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New book published by Debra Ruh, Ruh Global Communications, CEO

New book published by Debra Ruh, Ruh Global Communications, CEO

Introducing my new book on employment of persons with disabilities from the employer’s perspective.  We explore and highlight stories and quotes from over 30 corporations all over the world.  The book also provides step by step guidance for employers to successfully hire and retain persons with disabilities in their workforce.

VCU Professor and Va-LEND Faculty Member Selected to Collaborate on International Team on CP

VCU Professor and Va-LEND Faculty Member Selected to Collaborate on International Team on CP

This past June, Stacey Dusing, Ph.D, PT, PCS, Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Va-LEND faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University was among three distinguished individuals from the United States invited to participate in a workshop to develop an International Early Intervention Research Collaborative. The workshop was held just prior to the 2016 International Conference in Stockholm on Cerebral Palsy (CP)

VCU program that trains leaders, advocates in field of childhood disabilities receives $3.1 million

VCU program that trains leaders, advocates in field of childhood disabilities receives $3.1 million

An interdisciplinary training program at Virginia Commonwealth University that prepares professionals for leadership and advocacy roles in the field of childhood disabilities has been awarded a $3.1 million federal grant.

BATTELLE NeuroLife™ Neural Bypass Technology

BATTELLE NeuroLife™ Neural Bypass Technology

Battelle has developed a breakthrough technology that empowers paralyzed patients to regain conscious control of their fingers, hands, wrists and arms. Their technology bypasses damaged areas of the nervous system so the brain can communicate directly with the muscles.

New Accessible Technology Section Added to ADA.gov

New Accessible Technology Section Added to ADA.gov

The U.S. Department of Justice has launched a new Accessible Technology section for ADA.gov, its Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Web site, to further assist covered entities and people with disabilities to understand how the ADA applies to certain technologies, such as Web sites, electronic book readers, online courses, and point-of-sale devices. 

Disability Training for Police Now Mandatory in Maryland

Disability Training for Police Now Mandatory in Maryland

Maryland has become the first U.S. state to require disability training for its police. It's a breakthrough for disability rights. The disability sensitivity training program is the very first of its kind in the country. The training will include a four-hour seminar to discuss issues particularly affecting the community, and how to deal with special needs people in the course of routine police work. This includes those with intellectual, cognitive, and developmental handicaps.