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Disability News: United States and Americas Document List

This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World USA and Americas category.

Though some documents may have since been updated or revised they are still listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.

Publication List

2017-12-23 : Disability Information and Statistics for Central America and Mexico : Disability information and statistics for Mexico and the seven countries that make up Central America.
2017-10-28 : 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.
2017-10-18 : 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.
2017-07-03 : 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.
2017-04-20 : 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.
2017-04-02 : 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.
2017-03-04 : 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.
2017-01-24 : 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).
2016-12-12 : 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.
2016-11-03 : 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.
2016-10-27 : 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.
2016-10-25 : 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.
2016-09-21 : 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.
2016-06-17 : High Intensity LED Street Lighting - Harmful Human and Environmental Effects : AMA adopts community guidance to reduce the harmful human and environmental effects of high intensity street lighting.
2016-03-03 : False Claims Act Medical Device Lawsuit - Record $623M Settlement : False claims act whistleblower lawsuit prompts medical device titan to strike a record $623m settlement.
2016-02-09 : 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.
2016-01-14 : Call for U.S. Ziplining Safety Standards : As popularity of ziplining grows so do injuries - researchers call for adoption of uniform safety standards across America.
2016-01-10 : Executive Actions on Gun Violence Violates Civil Rights : Executive actions on gun control falsely link mental health conditions and gun violence, and ADA violate civil rights.
2016-01-05 : New Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence and Make Our Communities Safer : U.S. White House press release regarding actions to reduce gun violence and make American communities safer.
2015-06-29 : New Leadership & Initiatives for Education & Support of People with Disabilities - NCC : National Childrens Center announce new initiatives as a national model for serving individuals and families most vulnerable to poverty and unemployment.
2015-06-20 : 25th ADA Anniversary Events - Wells Fargo : Wells Fargo & Company announce celebration of 25th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act with events across the U.S..
2015-06-09 : 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.
2015-03-20 : 10% of People in U.S. Want to Move : Nearly 10% of residents dissatisfied with current housing, neighborhood, local safety or public services to the point they want to move.
2014-12-31 : Quadriplegic Teacher Faces Losing Career, Home and Independence : Because she exceeded income limits used by Social Security, Medi-Cal, and IHSS, Jenny lost government funding.
2014-09-25 : 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.
2014-09-24 : 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.
2014-09-10 : Statement of Solidarity with the Victims of Police Violence in Ferguson, MO - National Council of Disability : NCD joins the legion of civil rights and civic organizations to call for greater justice and accountability.
2014-07-22 : Leaders 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.
2014-06-09 : 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.
2014-05-02 : First Case of Coronavirus (MERS) Reaches United States : Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) confirmed in traveler to the United States.
2014-05-02 : 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.
2014-04-24 : Counterfeit Contraceptives - 28% of Emergency Contraceptives Falsified or Substandard : Survey of emergency contraceptive pills in Peru found that 28 percent of batches studied either substandard quality or falsified .
2014-03-21 : 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.
2013-10-16 : Debt Ceiling May Impact Social Security Disability Due to Government Shutdown : If the federal government cannot increase government borrowing authority by raising the debt ceiling Social Security beneficiaries may stop receiving payments altogether.
2013-03-19 : 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.
2012-08-26 : Seniors at Risk of Hunger Due to Cuts to US Food Stamp Program : The Farm Bill and SNAP a crucial safety net for low income seniors who often are at greater risk of food insecurity.
2012-05-27 : Senate to Approve Ratification of the 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.
2012-02-15 : Obama Tells Disability Community "I've Got Your Back" : Leaders of The Arc met with senior White House officials at Community Leaders Briefing to ask questions and discuss issues facing people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
2012-01-28 : 2012 Cost of Living Adjustment for Veterans and Beneficiaries : Cost of living adjustments apply to disability and death pension recipients survivors receiving Dependency and Indemnity Compensation disabled Veterans receiving automobile and clothing allowances and other benefits.
2011-08-09 : 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.
2011-06-23 : 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.
2011-06-15 : U.S. Life Expectancy Falls Behind Healthiest Nations : More than 80% of US counties fell in standing against the average of the 10 nations with the best life expectancies in the world.
2011-06-03 : New Board Members Confirmed - National Council on Disability : The National Council on Disability introduces two new board members nominated by President Barack Obama.
2011-05-10 : 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.
2011-04-28 : 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.
2011-04-21 : No More Government Benefit Checks : New applicants for government benefits from Social Security to disability payments will no longer be able to get payment in the form of paper checks.
2011-04-08 : HHS Plan to Reduce Health Disparities : National Partnership for Action launches strategy to strengthen and expand community-led efforts to achieve health equity.
2011-04-05 : 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.
2011-02-19 : 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.
2011-02-10 : 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.
2011-01-05 : 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.
2011-01-05 : 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.
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.
2010-12-17 : Enable America Reaches New Heights in 2010 : Enable America launched more new programs and services assisting people with disabilities than in any previous year.
2010-12-09 : 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.
2010-11-11 : 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.
2010-11-05 : 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.
2010-10-17 : 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.
2010-10-07 : 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.
2010-08-22 : America, Land of the... Prosecuted : U.S. prisons have filled with more than murderers rapists and violent gang members.
2010-08-22 : Harold Dow a CBS News Correspondent has Passed Away : Well known CBS News Correspondent Harold Dow has died at age 62.
2010-08-21 : 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.
2010-08-16 : 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.
2010-07-26 : Most Livable U.S. Cities for Wheelchair Users : Seattle, Denver, Chicago Among Top 20 Most Livable U.S. Cities for Wheelchair Users.
2010-07-22 : 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.
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.
2010-07-21 : 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.
2010-06-24 : Joni Eareckson Tada to Undergo Surgery for Breast Cancer : International disability advocate artist and quadriplegic Joni Eareckson Tada has been diagnosed with breast cancer.
2010-06-17 : 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.
2010-06-05 : 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.
2010-05-17 : 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.
2010-05-10 : U.S. Disability & Veterans Parking Privileges : The laws supporting disability parking privileges are there to ensure that Persons with Disabilities have access to parking spaces.
2010-04-30 : Americans Live to Work But Don't Prepare for Illness : Few Americans readily make the connection between staying healthy and staying on the job.
2010-02-06 : 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).
2010-01-28 : 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.
2009-07-25 : 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).

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