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as amended, NIDRR is in the process of generating a new Long Range Plan. This plan, to be published in draft form by Oct. 1, 2008, will focus its long term objective on employment of people with disabilities. The PowerPoint presentation below describes the process of creation and the current state of development of the new plan as of the first of April, 2008. Long-Range Plan for Fiscal Years 2005 Through 2009. NIDRR's current Long-Range Plan, the guiding document for NIDRR-supported research, was published in the Federal Register on Feb. 15, 2006. The plan reflects consideration of comments on the draft plan from members of ...
On election night, Merasty's victory was reported as 10,225 to 10,119, a margin of 106. Jeremy Harrison challenged the result, but a judicial recount confirmed Merasty's victory by a reduced margin of 67 votes. 3 On the morning after the election, Harrison alleged widespread misconduct. 4 However, an investigation conducted by Elections Canada determined that no wrongdoing had taken place. 5 As a Member of Parliament, Merasty served on the House of Commons Standing Committee on Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development and the Legislative Committee on Bill C-2. He ...
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Government of Canada Helping People with Disabilities in Quebec ...
The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development, provided an overview of recent measures to promote the participation of Canadians with disabilities in the workforce, during a speech at the opening of Créer ensemble : un gage d'avenir, a symposium organized by SPHERE-Québec. These measures include funding of $8.6 million over three years to SPHERE-Québec for the coordination of projects aimed at helping persons with disabilities in Quebec acquire a wide array of skills and work experience. The Government of Canada will also be contributing $157,094 to the organization for its project Imagine ... market research, surveys and trends
Article: How Much Extra Time? - ADD Forums - Attention Deficit ...
Another fight over extra time on exams has been temporarily resolved, leaving unanswered the questions of to what extent colleges should grant accommodations to students with learning disabilities -- and who decides what adjustments are appropriate. This time the battleground was Princeton University, where first-year student Diane E. Metcalf-Leggette sued the university last fall, charging that it stood in violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act by declining to give her twice as much time as most other students to complete exams -- Metcalf-Leggette has been diagnosed with dyslexia and attention deficit ... market research, surveys and trends

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APRIL 14, 2010 - Treasury Department announced a series of new laws that would prohibit debt collectors from freezing bank and garnishing bank accounts belonging to recipients of Social Security and disability for the purpose of satisfying a debt. The proposed laws were published in the Federal Register and citizens will be given sixty days in which to voice their support or opposition to the new legislation. Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis) chairman of the Senate Special Committee on Aging praised proposed laws that would prohibit the seizure of Social Security benefits by banks and other entities. Under a long-standing federal law, ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
2009 Faculty/Staff Survey on Disability Prevalence,
Thirty-nine percent of individuals with a disability had requested a ... Overall , the survey results mirror the experience of our committee members, ... but lacks resources to rectify problems on campus or develop needed policy. ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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Voters to decide Prop O issue in November
In the November general election, Randolph County voters will have their say on a measure that would increase property tax to generate funds to support county residents with disabilities. Proposition O is a proposed property tax levy of 15 cents per $100 of assessed valuation that would generate a projected $600,000 in locally-controlled funds to provide services and opportunities for Randolph County residents with developmental disabilities. The measure will be on the ballot for the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 2. The county commissioners signed the paperwork today that put the issue on the ballot. Missouri Senate Bill 40, ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
A Backlog for SSDI Cases: Is Help on the Way for Disability Applicants?
One little known side effect of the prolonged recession is a rise in the number of applications for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). In an average year, the Social Security Administration considers 2.5 million applications for disability benefits. But cases were up by 20 percent over the past year and are likely to increase to well over 3 million in the coming year, according to SSA chief actuary Stephen Goss. One obvious reason is that workers who have endured disabilities may decide to seek benefits after losing a job to outsourcing or a prolonged layoff. "When ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

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comply with ADA can be found either through HR's website or through the university's. Disability Resources Committee. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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Joining a filmmaker and environmental activist, a Grammy-winning musician and producer, an advertising executive, a poet and community leader, and a movie theater CEO, ODEP's Assistant Secretary was inducted into the San Francisco State University Alumni Hall of Fame on May 21. The SF State Alumni Association created the San Francisco State University Hall of Fame in 1994 in order to honor outstanding alumni who have distinguished themselves with extraordinary achievements in their professional and civic endeavors. ODEP Alliance Partner USBLN to Hold Annual Conference & Expo in Chicago Chicago's Westin Michigan ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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Any physiological disorder or condition, cosmetic disfigurement, or anatomical loss affecting one or more of the following body systems: neurological, musculoskeletal, special sense organs, respiratory (including speech organs), cardiovascular, reproductive, digestive, genitourinary, hemic and lymphatic, skin, and endocrine. Any mental or psychological disorder such as mental retardation, organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental illness, and specific learning disabilities. Physical or mental impairment includes, but is not limited to, such contagious and noncontagious diseases and conditions as orthopedic, visual, speech and ...
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am a new member...i deal with children with disabilities...i have many cases to be assessed for "dyslexia" i.e 'Learning Disability'....as we live in India, English is the second language for most of the children...there are some children who have poor verbal and written english language...on close inspection i have also found certain pointers of dyslexia in these kids..it is now difficult for me to ascertain whether these kids have learning disability or language difficulty or both?...i would also like to know if learning disability i.e. Dyslexia can co-exist with language barrier... any replies from your side will be ...