Looking for a job? Try a federal contractor. The federal government recently issued new regulations that apply to all contractors and subcontractors who have federal contracts of $10,000 or more. These regulations, issued under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, are an attempt to improve the employment situation for people with disabilities. Statistics from 2011 show the employment rate of adults with disabilities …Read More »
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How can this be? Home health agencies aren’t required to do background checks on people who provide in-home care services for people with disabilities? According to a report recently released by the U.S. Office of the Inspector General, that is the reality in 10 states–Alabama, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Montana, New Jersey, North Dakota, South Dakota, West Virginia and Wyoming. These states lack any …Read More »
Meet Jewel Kats, the real life woman who inspired the new Archie comic book character, Harper. Jewel is responsible for instigating as well as inspiring the character. A long-time Archie fan herself, when she saw Dan Parent, the Archie writer/artist, at a comic book expo, she wheeled right up to him, looked him in the eye and said, “How come there’s no one in Riverdale with …Read More »
The venerable comic book classic Archie, first published in the 1940s, has always tried to stay current with our ever-changing culture, and in their newest effort to better reflect modern life, the comic book creators are introducing a character with a disability. Joining the eternally teenaged characters Archie, Jughead, Betty, Veronica and Reggie in the fictional town of Riverdale is Harper, described as a …Read More »
What trials and tribulations do mothers with disabilities face and how do they adapt? What are their actual experiences? That’s the subject of a new book called Disabled Mothers. This collection of 18 scholarly works and personal accounts from Canada, the U.S. and Australia explores and analyzes issues of parenting by mothers with a variety of physical and mental disabilities. The book also delves …Read More »