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  • 25 years of the ADA: Time for celebration, recommitment

    By Michelle K. Wolf

    3 weeks ago

    I remember watching the televised newscast of President George H. W. Bush signing the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) into law on July 26, 1990, thinking it was a “nice” law but couldn’t imagine that I would ever be much impacted by its passage. Only a few years later, when...

  • Californians with disabilities want to work

    July 28, 2015 | 10:21 am

    It’s the 25th anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, historic landmark legislation meant to ensure the civil rights of people who have disabilities. Since the ADA was passed, architecture and infrastructure have improved, yet attitudes and opportunities have not. Today...

  • Travels with TOPS!—when every ride is a new spine-chilling adventure

    By Mindy Leaf

    June 21, 2015 | 7:56 am

    It was the thrill ride of a lifetime. With the bursts of speed and sharp, unexpected turns, it left me breathless and hanging on for dear life. The only problem was the sharp smell of alcohol that permeated the mini-bus. And the fact that it was late at night, and our driver kept...

  • ADL, Jewish federations regret failure to ratify disabilities treaty

    December 5, 2012 | 9:27 am

    Two national Jewish groups expressed regret at the U.S. Senate's failure to ratify a disability rights treaty.

    The Senate on Tuesday voted 61-38 in favor of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; but it needed a two thirds vote, or 67 votes, for ratification.

    ...
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  • Geraldo Rivera, Kim Kardashian, Billionaire Justice & a List

    By Ilana Angel

    March 24, 2012 | 8:20 pm

    There has certainly been a lot going on lately, and while all of these subjects deserve an article all to themselves, I am in Mommy mode this week and with my child’s insane schedule, I have opted to throw them all into one blog.  It makes sense really because the one piece that...

  • Life, Death, Love, Hate, Faith & Prayer

    By Ilana Angel

    March 19, 2012 | 9:34 pm

    It has been an interesting 24 hours.  A series of events have made me examine my life and the future of my child.  It has also made me look at how I am living.  Life is fragile, the world is unstable, and no dream should ever be left unfulfilled.  I want to live bigger and better.

    I...

  • Preteen Advocate Educates Nation About Diabetes

    By Nancy Sokoler Steiner

    August 21, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    At first glance, Emma Klatman's summer vacation sounds like that of a typical 11 year old. She attended summer camp and traveled to Washington, D.C. Instead of merely a participant at camp, however, Klatman was a featured speaker. And in our nation's capitol, she came not to sightsee...

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