A federal judge has ruled that New York City has violated the law by failing to adequately plan for the evacuation and protection of disabled people during emergencies such as Superstorm Sandy or the Sept. 11 attacks.
New York State Sen. Eric Adams (D-Brooklyn) called on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Sunday to improve accessibility for the disabled at subway stations.
It’s hard to pin down an official number for how many of the requests for wheelchairs are bogus, but one expert estimates it at 15 percent nationwide.
The New York state agency responsible for care and services for the disabled said Monday that abuse allegations have declined sharply at state-run facilities.
A groundbreaking decision came today from the U.S. Department of Education. It said that schools have to include students with disabilities in their sports programs, or at least provide equal alternatives.
Police say the 48-year-old victim was discovered unconscious and unresponsive Tuesday in the rear seat of a Ford Econoline.
There may be some delays because only two of the three tracks in that area are open.
Learning to surf is a rite of passage for teens in seaside communities around the world. But in recent years in communities from Long Beach, N.Y., to San Diego and Hawaii, children with disabilities ranging from near-blindness to autism have been joining the fun, amazing their parents, their counselors and themselves by hopping up on surfboards and riding the waves.