By Helen Rippier Wheeler,
Thursday July 17, 2014 - 11:35:00 AM

This month is the twenty-fourth anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), signed July 26, 1990. Not only a landmark in removing barriers and increasing autonomy for people with disabilities, it is one of the nation’s most comprehensive pieces of civil rights legislation. The ADA is modeled after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin. The death-with-dignity movement represents the latest civil rights struggle. All people deserve full autonomy in living and in dying. -more-

ON MENTAL ILLNESS: The Factors That Govern a Good Outcome

Jack Bragen
Thursday July 17, 2014 - 11:33:00 AM

The main concerns that govern how well someone with mental illness will do, include, but are not limited to, treatment, housing, relationships and employment. -more-