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Domestic violence has serious impact on kids


Family violence cuts across all segments of society and has a serious impact on children who witness, hear or see the results of such violence.

Apr 17th 3:11pm • 1 Comment

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Free Medical Care

Name: Free Medical Care
Date: May 2, 3 & 4 2014
Time: 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Event Description:

The Remote Area Medical Health Clinic is coming to East St. Louis.
Services will be provided on a "first come first serve" basis for 500 people each day. Plan on wait times of 5 hours or more. Bring food and medicine. Will be provided for uninsured, underinsured, unemployed and those who can't afford care.

The doctor and services are free for adults and children.
Dental: cleanings, filings, extractions
Vision: complete eye exams, prescription glasses made on site
Medical: diabetes care, wound care, women's health (pap smears)
mammograms: up to 200 mammograms for qualifying participants

Jackie Joyner - Kersee Center
1003 N. 25th Street
East St. Louis, IL 62205

Apr 16th 8:48pm • No Comments

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Patrick Rhein (staff) and Linda Conley (LINC Board President) with Representative Jay Hoffman. Discussing concerns about possible Illinois Budget cuts and how that will effect people who use Personal Assistants to maintain their independence. Jay was also the recipient of LINC's Representative of the Year Award for 2013!

Apr 15th 4:12pm • No Comments

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St.Louis, Mo will host DEAFestival on Aug. 23, 2014 at Kirkwood Community Center in Kirkwood, mo!

I recently set up group page DEAFestival 2014 to keep updates on fundraising and other events!

Please check out DEAFestival 2014 group page and join!

Open to public! You can invite your friends if you already joined!

DEAFestival wouldn't exist without your donation and support! Help make DEAFestival successful by spread words and share!

DEAFestival on August 23 is suppose be AWESOME! Because of you!

Any questions, do not hesitate to ask.

Many Thanks!

Kelly Kritz-Crump
DEAFestival's Entertainment Coordinator

Apr 12th 11:17pm • 2 Comments

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Hey Cards fans read about our local hero Jon Brough on www.policeone.com


Don't forget a fellow officer after an injury


Work-related injuries can be devastating, especially for law enforcement officers — for whom even seemingly minor injuries can be career ending. Most officers think about the dangerousness of the job. They understand there is a chance they may not come home. This is a reality

Apr 12th 1:31am • No Comments

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Health Literacy Missouri (HLM)

Plain Language Writer

About the organization

Health Literacy Missouri (HLM) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that works to improve the health of Missourians by closing the gap between patient skills and the demands of the health care system. We do this by:

Training doctors & health professionals to communicate better with patients and clients
Assessing health systems and applying targeted health literacy best practices designed to improve health outcomes
Providing plain language editing for health communication materials

About the position

We are looking for a clear communicator to join our Plain Language team. As a Plain Language Writer, you will report to the Plain Language Manager. You will review, edit and revise health materials for effective use of plain language principles. Plain language is a style of writing for low literate readers using clear communication principles.


Translate complex health and medical content into organized, easy-to-understand messages of varying length and format
Offer realistic, practical solutions for improving materials in a thoughtful manner
Develop health content for consumer materials and social media messaging
Deliver trainings on clear communication
Skills you will need

The ability to communicate complex messages in a clear manner
Writing and editing skills with outstanding attention to detail
The ability to focus on a piece of writing for long periods of time
A general understanding of US health care systems and policies
Comfort with technology and the ability to learn on the job, including basic computer skills, such as Microsoft Office

Skills that are a plus

Graphic design
A working knowledge of biostatistics
Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree or demonstrated experience in a field related to Communications, English, Journalism, or Public Health.

Application Information

If you are interested, please send your resume to:

Ellen Baker


Health Literacy Missouri
911 Washington Ave, Suite 625
Saint Louis, MO 63101



Health Literacy Missouri > Home


Health Literacy Missouri partners with health care providers, advocates and organizations who want patients to feel better, systems to work and flow better and materials to make more sense.

Apr 11th 4:06pm • 1 Comment

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Nothing will hold this team back!

A Malinois and his handler doing an agility run! The only disability in life is a bad attitude! If this video touched your heart, share the inspiration! <3

Apr 10th 11:45pm • No Comments

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Disability Connection Newsletter - April - Disability.gov


April 2014 10 Things You Should Know about Housing Housing Discrimination Complaints. Every April marks the passing of the 1968 Fair Housing Act (FH Act), which prohibits housing discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability and family status. This year’s theme is “...

Apr 9th 8:02pm • No Comments

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Disability.gov's Guide to Housing - Disability.gov


This guide has information about government agencies and organizations that can help you find an affordable place to live. You’ll also find information about rental assistance programs, assisted living facilities and modifying your home to make it accessible. Remember, Disability.gov does not provid...

Apr 9th 7:58pm • No Comments

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Disney Sued Over Disability Access Policy - Disability Scoop


Disney is facing allegations of discrimination, with a lawsuit charging that modifications to a policy for accommodating people with disabilities at its theme

Apr 8th 9:41pm • No Comments

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Justice Department Urges Shift Away From Sheltered Workshops - Disability Scoop


In a first-of-its-kind settlement, the U.S. Department of Justice says a state has committed to overhaul its system of sheltered workshops and day programs for

Apr 8th 9:39pm • No Comments

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Linc Inc. - Disability in History: U.S. Presidents


If you think that Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the only United States president with a disability, think again. Our nation has had a distinguished line of presidents with a variety of visible and non-visible disabilities, from epilepsy to hearing impairments to learning disabilities.

Apr 8th 8:36pm • No Comments

Swansea, IL Chiropractor - Dr. Jonathan Currier DC, MS

Greetings! I am glad I found this page... and am now following! I hope to meet the leaders and supporters of your group to learn more about your programs and dedication to the health of our community.

As a Chiropractor who focuses on healthy moms, newborns, children, and adolescents I am particularly interested on donating my time to your business to help educate our neighborhood families on important disability topics and how to overcome them with effective support and proper holistic care.

Many Blessings,

Dr. J.

Apr 7th 11:27pm • 1 Comment

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Gov. Quinn announces home loans for first-time buyers | Top Stories | News Democrat


The "Welcome Home Illinois" program for first-time home buyers will provide $7,500 in down-payment aid with interest rates as low as 3.99 percent for a 30-year fixed rate mortgage, according to a statement Gov. Pat Quinn announced.

Apr 4th 11:01pm • No Comments

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Match Made in Heaven


Austin Wayne Underwood was born in 1978 with Down syndrome. His mother has since spent her life fighting to make sure he would have a normal life. She fought the Fort Worth school system that tried to keep him segregated so he could go to Ridglea Hills. She even found a college in New Mexico where h...

Apr 4th 2:28am • No Comments

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Pick up the pace of St. Clair County grant probe | Editorials | News Democrat


The U.S. Department of Labor supposedly wants to figure out whether discrimination and retaliation took place in the St. Clair County Intergovernmental Grants Department, but investigators sure are taking their sweet time in doing so.

Apr 3rd 7:04pm • 1 Comment

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April 3, 2014

Contact: HHS Press Office
(202) 690-6145

HHS announces important Medicare information for people in same-sex marriages
Today, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the Social Security Administration (SSA) is now able to process requests for Medicare Part A and Part B Special Enrollment Periods, and reductions in Part B and premium Part A late enrollment penalties for certain eligible people in same-sex marriages. This is another step HHS is taking in response to the June 26, 2013 Supreme Court ruling in U.S. v. Windsor, which held section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. Because of this ruling, Medicare is no longer prevented by DOMA from recognizing same-sex marriages for determining entitlement to, or eligibility, for Medicare.

“Today’s announcement helps to clarify the effects of the Supreme Court’s decision and to ensure that all married couples are treated equally under the law,” said HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius. “We are working together with SSA to process these requests in a timely manner to ensure all beneficiaries, regardless of sexual orientation, are treated fairly under the law.”

While Medicare is managed by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), SSA is responsible for determining eligibility for, and enrolling people in, Medicare.

For additional information, please visit: http://medicare.gov/sign-up-change-plans/same-sex-marriage.html.

Medicare.gov: the official U.S. government site for Medicare


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Apr 3rd 7:01pm • No Comments

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School lessons in empathy lead to lower levels of aggression | Prevention Action


Aggressive behavior in schools is a problem that can seriously disrupt teaching and learning for all students, not just those that are hostile or engage in fighting. Spanish research suggests that a socio-emotional learning (SEL) program can help to reduce aggression among youth by increasing their…

Apr 3rd 4:15pm • 1 Comment

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What St. Louis Businesses and Disabled People Must Know

Beginning Monday, March 24th, businesses that work with the Federal Government will be required to set goals to employ people with disabilities at a rate of 7 percent and in doing so, keep track of their progress. This may mean many changes in personnel departments and workplaces. St. Louis-based Starkloff Disability Institute is working with the region's major employers to understand the new requirements, which will include asking employees to self-identify any disabilities.

The rule was finalized on August 27, 2013 when Labor Department's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs made changes to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The rule went into effect earlier this week.

The new law permits companies to invite employees to self-disclose a disability, allowing the company to conduct an internal census. With this data, companies can make sure their recruiting and hiring practices do not inadvertently exclude qualified candidates with disabilities. But, no employee has to disclose a disability unless he or she wants to.

This rule change stems from an effort to combat chronic unemployment of people with disabilities. Most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that in 2012:
The unemployment rate for non-disabled Americans stood at 8 percent, but almost doubled to 15 percent for people with disabilities;
The workforce participation rate for non-disabled Americans was 31.6 percent, while 76.5 percent of people with disabilities in the same age group were out of the work force entirely;
Median household income for a person reporting a disability was $25,420, compared to $59,411 for someone without a disability.

"These numbers remain unchanged over the past 40 years despite dramatic improvements in access to physical workplaces, technology, and policy," says attorney David Newburger, co-director of SDI. "Many people with disabilities want to work, but face barriers."

"People with disabilities want to work and contribute," says Colleen Starkloff, co-director of the Starkloff Disability Institute. "They want to be tax payers, not tax consumers. How many people do you know that say they want to pay taxes?"

SDI prepares people with disabilities to compete for competitive jobs and, in doing so, changes attitudes throughout corporate America. Their program, 'The Next Big Step' is unique in that participants - mostly college graduates - undergo 15 weeks of intensive training and learn to market themselves as professionals who happen to have disabilities. Some of the companies that work with SDI participate in the training

Nestle Purina is a federal contractor subject to Section 503 and a partner with SDI. "We began our partnership with SDI years ago because we believed in their mission and we thought Nestle could help. SDI now gives us guidance and resources we need to understand this new regulation," notes Steve Degnan, Chief Human Resources Officer of North America, Nestle Purina. "We are so grateful for this partnership."
Steve Degnan, Chief HR Officer for Nestle-Purina and SDI Board member, and David Newburger, SDI Director, explain the impact of the 503 Rule at a news conference at SDI on 3/23/14
Steve Degnan, Chief HR Officer for Nestle-Purina and SDI Board member, and
David Newburger, SDI Director, explain the impact of the 503 Rule at a news conference at SDI on 3/23/14
Disabled job seekers face a variety of barriers in the hiring process, mostly unrecognized by corporations. SDI consults with corporations to help them understand and remove these barriers, change attitudes in the workplace and form inclusive corporate cultures. SDI has trained over 250 hiring managers in the St. Louis region in 2013 and 2014, including skills such as appropriate interviewing techniques, accessible websites and testing, accessible facilities, and working out reasonable accommodations.

If you are disabled and have an associate, bachelor's degree, or technical training, and are looking for the right job, or a company looking for information about employing qualified people with disabilities, please contact the Starkloff Disability Institute at 314-588-7090 or visit our website at www.starkloff.org.

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Redefining Independence

Mar 28th 1:58pm • No Comments