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January 2022

 

 

Sen. Bob Dole Dies at 98

By Allison Howe
Former Sen. Bob Dole, a war hero who spent decades as a public servant and a strong disability advocate, died Dec. 5 at the age of 98.
“The world as we know it today is more accessible and inclusive for people with disabilities.”


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Grant Provides Subway Funding

We’re proud to support these great projects that will improve infrastructure, strengthen supply chains, make us safer, advance equity and combat climate change,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “As in past years, we received far more applications than we could fund: this cycle saw about a ten-to-one ratio of requests to available dollars. But going forward, with the passage of President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, we will be able to support far more infrastructure projects to support jobs and everyday life in communities across the country.”
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Home-Care Crisis Grips New York

A new report indicates a significant percentage of vulnerable people are fighting to maintain their at-home care workers, with many losing the battle to low wages that persist because of the state’s reluctance to increase pay for aides, advocates say.
Approximately 74 percent of seniors and people with disabilities are unable to retain home-care workers, according to a study authored by the Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Association of New York State.
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LPA Comments on Therapy for Dwarfism

Little People of America (LPA), the world’s oldest and largest support organization for people with dwarfism and their families, has been tracking biotechnical developments for the treatment of individuals with achondroplasia.
LPA President, Mark Povinelli, says, “With the FDA approval of BioMarin’s VoxzogoTM therapy, the dwarfism community has been challenged with the impact of this new treatment on its health, culture and standing within society.
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