ADA brings little progress in the workplace

Reporting at MSNBC, Eve Tahmincioglu says Americans with disabilities still face overwhelming barriers to employment two decades after the enactment of the ADA. A recent Harris Survey of working-aged people with disabilities found that only 21 percent were employed either ...

Survey: ADA has not improved quality of life

From USA Today: A survey commissioned by the Kessler Foundation/National Organization on Disabilities finds that the ADA has not made meaningful progress in improving the quality of life for people with disabilities. The survey shows that more must be done to help people ...

EEOC: Less than 1 percent of federal workers have disabilities

A report released this week by the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) found that people with targeted disabilities still comprise less than one percent (0.88 percent) of the total federal work force. Targeted disabilities include deafness, blindness, ...

Disability Action Center NW, Inc. 20 Years of the ADA: The Fight Goes On! Inside this issue: Community, State and National ADA anniversary events Spokane ADA Event Coalition of Responsible Disabled (CORD) Partner Agencies: ARC of Spokane, Center Pointe, Disability Action ...

St. Louis disability agencies to receive $12.7M

The St. Louis Office for Developmental Disability Resources said Monday that its board approved a funding budget of nearly $12.7 million for 34 agencies serving the city of St. Louis for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011. The agencies will use the funding to provide ...

Center Researchers Provide Testimony on Home and Community-Based Services

PAS Center researchers Dr. Steve Kaye and Dr. Mitch LaPlante were invited to give testimony at a May 27 hearing of the Little Hoover Commission in Sacramento, CA. The Commission, an independent California state oversight agency that investigates state government operations ...

Long-term care: Who gets it, who provides it, who pays, and how much?

Long-term care in the United States is needed by 10.9 million community residents, half of them nonelderly, and 1.8 million nursing home residents, predominantly elderly. Ninety-two percent of community residents receive unpaid help, while 13 percent receive paid help. Paid ...

Super Bowl, millions of viewers caught a Pepsi commercial

During the recent Super Bowl, millions of viewers caught a Pepsi commercial, one that some say represents an historic first. The unusual ad featured a silent, 60-second joke: Two guys drive to their friend Bob’s house to watch the big game. Once they get to his street, ...