Deaf patients have said since 2010 that the state’s largest hospital does not provide American Sign Language interpreters when patients need them.
The program, administered through the state treasurer’s office, lets people with disabilities save more money without losing state and federal benefits.
News Release — My Doability June 2, 2016 Contact: Andrea McAuslan [email protected] 802-579-5609 The following is an open letter to all 2016 Vermont statewide candidates. If you are a person with disabilities or someone who cares about disability issues, please let candidates know the need for accessible and inclusive campaigns is very real. Tell them […]
News Release — Gov. Peter Shumlin March 23, 2016 Contact: Scott Coriell [email protected] MONTPELIER – Gov. Peter Shumlin marked Disability Awareness Day (March 23rd) today by further solidifying Vermont’s leadership as a model employer of people with disabilities. The Governor signed an Executive Order establishing a Disability Employment Working Group. The working group will be […]
The state cut cash assistance last year for adult recipients with disabilities, but a renewed push to reverse that policy points to savings in the program resulting from lower enrollment.
Once people start receiving Social Security Disability Insurance benefits, they rarely leave the program. In Vermont, only 0.5 percent go off SSDI, according to state officials.
“I’m proud to be a part of the independent living movement, which accepts me and others for who we are, and we embrace our differences,” Sarah Wendell Launderville says.
Susan Wehry will be replaced as DAIL commissioner by Monica Caserta Hutt; Frank Reed will serve as interim head of the Department of Mental Health upon retirement of Paul Dupre.
News Release — Green Mountain Self-Advocates April 28, 2015 Contact: Karen Topper – (802) 249-6659 (cell) – [email protected] Skye Peebles – (802) 522-5206 (cell) – [email protected] “Voices and Choices” Vermont’s 17th Annual Self-Advocacy Conference For Adults and Youth with Developmental Disabilities, Their Families and Supporters Montpelier, VT —On May 4-5, 2015, Green Mountain Self-Advocates (GMSA) […]
The post offices in Barre City and Worcester have made improvements that have made them more accessible to people with disabilities. This increased access came as a result of the U.S Department of Justice’s response to complaints filed by the Vermont Center for Independent Living.
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State’s largest agency is unwieldy and should be broken apart, some lawmakers say. Others believe keeping it together improves communication and avoids “silos.”
Eighteen years ago, I lost the full use of my legs. I have no sensation on my right side. My left side has no awareness of location. It’s complicated to walk.
Parents are human too. They get tired. They get frustrated. They feel guilty when both of those things happen. It’s hard enough to raise children. But when dealing with special needs, you have to condition yourself to regular gut-checks or eventually go insane.