Disability Policy

Health of US parents with and without disabilities

Henan Li, PhD, Susan L. Parish, PhD, MSW, Monika Mitra, PhD, Joanne Nicholson, PhD Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 10, Issue 2, p303–307 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2016.12.007   Background The health of parents with disabilities is not well understood. Existing research has used small, non-representative samples. The lack of research using national representative data has hindered advocacy and policy-making efforts. Objective In the… Read More »»

Searching for disability in electronic databases of published literature

Emily S. Walsh, M.P.H.d, Jana J. Peterson, M.P.H., Ph.D.d, Dolores Z. Judkins, M.L.S., The Expert Panel on Health Care Disparities Among Individuals With Disabilities dThese authors were at Oregon Health & Science University when this work was conducted. eThe DRRP Expert Panel consists of Elena M. Andresen, Charles Drum, Glenn Fujiura, Willi Horner-Johnson, Lisa Iezzoni,… Read More »»

Using a participatory action strategic approach to enhance accessibility and participation in arts and cultural events: Results of four focus groups

Nancy Vandewiele Milligan, Ph.D., O.T.R.L., F.A.O.T.A., Els R. Nieuwenhuijsen, Ph.D., M.P.H., O.T.R.L., Carolyn L. Grawi, L.M.S.W., M.S.W., A.C.S.W. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 1, p105–113 Published online: October 28, 2013 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.09.001 Background Cultural events are abundant in a midwestern college town; however, individuals with disabilities have expressed concerns about their accessibility. Policymakers,… Read More »»

Caring for Military Children with Developmental Disabilities Act

AAHD has joined the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) urging Congress to pass the Military Children with Developmental Disabilities Act. The House bill (H.R. 4630), introduced by Reps. John Larson (D-CT) and Tom Rooney (R-FL) on May 9, passed the House of Representatives on May 21 as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization… Read More »»

Week of March 11, 2014

Corporate Websites and Mobile Apps Accessibility: Justice Department-H&R Block Consent Agreement March 6 US Department of Justice announcement. Learn more here. Employment: National Snapshot of Adults with Intellectual Disability in the Labor Force Special Olympics report published in the Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation. Learn more here. Population Health Strategies Stimulated by the Affordable Care Act… Read More »»

Protecting rights and building capacities: challenges to global mental health policy in light of the convention on the rights of persons with disabilities

Wildeman S.  Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law.  J Law Med Ethics. 2013 Spring;41(1):48-73. doi: 10.1111/jlme.12005. The World Health Organization (WHO) has identified mental health as a priority for global health promotion and international development to be targeted through promulgation of evidence-based medical practices, health systems reform, and respect for human rights. Yet these overlapping… Read More »»

“Fast-track” strategies in long-term public disability programs around the world

Rajnes D.  Division of Program Studies, Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics, Office of Retirement and Disability Policy, Social Security Administration, USA.  Soc Secur Bull. 2012;72(1):79-108. Long-term public disability programs in the United States and several other countries have incorporated fast-track (FT) procedures that share a common goal of accelerating applicants through various stages of… Read More »»

Treat me right, treat me equal: using national policy and legislation to create positive changes in local health services for people with intellectual disabilities

Roberts A, Townsend S, Morris J, Rushbrooke E, Greenhill B, Whitehead R, Matthews T, Golding L.  Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Programme, Division of Clinical Psychology, The University of Liverpool, Brownlow Hill, Liverpool, UK.  J Appl Res Intellect Disabil. 2013 Jan;26(1):14-25. doi: 10.1111/jar.12009. BACKGROUND: Creative use of legislation can produce positive change in the lives of… Read More »»

Disability, employment and stress regarding ability to pay for housing and healthy food

Smith DL.  Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Missouri, 406 Lewis Hall, Columbia, MO 65211, USA. Tel.: +1 573 882 8403; Fax: +1 573 884 2610; E-mail: smithdiane@health.missouri.edu.  Work. 2013 Jan 2. [Epub ahead of print] OBJECTIVE: To determine if disability is a significant factor in increasing the likelihood of experiencing stress regarding the ability… Read More »»

Effects of Gender, Disability, and Age in the Receipt of Preventive Services

Miller NA, Kirk A, Alston B, Glos L.  Department of Public Policy, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore MD 21250. E-mail: nanmille@umbc.edu.  Gerontologist. 2013 Mar 12. [Epub ahead of print] Purpose of the Study:We extend research to examine relations between gender, disability, and age in the receipt of preventive services. DESIGN AND… Read More »»