Under federal law, an employer that is not a commercial facility or a public accommodation is NOT required to make its facilities accessible – until an employee requires it.
A judge has ordered a Philadelphia man and woman to stand trial in the starvation of their disabled toddler, saying the girl looked “like an Auschwitz child” when she died.
US Airways was also fined $1.2 million for failing to provide adequate wheelchair access to passengers in Philadelphia and Charlotte, N.C.
The Washington Post reports that 23% of those with cognitive disabilities are employed, and Wildflour, in Chantilly, VA, is a wonderful model for others.
A Social Security Administration review revealed that Janet Wilson had not reported her daughter dead and was still receiving her Disability and Social Security checks.
A determined group at Gordon College in Massachusetts has developed a new handicapped logo which is being used in New York.
A triathlon is a grueling test of physical stamina, but in some cases, it’s not just well-conditioned athletes taking part.
A Northeast Pennsylvania woman with Multiple Sclerosis battled a pharmaceutical giant, and won, in a case that has changed the employment landscape.
Kathleen Michaud, of Clinton Avenue, was last seen at 1053 Clinton Ave in Bensalem on Dec. 17, 2012 around 3:30 p.m.
Sergeant Mark Lee, an 18-year veteran of the Robbinsville Police Department, is charged with official misconduct, two counts of aggravated assault, one count of endangering the welfare of a child, five counts of aggravated assault upon a police officer, and one count each of burglary, harassment and criminal mischief.
Everyday in Philadelphia about 80 people are ticketed for illegally parking in a handicap parking spot or blocking access to a handicap ramp. That’s a huge burden for the disabled. But the CBS 3 I-Team wanted to know how many people are never caught doing it, and what we found blew us away.
Though not defined as service animals, businesses must accommodate the use of miniature horses provided they are housebroken and the animal’s task is directly related to the individual’s disability, like pulling a wheelchair.
New Jersey has a new law in effect meant to better protect those with developmental disabilities. A registry has been set up that will help screen caregivers more carefully.
The Philadelphia Housing Authority today turned over the keys to newly renovated rowhomes to two disabled Philadelphia residents.