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Lake County considers more money for disabled

CROWN POINT | Lake County Commissioners are requesting the County Council appropriate an additional $140,000 next year to contribute to the Arc Northwest Indiana and Tradewinds.

September 18, 2014 5:17 pm
Broader disability access targeted at PUC conference

Broader disability access targeted at PUC conference

HAMMOND | Going beyond the letter of federal disability laws and striving for universal access at schools and other public facilities will be front and center Tuesday at a free Purdue University Calumet conference.

June 20, 2014 6:50 pm
Tradewinds 3

Tradewinds 3

Rhythm exercises at TradeWinds.

May 01, 2014 8:00 am
Gary civil rights forum focuses on access, equity

Gary civil rights forum focuses on access, equity

GARY | Speakers at a forum Friday on civil rights focused on access and equity, as well as creating a permanent structure where such issues can be discussed and debated.

April 04, 2014 7:15 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Maximize full access for all, all of the time

GUEST COMMENTARY: Maximize full access for all, all of the time

Prejudice: Any preconceived opinion or feeling, either favorable or unfavorable.

September 06, 2013 12:00 am

Withdraw from UN, use dues to reduce debt instead

It was good news when the US Senate did not approve the acceptance of the United Nations Treaty on Disability. If they had approved it, the UN would have been able to assume the regulation and control of all people with a disability as a world government function.

December 17, 2012 12:00 am

EEOC lawsuit alleges woman fired over disability

CHICAGO | A federal lawsuit contends a Chicago-area woman was wrongfully fired from her job because she has a prosthetic leg.

December 06, 2012 12:00 am
Disabled parents face bias, loss of kids

Disabled parents face bias, loss of kids

Millions of Americans with disabilities have gained innumerable rights and opportunities in recent years, but advocates say barriers can block one basic human right: To be a parent.

November 25, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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PHIL WIELAND: Giving handicapped accessibility the chair

PHIL WIELAND: Giving handicapped accessibility the chair

Sometimes you have to wonder which people are really the handicapped ones.

November 09, 2012 12:00 am
M'ville couple hopes to make lives of disabled better through thrift shop proceeds

M'ville couple hopes to make lives of disabled better through thrift shop proceeds

LAKE STATION | A Merrillville couple hopes to help the needs of the area's developmentally disabled through proceeds raised from a new thrift shop.

November 05, 2012 6:10 pm Photos

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Times reporter wins award for coverage of children's issues

Times reporter wins award for coverage of children's issues

INDIANAPOLIS | An Indiana judicial group honored a Times reporter Friday for her ongoing coverage of the struggles of families throughout the state in obtaining services for children with mental illnesses or developmental disabilities.

July 20, 2012 6:30 pm
Chicago-area swimmer aims for London games

Chicago-area swimmer aims for London games

World-class swimmer Amy Chapman, of Batavia, Ill., practices at the Academy Bullets Swim Club at Marmion Academy in Aurora, Ill. Chapman plans to try out this month for the U.S. team for the Paralympics Games, to be held this summer in London.

June 02, 2012 12:00 am
Chicago-area swimmer aims for London games

Chicago-area swimmer aims for London games

World-class swimmer Amy Chapman, of Batavia, Ill., poses for a photo at the Academy Bullets Swim Club at Marmion Academy in Aurora, Ill. Chapman plans to try out this month for the U.S. team for the Paralympics Games, to be held this summer in London.

June 02, 2012 12:00 am
Chicago-area swimmer aims for London games

Chicago-area swimmer aims for London games

BATAVIA, Ill. | World-class swimmer Amy Chapman has been a frequent visitor of the prosthetist's office since she was a toddler, getting fitted with new pairs of legs year after year.

June 01, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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MVSCHOOL - Wheelchair Basketball

MVSCHOOL - Wheelchair Basketball

Salk Elementary School fourth-grader Madalyn Massey shoots a ball while playing with Chicago Fire wheelchair basketball players during a disability awareness month event Friday. Head Coach Keith Wallace and three of his players showed the Merrillville students how they play without use of th…

March 30, 2012 5:35 pm
MVSCHOOL - Wheelchair Basketball

MVSCHOOL - Wheelchair Basketball

Salk Elementary School fourth-grader Michael Hubbard plays with Chicago Fire wheelchair basketball team member Mack Hill, of Chicago, on Friday at the Merrillville school.

March 30, 2012 5:35 pm
MVSCHOOL - Wheelchair Basketball

MVSCHOOL - Wheelchair Basketball

Chicago Fire wheelchair basketball player Mack Hill passes the ball while demonstrating the game for students Friday at Salk Elementary School in Merrillville for disability awareness month.

March 30, 2012 5:35 pm
MVSCHOOL - Wheelchair Basketball

MVSCHOOL - Wheelchair Basketball

Chicago Fire wheelchair basketball team member William Smith, of Hammond, shows students how to dribble Friday at Salk Elementary School in Merrillville.

March 30, 2012 5:35 pm
MVSCHOOL - Wheelchair Basketball

MVSCHOOL - Wheelchair Basketball

Chicago Fire wheelchair basketball team member William Smith, of Hammond, shoots the ball during a demonstration of the sport to students Friday at Salk Elementary School in Merrillville.

March 30, 2012 5:35 pm

NAMI offering peer-to-peer classes

PORTAGE | National Alliance on Mental Illness of Porter County will offer peer-to-peer classes beginning April 3.

March 12, 2012 12:00 am
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