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EEOC Sues Muskegon Family Care for Disability Discrimination

Medical Provider Fired Employee with a Disability, Federal Agency Charges DETROIT – Muskegon Family Care, a medical services provider located in Muskegon, Heights, MI, violated federal law by firing an employee due to a disability, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleged in a lawsuit filed today.According to EEOC’s suit, Avis Lane worked for …

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Supporting Nurses and Nursing Students with Disabilities

Supporting Nurses and Nursing Students with DisabilitiesNeal-Boylan, Leslie PhD, RN, APRN, CRRN, FAAN; Marks, Beth PhD, RN; McCulloh, Karen J. BSN, RNAJN, American Journal of Nursing: October 2015 – Volume 115 – Issue 10 – p 11Federal agencies and nursing organizations say it’s high time to put aside preconceptions.Nursing students and nurses with disabilities face …

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Impact: Feature Issue on Supporting Wellness for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Advocating for herself, others with disabilitiesChristy Levy September 8, 2015 Self-advocacy specialist Tia Nelis at the steps of her portrait on the stairs of the National Museum of American History, on display in July.Tia Nelis has spent more than two decades advocating for herself. In the process, she’s spoken up for many others.Nelis wasn’t completely …

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Why do we need national guidelines for adults with intellectual disability and dementia?

New Article Highlights Need for National Practice Guidelines for Adults with ID and Dementia Matthew P. Janicki and Seth M. Keller The NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Developmental Disabilities and Health (RRTCDD)  recently published an article, Why do we need national guidelines for adults with intellectual disability (ID) and dementia? in the open access …

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