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2013-04-16 12:24:30

WASHINGTON, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, National Council on Disability (NCD) welcomed Rebecca Cokley as Executive Director. Cokley was appointed to the position by NCD Chairperson Jeff Rosen on the recommendation of the Council. The appointment marks a return of sorts for Cokley, who previously served on NCD's Youth Advisory Commission as Vice Chair. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110601/DC11812LOGO) The Council promotes policies, programs, practices and...

2013-04-15 12:22:01

The State Independent Living Council and Independent Living Centers Push for Changes in Transportation SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Elevators on subways stop working, bus stops aren't announced and pathways or sidewalks are inaccessible. Every day, these types of problems create major issues for people living with disabilities when simply trying to get from one place to another. A U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics study found that 6 million people living with...

2013-03-12 23:01:48

UNIVAL announces its Disability Services are now integrated with its new Online Services Portal. The portal will allow clinicians, case managers, providers and others to communicate with UNIVAL over a secure network and avoid using paper documents. Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) March 12, 2013 UNIVAL, an industry leader in IME, FCE, medical record review and other disability services announces their disability services are now integrated into a new Online Services Portal and moved to the cloud. In a...

2013-03-08 00:52:28

An overwhelming majority of Albertans believe dying adults should have the right to request to end their life, according to new research from the University of Alberta. U of A researcher Donna Wilson led the team that studied the views of 1,203 Albertans on assisted suicide, currently illegal in Canada. A majority–77.4 per cent–felt dying adults should have the right to end their life early. "Increasingly, there are countries or states where they are allowing assisted...

2013-02-27 16:25:20

New guidelines offer expanded advice for veterinarians on preferred methods SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Feb. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) published the 2013 edition of the AVMA Guidelines for the Euthanasia of Animals. Led by a 13-member panel, more than 60 experts--including veterinarians, animal scientists, behaviorists, physiologists, psychologists and an ethicist--deliberated more than three years to create the 2013 Guidelines....

2013-02-07 12:24:08

NEW YORK, Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Companies that employ people with disabilities reap numerous benefits. Active recruiting and retention of employees with disabilities, including veterans, can both significantly expand the pool of talent and create new business opportunities, according to a new publication from The Conference Board, Leveling the Playing Field: Attracting, Engaging and Advancing People with Disabilities. Among the poignant conclusions reported: Managers who have...

2013-01-22 12:28:24

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the January birthday of Ed Roberts, "the father of the disability rights movement," Sara Moussavian reflects on the day she was leaving the Youth Leadership Forum for Students with Disabilities (YLF) in 2009, and was asked what changes she would like to see in the future. At the time, she had no idea her answer would be the seed for a statewide campaign. "As a high school student, I was taught about the history of particular movements,...

2013-01-16 12:22:29

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) was recognized by CAREERS & the disABLED Magazine as one of the nation's "Top 50 Employers for Persons with Disabilities," according to the magazine's January 2013 issue. The annual list recognizes corporations for their commitment to employees with disabilities. The magazine's readers nominated the companies that they would most like to work for or believe would provide a progressive environment...

2012-12-04 20:21:05

NEW YORK, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association is extremely disappointed that the Senate failed today by a vote of 61-38 to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110413/MM82757LOGO ) "Opposition to ratification of the treaty is based on several extreme assertions by the far right, including that ratifying the CRPD would endanger U.S. sovereignty and that parents would lose their...

2012-11-27 16:26:03

BALTIMORE, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind, the nation's oldest and largest organization of blind people, today urged the United States Senate to ratify the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Senate voted today to consider ratification of the treaty, which was signed by President Barack Obama in 2009. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120815/MM57966LOGO) Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National...