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Category Archives: Disability News

ADAPT Members Featured in Inquirer

Adrianne Gunter has Multiple Sclerosis and relies on PA’s Medicaid expansion signed by Governor Tom Wolf under the Affordable Care Act. She attends TuesdayswithToomey, where she shares her story to encourage people to continue the fight to #ProtectOurCare! Liam Dougherty … Continue reading

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May and June Events

Liberty Resources, Inc. offers Consumers a variety of programs and events each month.  All events take place at LRI, 801 Arch Street, Suite 600, Philadelphia, PA 19107.  For more information about any activity listed, call LRI’s main number (215-634-2000) and … Continue reading

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Ride sharing a hit in Philly, but city’s disabled are still left behind

LRI’s very own Liam Dougherty shared his experiences of what it’s like trying to hailing a ride with a disability, reminding everyone that disability rights are civil rights! Important legislation is to be voted on TODAY in the PA House. Please call … Continue reading

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Person-First Resolutions Adopted by PA General Assembly

Both the Pennsylvania Senate and House of Representatives have unanimously passed Resolutions for person-first language for people with disabilities! These Resolutions urge the Commonwealth to use respectful and positive language about people with disabilities. These Resolutions are the first of … Continue reading

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10 things you should know about social security benefits

The federal government website Disability.gov has information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide. In the February issue, visitors can explore resources covering 10 main topics, including housing, employment and healthcare for individuals receiving social security benefits. Click on … Continue reading

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Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities program saved

The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare (the Department) has announced that it will not end the Medical Assistance for Workers with Disabilities program, also known as MAWD.  The Department had originally proposed to end this important Medicaid program on January 1, … Continue reading

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Governor Corbett Announces Elimination of Current Act 150 Waiting List

Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett today announced his 2014-15 budget will deliver $7.2 million to provide home and community-based services for Pennsylvania adults with physical disabilities currently on the Act 150 waiting list, eliminating it entirely.  In 1987, the Attendant … Continue reading

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Philadelphia to add 45 disabled-accessible cabs

After years of lobbying for more cabs that can handle wheelchairs, disabled people and their advocates Thursday got their wish: The Philadelphia Parking Authority will issue 45 taxi medallions for wheelchair-accessible vehicles by the end of the year.   To read … Continue reading

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Bipartisan bill to benefit job training for persons with disabilities

Congress is on the verge of updating our nation’s workforce development and job training system for the first time since 1998. On June 25, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (H.R. 803). The bill revises … Continue reading

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LRI Testifies at Senate Hearing On Community Integration

Today, LRI’s Nursing Home Transition Administrator, Norma Robertson-Debrowski will testify before a U.S. Senate hearing to mark the 15th anniversary of the Supreme Court ruling on Olmstead vs. L.C.  The goal of the hearings is to emphasize the need for … Continue reading

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