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News / October 2008 - S. 3668 - Crime Victims with Disabilities Act
« on: December 08, 2008, 12:45:40 PM »
October 2008 - S. 3668 - Crime Victims with Disabilities Act

On October 1st, Senator Joe Biden (D-DE) introduced the Crime Victims with Disabilities Act (S. 3668), which will increase the awareness, investigation, prosecution, and prevention of crimes against people with disabilities, in addition to improving the services made available to those who are victims of crimes. While the Act may not see any action before the end of this Congress, it may be taken up during the "Lame Duck" session after the November 4th Elections. The full text of the bill has been made available by the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) online at www.aucd.org/docs/policy/abuse_neglect/crime_victims_2008_bill.pdf.

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News / ADA Amendments Act of 2008
« on: December 08, 2008, 12:42:44 PM »
ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (formerly the ADA Restoration Act)

Much  happened during the last few weeks of September concerning the ADA Amendments Act. On September 17, 2008, thanks to a tremendous grassroots advocacy effort, Congress passed the ADA Amendments Act, which was then signed by the President on September 25, 2008.

Originally introduced in 2007, the Act faced fierce, misguided opposition from a number of associations. After a concerted effort of advocates and legislators to correct mischaracterizations of the bill, the act gained tremendous bipartisan support.

The ADA Amendments Act clarifies Congress' original intent and restates language of the 1990 American’s With Disabilities Act (ADA) to better protect the rights of people with disabilities. Over the years, the courts have whittled away at the ADA's intended, broad protections, continuously ruling against people with disabilities. There was particular bias when looking at employment discrimination cases. Courts had ruled in favor of employers 97% of the time, often before the person had a chance to show that the employer treated them unfairly, stating that the individual was not disabled enough to be covered by the Act.

With passage of the Amendments Act a greater number of individuals with disabilities will have access to the accommodations they need to pursue employment and life as an equal member of society. For more on the act, visit Securing the Promise of the Americans with Disabilities Act online: www.adabill.com.

Senator Barak Obama, who is a cosponsor of this legislation, released the following statement after passage of the act.

"With nearly fifty-four million Americans living with disabilities, it must be a priority for our government to do everything it can to protect and respect the needs of these Americans. I am proud the Senate passed this Act today to reverse judicial decisions that permit discrimination against persons with disabilities. Eighteen years ago, enacting the Americans with Disabilities Act was a historic milestone for millions of Americans when it was signed into law. It gave Americans with disabilities better access, more opportunities, and increased independence. While we still have much more to do, today's passage is an important affirmation of our commitment to disabled Americans. I commend Senator Harkin, a true leader on this issue, for working to pass this legislation."

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Autism / Autism
« on: December 08, 2008, 09:46:56 AM »
For links to support groups, on-line communities, information, research, books, guides, articles, news, community and internet resources and more on this disability,
visit our NHU page at Autism  :)

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Auditory Processing Disorder / Auditory Processing Disorder
« on: December 08, 2008, 09:45:51 AM »
For links to support groups, on-line communities, information, research, books, guides, articles, news, community and internet resources and more on this disability,
visit our NHU page at Auditory Processing Disorder  :)

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Asperger Syndrome / Asperger Syndrome
« on: December 08, 2008, 09:44:28 AM »
For links to support groups, on-line communities, information, research, books, guides, articles, news, community and internet resources and more on this disability,
visit our NHU page at Asperger Syndrome  :)

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Arthritis / Arthritis
« on: December 08, 2008, 09:43:18 AM »
For links to support groups, on-line communities, information, research, books, guides, articles, news, community and internet resources and more on this disability,
visit our NHU page at Arthritis  :)

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Finances / Share a Financial Assistance Resource
« on: November 25, 2008, 09:47:45 AM »
Please understand that there are many individuals that may be experiencing similar circumstances as you. Each of you may know of a resource that may help others work out solutions to their problems and questions. Please SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE of a great  Financial Assstance resource whether it is a great website, program, job board, or an employer so that everyone in the NHU Community may benefit. If each person would take a little and each person would give a little, the collective sharing of knowledge would make a significant difference for all of us.    Visit our NHU page on General  Financial Assistance for people with disabilities.
  :) :) :)

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Aphasia / Aphasia
« on: November 24, 2008, 12:54:46 PM »
For links to support groups, on-line communities, information, research, books, guides, articles, news, community and internet resources and more on this disability,
visit our NHU page at Aphasia  :)

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For  links to support groups, organizations and on-line communities,
visit our NHU page at Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's Disease)  :)

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Angelman Syndrome / Angelman Syndrome
« on: November 18, 2008, 08:10:48 AM »
For  links to support groups, organizations and on-line communities,
visit our NHU page at Angelman Syndrome  :)

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Amputation/Limb Difference / Amputation/Limb Difference
« on: November 18, 2008, 08:02:08 AM »
For links to support groups, on-line communities, information, research, books, guides, articles, news, community and internet resources and more on this disability,
visit our NHU page at Amputation/Limb Difference  :)

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Find Help / Find Help - Daily Living Tips
« on: November 18, 2008, 07:57:32 AM »
Welcome to Find Help!  Daily Living Tips.  This board is a read only board. 

Do you need a solution to a difficulty in your daily living?  ???  Post your question at the Independent Living Questions Board for others to share what solution they have found that worked for them.   :)

Do you have a solution that you would like to share with others?  ???  Post your solution at the Independent Living Questions Board.   :) We will share these solutions with others on the other boards too.

http://www.new-horizons.org/forum/index.php?board=75.0

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Safety / Share a Safety resource
« on: July 14, 2005, 11:17:43 AM »
Please understand that there are many individuals that may be experiencing similar circumstances as you. Each of you may know of a resource that may help others work out solutions to their problems and questions. Please SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE of a great  safety resource whether it is a great website, safety program or community organization,  so that everyone in the NHU Community may benefit. If each person would take a little and each person would give a little, the collective sharing of knowledge would make a significant difference for all of us.   :)

For more resources, visit our NHU section on Safety

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