obesity and Disability, Health Screening and People with Disabilities, Health Disparities […]

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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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