The federal Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act, which would convene a family caregiving advisory council and carries bipartisan support, is gaining momentum. The bill passed the Senate and now goes to the House of Representatives.
A record 243 truck drivers participated in the 2017 Delaware Truck Convoy hosted by Special Olympics, raising more than $61,000 for the organization.
Several members of the House of Representatives are launching the Bipartisan House Working Group on Employing People with Disabilities which will work to identify polices and regulations that could be established or tweaked to make it easier for individuals with disabilities to enter the workforce.
Two Delaware advocacy groups launch Housing Alliance Delaware to eliminate homelessness and find permanent housing for those in poverty, senior citizens and individuals with disabilities.
People with disabilities, including self-advocate and CDS advisor Daniese McMullin-Powell, express their frustration with people who don’t understand or accept the importance of service dogs despite ADA regulations that address them.