Disabled people have to apply for 60% more jobs than non-disabled people before finding one. It took Lauren Pitt, who is visually impaired, nine months to get into work, during which she applied for 250 roles. Read May Bulman's entire article in the Independent UK. 

May Bulman Social Affairs Correspondent, 9/29/17 The Independent Online

Postcard From Capitol Hill: Health Care Hearing's Action Was in Hallway

Kaiser Health News, By Rachel Bluth, September 25, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC - “Kill the bill, don’t kill us,” one woman screamed, inches from a U.S. Capitol Police officer’s face Monday afternoon in a marbled hallway of U.S. Capitol at the start of the one and only public hearing on the GOP’s last-ditch effort to replace the Affordable Care Act. READ MORE: http://khn.org/news/postcard-from-capitol-hill-health-care-hearings-action-was-in-hallway/

Often the barrier to medical care isn’t the disability but a health system poorly equipped to handle it: a lack of transportation, accessible medical equipment and safe methods of transfer. These structural problems can be compounded by cultural ones: stigma, communication challenges and inadequate training for clinicians and staff. Read the full article in the New York Times.

ALBANY - New York's highest court rejected the argument Thursday that mentally competent, terminally ill patients have a constitutional right to physician-assisted suicide, upholding lower court rulings. Read full article in the New York Law Journal.

Paulina Ruiz, 26, is a recipient of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) permit. She also has cerebral palsy. Read the full story by Fernando Hurtado on Circa.org.

Houston: A Holocaust survivor waded waist-deep in flood water. Dozens of people were trapped in a 14-story residence for seniors. Adisabled man sat alone at home, without the aide who usually helps him, watching the water rise and unsure if anyone would come...read more from the New York Times...