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CalABLE: Improving Life for Californians with Disabilities

CalABLE: Improving Life for Californians with Disabilities

The federal Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act provides an important tool for people with disabilities to achieve a greater degree of financial independence. Recognizing the special financial challenges families face over a lifetime raising children with disabilities,  the federal ABLE Act of 2014 added to the Internal Revenue Code rules under which states […]

SBA Announces Competition to Organizations Providing Training to Service-Disabled Veteran Entrepreneurs

SBA Announces Competition to Organizations Providing Training to Service-Disabled Veteran Entrepreneurs

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced that non-profit organizations, state and local agencies, and institutions of higher learning are eligible to compete for funding of up to$150,000 to deliver entrepreneurship training to service-disabled veterans.  Up to six awardees will use the $300,000 in total funding to participate in the Service-Disabled Veteran Entrepreneurship Training […]

Disabled American Veterans | A Golf Invitational at Moorpark Country Club

Disabled American Veterans | A Golf Invitational at Moorpark Country Club

All disabled American veterans are invited to play at the MCL Annual Golf Tournament. The tournament will be held on June 18, 2018 at the Moorpark Country Club. It is hosted by the President Ronald Reagan Det #597 A country club Bar-b-que lunch is included along with the green fees.  10:00 AM Shotgun Start | Five-man […]

How California Skims Federal Medicaid Payments To Fund A Powerful Union

How California Skims Federal Medicaid Payments To Fund A Powerful Union

By SAM HAN and WILL SWAIM | The Orange County Register Originally published on October 30, 2017  . Home caregivers serving Medicaid patients in California are being shortchanged and, chances are they don’t even know it. Medicaid pays for elderly and disabled individuals who need support with activities of daily living to receive support at home from a caregiver. […]

A Plea for Sheltered Workshops — Give The Disabled A Chance to Win

A Plea for Sheltered Workshops — Give The Disabled A Chance to Win

By Naomi Fisher Throughout our lives we have been told, “Whether you win or lose, the most important thing is that you tried your best,” or “There can be only one winner, but it’s important you tried your best,” or how about the Special Olympics motto for handicapped, “If I cannot win, let me be […]

Sheltered Workshop Closures — A Follow-up

Sheltered Workshop Closures — A Follow-up

Governmentally Discriminated Against — Workshops for the Disabled Slated to Close

Governmentally Discriminated Against — Workshops for the Disabled Slated to Close

By N. Fisher Last year the Department of Education entered this statement into the Federal Register: “People with disabilities represent a vital and integral part of our society, and we are committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities have opportunities to compete for and enjoy high quality employment…” (80 FR 21059, April 2015) Why then […]

Ventura PD arrest suspect for attempting to stab wheelchair bound man at bus stop

Ventura PD arrest suspect for attempting to stab wheelchair bound man at bus stop

On his own Simi Police Commander helps ensure safe crossing for man confined to wheelchair

On his own Simi Police Commander helps ensure safe crossing for man confined to wheelchair