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Provides notable recent reports in the popular press related to quality of services being provided to persons with developmental disabilities.

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Managed by: Rachael A. Zubal-Ruggieri (razubal@syr.edu) of Center on Human Policy, Syracuse University

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Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online) (9 Products)
Electronic Media (13 Products)
Online Forums (3 Products)
Other (1 Products)


Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online)
Apostrophe
Apostrophe is a quarterly magazine that publishes stories by, about and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This magazine highlights the abilities and talents of people with disabilities.
Better Services Prompt Families To Move May 31, 2011
This article is about families leaving Illinois in response to drastic cuts in services.
Building a Comprehensive Quality Management Program
Groundbreaking paper spelling out the essential organizing principals and essential components of a comprehensive statewide quality management system.
Churches mustn't neglect the disabled
This newspaper article explained the need of all church's to be inclusive of people with disabilities. It also explained the costs in doing so. It was written in January, 2011.
Disabled workers paid just pennies an hour and it's legal
This web-based article explains why sub-minimum wages are unfair to people with disabilities.
Marking forgotten lives: Old mental institution graves are named at last
This is a news story about recognizing hundreds of thousands of people who were buried over the past 150 years on the grounds of state institutions for people with mental illness and intellectual disabilities.
More With Disabilities on the Job
This short article explains that the unemployment rate for people with disabilities went down in February of 2015.
Quota For Disabled People In Brazil: An Update Of The Current Situation Faced By The Companies
In Brazil, companies with over 100 employees have to meet certain employment quotas for people with disabilities. In this online news article, problems with enforcing the laws are discussed.
The UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: U.S. Nears Ratification
This article updates progress on enforcing the CRPD in the United States.
Electronic Media (Videos, CDs, T.V., Radio, Websites, etc.)
AAIDD F.Y.I.
This is a monthly e-newsletter that provides short, timely descriptions of news and issues in developmental disabilities from the recent past.
abledbody
This blog is about current topics related to people with disabilities. The entries are organized into the areas of technology, workplace, design and life/culture.
Assistive Technology News
This website lists recent news stories related to assistive technology and other disability issues. It is updated daily.
Delivering on the promise - Report of federal agencies' actions to eliminate barriers and promote community integration
This web page explains the plans of several US Federal agencies to implement President George W. Bush's New Freedom Initiative.
Disability Scoop
This website provides the latest in disability news.
DiversityInc
A website with many articles about employment and people with disabilities. The articles take on challenging issues like enforcing the ADA and disability stereotypes.
Families Pinched By Cost of Special Needs Care
This Disability Scoop article explains how these costs are disproportionately affecting low-income families.
Feud Over Best Setting for the Disabled (Wall Street Journal Article)
A news article from the Wall Street Journal. It is about a debate in Arkansas over the role of institutions for people with disabilities.
GAO Report to Congressional Committees: Business Tax Incentives: Incentive to employ workers with disabilities receive limited use and have an uncertain impact
GAO study finds few businesses take advantage of tax incentives to employ persons with disabilities.
How's your news? On the campaign trail
This video shows what happened when a team of six reporters with mental and physical disabilities interviewed attendees of both the Democratic and Republican conventions during the 2004 presidential campaign.
Inclusion Daily Express
This is a daily online news service that provides information about disability rights, self-determination, and community inclusion. Anyone can subscribe and stay informed through daily emails.
'Miracle' man survived Joplin tornado, but now faces $2.5M in medical bills after claim denied
A news story from the Chicago Tribune about a direct support professional who was working during the Joplin, MO tornado in 2011.
The DiversityInc Top Companies for People With Disabilities
Each year, this website rates the top companies for people with disabilities to work.
Online Forums
Better Services Prompt Families To Move May 31, 2011
This article is about families leaving Illinois in response to drastic cuts in services.
Disability Scoop
This website provides the latest in disability news.
The Right of People with Disabilities to Volunteer
This blog post tells about the discrimination that people with disabilities sometimes face when they want to volunteer in the community.
Other
Abuse Reporting Procedures Mandated in California
In 2002, a new law changed the way in which alleged incidents of abuse and deaths involving people with developmental disabilities were reported and investigated.


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