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ADA Celebrates 22 Years

Legislation Started in 1990 Helps Create Equal Opportunities and Access for All People With Disabilities

July 26 marked the 22nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). In 1990, the act was signed into law and marked a step toward creating equal opportunities and public access for people with disabilities.

Illinois High School Athletes With Disabilities Get Expanded Opportunities This School Year

After convening an ad-hoc committee of school administrators, the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) has decided to launch a state finals pilot program for student athletes with disabilities for the 2012-2013 school year.

Ohio Approves Wheelchair Track and Field Events

Ohio high school wheelchair athletes now have eight championship finals of in track and field.

Lyrica Approved for SCI Neuropathic Pain

People with spinal cord injury (SCI) now have a new drug to address neuropathic pain. In June, the FDA approved Lyrica (pregabalin) capsules.

Parkinson Society Canada Introduces Parkinson's Disease Guidelines

Parkinson Society Canada has released the first Canadian Guidelines on Parkinson's Disease to help provide consistent diagnosing and treating.

Reach out to Congress to Support Complex Rehab Technology Act

The National Coalition for Assistive and Rehab Technology (NCART) wants you to join the fight to support legislation for a separate benefit category for complex rehab technology.

Study: Sensor Technology Could Help Aging Adults Stay Independent

Researchers at the University of Missouri are trying to extend how long seniors can continue to live at home and maintain independence through motion-sensing technology.

Team USA Announces Tennis Team for Paralympics

Nine players have been selected to represent the United States in tennis at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London

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Adaptive Playground Opens in Wyomissing, Pa., July 7

IM ABLE Foundation’s first Get Up and Move Day kicks off at Opportunity House from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 7.

Disability Orgs Applaud Supreme Court Ruling on Affordable Care Act

The ruling means Americans of all abilities will have access to affordable healthcare coverage.