NCBDDD Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Report: NCBDDD Making a Difference Across the Lifespan. From Saving Babies to Protecting People
NCBDDD Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Report: NCBDDD Making a Difference Across the Lifespan. From Saving Babies to Protecting People
Feb 12, 2019

The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD)at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released its Fiscal Year 2018 Annual Report. The Report covers the Center's accomplishments and plans for the future.

The Case for Inclusion: 2019 Report
The Case for Inclusion: 2019 Report
Feb 12, 2019

Published regularly, the Case for Inclusion assesses all 50 states and the District of Columbia on 30 measures that paint a picture on how well state programs serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD). These 30 measures are broken down into five key issue areas: Promoting Independence, Promoting Productivity, Keeping Families Together, Serving Those in Need and Tracking Health, Safety & Quality of Life.

Become a Community Change Maker- Walking College Applications Now Open
Become a Community Change Maker- Walking College Applications Now Open
Feb 04, 2019

America Walks is now accepting applications for the 2019 Walking College. This is an online, interactive educational program for experienced walkable community advocates. Walking College Fellowships are awarded to community change agents working alone, in organizations, or in professions such as public health, planning, transportation, or education,

Smart cities could be lousy to live in if you have a disability
Smart cities could be lousy to live in if you have a disability
Jan 31, 2019

Many people with disabilities move to or live in cities as they tend to have a higher concentration of social services and more comprehensive transit systems. However, the increasing trend within cities to provide more digital services and adopt smart technologies can often increase barriers for people with disabilities.

Survey: People with disabilities and the elderly need more help finding transportation services
Survey: People with disabilities and the elderly need more help finding transportation services
Dec 20, 2018

Many communities have ample transportation services for their elderly and residents with disabilities who don’t drive, but those services are often too difficult to find, according to a new national survey conducted by KRC Research for the National Aging and Disability Transportation Center. The study found a key problem in there being no single go-to source for finding local transportation services. Caregivers said they, too, found it difficult and time-consuming to get help.

New CDC Guide to the BRFSS Disability Questions
New CDC Guide to the BRFSS Disability Questions
Nov 07, 2018

The Disability and Health Branch at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released the "Data User's Guide to the Disability Questions Included in the Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System." The purpose of this document is to provide guidance for Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) state coordinators and researchers interested in monitoring disability at the state or national level.

How Disability Laws Can Help Tenants Suffering from Drifting Tobacco Smoke
How Disability Laws Can Help Tenants Suffering from Drifting Tobacco Smoke
Jul 20, 2018

For many people with disabilities and chronic health conditions, exposure to secondhand smoke can be especially harmful. Oakland-based Changelab Solutions has created a new resource that covers how federal disability rights laws--as well as laws in the State of California--can be used to protect tenants with disabilities from smoke that can drift from other housing units.

CDC's MyMobility Plan Helps Older Adults Maintain Independence
CDC's MyMobility Plan Helps Older Adults Maintain Independence
Feb 12, 2019

MyMobility Plan, a new resource from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), can help older Americans plan for their mobility needs. The MyMobility Plan provides resources and tips to help manage health, improve mobility, make homes safer to prevent falls, and consider alternative transportation.

New! Every Ride Counts Campaign Promotes Local Transportation
New! Every Ride Counts Campaign Promotes Local Transportation
Feb 12, 2019

The National Aging and Disability Transportation Center has launched a publicity campaign for local communities that promotes the availability of transportation options. Every Ride Counts is comprised of carefully crafted messages and materials that promote the use of a variety of transportation options for older adults and people with disabilities.

How to build a bike-share system for people of all abilities
How to build a bike-share system for people of all abilities
Nov 02, 2018

Detroit's bike sharing system, known as MoGo began in 2017. As it was being developed, however, the planners were approached by a local disability organization that wanted to ensure there were bicycles available for people of all abilities.