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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Two Bills from Senator Casey

In The Politics of Autism, I discuss the civil rights of people with autism and other disabilities

From Senator Bob Casey:
The Americans with Disabilities Act affirmed rights outlined in the 14th Amendment. Despite those guarantees, this past year we've seen substantial, and I would argue in many instances, very cruel efforts that threaten equality for people with disabilities. We need actions that promote and protect the dream that is at the core of the ADA. To that end, I'm introducing two pieces of legislation, the Disability Employment Incentive Act and the Office of Disability Policy Act. The first encourages businesses to hire more people with disabilities and the second establishes the infrastructure necessary to provide accurate, nonpartisan information about proposals that could harm people with disabilities.