Road Worrier: NC DMV creates limbo for drivers with disabilities

RALEIGH — Once a year, every year, the state Division of Motor Vehicles threatens to cancel Pam Dickens’ license to drive.That’s how DMV’s Medical Evaluation Program works. It sends out letters to selected licensed drivers with some version of this ultimatum: You have 30 days to prove you’re still a safe driver.Some drivers who fall… Read More Road Worrier: NC DMV creates limbo for drivers with disabilities

After Month of War, Gaza’s Disabled Face Shortages, Isolation

Gaza:  The attack came from the air in the afternoon, smashing Jamal Doghmosh’s Gaza workshop to pieces, pitting his chest with shrapnel and severing his left arm.When the 48-year-old Palestinian mechanic woke up in hospital, he could not hear properly and found that three fingers from his right hand were also gone.”It is not possible… Read More After Month of War, Gaza’s Disabled Face Shortages, Isolation

St John’s opens Oncology Centre, unit for disability, plans for e-library & clinical skill lab in its 50th year

St. John’s Medical College in its golden jubilee year 2014-15 has already opened the St John’s Oncology Centre, Unit of Hope for treatment of children with disabilities, renovated its auditorium and students’ dining hall last year. Now it is gearing up to commission its  new e-library facility and establishing a clinical skill laboratory to meet… Read More St John’s opens Oncology Centre, unit for disability, plans for e-library & clinical skill lab in its 50th year

Schumer: Over 425K New Yorkers in the City with Disabilities, Like Autism, Down Syndrome & Fragile-X, Face Huge Financial Burden For Special…

chumer: Over 425K New Yorkers in the City with Disabilities, Like Autism, Down Syndrome & Fragile-X, Face Huge Financial Burden For Special Education, Healthcare, Transportation & MoreWASHINGTON, Aug. 5 — The office of Sen. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., issued the following news release:U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced his support for bipartisan legislation that… Read More Schumer: Over 425K New Yorkers in the City with Disabilities, Like Autism, Down Syndrome & Fragile-X, Face Huge Financial Burden For Special…

Hay residents with a disability struggling to access medical services

Around 40 residents recently voiced their concerns during public meetings to discuss the Hay Shire Council’s ‘Accessibility Action Plan’.The plan aims to improve how services can be improved for people with mental or physical disabilities.Director of Community development, Jack Terblanche says the plan will be completed by the end of September and then put on… Read More Hay residents with a disability struggling to access medical services

Employers can reach out to workers with disabilities

  This week marks the anniversary of the passage of landmark legislation enlarging America’s ideal of equality — the Americans with Disabilities ActDisability is not a medical condition, disease or the terminology assigned to it. For instance, in my case, degenerative disk disorder isn’t a disability.I can’t sit for long periods of time. This isn’t… Read More Employers can reach out to workers with disabilities