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Thisabled.com was started almost 10 years ago with a simple belief that individuals with disabilities are contributing members of society. Almost 10 years later, we have not changed our philosophy, however, we have grown to embrace the diversity and power of this community. According to the United Nations, Around 10 per cent of the world's population, or 650 million people, live with a disability. They are the world's largest minority. Here in the United States alone there are over 55 million people with disabilities. Their stories are of importance and significance to us, to their families and friends, and to the world. We continue to believe that through empowerment and societal acceptance there is no place someone with a disability can't go.

Disability News

Medicare, Social Security Disability Fund Headed in Different Directions

Wall Street Journal - 34 minutes ago
But the Social Security disability-insurance program faces a more pressing conundrum. The report projects it will be able to pay only 81% of benefits starting in late 2016 unless Congress intervenes....

The Newest 'Disability'

Wall Street Journal - 2 days ago
The Americans with Disabilities Act, passed in 1990, has always had the potential to morph into a legal monster for employers. In 2008 Congress amended and expanded the act substantially, arguing...

Facts about Social Security Disability

Marshfield News-Herald - 1 day ago
The Social Security Administration recently launched "The Faces and Facts of Disability," an education and awareness initiative to help educate the public about Social Security disability...

Disability Rights Treaty

New York Times - 20 hours ago
It is true that the United States can offer its disability policy experiences on a bilateral basis to others without a treaty. But what the treaty offers is a clear, common language — a common...

Lew Supports Funding Change for Disability Program

Wall Street Journal (blog) - 20 hours ago
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew made news on Monday when he said Congress should “reallocate” payroll tax revenue to divert more money to support the Social Security Disability Insurance fund....

LOCAL AGENCY EXPANDING EMPLOYMENT SERVICES

Auburn Citizen - 9 hours ago
Based on needs assessment findings, CSCAA seeks additional opportunities within the community, through partnerships and collaboration, to enhance services to persons with disabilities. The U.S....

The Senior Citizens League Finds No Support Among Seniors for Likely ...

Insurance News Net - 15 hours ago
A leading proposal to temporarily fix the looming insolvency of the Social Security disability trust fund by reallocating payroll taxes has virtually no support among seniors, according to a new poll...

Disability community marks anniversary of the ADA

Dorchester Reporter - 1 hour ago
Jerry Donovan and Caitlin Weiler: At the City Hall observance of the ADA anniversary. Photo by India SmithOn Thursday, July 24, Boston's disability community met on City Hall Plaza to commemorate...

GAO finds poor railroad disability oversight

BenefitsPro - 23 hours ago
The Government Accountability Office has found the Railroad Retirement Board's vetting procedures for total disability claims inadequate. Among its findings, the GAO said the RRB lacks an...

State civil rights group sues Yellow Cab, Uber, Lyft for alleged Disability ...

Houston Business Journal - 6 hours ago
The Texas Civil Rights Project – or TCRP – and ADAPT of Texas filed more than 30 lawsuits across Texas Thursday in federal and state courts against businesses including Yellow Cab, Lyft and Uber,...

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