Court Agrees that Americans with Disabilities Act Applies to Employment
Press Release – May 18, 2012
National Disability Rights Network (NDNR)
WASHINGTON – In the first case of its kind, the U.S. District Court in Oregon validated the claim that people with disabilities have the right to work and receive employment-related services in integrated settings.
Study Finds Medical Procedures Violating the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities: Stunting Growth, Removing Body Parts with No Judicial Review
Washington, DC – In a first of its kind study, the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) determined that performing certain medical procedures or withholding life sustaining treatment in non-terminal situations without judicial review violates the civil rights of people with disabilities.
A Strong Workforce is an Inclusive Workforce: What Can YOU Do?
Donna Martinez May 19, 2012
And apparently the US District Court in Oregon is in agreement!
From NDRN: Breaking News
Yesterday, the U.S. District Court in Oregon issued a 16-page Opinion and Order
in the case Lane v. Kiltzhaber, 3:12-cv-00138-ST. The Lane complaint claims that
failure to provide supported employment services violates Title II of the ADA
and the integration mandate. The Court granted the state defendants’ motion to
dismiss the complaint, but without prejudice and with leave to amend, while
directing the Plaintiffs how to correct the wording of the complaint. Most
importantly, the Court determined that the plaintiffs have valid cognizable
claims under Title II of the ADA and that the integration mandate applies to the
provision of employment-related services.
In honor of National Nurses Week, WISER is pleased to release the final report from our Nurses’ Investor Education Project, a multi-year financial education initiative aiming to improve nurses’ financial security using educational tools, resources and peer-to-peer training and workshops. Read the report and press release.
A new report from the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER) and the American Nurses Association (ANA) highlights the effectiveness of a turn-key, peer-to-peer financial education program that is helping nurses across the country take action towards a secure financial future.
Do Workers with Disabilities Cost More?
Employers in the U.S. hospitality industry are often reluctant to hire people with disabilities because of preconceived notions that they cannot do the jobs and are more costly to employ than people without disabilities, according to University of New Hampshire researchers.
Health Care Providers Settle with Justice Department Over Complaints of HIV Discrimination
Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 11, 2012
ODEP and National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities (NOND) Alliance
ODEP and NOND recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to promote the employment of people with disabilities in the healthcare industry. ODEP and NOND hereby form an Alliance to conduct outreach, education and technical assistance activities that promote the recruitment, hiring, retention and advancement of individuals with disabilities, including veterans with disabilities, in the healthcare sector.
Beth Marks, NOND President, and ODEP Assistant Secretary Kathy Martinez, sign the Alliance agreement.
ODEP News Release: [05/07/2012]
Contact Name: Bennett Gamble
Phone Number: (202) 693-4661
Release Number: 12-0889-NAT
Agreement supports increased hiring of individuals with disabilities in health care industry
WASHINGTON — Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Kathleen Martinez and National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities President Beth Marks have signed an alliance agreement during National Nurses Week to promote the employment of individuals with disabilities in the health care industry.
Working as a Nurse With a Disability
by Elisabeth Greenbaum Kasson
What are your options if you aspire to be a nurse and are disabled? What would you do if you were already working as a nurse and became disabled? Whether you are living with obvious disabilities such as limb differences or paralysis, or less visible ones such as a chronic illness, sensory impairment or post-traumatic stress disorder, there are few reasons that would prevent you from successfully completing a nursing program, or continuing your career. The field is diverse and there is a place for nearly everyone.
The Future of Disability in America
by Committee on Disability in America, Marilyn J. Field and Alan M. Jette, Editors
The 1991 Institute of Medicine (IOM) report Disability in America: Toward a National Agenda for Prevention identified disability as a significant social, public health, and moral issue that affects every individual, family, and community across America. This seminal volume articulated a series of comprehensive changes necessary to prevent disability in American society. Its recommendations included, for example, the development of new public and private leadership in disability prevention, the adoption of a unified conceptual framework to guide collaborative research, a national disability surveillance system, a comprehensive research program, coordinated approaches to delivering health and social services, and professional and public education to promote enlightened attitudes about disability. In 1997, the IOM followed with a second report, entitled Enabling America: Assessing the Role of Rehabilitation Science and Engineering, which critically evaluated the current federal programmatic efforts in science and engineering related to rehabilitation and disability. The 1997 IOM report called attention to the major shortcomings in the organization and administration of federal research programs pertinent to disability and rehabilitation. In doing so, it set forth a series of specific recommendations for more research, improved coordination, and a need for enhanced visibility of rehabilitation-related research within federal research programs.