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Aging and Disability Transportation Forum Series


September 13, 2021
by DD Council Staff

Transportation has always been an issue, especially for those who are aging or have a disability. What can be done to improve this important issue? The Ohio Aging and Disability Coalition (an initiative of the Services for Independent Living) aims to answer this question and provide information to help others to take action!

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Navigating the Maze of Getting Nursing Services


August 26, 2021
by Kim Shoaf, DD Council Staff

Read about a new guide that helps Ohio families find home care nursing services. The guide covers options for nursing services, including private health insurance, Ohio Medicaid and Medicaid waivers, and more.

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Celebrate the 31st Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act!


July 15, 2021
by Ohio DD Council Staff

July 26 marks the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act! This landmark civil rights law works to ensure all people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else. ADA became law in 1990. The ADA prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public.

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Research that Reflects the Rich Racial and Ethnic Diversity of People with Disabilities


June 21, 2021
By Kristi Hill, Deputy Director, ACL's National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research

As the largest funder of disability, independent living, and rehabilitation research in the U.S., we understand that structural racial inequities have shaped the research we have funded and the knowledge that our grantees have generated about the experiences and outcomes of people with disabilities. As a federal team and as a network of grantees across the United States, NIDILRR is actively re-envisioning the diverse, inclusive, and equitable disability research organization that we intend to be. 

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