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Tag Archives: disabilities

Grants support people with disabilities

R Community Bikes volunteers, who fixed enough broken bicycles last year to help thousands of needy children and adults, will soon be modifying bicycles for use by people with physical or developmental disabilities, thanks to a $5,000 Community Health Award ...

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More college scholarships offered

Ten more local individuals with disabilities will be able to pursue a college education, thanks to scholarships funded by Excellus BlueCross BlueShield. Individuals served by Lifetime Assistance Inc. of Chili who have Down syndrome, autism and other intellectual disabilities will ...

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Thousands donate $1 to Al Sigl

More than 15,000 blue and white envelopes have poured in to Al Sigl Community of Agencies to help bring greater abilities to life for thousands of children and adults with disabilities and special needs in the community. Earlier this month, ...

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CQC refocuses advocacy

The Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities is undertaking substantial reforms to protect and advocate for all New Yorkers with disabilities. The commission oversees the operations of several state agencies, including the Office for People ...

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Education Rights: D.G. v. Cooperstown Central School District

U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York Education Rights IDEA — Disabilities D.G. v. Cooperstown Central School District 09-CV-1064 Judge Hurd Background: Plaintiff P.O. brings an action on behalf of her son, D.G., a child with a disability, against ...

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ADA: Weigand v. Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority

U.S. District Court, Western District of New York ADA Weigand v. Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority 03-CV-794 Judge Skretny Background: The plaintiff alleges he was discriminated against on the basis of a disability, and terminated from his position as a bus ...

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