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'Charging the battery': coping with a disability and a mental illness

February 12, 2016  |  News

Open and frank stories of coping with mental illness and a disability, and strategiesHow do people cope with the toll that being disabled can take on their mental health? Michael Morrison is visually impaired and describes what he sees as "looking down the wrong end of the binoculars … everything

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Use of Service Animals in Health Care Facilities during Emergencies

February 11, 2016  |  News

Many people, including health care professionals and other service providers, may be unsure of statutory requirements when interacting with an individual with a disability using a service animal.  This fact sheet is intended to clarify legal obligations and etiquette when interacting with an individual using a service animal, with a

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FEMA Personal Assistance Services Program

February 11, 2016  |  News

What is the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Personal Assistance Services (PAS) Program?PAS, sometimes referred to as Personal Care Assistance, are formal and informal services provided by paid personal attendants, friends, family members, and/or volunteers that enable individuals with access and functional needs to maintain their independence. Following a disaster

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IPC open search for winner of International Women's Day prize

February 11, 2016  |  Sports

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has

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Double Paralympic medallist Ingram among four British judoka confirmed for Rio 2016

February 11, 2016  |  Sports

Double Paralympic medallist Sam Ingram is

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Greyhound Will Make Systemwide Changes to Resolve Americans with Disabilities Act Violations

February 9, 2016  |  News

Department of JusticeOffice of Public AffairsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMonday, February 8, 2016Greyhound Lines to Resolve Americans with Disabilities ViolationsUnder the terms of a consent decree filed by the Justice Department today, Greyhound Lines Inc., the nation’s largest provider of intercity bus transportation, will implement a series of systemic reforms to resolve

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