Chuck Graham, a wonderful colleague, leader, and friend to all of us at the Great Plains ADA Center passed away unexpectedly on May 19th. Chuck was a passionate advocate and leader for addressing accessibility-related issues at the national level. Chuck's association with the Great Plains ADA Center goes back to its very early days. For the past two years he served as the Center's Principal Investigator and Co-Director. He also served as an elected representative in the Missouri House (1997-2005) and Missouri Senate (2005-2009). Chuck's accomplishments and contributions are numerous and have touched many lives. Chuck's life is one of service to Mizzou, the people of the Great Plains region, and the nation. We will all deeply miss his energetic presence and compassion.
Resources related to disability and ADA issues. These resources are updated continually.
The statement's intent is to provide clarity on current Air Carriers Access Act regulations and identify priority areas for enforcement regarding service animals on airlines.
Visit our first slide show ,"Service Animals: A Quick Guide for Business".
The Access Board has released for public comment advisory guidelines for wheelchairs used on commercial passenger aircraft during flight.
June 13-Blog Post from Great Plains ADA Center Co-Director, Julie Brinkhoff
The Department of Justice announced that payments totaling $2,966,000 were issued to over 2,100 individuals who experienced disability discrimination while traveling or attempting to travel on Greyhound.
The obligations employers have to guard the confidentiality of employees’ medical information under laws such as the ADA and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA)
April 8, 2019 . Source: Administration for Community Living (ACL)
Three new issue briefs on medication treatment, peer support, and traumatic brain injury from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research grantee Brandeis University provide information for people with disabilities and their families, substance use treatment providers, and community organizations looking for resources on how the opioid crisis may be impacting people with disabilities.