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New home care worker, labor protections rule partially delayed

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Home Care Workers Rule Delayed
New regulations extending minimum wage and overtime protections to an estimated two million caregivers nationwide will go into effect, as expected, on January 1, 2015. However, the Department of Labor, in a document published October
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Troubling trend of people pretending a pet is a service dog continues

A woman in a wheelchair with golden retriever service dog sitting by her sideThe trend of passing pets off as service dogs I’ve shared in the past shows no signs of stopping. Normally, service dogs wear vests that they earn after a lengthy training process, and are allowed to enter any public business…
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Upcoming film explores a young Stephen Hawking’s experiences adapting to his disability

Actor portraying Stephen Hawking, smiling wearing brown rimmed glasses and academic cloakWhen people with disabilities are portrayed in mainstream media, often times they are the punchline of a joke or a side-plot behind an able-bodied protagonist. Constantly on the lookout for films breaking that stigma, I was intrigued when I heard…
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NYT column calls for recognition of pedophilia as a disability

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NYT Column Stirs up Controversy
In a column in the Sunday New York Times, Rutgers Law Professor Margo Kaplan created a stir by advocating for the classification of pedophilia as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act. “By…
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National Spina Bifida Awareness month music video goes viral

SBNational Spina Bifida Awareness month is currently taking place, and parents and kids with Spina Bifida are enthusiastically celebrating. People all over Kentucky came together recently to create a music video debunking stigmas around Spina Bifida. Set to Taylor Swift’s…
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