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    Joint Hearing on Disabled American Veterans

    Representatives from veteran service organizations testified at a joint hearing of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs' Committees on ways to address issues facing veterans. The first…

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    The Missing Piece for Autism

    The Missing Piece for Autism was one of the second prize middle school winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. Will Morrison, an eighth grader at The Davis Academy in Atlanta, Georgia,…

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    Haben

    Disability rights attorney Haben Girma, a Harvard Law School graduate who has been deafblind since birth, talked about navigating in a sighted, hearing world. This program was part of the…

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    Being Heumann

    Disability rights activist Judith Heumann discussed her lifelong work to gain rights for disabled people. This was a virtual program sponsored by the Free Library of Philadelphia.

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    People are People are People

    People are People are People was one of the second-prize high school central division winners in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam documentary contest. Zach Baynham, an eleventh grader at Kirkwood High School in…

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    Such a Pretty Girl

    Nadina LaSpina, who contracted polio as a baby, talked about her book, Such a Pretty Girl: A Story of Struggle, Empowerment, and Disability Pride, on growing up with a disability and…

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    Disabled Workers and the Economy

    The Center for American Progress held a discussion to assess the economic challenges and opportunities for workers with disabilities. Following their discussion, panelists answered…

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    Constitution and Persons with Disabilities

    In 1990, Congress passed the Americans with Disabilities Act, a civil rights law introduced by former Iowa Senator Tom Harkin. In this program, Mr. Harkin explored the history of laws that…

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    Robert VerBruggen on Redefining Disability

    Robert VerBruggen talked about his recent National Review article, “Redefining Disability,” on the need to redefine the disability program. This program is part of a “Washington Journal”…

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    Julia Bascom and Allison Ratto on Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Julia Bascom and Allison Ratto talked about autism spectrum disorder (ASD). April is Autism Awareness Month.

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    House Debate on ADA Lawsuits Bill

    The U.S. House debated a bill that would reform the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) litigation process and provide education to state and local governments as well as property owners…

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    Down Syndrome Research

    Witnesses testified at a hearing on funding for Down syndrome research. Representatives Pete Sessions (R-TX) and Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) testified about their personal experiences raising…

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    Social Security Disability Benefit Eligibility

    The Social Security Administration’s acting chief of staff as well as several career disability claims professionals testified at a hearing on issues of Social Security disability benefits…

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    Equality for People with Disabilities Forum, Part 1

    Food Network Channel Host and Author Marc Summers was among the speakers at the RespectAbility USA forum on equality for people with disabilities. Mr. Summers talked about his challenges as…

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    Americans with Disabilities Act 27th Anniversary

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights commemorated the 27th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) with a report on the ADA’s history and the work that remains.

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    Equality for People with Disabilities Forum, Part 2

    Panelists from media outlets and disability advocacy groups spoke at the RespectAbility USA forum on equality for hiring people with disabilities in the entertainment industry. During the…

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    Endrew F. v. Douglas City School District Oral Argument

    The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, which concerns the level of support public schools are required to give students with disabilities. In 1975…

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    Voters with Disabilities and Campaign 2016, Part 7

    Governor Jack Markell (D-DE) and House Speaker Paul Ryan’s chief of staff Dave Hoppe were honored for efforts to help employ people with disabilities. “2016 Best in Public Service Awards”…

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    Voters with Disabilities and Campaign 2016, Part 3

    Representative Brad Sherman (D-CA) outlined ways the disabled community and advocacy organizations can engage with lawmakers to get their issues addressed in Congress. After Representative Sherman’s…

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    Voters with Disabilities and Campaign 2016, Part 2

    Experts talked about how campaigns and organizations can put together events that are accessible for people with disability. “Don’t Forget People with Disabilities: Ensuring Events are ADA…

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