Elwood Wheelchair Basketball Players Dribble for Disability Awareness

A team of 14 Elwood students and faculty competed against the National Wheelchair Association Nassau County Kings men’s team to celebrate disability awareness month. Elwood Special Education Parent-Teacher Association sponsored the wheelchair basketball game, which was held on Monday, April 30.The team, the Elwood Knight Riders, was coached by Elwood Middle School student Meghan Chiodo.… Read More Elwood Wheelchair Basketball Players Dribble for Disability Awareness

Qdoba Worker Feeds Customer With Disability, Reminds Us All To ‘Help Someone Today’

A worker in a Qdoba fast food restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky was caught on video feeding a customer who was unable to feed herself. Ridge Quarles told WAVE 3, the local NBC station, that the customer was a regular who traveled to the restaurant via a bus used by people with disabilities. Source : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/13/qdoba-worker-feeds-customer-ridge-quarles_n_7279850.html?ir=India&adsSiteOverride=in

NYC police, fire unions: De Blasio disability benefits proposal ‘unacceptable’

Fire and police union leaders Wednesday criticized a new proposal by Mayor Bill de Blasio to improve disability benefits for newer members hurt on the job as “unacceptable,” saying his plan still leaves in place a disparity with more senior employees. De Blasio’s office wants to change state law to boost benefits available to uniformed… Read More NYC police, fire unions: De Blasio disability benefits proposal ‘unacceptable’

Opponents of payment scheme have deprived workers with disability

Josh Bornstein’s spray against Australian Disability Enterprises and the government’s payment scheme for workers with disability on these pages on Thursday conveniently hides his true intention – to remove choice for people with disability. Those who oppose the payment scheme may not like to admit it, but their ongoing lobbying against the scheme has had… Read More Opponents of payment scheme have deprived workers with disability