April 17, 2018

“Pets on a Plane: Airlines Turn to Government for Help in Taming Rise of Emotional Support Animals”

This article reports on the ongoing challenges and conflicts arising from the dramatic increase in the number of animals flying in airline cabins.

April 17, 2018

“Short Staffing Leads to Long Waits for Social Security Disability Hearing Decisions”

This article reports on the continuing backlog of applications for disability-related Social Security benefits, and growing concern among members of Congress.

April 17, 2018

April: Focus on Health

April might bring showers, but it also brings a focus on public health with observation of Minority Health Month, National Public Health Week, and National Interprofessional Health Care Month. Check out the information and resources!

April 17, 2018

YouthACT Policy Briefs

The Youth Action Council on Transition (YouthAct) published two new briefs, Our Voices Matter in Our Communities and Our Lives in High School and Beyond, which were written by youth with disabilities who want policy makers to hear their voices.

April 17, 2018

Extended Leave as a Reasonable Accommodation: Debate Continues

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has issued rulings stating that granting extended time off to employees with disabilities is generally not required as a form of reasonable accommodation under the ADA. These decisions are in sharp contrast both to the long-standing position of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and some other courts, but the Supreme Court recently declined to hear an appeal from one of the Seventh Circuit cases, leaving the split unresolved at a national level.

April 17, 2018

“Lawmakers Band Together To Defend ADA”

This article reports on the coalition of U.S. Senators, led by Sen. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, who have vowed to block the passage of the ADA Education and Reform Act.

April 17, 2018

TBI Survivors Share Their Journeys Back to Work

This article includes personal stories from survivors of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), as well as resources for individuals and employers.

April 17, 2018

Presidential Proclamation: World Autism Awareness Day

Read the presidential proclamation recognizing April 2nd as World Autism Awareness Day, and encouraging “all Americans to learn more about autism, and find ways to support people with autism and their families and caregivers.”

April 19, 2018

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