Disability Issues Articles


Federal Web Site Links to Programs and Services for People With Disabilities

There are so many programs and services available for people with disabilities that it can make your head spin.

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New Guide Assists People with Mental Health Conditions Who Want to Work

The Temple University Collaborative has written "A Practical Guide for People With Mental Health Conditions Who Want to Work" to help provide that support to people with mental health diagnoses who wish to return to successful careers.

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The Basics of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI)

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is one of the major federal programs that provides monetary assistance to people with ...

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What Is the ADA and Why Should You Care About It?

The Americans with Disabilities Act, commonly known as the ADA, is considered one of the most important pieces of civil rights legislation for people with disabilities.  This is how it works.

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How to Recognize and Prevent Abuse of People with Special Needs

For a variety of reasons, people with special needs are more likely to suffer physical, mental and financial abuse than are others...

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Health Care Reform Offers Something Old, Something New for People With Special Needs

Although it took more than a year of back and forth, a comprehensive health care reform bill and an associated reconciliation bill...

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Insurers Continue Push to Limit Scope of Mental Health Parity Regulations

In the month since new regulations governing mental health parity went into effect, several insurance companies have complained that the regulations go too far in their attempt to limit how insurance companies select and reimburse providers and manage care.

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After Legal Victories, Push Continues to Make Movies and Web Sites Accessible to the Deaf and Blind

Senator Tom Harkin has introduced two bills that would mandate captioning and audio descriptions in movie theaters and on planes, while advocates push for greater accessibility on the web.

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