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July 24, 2018
Nationwide Settlement with Learning Care Group Will Improve Integration of Children with Diabetes

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) entered a settlement agreement with Learning Care Group, Inc. (LCG), which operates approximately 900 child care centers across the country under seven brands, including Childtime Learning Centers, Tutor Time Child Care/Learning Centers, The Children’s Courtyard, Montessori Unlimited, La Petite Academy, Everbrook Academy, and Creative Kids.

The settlement is the result of a DOJ investigation following complaints from several parents, who alleged child care centers refused to assist their children with insulin administration by pen or syringe. DOJ’s investigation determined that the organization had a corporate-wide policy of refusing such assistance. The company will implement new policies and procedures to consider requests for such assistance on an individualized basis.

Additionally, the company will provide training to its staff, and pay compensatory damages in the amount of $10,000 to each of eight families.

July 10, 2018
Camber Corporation to Pay $100,000 to Settle EEOC Disability and Age Discrimination Suit

Federal contractor Camber Corporation agreed to pay $100,000 to settle a disability and age discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Equal Employ­ment Oppor­tunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC alleged that the company discriminated against a Virginia-based employee because of his association with an individual with a disability – his son.

July 10, 2018
EEOC Acting Chair Lipnic Releases Report on the State of Older Workers and Age Discrimination 50 Years After the ADEA

Victoria A. Lipnic, Acting Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), issued a report on the State of Older Workers and Age Discrimination 50 Years After the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). The report finds that age discrimination remains too common and too accepted, as outdated assumptions about older workers and ability persist.

July 10, 2018
REV UP Issues Guide for the 2018 Elections

This guide outlines issues, legislation, and regulations that may be of interest to voters with disabilities, advocates, candidates, and the media. Positions expressed represent a consensus of disability advocates and advocacy organizations, but may not reflect the views of all individuals with disabilities.

Aging and Disability: Beyond Stereotypes to Inclusion

This publication, published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NAS), summarizes the presentations and discussions from a workshop on how stereotypes affect older adults and individuals with disabilities and how a person's expectations and perceptions related to aging can predict future health outcomes. The full report is available to read or download.

July 10, 2018
126 Major Businesses Rated “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion” by Disability Equality Index

The Disability Equality Index (DEI), a joint initiative of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN), is a tool designed to help companies gain recognition for successful disability inclusion practices and identify opportunities for improvements. Find out more about DEI, the 2018 “best places to work for disability inclusion,” and how your company can register to participate in 2019!

July 10, 2018
Providing Quality Career Development within Youth Development and Leadership Programs

The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) offers this brief for youth services professionals and volunteers who want to expand career development opportunities and skill-building for the youth they serve, helping them identify career interests, set goals, and prepare for successful futures.

Think College Adds Resources for Families

Think College, an organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disabilities, has added a page of resources and answers to frequently asked questions for parents and family members.