Social Security

posted on December 31, 2009 - 1:12am
Chad McCruden, 36, of Owing Mills, Md., has Friedreich’s ataxia. He was laid off in May 2009 from his job as a work incentive specialist at an independent living center. McCruden applied for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits in June, was approved late in October and received his first check in December (plus five months’ worth of retroactive benefits).

Short, free guide answers questions about the ADA and other disability rights laws

posted on July 13, 2009 - 4:27pm
“Individuals with disabilities are a protected class under civil rights laws, and it is the one protected class that anyone can join, usually involuntarily, at any point in their lives.” So says attorney Jacquie Brennan, the author of a new guide to disability rights laws, The Disability Law Handbook, that recently was released by the Southwest Disability and Business Technical Assistance Center...

Health care, insurance and government programs

posted on November 1, 2007 - 10:13am
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 6
Maneuvering through health care and insurance issues, and government programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security can be a dizzying process to say the least. To help, this list provides a good starting point in your search for more information and assistance.
posted on January 1, 2007 - 4:13pm
QUEST Vol. 14, No. 1
Listening to the Experts: Students with Disabilities Speak Out, edited by Elizabeth B. Keefe, Ph.D., Veronica M. Moore, Ph.D., and Frances R. Duff, M.A., 218 pages, 2006, $19.95. Paul H. Brookes Publishing, (800) 638-3775, www.brookespublishing.com. A message of inclusion resonates through the personal stories told by special education teachers, students and their parents in this book.