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Are you keeping up-to-date on your COVID vaccine?

How the Supreme Court is setting back disability rights-without even trying

U.S. Access Board Seeks Information on Low Transfer Surface Height for Medical Diagnostic Equipment

FDA authorizes second booster shot for people age 50 and up

Federal Judge rules in favor of parents in mask lawsuit

Department of Transportation to Hold Public Meeting on Air Travel by Persons Who Use Wheelchairs

Parents of disabled students sue Virginia Governor

DOJ settles discrimination claims against 19 business owners

Additional Protections for Workers with Disabilities in Virginia

The Safety Net Program Congress Forgot

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Are you keeping up-to-date on your COVID vaccine?

Oct 6 2022

Stay Up to Date with COVID-19 Vaccines Including Boosters

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How the Supreme Court is setting back disability rights-without even trying

Jul 5 2022

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The rightward shift in the court that made the Dobbs decision possible, and the fact that the author of the Olmstead dissent has outlasted all the justices who supported it, shows how endangered disability rights are and explains why many people within the community are afraid the ADA is next on the chopping block.

U.S. Access Board Seeks Information on Low Transfer Surface Height for Medical Diagnostic Equipment

May 20 2022

The U.S. Access Board currently has an open comment period through , 2022 regarding the appropriate low-height of medical diagnostic equipment with transfer surfaces, including examination tables and chairs and diagnostic imaging medical equipment with tables, so that the equipment can be adjusted to accommodate the broadest range of users. Read More

FDA authorizes second booster shot for people age 50 and up

Mar 29 2022

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave the green light on Tuesday to a second coronavirus vaccine booster shot for people aged 50 and older in an effort to ward off another potential spike in infections due to a subvariant of omicron. Read More

Federal Judge rules in favor of parents in mask lawsuit

Mar 24 2022

Virginia state officials will not be allowed to prevent or limit 10 school divisions from considering mask requirements as an accommodation for some students with disabilities, under a federal injunction. Read More

Department of Transportation to Hold Public Meeting on Air Travel by Persons Who Use Wheelchairs

Mar 17 2022

VIRTUAL MEETING REGARDING AIR TRAVEL

Parents of disabled students sue Virginia Governor

Feb 2 2022

SEVEN SCHOOL BOARDS SUE VIRGINIA GOVERNOR

DOJ settles discrimination claims against 19 business owners

Jun 8 2021

DOJ makes moves to assure access in DC, Maryland, and Virginia businesses.

Additional Protections for Workers with Disabilities in Virginia

May 19 2021

Virginia companies employing five or more workers will need to comply with the addition of “disability” as a protected characteristic to the Virginia Human Rights Act effective July 1.

The Safety Net Program Congress Forgot

Apr 26 2021

https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/politics/550027-the-safety-net-program-congress-forgot?fbclid=IwAR3qyOrAGOzZ3BYCb7ZgPLxURr7OIW3u-ZruKfhASL13sLk5I4UvWGztpec

Due to the neglect of the SSI program and other programs which were meant to support the disabled population, millions of people have been forced to live in abject poverty within the richest nation in the world. They must live on outdated and below poverty level checks from the government. But if they try to supplement their menial incomes, they are penalized for the effort.