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2011-06-16 08:00:00

CHICAGO, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A groundbreaking Consent Decree in Ligas v. Hamos, finalized in the federal district court in Chicago, will dramatically expand community living options for people with developmental disabilities, while assuring that those who choose to live in larger facilities may continue to do so. The Consent Decree gives individuals with developmental disabilities who currently live in large private, but state supported, facilities known as Intermediate Care...

2011-06-10 11:30:00

ARLINGTON, Va., June 10, 2011/PRNewswire/ -- BNA Books, a division of specialized news and information publisher BNA, announced today the publication of The Pregnancy Discrimination Act: A Guide for Plaintiff Employment Lawyers, a detailed examination of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and the established and cutting-edge litigation issues arising under it, with practice pointers for plaintiffs. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090105/56509LOGO) Pregnancy...

2011-06-01 10:05:00

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This day marks the 21st anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which guarantees equal opportunity for people with disabilities in public accommodations, commercial facilities, employment, transportation, state and local government services and telecommunications. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) Population Distribution 36 million Number of people who have a disability. They...

2011-05-25 09:23:00

NEW YORK, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association will present the 4th Annual Disability Leadership and Policy Summit on June 1st at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY, focusing on protecting the rights to employment, transportation, and healthcare of people with disabilities. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110413/MM82757LOGO ) The Summit, co-hosted by Hofstra University's Rehabilitation Program, will feature a panel of national leading experts...

2011-04-13 08:00:00

NEW YORK, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association will present the 2nd Annual Disability Leadership and Policy Summit on April 21st in Philadelphia, focusing on employment as the gateway to empowerment and independence. The Summit, co-hosted by Temple University, will feature a panel of national leading experts discussing programs and policies that will lead to new employment opportunities for people with disabilities and veterans. A variety of exhibitors will...

2011-04-02 00:00:28

The new guide incorporates recent changes in Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) rules as they apply to small businesses, say experts at TrackSmart.com Sunrise, Fl (Vocus/PRWEB) April 01, 2011 According to the small business employee attendance experts at TrackSmart.com, small business managers and owners now have a new guide to help them understand the often complex ADA rules as they apply to small businesses. The new guide, called the ADA Update: A Primer for Small Business, describes...

2011-03-31 11:55:00

University of Pittsburgh Researchers, Consumers, Clinicians, and Policymakers Focus on New Approaches that Advance Independent Living for People with Disabilities WASHINGTON, March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is pleased to announce it will sponsor the first telerehabilitation conference to be held in Washington, D.C., on April 1. The one day policy conference will educate, generate advocacy for and disseminate knowledge...

2011-03-11 00:00:29

Multiple Sessions Address Changing Regulations and Best Practices Nashua, NH (PRWEB) March 10, 2011 HiSoftware Inc., a leading provider of Web content and social computing compliance software, has been selected to present two sessions at CSUN 2011: The 26th Annual International Technology & Persons with Disabilities Conference, March 14 "“ 19, 2011 in San Diego, California. HiSoftware was chosen to present on multiple topics at the conference. The first session, entitled,...

2011-02-15 11:31:00

Money to fund leadership opportunities for students with disabilities in the nation's capital WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is excited to announce the investment of $600,000 from Walmart, with support from the Walmart Foundation, to support a significant expansion of AAPD's internship opportunities in public service for students with disabilities. Working together over the next two years, AAPD and Walmart...

2011-02-02 00:00:48

The Chicago Community Trust has released Renewing the Commitment: An ADA Compliance Guide for Nonprofits, an online publication intended to assist and help others in understanding the principles of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). (Vocus/PRWEB) February 01, 2011 The Chicago Community Trust, the region's community foundation, has released Renewing the Commitment: An ADA Compliance Guide for Nonprofits, an online publication intended to assist nonprofits and others in understanding...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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