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Wed05Jul20175:00 pmOn the day of the broadcast, links to the audio and real-time captioning will be available under: On the Air Today.Show details
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The passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has often been called a turning point in the history of people with disabilities. In honor of the ADA Anniversary (July 26), this episode will explore significant turning points in the history of disability in America, including an examination of veterans of wars. Veterans are supposed to be outside the usual understanding of disability, but nonetheless, they have experienced distinctive psychological disorders and considerable racial/ethnic discrimination. What can the treatment and perceptions of veterans teach us about disability today?
Join Larry Logue, senior fellow at the Burton Blatt Institute - Syracuse University and former professor of history at Mississippi College; and William Myhill, Director of Legal Research and Writing at the Burton Blatt Institute, as they discuss how the treatment of veterans has changed since wounded Civil War veterans camped in front of Lincoln's White House.Featured Organization(s):
Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University
The Burton Blatt Institute (BBI) at Syracuse University reaches around the globe in its efforts to advance the civic, economic, and social participation of people with disabilities. BBI builds on the legacy of Burton Blatt, former dean of SU’s School of Education and a pioneering disability rights scholar, to better the lives of people with disabilities. BBI has offices in Syracuse, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta.
Thu13Jul20172-2:45pm ETWebcastShow details
The NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment of People with Physical Disabilities (VCU-RRTC) will host a webcast, Disclosing Disability in the Workplace, July 13th, 2-2:45pm ET. Presenters will review the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) pertaining to disclosure of disability in the workplace, and examine the considerations that workers with disabilities must make in deciding whether to disclose. Registration is free and required.
Mon09Oct2017Wed11Oct2017Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort & the Modern Honolulu
- HealthMatters Program Scale-Up
- Impact of Managed Care
- Longitudinal Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disability Study
- National Health Outcomes Indicators
- Reducing Obesity through POWERS
Department of Disability and Human Development (DHD)
College of Applied Health Sciences (CAHS)
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)
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Chicago, Illinois 60608-6904
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Funded by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living (ACL), National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) Grant # 90RT5020-03