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Do you have a job? I am sure that many of us do. I am sure there are many of us that love to work at their jobs. Conversely there are many Americans that do not like to work. Being a person with a disability, I have to work. Yet, many with disabilities do not get this opportunity.
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I am sure we all were excited to see the Grammy awards last week. Personally, I could care less. I am actually someone that does not watch that much T.V. I did for some reason want to watch the tributes to David Bowie, BB King and Glenn Frey. I am not that big a fan of any of them but I do appreciate their work and success. Plus, like many, I was shocked by their passing away. However, as I switched back and forth to catch them I did happen to see Mr. Stevie Wonder present an award and make the statement of the year!
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As we celebrate the man who was instrumental in writing the Civil Rights Act, which was signed in 1964 to benefit all Americans, there is still one group of citizens who are waiting for this act to benefit them. These are the 56 million Americans with disabilities who are still waiting to participate in a mainstream society. However, because of the 64 act, steps have been made to address this issue.
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As the end of the year brings forth a new year, we should all take this opportunity to think about how this year has been. Has it turned out the way you wanted? Did you get to accomplish every goal that you set? Did you even set any goals?
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As the famous saying goes “the only disability in life is a bad attitude” therefore disability is just a matter of your perception. The world is advancing and has made some remarkable developments to open its doors to everyone, including the travelers with health disability. All the travel freaks and adventure buffs can take advantage of what the world has to offer and go on, an exploring mission without thinking about his/her disability by following these simple tips that will help them manage their health disabilities while traveling to a foreign land. After all, no disability should stop you from discovering what the world has in store.
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Today, our country has provided more and more youth with disabilities opportunities to be part of recreation and competitive sport. Now, more than ever, laws and opportunities are in place to continue to make this a growing reality.
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I lost my limbs in 1979 due to rare blood disease, what that moment has done is made me a member of a very prestigious club. No, it’s not the 50/50 club in baseball or the AARP club, at least not yet. What it has done is made me a lifetime member of the ADA club. What does that mean?
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In honor of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), I have been reflecting on what the ADA has meant to me. I acknowledge that we still have work to do in order to have complete equal rights for people with disabilities but, looking back, it becomes more apparent how far we have come.
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Service animals are a reliable resource for millions of Americans with disabilities; therefore, it is worth understanding their importance as it relates to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA not only sets the definition of a service animal, it also protects people with service animals from being discriminated against. A service animal is an animal that is trained to complete duties that assist people with disabilities including physical, mental, sensory, intellectual and psychiatric. Under the ADA, service animals are allowed to accompany people with disabilities in public spaces as long as the service animal is under control and does not compromise the health of the environment (such as keeping an operating room sterile).