Don’t legalize discrimination against people with disabilities

Don’t legalize discrimination against people with disabilities

By Kenneth E. Thorpe Imagine if the federal government treated disabled Americans as second-class citizens. It’s an appalling thought. But it could happen soon — if some special interest groups get their way. Here’s how. In numerous foreign countries, government-run healthcare systems already rely on discriminatory means to deny certain treatments to people with disabilities. […]

Volunteer of the Week: Scott Peretin, Adapted Bowling for People with Disabilities

Volunteer of the Week: Scott Peretin, Adapted Bowling for People with Disabilities

By Barry Warner From cycling and golf to bowling, the Helen Hayes Hospital (HHH) Adapted Sports and Recreation Program is a four-season initiative serving individuals with a range of abilities, interests and skills. Leisure opportunities are an important component of an active lifestyle fostering rehabilitation, recovery and camaraderie. First adapted after WWII, injured veterans returning […]