I recently rewatched the movie “Meet the Fockers,” reflecting upon the protagonist’s mishaps with airline travel. As Americans, including those with disabilities, who pay taxes, we recently subsidized the survival of the airlines as these private-public entities because of the ...Read More »
Chimes International Ltd., a Baltimore-based nonprofit that supports and provides training to thousands of people with disabilities, is getting a new CEO. Terence Blackwell, who formerly worked with Services for the Underserved in New York, will be taking over the position ...Read More »
SILVER SPRING — A state panel created in response to the death of a Frederick County man with Down syndrome is launching a statewide “listening tour” aimed at improving police interactions with the intellectually and developmentally disabled. The commission is ...Read More »
WASHINGTON — High energy prices and an economy that has been slow to rebound are worsening Social Security’s finances, shortening the life of the trust funds that support program by three years, the government said Monday. Those funds will now ...
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WASHINGTON — Workers in the home health care industry — one of the country’s fastest growing professions — would be guaranteed minimum wage and overtime protections under new rules proposed Thursday by the Obama administration. The move would boost living ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Advocates for the disabled are rallying for an increase in the alcohol tax to help fund community services. Advocates and disabled residents shouted “10 cents makes sense” during the rally Friday in Annapolis in front of the Maryland ...Read More »
ANNAPOLIS — Disabled Maryland residents are calling on Gov. Martin O’Malley to avoid budget cuts to Medicaid that they fear could damage community-based support services and force them into nursing homes. About 10 people held a brief protest inside the ...Read More »