General News

Remembering George H.W. Bush

George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States who passed away in November, was remembered by many in the disability community as a champion of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). President Bush signed the ADA into law in 1990.

One NPR interview features disability advocates Lex Frieden and Joseph Shapiro, who knew President Bush and were involved in crafting the ADA, and another features Marian Vessels, former Director of our Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, who attended the ADA signing ceremony in 1990.

A presidential proclamation recognized President Bush’s “great American life” of service.

WV: Remembering Disability Advocate Jan Lilly-Stewart

Janet Lynn "Jan" Lilly-Stewart, well-know disability advocate and long-time friend of the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, died recently in her adopted home state of West Virginia.

Research to Roadmap: Family Caregiving Support

The Family Support Research and Training Center released Research on Family Caregiving Support in the United States: A Strategic Research Plan. The report explores family caregiving experiences, research and development of family support interventions, and areas in need of greater research attention, including underserved communities, consumer direction in home- and community-based services, and impacts on employment.