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Service dogs accomplish pretty amazing feats on a daily basis. Bethe Bennett's miniature schnauzer nudged her back to consciousness after a fall. The trained service dog also retrieved an emergency phone list so Bennett could call neighbors for assistance. A pooch named Mr. Gibbs totes Alida Knobloch's oxygen tank so the 2-year-old can dash around with other children. Mr. Gibbs even braves playground slides with Alida.

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Virginia agrees to settlement on services for developmentally disabledupdated: Thu Jan 26 2012 15:32:00

In a closely watched case with implications for other states, Virginia reached a broad settlement with the Justice Department Thursday on protecting the legal rights of people with developmental disabilities, both physical and intellectual. The agreement also will resolve violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Teacher loses church-state employment appealupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 12:48:00

A former teacher at a Michigan religious school lost her workplace discrimination claim at the Supreme Court Wednesday, as the justices deftly avoided the larger questions raised in the church-state dispute.

Disability law should cover pregnant workersupdated: Tue Jan 10 2012 11:00:00

In most of the country, employers can force pregnant workers out of the workplace when their pregnancy interferes with their normal job duties.

High court hears church-state appeal over 'ministerial' employeeupdated: Wed Oct 05 2011 14:46:00

Few issues divide the Supreme Court -- and the country at large -- more than church-state matters, and arguments before the Supreme Court on Wednesday involving a workplace discrimination lawsuit against a Lutheran church proved especially touchy.

Fortune: Should you reveal a disability during the job search?updated: Mon May 09 2011 17:59:00

Dear Annie: I have an unusual problem, but I hope you and your readers can give me some pointers. The situation is this: I suffer from fibromyalgia, which occasionally (about twice a month, on average) is so painful that I literally can't move.

Hilton agrees to improve facilities for the disabledupdated: Tue Nov 09 2010 16:55:00

The Hilton hotel chain has reached an agreement with the federal government to make changes in about 900 hotels nationwide to further accommodate guests and visitors with disabilities, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.

Obama signs bill expanding tech access for disabledupdated: Fri Oct 08 2010 14:37:00

President Obama signed legislation Friday designed to expand access to television, the internet and various other telecommunications technologies for Americans with disabilities.

Important updates to Disabilities Actupdated: Mon Jul 26 2010 19:45:00

President Obama announces sweeping improvements to the ADA on the 20th anniversary of the legislation's passing.

I'm a person, not a conditionupdated: Mon Jul 26 2010 19:45:00

As I sat on the White House lawn 20 years ago and watched President George H.W. Bush sign the Americans with Disabilities Act into law, I knew it was a grand day for disabled people. However, I also knew that we still had a long way to go.

Obama marks 20th anniversary of landmark disabled rights lawupdated: Mon Jul 26 2010 19:43:00

President Barack Obama commemorated Monday's 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act by signing an executive order to increase government employment of disabled people.

ADA: 20 years laterupdated: Mon Jul 26 2010 14:33:00

It's been 20 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act became law. Is it working? CNN's Kyra Phillips reports

Are disabled still at risk in disasters?updated: Mon Jul 26 2010 13:20:00

Benilda Caixeta, who was paralyzed from her shoulders down, was one of many residents of New Orleans, Louisiana, still trying to evacuate when Hurricane Katrina struck on August 29, 2005. But despite her repeated calls to the local transportation system that served people with disabilities, as well as to 911, help never arrived. She was found dead in her apartment several days later, floating next to her wheelchair.

Disabilities debate rages 20 years laterupdated: Mon Jul 26 2010 11:43:00

When President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act on July 26, 1990, he addressed concerns the sweeping civil rights law would be ''too vague or costly, or may lead endlessly to litigation.''

Vehicle designed 'from the ground up' for people in wheelchairsupdated: Mon Jul 26 2010 01:59:00

Two decades ago, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law, becoming a hallmark of American civil rights legislation.

Ted Kennedy's triumphs, trials captured on videoupdated: Wed Aug 26 2009 22:51:00

Sen. Edward Kennedy, the patriarch of the first family of Democratic politics, died Tuesday night at his home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, after a 15-month battle with brain cancer. He was 77.

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