Dr. Kristine Webb, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Exceptional, Deaf, and Interpreter Education and former director of the Disability Resource Center (DRC) at the University of North Florida. Under her direction, the DRC experienced tremendous growth in the numbers of students who use accommodations and services and the number of successful graduates increased 10 times more than the previous decade.
As a community leader for disability rights, we constantly work to fight stigmas through education, break barriers through advocacy and expand opportunity through service provision.
The Senate released their updated version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act yesterday, and all of our concerns remain the same. The new version will still cut Medicaid by $772 billion, with an even more restrictive growth rate and deeper cuts starting in 2025. Fifteen million people will lose Medicaid.
Earlier this week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell delayed the vote on the Senate’s awful Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) until after the July 4 recess. While this is good news, it is not a victory; this fight is far from over.
The Independent Living Resource Center (ILRC) will provide a “Lunch Break” in 2017 to employees with a disability who are in the first two weeks of employment.
The ILRC is seeking members for its 2017 Youth Advisory Council. The council, which empowers youth with disabilities for leadership, is open to youth ages 13 to 25 who have a disability. The Youth Advisory Council typically includes between 13 and 17 members.
Recently, Regions Bank sat down to discuss banking accommodations for people with disabilities.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Residents with disabilities or access and functional needs affected by the recent hurricanes in Florida can find many resources to assist in applying for federal disaster assistance.
Just in time for Halloween, three happy kids received custom costumes built by RS&H! Caiden as Ash Ketchum, Will as Darth Vader and Kasey as Rapunzel are ready for trick-or-treating thanks to Brandon Pourch and the RS&H team.