Disability News: United States and Americas Document List
Updated/Revised Date: 2022-04-09
Summary: Archive of published articles and documents from the Disabled World Disability News in the Americas category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted below by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created.
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Disability News in the Americas Publications - (82 Articles)
Americans No Longer United by Threats from Common Enemy
A series of experiments found that exposing partisans to information about a common enemy instilled in Republicans a more profound distrust of Democrats.
Publish Date: 2022-12-03 - Updated: 2023-01-03
Senator Markey Calls for Biden Admin to Strengthen Protections for College and University Students with Disabilities
Senator Markey sends letter to DOE and DOJ stressing need for stronger policies to avoid limiting students access to higher education based on disability through the use of involuntary medical leaves of absence.
Publish Date: 2022-11-30
U.S. Deaths from Firearms Reach Unprecedented Levels
Study analysis shows the sheer magnitude of firearm fatalities in the U.S. over the past 32 years and the growing disparities by race and ethnicity, age, and geographic location.
Publish Date: 2022-11-30 - Updated: 2023-01-03
Americans Most Likely to Share Covid-19 Fake Information
Americans are considerably more likely to share theories to promote or show support for them and use it as a way to connect with others.
Publish Date: 2022-11-08 - Updated: 2023-01-04
Corporate Vampires Suck Ads
U.S. Supreme Court agrees to take up class action suit filed by HIV patients who claim CVS Caremark's policy requiring them to obtain medications via mail or drop shipment is discriminatory under Affordable Care Act.
Publish Date: 2021-07-11
2nd Round of Changes to Support Healthcare system During COVID-19 Pandemic
President Trump administration issues second round of sweeping changes to support U.S. healthcare system during COVID-19 pandemic.
Publish Date: 2020-04-30 - Updated: 2021-08-23
Action to Support Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities during the COVID-19 Pandemic
$24 Million in temporary wage increases for direct support professionals in group homes and supervised apartments; new guidance for hospitals on families and loved ones.
Publish Date: 2020-04-30 - Updated: 2021-08-23
Millions of Americans with Disabilities Cannot Get Food During Pandemic
Many disabled are vulnerable to COVID-19 because of health conditions, people who are blind and those who use wheelchairs are finding it impossible to maintain social distance.
Publish Date: 2020-04-11 - Updated: 2022-01-24
Disability Discrimination Complaint Filed Over COVID-19 Treatment Rationing Plan in Washington State
Health care professionals in US developing protocols including COVID-19 treatment rationing that will determine who will and will not have access to life-saving treatment.
Publish Date: 2020-03-24 - Updated: 2021-08-23
Trump Seeks to Slash Social Security Benefits for Disabled
Under proposed change the U.S. government would look more closely at whether certain disability insurance recipients still qualify as disabled after they have already been awarded benefits.
Publish Date: 2020-01-15
ILCSC 43 Years of Independence - Awards Dinner a Big Success
Supporters joined in the celebration at Encino Banquet and Garden in Tarzana, to share in the presentations of this year’s ILCSC Awards.
Publish Date: 2019-11-24 - Updated: 2020-06-07
JAR 914: Father Declares War on Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
New Jersey dad declares war on son's incurable disease - Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. JAR of Hope nonprofit funds start of medical infusions to slow rare disease that effects 20,000 in U.S..
Publish Date: 2019-11-19
Disability Affects 74% of Likely U.S. Midterm Election Voters
Candidates for office ignore the disability community at their peril as 74% of likely voters have a disability or have a family member or friend with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2018-10-08 - Updated: 2019-02-10
Morgan's Wonderland Seeks Nominations for Outstanding Benefactors of Those With Special Needs
2018 nominations deadline for Morgan's Wonderland Wall of Fame, which honors individuals from coast to coast who have distinguished themselves in doing great things for people with special needs.
Publish Date: 2018-06-08 - Updated: 2020-01-09
Disability Information and Statistics for Central America and Mexico
Disability information and statistics for Mexico and the seven countries that make up Central America.
Publish Date: 2017-12-23
Urging Congress to Alter Federal Policies that Disadvantage People with Disabilities
National Council on Disability recommends decoupling eligibility for cash and health benefits; amending small business act to benefit business owners with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2017-10-28 - Updated: 2018-03-15
Airport Security Experts, Disability Rights Advocates Call for Emergency Preparedness Training at Key Airports
New report finds less than half of passenger service workers surveyed at DEN trained in emergency response and evacuation and UC Berkeley study shows livable wages improve airport security by keeping experienced workers on the job.
Publish Date: 2017-10-18 - Updated: 2017-10-19
State Revenue Declines Lead to Cuts in Child Medicaid Benefits and Education Spending
Combined cuts to Medicaid and education suggest that spending cuts during economic downturns fall more heavily on children than the elderly.
Publish Date: 2017-07-03
Majority of Americans Still Suffer From Trump Election Results Anxiety
New study shows majority of Americans still suffer from election results anxiety as president Trumps's 100th day draws near.
Publish Date: 2017-04-20 - Updated: 2018-01-02
ASAN Condemns White House Autism Proclamation
Autistic Self Advocacy Network condemns Presidents World Autism Awareness Day proclamation, and announcement that the White House will be participating in Light It Up Blue campaign.
Publish Date: 2017-04-02
President Trump Signs Abraham Gun Rights Bill Into Law
The bill repeals a rule from the Obama administration that stripped Second Amendment rights from certain disabled Social Security beneficiaries.
Publish Date: 2017-03-04
Trump Issues Executive Order to Reverse Federal Agency ACA Policies
President Trump signs executive order instructing federal agencies to decrease economic burden of policies and regulations that impact constituencies of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
Publish Date: 2017-01-24
Pentagon Case May Mean Billions for Women, Minorities, and Veterans
Benefits of winning ASBL case against Pentagon would be prodigious for women, minority, and service disabled veteran owned small businesses as they are currently only receiving fraction of contracts they are legally entitled to.
Publish Date: 2016-12-12
U.S. Elections - Guide for American Voters with Disabilities
Learn how you or a loved one with a disability can prepare for Election Day with this guide from USAGov.
Publish Date: 2016-11-03 - Updated: 2018-03-15
White House Event Celebrates Hiring of 100,000 Federal Employees With Disabilities
White House celebration marks fulfillment of President Barack Obama goal to hire 100,000 people with disabilities into the federal government.
Publish Date: 2016-10-27 - Updated: 2020-04-23
Bridging the Economic Divide for Americans with Disability
Summit addressed financial knowledge and skill gaps of Americans with disabilities and barriers that prevent their full participation in the economic mainstream.
Publish Date: 2016-10-25 - Updated: 2020-04-23
Hillary Clinton Vows to Protect Rights of People with Disabilities
Hillary Clinton outlines her vision for an Inclusive Economy in the latest in her Stronger Together series of speeches.
Publish Date: 2016-09-21 - Updated: 2017-10-19
High Intensity LED Street Lighting: Human and Environmental Effects
AMA adopts community guidance to reduce the harmful human and environmental effects of high intensity street lighting.
Publish Date: 2016-06-17 - Updated: 2022-06-04
Get Protected - Fake Emails From Social Security Scam
The scam comes in an email seeming to be sent from the Social Security Administration with the subject line Get Protected.
Publish Date: 2016-02-09
Call for U.S. Ziplining Safety Standards
As popularity of ziplining grows so do related injuries so researchers call for adoption of uniform safety standards across America.
Publish Date: 2016-01-14 - Updated: 2020-11-20
Executive Actions on Gun Violence Violates Civil Rights
Executive actions on gun control falsely link mental health conditions and gun violence, and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) violate civil rights.
Publish Date: 2016-01-10 - Updated: 2020-11-21
Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence and Make Communities Safer
U.S. White House press release regarding actions to reduce gun violence and make American communities safer.
Publish Date: 2016-01-05 - Updated: 2020-11-23
Wells Fargo 25th ADA Anniversary Events
Wells Fargo & Company announce celebration of 25th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act with events across the U.S.A..
Publish Date: 2015-06-20 - Updated: 2021-08-16
Ending Lives of Disabled Infants by Denial of Health Care - Resign Now Peter Singer
Disability activists urge Princeton University to denounce Professor Peter Singer comments, and call for his resignation.
Publish Date: 2015-06-09
10% of Americans in U.S. Want to Move Out
Nearly 10% of residents dissatisfied with current housing, neighborhood, local safety or public services to the point they want to move.
Publish Date: 2015-03-20 - Updated: 2020-09-30
Quadriplegic Teacher Faces Losing Career, Home, Independence
The Oakmont High School teacher lost everything she has worked for including her livelihood, her independence, and her ability to teach and make a difference in the lives of her students.
Publish Date: 2014-12-31 - Updated: 2021-09-24
Persistent Barriers to Economic Success for Americans with Disabilities
Senator Tom Harkin unveiled a report that he instructed his staff to investigate barriers that people with disabilities face as they seek to rise out of poverty and enter the middle class.
Publish Date: 2014-09-25 - Updated: 2020-12-17
Access for All: Agenda for Americans with Disabilities - 3 New Bills
Senator Tom Harkin introduces 3 bills as part of Access for All agenda for Americans with Disabilities.
Publish Date: 2014-09-24 - Updated: 2016-11-10
Statement of Solidarity with Victims of Police Violence in Ferguson
NCD joins the legion of civil rights and civic organizations to call for greater justice and accountability.
Publish Date: 2014-09-10 - Updated: 2020-12-21
Call for Ratification of Disability Treaty
Senate Foreign Relations Committee takes crucial final step toward ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Publish Date: 2014-07-22 - Updated: 2021-06-19
Swift Ratification of Disability Treaty Urged After Supreme Court Decision
National Council on Disability urges swift ratification of the Disability Treaty after recent Supreme Court Decision.
Publish Date: 2014-06-09
U.S. Ratification of the UN CRPD Urged by AAAS
AAAS Board of Directors strongly urges United States to become a party to United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
Publish Date: 2014-05-02
Counterfeit Contraceptives: 28% of Emergency Contraceptive Pills Falsified or Substandard
Survey of emergency contraceptive pills in Peru found that 28 percent of batches studied either substandard quality or falsified .
Publish Date: 2014-04-24 - Updated: 2021-07-30
Saying No to Sterilization of Disabled Children in Columbia
Organizations reject decision of Colombian Constitutional Court allowing for sterilization of minors with disabilities without their consent.
Publish Date: 2014-03-21 - Updated: 2021-08-23
Implementing Medicaid Managed Care Without Harming Americans with Disabilities
NCD outlines principles to guide design and implementation of managed care services for Americans with disabilities.
Publish Date: 2013-03-19 - Updated: 2021-05-12
Seniors Go Hunger Due to Cuts to US Food Stamp Program
Feeding America warns that pending cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as food stamps) will put many of our nation's seniors at risk of hunger.
Publish Date: 2012-08-26 - Updated: 2021-08-08
Senate to Approve Ratification of Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
U.S. International Council on Disabilities effort to get the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities ratified in America.
Publish Date: 2012-05-27 - Updated: 2021-09-08
Canada Strengthens Ties With Brazil
Agreement on Social Security between Canada and Brazil will coordinate pension benefits and provide retirement disability and survivor benefits to eligible Canadians and Brazilians.
Publish Date: 2011-08-09 - Updated: 2017-12-23
US Deaths Caused by Poverty, Low Education and Other Social Factors
A new study on US death rates finds that the numbers are in the same range as deaths from heart attacks and stroke.
Publish Date: 2011-06-23
U.S. Life Expectancy Falls Behind Healthiest Nations
More than 80% of American counties fell in standing against the average of the ten nations with the best life expectancies in the world.
Publish Date: 2011-06-15 - Updated: 2022-09-03
Brazil's Health Care System Expands Coverage
Brazil has vastly expanded health care coverage improved the populations health and reduced many health inequalities but universal and equitable coverage remains elusive.
Publish Date: 2011-05-10 - Updated: 2017-12-23
Leprosy in US May be Transmitted by Armadillos
Study on leprosy bacteria reports that armadillos may be a source of infection in the Southern United States.
Publish Date: 2011-04-28
HHS Plan to Reduce Health Disparities
National Partnership for Action launches strategy to strengthen and expand community-led efforts to achieve health equity.
Publish Date: 2011-04-08
High Welfare Use by US Immigrants
Data show the share of immigrant-headed households legal and illegal with children using at least one welfare program continues to be very high.
Publish Date: 2011-04-05
Creating Developmental Disabilities Policy
Developmental Disabilities Act Revisited recommends Congress change to develop a more uniform national policy that will support goals of Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act.
Publish Date: 2011-02-19
Mobility Providers Ask White House to Address Gross Mismanagement of Mobility Benefit
Attention must be focused on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services supervision of the Medicare power mobility benefit.
Publish Date: 2011-02-10
Americans Financial Unpreparedness for Living Longer than Expected
Nearly Half of Americans Ages 45 to 70 Have No Plans to Protect Themselves Against Outliving Assets or the Rising Cost of Healthcare in Later Life.
Publish Date: 2011-01-05 - Updated: 2016-04-15
Funded Status of U.S. Pensions Rises to 84.3 Percent
Funded status of the typical U.S. corporate pension plan 3.8 percentage points higher to 84.3 percent.
Publish Date: 2011-01-05
President Signs Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act
Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act law will protect the blind and other pedestrians from injury as a result of silent vehicle technology.
Publish Date: 2011-01-05
Enable America Reaches New Heights in 2010
Enable America launched more new programs and services assisting people with disabilities than in any previous year.
Publish Date: 2010-12-17 - Updated: 2018-10-08
People with Disability Experience Double the Rate of Violent Crime
Nearly 730,000 nonfatal violent crimes and about 1.8 million property crimes were experienced by people age 12 or older with a disability.
Publish Date: 2010-12-09
Is This the Wrong Time to be Disabled in America
The increasing incidence of disability in recent years has increased the need for quality Disability Income protection even more.
Publish Date: 2010-11-11 - Updated: 2013-06-13
Americans Less Healthy Than English - But Live as Long or Longer
Older Americans are less healthy than their English counterparts but they live as long or even longer than their English peers.
Publish Date: 2010-11-05 - Updated: 2016-09-23
Guarantee Women's Access to Health Care - Argentina
Thousands of women and girls in Argentina suffer needlessly every year because of negligent or abusive reproductive health care.
Publish Date: 2010-10-17 - Updated: 2017-12-23
American Life Expectancy Continues to Fall Behind Other Countries
Obesity smoking traffic fatalities and homicide ruled out as causes of failure of US to keep up with gains in life expectancy in other countries.
Publish Date: 2010-10-07 - Updated: 2017-06-28
America, Land of the... Prosecuted
U.S. prisons have filled with more than murderers rapists and violent gang members.
Publish Date: 2010-08-22
Harold Dow a CBS News Correspondent has Passed Away
Well known CBS News Correspondent Harold Dow has died at age 62.
Publish Date: 2010-08-22
Cyclist Breaks World Record
Athlete Breaks Cycling Record from the Northern to the Southern U.S. Border and From the Pacific to the Atlantic Coast in 44 Days.
Publish Date: 2010-08-21
Health Impact of Gulf Coast Oil Spill Hazardous but Improving
Oil spill along the United States Gulf Coast poses health risks to volunteers fishermen clean-up workers and members of coastal communities.
Publish Date: 2010-08-16
Most Livable U.S. Cities for Wheelchair Users
Seattle, Denver, Chicago Among Top 20 Most Livable U.S. Cities for Wheelchair Users.
Publish Date: 2010-07-26
Family Reunited After Wrongful Seizure of Child
National Federation of the Blind succeeded in a legal fight to bring two-month-old infant Mikaela Sinnett, home to her parents.
Publish Date: 2010-07-22
Journey of Hope - Cycling Across the US for People with Disabilities
Davenport Welcomes Fraternity Men Cycling Across the Country for People with Disabilities.
Publish Date: 2010-07-22
Americans Believe Social Life Would Suffer More than Sex Life from Hearing Loss
Americans believe their social life and their safety would suffer the most if they had a substantial hearing loss.
Publish Date: 2010-07-21
Joni Eareckson Tada to Undergo Surgery for Breast Cancer
International disability advocate artist and quadriplegic Joni Eareckson Tada has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Publish Date: 2010-06-24 - Updated: 2015-02-16
Cleanlogic Adds Braille to Bottles of Body Wash and Lotion
Cleanlogic is Helping to Improve the Lives of the 70% of blind adults in America who are unemployed.
Publish Date: 2010-06-17
OAS Participates in Opening of New POETA Center in Peru
The POETA Program objective is to provide access and training in the use of Information and Communication Technologies to people with disabilities to improve their education and job opportunities.
Publish Date: 2010-06-05 - Updated: 2017-12-23
Offset State Mental Health Crisis and End Disability Backlog
Greater Research is Needed for Mental Illness Along with Federal Action to Offset State Mental Health Crisis and End Disability Backlog.
Publish Date: 2010-05-17
U.S. Disability and Veterans Parking Privileges
The laws supporting disability parking privileges are there to ensure that Persons with Disabilities have access to parking spaces.
Publish Date: 2010-05-10 - Updated: 2019-07-22
Americans Live to Work But Don't Prepare for Illness
Few Americans readily make the connection between staying healthy and staying on the job.
Publish Date: 2010-04-30
Sports and Music Stars Drive 6,000 Miles for COPD
Entertainment sports and healthcare organizations have joined forces to screen people at risk for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Publish Date: 2010-02-06 - Updated: 2010-07-08
The Arc Condemns White House Aides Use of R-Word
This is the second serious verbal miscue by the Administration about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Publish Date: 2010-01-28 - Updated: 2010-04-13
Great Lakes ADA Center Celebrates 19 Years of Americans with Disabilities Act
July 26, 2009 marks the 19th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Publish Date: 2009-07-25 - Updated: 2010-05-12
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