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December 2021

 

 

Trailblazer Anne Emerman Dies

By Allison Howe
Anne Emerman, who served as the director of the New York City Mayor’s Office for Disabilities (MOPD) during Mayor Dinkins administration from 1990 to 1994, recently died of natural causes at age 84.


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AAPD Applauds Build Back Better

When U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act (H.R.5376) recently, sending it to the Senate for final passage of the historic social infrastructure legislation, the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) reacted positively.
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Union Supports Nursing Home Workers

1199SEIU nursing home workers and their supporters have been demonstrating at facilities in the New York boroughs, Yonkers, Long Island and Orange County urging pressure on nursing home owners to “ensure nursing home heroes have the wages, health care and respect they’ve earned.” Picketing was prompted by stalled contract talks.
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Gift Suggestions For Children With Disabilities

Puzzles are a wonderful learning opportunity, helping children develop perseverance and problem-solving skills. Children will also learn to recognize shapes, develop spatial awareness, and eye-hand coordination.
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