Sharing! Updates: World Cerebral Palsy Day, National Disability Employment Awareness Month, & Curbing Disability Bias among Health Care Providers
Join World Cerebral Palsy Day
World Cerebral Palsy Day is a social movement, of, by and for the CP community. Our vision is to ensure that everyone with CP has the same rights, access and opportunities as anyone else. Our campaign empowers you take action locally and, in doing so, help to build the global movement for change. Six key areas are critical to our collective success: Public awareness; civil rights; Medical/Therapeutic; Quality of Life; Education and Contribution. One of the easiest ways to be part of the World CP Day movement is to visit the website and Join Us on the Map!
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This is a time to celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. The (NDEAM) has been celebrated every year since 1945.
New Proposal Aims To Curb Disability Bias among Health Care Providers
The Obama administration is taking new steps to ensure that people with disabilities don’t face discrimination at the doctor’s ofﬁce. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has put forward new regulations clarifying protections for people with disabilities when it comes to health care and insurance coverage. Speciﬁcally, the proposal published in the Federal Register mandates that health care providers “make reasonable modiﬁcations in policies, practices or procedures when necessary to avoid discrimination on the basis of disability.”