Archive for January, 2013

A Few Facts About Disabilities

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A Few Facts About Disabilities

There are 60,000,000 people in America with disabilities, of those:

  • 48,000,000 have invisible disabilities
  • 20,000,000 have cognitive disabilities
  • 7,000,000 have Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • 500,000 are veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury or Post-traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI), or both
  • 65% of companies do not track these disabilities

Federal regulations may soon require that companies with government contracts demonstrate that at least 7% of their workforce is comprised of people with disabilities.  Because of the ...

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Disability Power and Pride Inaugural Ball

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On January 19th I had the great pleasure of attending the second Disability Power and Pride Inaugural Ball at the National Press Club in Washington DC. The American Association of People with Disabilities was a co-sponsor of the Ball. Power and Pride instituted the ball four years ago to demonstrate the political unity and diversity of the disability community.

The ball was a chance to have fun and celebrate – and what a great time was had by ...

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At the PABI Conference

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At the PABI Conference

I had the great pleasure of attending the January 8th, 2013 Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury (PABI) conference in New York city.  The PABI project and the PABI plan were initiated by Patrick Donohue, the founder of The Sarah Jane Brain Foundation, and the father of Sarah Jane Donohue, who suffered a brain injury as an infant, when she was brutally shaken by a babysitter.

Rep. Leonard Lance (R, NJ-07) introduced the National PABI Plan Act ...

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