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    Disability in Early America

    Notre Dame University professor Laurel Daen taught a class about how disability was defined after the American Revolution and how federal laws impacted disabled people.

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    Financial Inequities and People With Disabilites

    The House Financial Services Committee Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion convened a hearing with a panel of disability rights advocates to examine inequities in the financial system for people…

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    Experts Testify on Conservatorships

    Experts testified before a Senate subcommittee on the need for federal changes to conservatorships. Nicholas Clouse shared his experience of living under a guardianship, telling the…

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    The Autism Full Employment Act

    Authors Michael Bernick and Louis Vismara discussed how to improve employment programs for people with autism. This virtual event was hosted by the University of California, Davis MIND…

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    Tom Foley on the Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

    Tom Foley, executive director of the National Disability Institute, discussed the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and challenges that remain for disabled Americans.

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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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