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  • emBeing Heumannem
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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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  • StudentCam Documentary emPeople are People are Peopleem
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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…

    79 views
  • emSuch a Pretty Girlem
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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…

    436 views
  • Disabled Workers and the Economy
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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…

    185 views
  • Constitution and Persons with Disabilities
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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…

    449 views
  • Washington Journal Robert VerBruggen Discusses the Need to Redefine Disability
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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”…

    511 views
  • Washington Journal Julia Bascom and Allison Ratto on Autism Spectrum Disorder
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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.

    648 views
  • House Debate on ADA Lawsuits Bill
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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…

    384 views
  • Frank Stephens Shares Experience of Living with Down Syndrome at Research Hearing
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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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  • Lawmakers Consider Social Security Disability Benefit Eligibility
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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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  • Forum Focuses on Opportunities for People with Disabilities
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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…

    431 views
  • Americans with Disabilities Act 27th Anniversary
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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.

    513 views
  • Equality for People with Disabilities Forum Part 2
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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…

    560 views
  • emEndrew F v Douglas City School Districtem Oral Argument
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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…

    1,923 views
  • Voters with Disabilities and Campaign 2016 Part 7
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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
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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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  • RespectAbilityUSA Hosts Summit on Voters with Disabilities
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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…

    224 views
  • RespectAbilityUSA Hosts Summit on Voters with Disabilities
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    Voters with Disabilities and Campaign 2016, Opening Presentation

    Following opening remarks from Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, Philip PauliIn and Lauren Appelbaum outlined the challenges voters with disabilities face, in particular participating in rallies, going to the polls…

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  • Voters with Disabilities and Campaign Part 6
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    Voters with Disabilities and Campaign, Part 6

    RespectAbility fellows talked about their experiences in interviewing presidential candidates about disability issues. The panelists also responded to questions from audience members. “Empowering…

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  • Voters with Disabilities and Campaign 2016 Ted Jackson Keynote
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    Voters with Disabilities and Campaign 2016, Ted Jackson Keynote

    Ted Jackson gave the keynote address at a RespectAbilityUSA forum on steps campaigns, candidates, and elected officials can take to reach out to voters with disabilities in the 2016…

    201 views
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