Disability

NCLA and CVAF Ask Dept. of Veterans Affairs to Amend Regulation Denying Benefits to Disabled Vets

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Thursday, January 12, 2023

The current regulation denies many disabled veterans the benefits to which federal law entitles them.

Key Points: 
  • The current regulation denies many disabled veterans the benefits to which federal law entitles them.
  • NCLA and CVAF urge VA to do the right thing: amend the rule to reinstate disability benefits due veterans who return to active duty the moment they leave active duty.
  • VA awarded Mr. Buffington substantially lower disability benefits than those to which he was statutorily entitled.
  • Besides, VA’s policy arguments are ill-considered, as disabled veterans already have an incentive to notify VA as soon as their active service ends.

PRIDE Industries Launches Youth Employment Services Program

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Thursday, January 12, 2023

Roseville, CA, Jan. 12, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PRIDE Industries, the nation’s leading employer of people with disabilities, today debuts its Youth Employment Services (YES!)

Key Points: 
  • Roseville, CA, Jan. 12, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- PRIDE Industries, the nation’s leading employer of people with disabilities, today debuts its Youth Employment Services (YES!)
  • “The addition of the Youth Employment Services Program will allow us to provide employment preparation and on-the-job support specifically tailored to young adults.”
    The YES!
  • “It’s estimated that there are 2,000 opportunity youth in Sacramento and Placer counties,” said Carlos Perez, Work Force Inclusion Manager for Youth Services at PRIDE Industries.
  • program should visit the Career Hub, call 916-676-2540, or contact PRIDE Industries’ I AM ABLE Helpline at 844-426-2253 (844-I-AM-ABLE).

Publix Super Markets Light the Torch for Athletes with Intellectual Disabilities

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 11, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Special Olympics Florida and Publix Super Markets are teaming up once again on a mission-driven collaboration to help Special Olympics athletes throughout the southeast United States.

Key Points: 
  • ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 11, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Special Olympics Florida and Publix Super Markets are teaming up once again on a mission-driven collaboration to help Special Olympics athletes throughout the southeast United States.
  • “We are proud to partner with Publix for our annual Torch Icon Campaign,” said Special Olympics Florida President and CEO Sherry Wheelock.
  • Our annual campaign provides an opportunity for Publix associates and customers to help light the torch for local athletes in their communities.”
    Both Special Olympics and Publix have a long history of working to improve the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.
  • Publix employs many of those athletes and, for decades, has encouraged people with disabilities to become Publix associates.

Insurtech Pendella Announces Partnership with Assurity to Provide Assurity’s Online Disability Insurance Through Pendella’s Platform

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

FORT MYERS, Fla., Jan. 10, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Pendella has announced a strategic partnership to bring affordable, online disability insurance to its customers through Assurity’s API-driven disability insurance service.

Key Points: 
  • FORT MYERS, Fla., Jan. 10, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Pendella has announced a strategic partnership to bring affordable, online disability insurance to its customers through Assurity’s API-driven disability insurance service.
  • Pendella is on a mission to provide comprehensive life and disability insurance to its customers through a fully digital application and underwriting process.
  • Through this new partnership with Assurity, customers who use Pendella’s online platform can now purchase individual disability insurance outside of the usual short- or long-term group policies provided by their employer.
  • "By partnering with Assurity, we can now provide workers with improved access to individual disability insurance, which they are sorely in need of."

CHS Global Partnerships for Research & Innovation Awards Four Research Grants to Institutions Leading Research to Advance the Future of Hearing Health and Deaf Studies

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

TORONTO, Jan. 10, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CHS Global Partnerships for Research & Innovation, a non-profit organization and strategic global leader in the advancement of research and innovation that improves the quality of life for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals, is excited to announce that it has awarded its first four research grants – totalling $400,000 - to institutions leading research that will break down barriers to participation for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals and their families.

Key Points: 
  • To learn more, click here .
  • We are proud to offer research grants that support the brightest researchers and innovators in the world in their quest to reimagine the future of hearing health and Deaf studies,” says Julia N. Dumanian, President & Chief Executive Officer of Canadian Hearing Services.
  • Tamaki's research has strong potential to improve the quality of life for older Deaf adults experiencing balance problems and who are at risk for falls.
  • I wholeheartedly congratulate Dr. Tamaki on this award that will allow this important research to reduce health inequities and have a positive impact on our communities.”

Muscular Dystrophy Association Elects Governor Brad Henry as Chairman and Christopher Rosa, Ph.D. as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors

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Monday, January 9, 2023

New York, NY, Jan. 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) announced today the election of new Board of Directors leadership .

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  • New York, NY, Jan. 09, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) announced today the election of new Board of Directors leadership .
  • Governor Brad Henry will now serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors of MDA and Christopher Rosa, Ph.D. will serve as the Vice Chairman.
  • Governor Henry has been a committed and dedicated Board member for over a decade, and Dr. Rosa, has been a devoted member of the Board for decades.
  • "We are very pleased to share that both Governor Brad Henry and Dr. Chris Rosa have accepted their new positions on the Board of Directors of the Muscular Dystrophy Association," said Donald S. Wood, Ph.D., President and CEO, MDA.

Update on Acticor Biotech's clinical developments with glenzocimab in the treatment of cardiovascular emergencies

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Monday, January 9, 2023

ACTICOR BIOTECH (ISIN: FR0014005OJ5 - ALACT), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development of innovative drugs for the treatment of cardiovascular emergencies, in particular stroke, today provides an update on the progress of its clinical programs with glenzocimab, its lead drug candidate.

Key Points: 
  • ACTICOR BIOTECH (ISIN: FR0014005OJ5 - ALACT), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the development of innovative drugs for the treatment of cardiovascular emergencies, in particular stroke, today provides an update on the progress of its clinical programs with glenzocimab, its lead drug candidate.
  • We have fully met our patient enrollment goals in 2022 and are involving new countries and hospitals in 2023.
  • We look forward to continuing the clinical development of glenzocimab in the treatment of myocardial infarction in partnership with the University of Birmingham (UK).
  • The recognition of this pivotal study design supports a future application for marketing authorization for glenzocimab in stroke in Europe.

The Worldwide Disability Insurance Industry is Estimated to Reach $9.2 Billion by 2031 - ResearchAndMarkets.com

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Monday, January 9, 2023

According to this report the disability insurance market was valued at $3.3 billion in 2021, and is estimated to reach $9.2 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 11.2% from 2022 to 2031.

Key Points: 
  • According to this report the disability insurance market was valued at $3.3 billion in 2021, and is estimated to reach $9.2 billion by 2031, growing at a CAGR of 11.2% from 2022 to 2031.
  • Rising awareness about the benefits of disability insurance policies and tax benefits under various sections of the income tax act is boosting the growth of the global disability insurance market.
  • In addition, development of new offers and schemes by insurance companies is positively impacts growth of the disability insurance market.
  • This report provides a quantitative analysis of the market segments, current trends, estimations, and dynamics of the disability insurance market analysis from 2021 to 2031 to identify the prevailing disability insurance market opportunities.

Lives not limited by disability

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

But, she studied hard to prepare for the exam so that she can use sign language and law to help more deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals like herself.

Key Points: 
  • But, she studied hard to prepare for the exam so that she can use sign language and law to help more deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals like herself.
  • For the deaf community, access to legal knowledge is limited, and many are unaware of their rights, let alone how to defend them.
  • "I want to use my 'talking hands' to bring the voice of justice to every silent corner," Tan said.
  • Xiao Jia, a partially sighted young woman, really wanted to learn how to apply makeup to make herself prettier.

EG GROUP RAISES OVER $600K IN MONTH-LONG DISABLED AMERICAN VETERANS (DAV) FUNDRAISER

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Jan. 11, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the completion of their annual fundraiser with Disabled American Veterans (DAV), EG Group announced it raised $647,000 in this year's campaign, surpassing previous years in money raised.

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  • WESTBOROUGH, Mass., Jan. 11, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the completion of their annual fundraiser with Disabled American Veterans (DAV), EG Group announced it raised $647,000 in this year's campaign, surpassing previous years in money raised.
  • On December 20th, members of EG America leadership presented a check to Coleman Yee, DAV's Third Junior Vice Commander and Marine Veteran, in a ceremony at EG America headquarters.
  • EG Group employs many former military personnel nationally including McNally and Bradstreet, both of whom are veterans, having served in the Air Force and Marines, respectively.
  • "The funds raised will make a positive impact on the critical services that the DAV offers to Vets every day."