Press Release - May 18, 2012
National Disability Rights Network (NDNR)
WASHINGTON – In the first case of its kind, the U.S. District Court in Oregon validated the claim that people with disabilities have the right to work and receive employment-related services in integrated settings.
Study Finds Medical Procedures Violating the Civil Rights of People with Disabilities: Stunting Growth, Removing Body Parts with No Judicial Review
Washington, DC – In a first of its kind study, the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) determined that performing certain medical procedures or withholding life sustaining treatment in non-terminal situations without judicial review violates the civil rights of people with disabilities. Read More...
Donna Martinez May 19, 2012
And apparently the US District Court in Oregon is in agreement!
From NDRN: Breaking News
Yesterday, the U.S. District Court in Oregon issued a 16-page Opinion and Order in the case Lane v. Kiltzhaber, 3:12-cv-00138-ST. The Lane complaint claims that failure to provide supported employment services violates Title II of the ADA and the integration mandate. The Court granted the state defendants’ motion to dismiss the complaint, but without prejudice and with leave to amend, while directing the Plaintiffs how to correct the wording of the complaint. Most importantly, the Court determined that the plaintiffs have valid cognizable claims under Title II of the ADA and that the integration mandate applies to the provision of employment-related services.
U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Disability Employment Policy Signs Alliance Agreement with National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities
ODEP News Release: [05/07/2012]
Contact Name: Bennett Gamble
Phone Number: (202) 693-4661
Release Number: 12-0889-NAT
Agreement supports increased hiring of individuals with disabilities in health care industry
WASHINGTON — Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Kathleen Martinez and National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities President Beth Marks have signed an alliance agreement during National Nurses Week to promote the employment of individuals with disabilities in the health care industry.
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September 21, 2011
President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts
Karen J. McCulloh, Appointee for Member, Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled
Karen J. McCulloh consults as a Diversity and Inclusion Specialist with businesses and nonprofit organizations to educate on the inclusion of people with disabilities into the labor force. Ms. McCulloh was the founding Executive Director of disabilityworks, a project of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, from 2005 until 2010. Ms. McCulloh was appointed by the Secretary of Labor to sit on the Job Corps Advisory Committee from 2006 until 2008, and she served as Chairperson of the Subcommittee on Disability. In 2003, Ms. McCulloh co-founded the National Organization of Nurses with Disabilities, served as President from 2003 to 2005, and is now serving as the Immediate Past President. Ms. McCulloh also served as the Chairwoman of the Board of Directors for Access Living of Metropolitan Chicago. She was in charge of the agency review for the Committee for Purchase from People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled for the Obama-Biden Transition Team in 2008. Ms. McCulloh received an RN from the Grant Hospital School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and a B.S. from Loyola University of Chicago.
National League for Nursing Convenes Innovative Think Tank on Expanding Diversity in Nurse Educator Workforce
National League for Nursing Convenes Innovative Think Tank on Expanding Diversity in Nurse Educator WorkforceLeaders in Nursing Education, Practice, Health Care, and Higher Education Pool Expertise in Ethnic and Racial Diversity
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February 4, 2008 — New York, NY — Decrying a lack of diversity in the nation's nurse educator workforce, the National League for Nursing has taken the lead in working to change this reality in all types of nursing programs. This high-priority NLN initiative, which grew out of the League's 2007-2010 Strategic Plan, is projected to evolve over the coming decade. It began with an invitation to influential nurse educators, practicing nurses and professionals in health care and higher education to join a new NLN-led Think Tank on Expanding Diversity in the Nurse Educator Workforce.
Latest Q&A Fact Sheet Explains How Americans with Disabilities Act Applies to Employment in the Health Care Industry
WASHINGTON - Naomi C. Earp, Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), today announced the issuance of a new question-and-answer (Q&A) fact sheet on the application of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to job applicants and employees in the health care industry. The new publication, part of a series of Q&A documents about specific disabilities in the workplace and specific industries, is available on the EEOC's web site at http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/health_care_workers.html.