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OFCCP Publishes Proposal to Improve Job Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities

OFCCP Publishes Proposal to Improve Job Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilitieshttp://www.dol.gov/ofccp/503/ The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing a new rule that would require federal contractors and subcontractors to set a hiring goal of having 7 percent of their workforces be people with disabilities, among other requirements. The department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs …

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Additional Federal Attention Needed to Help Protect Access for Students with Disabilities

Charter schools enrolled a lower percentage of students with disabilities than traditional public schools, but little is known about the factors contributing to these differences. In school year 2009-2010, which was the most recent data available at the time of our review, approximately 11 percent of students enrolled in traditional public schools were students with …

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Court Agrees that Americans with Disabilities Act Applies to Employment

Court Agrees that Americans with Disabilities Act Applies to Employment Press Release – May 18, 2012National Disability Rights Network (NDNR) WASHINGTON – In the first case of its kind, the U.S. District Court in Oregon validated the claim that people with disabilities have the right to work and receive employment-related services in integrated settings.

A Strong Workforce is an Inclusive Workforce: What Can YOU Do?

A Strong Workforce is an Inclusive Workforce: What Can YOU Do?Donna Martinez May 19, 2012 And apparently the US District Court in Oregon is in agreement! From NDRN: Breaking News Yesterday, the U.S. District Court in Oregon issued a 16-page Opinion and Order in the case Lane v. Kiltzhaber, 3:12-cv-00138-ST. The Lane complaint claims that …

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Working as a Nurse With a Disability

Working as a Nurse With a Disabilityby Elisabeth Greenbaum Kasson What are your options if you aspire to be a nurse and are disabled? What would you do if you were already working as a nurse and became disabled? Whether you are living with obvious disabilities such as limb differences or paralysis, or less visible …

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A Chance to See Disabilities as Assets

A Chance to See Disabilities as AssetsBy PEGGY KLAUSNew York TimesPublished: February 4, 2012 MANY people know of Berkeley, Calif., as the birthplace, in the 1960’s, of the Free Speech Movement. Fewer people know that Berkeley also played a major role in the disability rights movement. It was here, also in the ’60s, that Ed …

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The Americans with Disabilities Act and Afterwards: Disabilities in Medical Education and Practice

Disabilities-in-Medical-Education-and-Practice-Disabilities–Looking-Back-and-Looking-Ahead Disabilities: Looking Back and Looking Ahead Sue Sun Yom, MA, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Neither numbers nor definitions come easily when considering disabilities. Although 35 to 49 million Americans are formally classified as disabled,1 many more disabilities may be unreported or undiagnosed. Disabilities differ in kind and degree of functional impairment and …

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