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DIW – Q&A: Service Animals, Support Animals, and the Laws

10/22/2018
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Hello and welcome to Q&A day here at Day in Washington. Today’s question comes from a panel I was on as a part of a Disability session for the State Department. I thought it was a fantastic question so am including it in here. QUESTION: I was wondering if you were comfortable addressing the difference between service animals and support animals and kind of elaborate on the topic of service animals in the workplace. ANSWER: Nowadays there are a lot of questions about service animals, service...

Duration:00:07:28

Structured Negotiation with Lainey Feingold

8/15/2018
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On this episode, we speak with Lainey Feingold about structured negotiation. Lainey Feingold is a disability rights lawyer focusing on digital access, an international speaker, and the author of Structured Negotiation, A Winning Alternative to Lawsuits. Structured Negotiation is a collaborative problem-solving strategy with a twenty year track record of resolving complex disability civil rights claims without lawsuits. Lainey's Structured Negotiation negotiating partners include Bank of...

Duration:00:37:39

“Competitive Integrated Employment” and the Workplace Choice and Flexibility for Individuals with Disabilities Act (HR 5658)

8/3/2018
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Today’s show is about Competitive Integrated Employment. What is it? What does the term mean? Where did it come from? And how does it all intersect with the new Workplace Choice and Flexibility for Individuals with Disabilities Act (HR 5658)? INTRODUCTION Hello and welcome to Day in Washington, your disability policy podcast. I’m your host Day Al-Mohamed working to make sure you stay informed. Recently, there has been a lot of discussion around the Workplace Choice and Flexibility for...

Duration:00:14:57

Supporting Black Women With #Disabilities With Vilissa Thompson

7/23/2018
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Today's DIW interview is with Vilissa Thompson, LMSW, and creator of Ramp Your Voice! and #DisabilityTooWhite. She is an amazing writer and activist. Join us as we talk about living a "crippled and intersectional life," what disability means in different communities, her policy passion - black disabled women's health, and how she gets into "good trouble." To learn more about Vilissa, check out her website at: Ramp Your Voice or connect with her on Twitter @VilissaThompson. Bonus! Vilissa...

Duration:00:49:00

The Farm Bill, SNAP, and Work Requirements

7/13/2018
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INTRODUCTION Hello and welcome to Day in Washington, your disability policy podcast. I’m your host Day Al-Mohamed working to make sure you stay informed. BACKGROUND For those of you who may not know, the Farm Bill is one of the largest and most complex statues we have. It is reauthorized every 5 years. This year, the Farm Bill and all of its programs expire on September 30. It covers food safety and production; it covers crop subsidies, agricultural research, rural development, farm credit,...

Duration:00:13:21

30 Days After the Women’s March on Washington

2/20/2017
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Click below to listen to the audio podcast: 30 Days after the Women's March The Women's March on Washington (WMW) was a once in a generation kind of event. Nothing has invigorated such action since the right for women to vote. On January 21st we witness an event that crossed populations and groups of women like never before. It was about women with disabilities, women of color, trans women, women incarcerated by the justice system, immigrants, sex workers, pro-choice, pro-life.the list goes...

Duration:00:09:40

What is the Holman Rule and What Does it Mean for America?

1/23/2017
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Click below to listen to the audio podcast: The Holman Rule and What Does it Mean for America? Hello and welcome to Day in Washington, your disability policy podcast. I'm your host Day Al-Mohamed working to make sure you stay informed. In early January, the House of Representatives passed a package of changes to their standing rules. These changes would supposedly enhance the House's ability to exercise its €˜power of the purse'. (Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA)). Adoption of procedural...

Duration:00:07:50

Latest on the #Labor #Overtime Rule and What it Means for People with #Disabilities

12/7/2016
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Click below to listen to the audio podcast: Labor Overtime Rule and the New Administration. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA or Act) guarantees a minimum wage for 40 hours in a workweek and one and one-half times the employee's regular rate of pay for any hours worked over that 40. But there are exceptions. In the past you had to make less than $23,660 to get that mandatory overtime pay. The Department of Labor published a rule on May 23, 2016 that increases that amount to $47,476. For...

Duration:00:04:31

Intellectual #Disability and the Death Penalty

12/1/2016
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Click below to listen to the audio podcast: Intellectual Disability and the Death Penalty. There are 32 states in America that allow the death penalty for certain crimes, but prohibit the punishment from being used on specific populations such as children or persons with intellectual disabilities. That prohibition is a lot newer than people think. It was only in June of 2002 that the US Supreme Court ruled that sentencing people with intellectual disabilities to death is a violation of the...

Duration:00:06:52

(#DIW Podcast) Bradley Lomax – Revolutionary Black Nationalism and #Disability Power

2/28/2016
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Reposted from: www.leadonnetwork.com/wordpress This is a Day in Washington #Disability #Policy Podcast. Audio File: http://dayinwashington.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/3-BlackHistoryMonth-Bradley-Lomax-final.mp3 Bradley Lomax In the 1970's Bradley Lomax was an Oakland resident and member of the Black Panther Party (BPP). He also had Multiple Sclerosis and used a wheelchair. In 1974, Lomax was working at the Panthers' George Jackson Clinic, which provided free community medical care as part...

Duration:00:03:42

(#DIW Podcast) Kathy D. Woods Designer

2/20/2016
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Reposted from: www.leadonnetwork.com/wordpress This is a Day in Washington #Disability #Policy Podcast. Audio File: http://dayinwashington.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/2-BlackHistoryMonth-Kathy-D-Woods-final.mp3 Although originally posted for Black History Month (February), Kathy D Woods is great for Women's History Month (March) as well! Black #Disability (Making) History: Kathy D. Woods, Designer As models with disabilities like Jillian Mercado, Madeline Stuart, and others start becoming...

Duration:00:04:00

(#DIW Podcast) Cathay Williams – Female Buffalo Soldier

2/4/2016
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Reposted from: www.leadonnetwork.com/wordpress This is a Day in Washington #Disability #Policy Podcast. Audio File: http://dayinwashington.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/1-BlackHistoryMonth-Cathay-Williams-final.mp3 Although originally posted for Black History Month (February), Cathay Williams is great for Women's History Month (March) as well! Cathay Williams (September 1844 1892) On 15 November 1866 in St. Louis, Cathay Williams enlisted in the United States Army, 38th Infantry as a man...

Duration:00:04:35

(#DIW Podcast) The President’s Executive Order on Gun Violence and Mental Health

1/8/2016
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This is a Day in Washington #Disability #Policy Podcast. Audio File: http://dayinwashington.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Executive-Order-on-Gun-Violence-and-2.mp3 The President's Executive Order on Gun Violence and Mental Health Hello and welcome to Day in Washington, your disability policy podcast. I'm your host, Day Al-Mohamed working to make sure you stay informed. Today, I want to talk about the President's Executive Orders on gun violence. There are a lot of things that are rolled up...

Duration:00:08:20

(#DIW Podcast) Ban the Box: Good for People with Disabilities? And a few of my thoughts people with #disabilities in the #criminal #justice system

11/15/2015
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The blog quoted below is a repost from the Department of Labor's blog that was posted on November 9, 2016. I wrote it to highlight some great work being done by the Integrated Recovery Network as a part of the Add Us In initiative. Over and over, it has been reiterated that many of the people going in and out of our prison system have some sort of mental health condition. Some estimates are as high as 50%. But I have to admit, I have not heard much from the disability community about these...

Duration:00:07:02

(#DIW Podcast) ABLE Act Update and Crabs in a Barrel

3/24/2015
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Day in Washington #Disability #Policy Podcast. Update on the #ABLEAct and Crabs in a Barrel. Did we sacrifice #disability community solidarity and the good of the many for the good of the few? Audio File: http://dayinwashington.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Able-Act-Update-and-Crabs-in-a-Barre.mp3 TRANSCRIPT: Hello and welcome to Day in Washington, your disability policy podcast. I'm your host Day Al-Mohamed working to make sure you stay informed. Today, I want to give a bit of an update on...

Duration:00:05:25

(#DIW Podcast) Girl Scouts Refuse to Provide Interpreter Services for #Deaf Member

2/22/2015
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Day in Washington #Disability #Policy Podcast. #GirlScouts Refuses to Provide #Interpreter Services for #Deaf Member. Have they forgotten their own history?! They were founded by a woman with a significant hearing impairment! (Note from Day: The post is up a little late. It's dated for December but still important!) TRANSCRIPT: Hello and welcome to Day in Washington, your disability policy podcast. Together, we will explore and analyze issues of interest to the disability community. I'm your...

Duration:00:06:13

(#DIW Podcast) #Youth with #Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice System and Access to #Education

12/30/2014
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Day in Washington #Disability #Policy Podcast. #Youth with Disabilities in the Juvenile Justice (#JJ) System and Access to #Education TRANSCRIPT: Hello and welcome to Day in Washington, your disability policy podcast. Together, we will explore and analyze issues of interest to the disability community. I'm your host Day Al-Mohamed working to make sure you stay informed. Today, I want to talk about young people with disabilities in the Juvenile Justice system and what the Department of...

Duration:00:05:37

(#DIW Podcast) National Disability #Employment Awareness Month (#NDEAM) 2015 – A Reminder from Jim Langevin about the Value of People with #Disabilities

10/22/2014
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Day in Washington Disability #Policy Podcast. National #Disability #Employment Awareness Month (#NDEAM) Audio file: http://dayinwashington.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/NDEAM-Final.mp3 TRANSCRIPT: Hello and welcome to Day in Washington. DIW is your disability policy podcast exploring and discussing issues and articles of interest to the community. I'm your host Day Al-Mohamed. October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month or NDEAM. Held each October, National Disability...

Duration:00:07:49

(#DIW Podcast) People with #Disabilities and Accessibility of the New SF #BART Rail Cars

9/23/2014
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Day in Washington Disability Policy Podcast. People with #Disabilities and #Accessibility of the New SF #BART Rail Cars Audio file: http://dayinwashington.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Bart.mp3 TRANSCRIPT: Recently, San Francisco's Bay Area Rapid Transit or BART revealed the new design for their rail cars. Considering that BART has probably the oldest fleet currently in use, many feel it is long past time. The new car design includes improved air conditioning, new announcement systems, LCD...

Duration:00:03:44

(#DIW Podcast) People with #Disabilities in the #Military

9/2/2014
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Day in Washington Disability Policy Podcast. People with Disabilities and Military - New happenings in 2014. Audio file: http://dayinwashington.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/14-8-26-PWDs-in-Military.mp3 Transcript: Hello and welcome to Day in Washington, your disability policy podcast. Together, we will explore and analyze issues of interest to the community. I'm your host Day Al-Mohamed working to make sure you stay informed. Today's topic is people with disabilities in the military. I...

Duration:00:05:19