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NDI's Holiday Wish - Economic Independence for Americans with Disabilities
Friday, December 09, 2011
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IRS Conducting Survey of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Taxpayers
Friday, November 18, 2011
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National Disability Institute Supports Reintroduction of ABLE Act in Congress
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Legislation vital to helping 1 in 3 individuals with disabilities living in poverty take important steps toward economic self-sufficiency Read More

National Disability Institute Provides Comments to Treasury to Improve Financial Access for People with Disabilities and their Families
Monday, November 14, 2011
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New Jersey Credit Unions Celebrate Cycle VI of BEST Internship Program
Thursday, November 10, 2011
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National Disability Institute Initiative Helps More Than 1 Million People with Disabilities Access Tax Refunds of More Than $1 Billion
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Real Economic Impact Tour helps build brighter economic futures for 1 in 3 Americans with disabilities living in poverty Read More

National Disability Institute Cited for Its Work By Treasury As Part of Bank On Initiatives
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
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November Issue of Washington Insider Released
Friday, November 04, 2011
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NDI's Real Economic Impact Tour Recognized as a Partner in Progress
Thursday, October 27, 2011
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"Breaking Bad" Actor to Mentor Winner of National Disability Institute's My American Dream Video Contest
Thursday, October 27, 2011
RJ Mitte of Emmy winning show “Breaking Bad” to serve as mentor for young Jacksonville, Fla. woman with Down syndrome as she pursues her acting dream Read More

2012 Paul G. Hearne AAPD Leadership Awards, Call for Applications
Monday, October 10, 2011
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National Disability Institute Convenes Leaders at Boston Federal Reserve Bank to Discuss Economic Future for Americans with Disabilities Living in Poverty
Monday, September 26, 2011
Latest Census data shows 1 in 3 Americans with disabilities live in poverty, nearly double the national average and among highest of all minority groups. Civic and corporate leaders from across America come together at The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston Sept. 27-28 to discuss issue. Read More

Multiple Sclerosis Association of America and National Disability Institute Launch a Four-Part Webinar Series on Financial Wellness for the Multiple Sclerosis Community
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
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September Issue of Washington Insider Published
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
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National Disability Institute Kicks Off the American Dream Contest
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Americans with disabilities encouraged to submit videos sharing their American dreams for a chance to win $1,000, an iPad and sessions with a mentor Read More

National Disability Institute Brings Economic Epowerment Agenda to Capitol Hill
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
National Disability Institute and its partners urge lawmakers to include political, economic and social change in fiscal reform legislation to put people with disabilities back in charge of their financial futures Read More

Real Economic Impact Tour Makes Multiple Stops in July
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
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NDI's Real Economic Impact Tour Hosts Social Media Webinar
Friday, July 29, 2011
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REI Tour Co-hots Asset Development Summit in Kansas City
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
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July Issue of Washington Insider Published
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
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NDI Hosts Asset Development Summit in Bangor, Maine
Tuesday, July 05, 2011
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NDI's Real Economic Impact Tour Makes a Stop in Hawaii
Friday, June 24, 2011
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NDI Team Members Participate in NCTC's Mapping the Future Conference
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
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Spring 2011 Issue of Washington Insider Published
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
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Three NDI Team Members Participate in Florida Prosperity Partnership Annual Conference
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Michael Roush, Katie Metz and Nakia Matthews presented during FPP's 3rd Annual Conference. Read More

REI Tour Makes a Stop in Phoenix
Friday, May 20, 2011
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Disability.gov Is Seeking Four Participants for its No Boundaries Photo Project in June
Thursday, May 19, 2011
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REI Tour Staff Visit Minnesota
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
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Chase Agrees to Change Banking Fees
Monday, May 16, 2011
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NDI Leaders Meet with IRS Commissioner Byrd
Friday, May 13, 2011
NDI's Michael Morris and Johnette Hartnett welcomed IRS Commissioner Richard Byrd to the DC office to discuss continuing opportunities for partnership to advance access to the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and other opportunities to improve economic self sufficiency for people with disabilities. Read More

NDI Executive Director presents at National MIG Summit in Denver
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
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NDI Team Members Provide Technical Assistance on Disability to the Public Workforce Investment System
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
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Walmart Foundation Partners with Nonprofits to Urge Eligible Tax Filers to Take Advantage of Free Tax Preparation Before Time Runs Out
Tuesday, April 05, 2011
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NDI's Katie Metz Leads Successful REI Tour Workgroup Meeting in Jackson
Monday, April 04, 2011
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REI Tour Partner Accounting Aid Society's Volunteer Tax Center Featured in the Detroit Free Press
Friday, April 01, 2011
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February/March Issue of Washington Insider Published
Friday, April 01, 2011
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IRS Has $1.1 Billion for People Who Have Not Filed a 2007 Income Tax Return
Thursday, March 31, 2011
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Treasury Issues New Rules Covering Directly Deposited Benefits
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
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Cycle IV Interns Kick Off Year Two of BEST Internship Program
Friday, March 25, 2011
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February/March Issue of the Real Economic Impact Newsletter Published
Monday, March 21, 2011
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REI Tour Makes Stops in Austin and Salt Lake City
Thursday, March 17, 2011
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Justice Department’s New ADA Rules Go into Effect on March 15, 2011
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Revised regulations implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will take effect March 15, 2011, the Department of Justice announced. The revised rules are the department’s first major revision of its guidance on accessibility in 20 years. Read More

New Legislation determines how tax refunds and credits are treated by other public benefit programs
Friday, March 11, 2011
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National Disability Institute's Real Economic Impact Tour Produces MoneyMondays Radio Series
Thursday, March 03, 2011
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IRS to Hold Saturday Open Houses on Feb. 26 and March 26 to Help Taxpayers
Friday, February 25, 2011
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New Jersey BEST program gains speed
Thursday, February 24, 2011
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REI Tour Director Johnette Hartnett Interviewed by NAMI's STAR Center for the Recovering Together Newsletter
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
REI Tour Director Johnette Hartnett was interviewed by NAMI's STAR Center for their Recovering Together Newsletter where she shared her story of loss and recovery. Read More

Elizabeth Jennings and Michael Roush Present on Asset Development Webinar Hosted by Florida Center for Inclusive Communities
Friday, February 18, 2011
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Obama Administration Releases 'Educator Toolkit' for the 2011 National Financial Capability Challenge
Friday, February 18, 2011
Toolkit Includes Ready-to-Use Lesson Plans on Budgeting, Saving, Investing, and Other Critical Skills That Will Help Students Build Secure Financial Futures Read More

Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. Foundation Public Policy Fellowship - Inclusive Services and Supports
Friday, February 18, 2011
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Michael Roush Presents at ACF Family Financial Stability Summit
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
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Michael Roush Presents at FDIC Community Affairs Regional Team Meeting in Atlanta
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
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America Saves Week Approaches
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
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Disability Program Navigator Final Report Released
Monday, February 07, 2011
The Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (DOL/ETA) is pleased to announce the release of Programs that Improve the Lives of People with Disabilities Disability Program Navigator Final Report. Read More

Johnette Hartnett Speaks at DC EITC Campaign Kick-Off
Monday, February 07, 2011
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Justice Department Makes the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design Available to Online Viewers Nationwide
Friday, February 04, 2011
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January Issue of Washington Insider Published
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
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US Business Leadership Network (USBLN®) Issues Call for Disability-Owned Businesses
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
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NDIs Elizabeth Jennings speaks at EITC Awareness Day in Freehold, New Jersey
Monday, January 31, 2011
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NDI's Real Economic Impact Tour Team kicks off EITC Awareness Day in Jacksonville, Florida
Monday, January 31, 2011
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Study Reports that Homebuyers Using an IDA are Less Prone to Foreclosure and Predatory Loans
Monday, January 31, 2011
Weathering the Storm: Have IDAs Helped Low-Income Homebuyers Avoid Foreclosure?, a study by CFED and the Urban Institute, reports on the relationship between AFI IDA participation, loan terms, and homeownership success, as measured by foreclosure rates. Read More

NDI Executive Director Michael Morris Delivers Keynote Address at New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Economic Self-Sufficiency Forum
Friday, January 28, 2011
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REI Tour National Resource Director Judy Stengel Pens Blog Post on Volunteerism at the Real Economic Impact Blog
Thursday, January 27, 2011
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January Issue of the Real Economic Impact Newsletter Published
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
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Michael Roush presents at the Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies Annual Mid-Winter Conference
Friday, January 21, 2011
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Free Volunteer Tax Assistance Sites Now Online
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
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Independent Living For People With Disabilities Gets $7.5 Million Boost
Friday, January 14, 2011
Nearly 1,000 Americans with disabilities will be able to leave institutions and move into the community, federal officials said Thursday, thanks to a first-of-its-kind initiative providing both housing assistance and support services. Read More

New Legislation Enacted Determining How Tax Refunds and Credits are Treated by Other Public Benefit Programs
Friday, January 14, 2011
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Treasury Launches Pilot Program of Prepaid Debit and Payroll Cards for Fast, Safe and Convenient Tax Refunds
Thursday, January 13, 2011
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Happy New Year from the NDI Team!
Monday, January 03, 2011
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National Disability Institute Releases Top Ten 2010 Accomplishments
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
NDI's Senior Management Team released today their annual list of Top Ten Accomplishments for NDI in 2010. Read More

NDI Seeks Comments on Public Policy Priority Recommendations for 2011
Friday, December 17, 2010
National Disability Institue asks our friends and colleagues to send us any comments or suggestions on the following 15 proposed Public Policy Priorities by January 1, 2010. Read More

FINRA Releases Interactive Financial Capability Study Online
Wednesday, December 08, 2010
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NDI's Miranda Kennedy Presents Testimony at the Administration on Developmental Disabilities Listening Session in Denver, Colorado
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
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REI Tour National Director Michael Roush Presents at Goodwill Central Florida on Making a Real Economic Impact
Monday, December 06, 2010
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Promoting Financial Success in the United States: National Strategy for Financial Literacy 2011
Friday, December 03, 2010
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White House to Hold Monthly Disability Calls
Thursday, December 02, 2010
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November Issue of the Real Economic Impact Newsletter Published
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
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American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) Scholarship - Deadline Extended to December 15th
Friday, November 19, 2010
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November Issue of Washington Insider Published
Thursday, November 18, 2010
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REI Tour Director Johnette Hartnett Board President of Shared Horizons, Inc.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Dr. Johnette Hartnett elected for a two-year term as Board President of Shared Horizons, Inc. – A Pooled Special Needs Trust In Enhancing the Lives of People with Disabilities Read More

NDI Celebrates National Philanthropy Day
Monday, November 15, 2010
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More Than 150 Leaders Participate in 5th Annual REI Tour Mayor's Leadership Academy in Chicago
Monday, November 08, 2010
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Michael Morris presents at 3rd Annual Financial Literacy Conference in Washington, DC
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
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NDI Director Michael Morris Testifies Before Administration on Developmental Disabilities
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
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October Issue of Washington Insider Newsletter Published
Friday, October 15, 2010
Washington Insider is a monthly newsletter highlighting key federal policy news related to key NDI priority areas. Read More

The Real Economic Impact Tour Tops 600 Million Dollars in Refunds for Low Income Workers with Disabilities
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
Official Press Release for Upcoming REI Tour Kick-Off and Celebration to be held at the National Press Club, October 19, 2010. Read More

Presidential Proclamation for National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Monday, October 04, 2010
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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month
Friday, October 01, 2010
NDEAM 2010 Theme: :Talent Has No Boundaries: Workforce Diversity Includes Workers With Disabilities" Read More

BEST Interns Progam Seeking New Participants for 8-Week Paid Internship
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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September Issue of REI Newsletter Published
Monday, September 27, 2010
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NDI Announces Winner of American Dream Video Contest
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Kenzi Robi, a quadriplegic artist from San Francisco, wins $1,000 to help him further his American Dream and a trip to Washington, DC Read More

TASH to Offer Multiple Webinar Series This Fall
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
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Push for Direct Deposit of Tax Returns Increases
Friday, September 10, 2010
Two recent programs have been launched with the goal of direct deposit tax refunds from low to moderate income Americans. Read More

Finalists Chosen for American Dream Video Contest
Friday, September 03, 2010
An independent panel chose 5 videos as finalists in the Economic Empowerment - Defining the New American Dream Contest Read More

Johnette Hartnett presents at the Common Cents Conference 2010
Thursday, September 02, 2010
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Governor Parkinson furthers opportunities for Kansans with disabilities
Friday, August 27, 2010
Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson has signed Executive Orders 10-09 and 10-10, to recognize individuals and agencies that support persons with disabilities. Read More

Department of Labor Releases Summary of Labor Force Characteristics for Persons With Disabilities
Thursday, August 26, 2010
The US Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics released today a summary of 2009 Labor Force Characteristics for Persons with Disabilities. Read More

GAO Publishes Summary of Forum Focused on Increasing Work Participation for Adults with Disabilities
Thursday, August 19, 2010
GAO convened a forum on March 16, 2010 to explore policy options and actions that could be taken to help adults with a current or past work history improve their participation in the workforce. Read More

NDI Director Michael Morris to Speak at Reinventing Quality Conference
Friday, August 06, 2010
The Reinventing Quality Conference is the premier gathering place for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities, family members, direct support professionals, administrators of community support agencies, advocates, and government leaders – all committed to a vision of a better future for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Read More

August Issue of Real Economic Impact Newsletter Published
Thursday, August 05, 2010
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ODEP Releases PAS Toolkit for Transitioning Youth
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
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UCLA Leadership Institute for Managers with Disabilities
Monday, July 26, 2010
Program to focus on career advancement of people with disabilities, and is fashioned after UCLA's highly effective Leadership Institutes for African American, Women, LGBT, and Latino managers. Read More

IDA Program in New York State Helps People with Disabilities, Their Families, and Direct Support Workers Become Homeowners
Monday, July 26, 2010
NYS IDA: Helping People with Disabilities, Their Families, and Direct Support Workers Become Homeowners The New York Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities (OMRDD) has developed an individual development account (IDA) project to help people with intellectual or developmental disabilities, their parents or guardians, and direct support workers buy their first homes. Read More

Senator Tom Harkin Releases Video to Commemorate ADA 20th Anniversary
Thursday, July 22, 2010
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July Issue of Real Economic Impact Newsletter Published
Friday, July 16, 2010
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June/July Issue of Washington Insider Newsletter Published
Monday, July 12, 2010
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National Disability Institute Launches Nationwide Video Contest to Commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Friday, July 02, 2010
Contest encourages all persons with disabilities to demonstrate how they are “Defining the New American Dream” Read More

Evaluation Report on the Number of Social Security Disability Beneficiaries Being Served by the One-Stops in Four DPN States
Friday, July 02, 2010
The purpose of the report was to conduct a quantitative evaluation of the Disability Program Navigator (DPN) initiative through the use of the One-Stop Career Center system by Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) beneficiaries. Read More

NDI's Johnette Hartnett Guest Blogs for Disability.gov
Thursday, July 01, 2010
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NDI Executive Director Michael Morris Testifies on Capitol Hill
Thursday, July 01, 2010
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The US Dept. of Justice, Office of Civil Rights and the US Dept. of Education Office of Civil Rights Issue Joint Letter Regarding Use of Electronic Book Readers
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
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NDI's BEST pilot project in New Jersey finishes first cycle
Monday, June 28, 2010
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Senate Hearing Held: Ensuring Community Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Assistant Attorney General Thomas E. Perez Testifies Before the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on the ADA and Olmstead Enforcement Read More

Affordable Care Act (ACA) Summary and Updates
Monday, June 21, 2010
Many changes brought about by these new laws are of particular significance to people with disabilities. Read More

IRS Hires More Than 1,000 Veterans for Three Consecutive Years, One-Third Disabled Veterans
Friday, June 18, 2010
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Southeast ADA Center Announces Release of 2010 Americans with Disabilities (ADA) Anniversary Tool Kit
Thursday, June 17, 2010
The Tool Kit captures collective achievements and offers informative materials designed to help you plan and publicize your ADA activities during the ADA Anniversary and throughout the year. Read More

NDI Executive Director Michael Morris to Speak at June 18th Summit on Microfinance and Disabilities
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Michael Morris to participate as part of a panel on "Promoting Reasonable Accomodation and Universal Design". Read More

REI Tour Stops in Oklahoma City; Hosted By United Way of Central Oklahoma
Monday, June 14, 2010
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Community Action Project of Tulsa County Hosts the REI Tour
Monday, June 14, 2010
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Kansas City Welcomes the REI Tour
Monday, June 14, 2010
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Employment and Training Administration's DPN Initiative-produced video wins Telly Award
Friday, June 11, 2010
A video production featuring the Employment and Training Administration’s Disability Program Navigator (DPN) Initiative has just been named a winner in the 31st Annual Telly Awards competition. Read More

NDI Staff Participates in DOL/ETA’s Region 1 Training and Technical Assistance Conference
Monday, June 07, 2010
The conference targeted One-Stop front line staff and managers and featured workshops from workforce development experts on leveraging resources, developing partnerships, and providing quality service in these challenges times. Read More

America's Heroes at Work Revamps Website
Friday, June 04, 2010
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REI Tour Visits Vermont
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
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NDI Executive Director Michael Morris Presents at Florida Prosperity Partnership Conference
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
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IRS Seeking Applications for Volunteer Tax Assistance Program Grants
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
The Internal Revenue Service will soon begin accepting applications for the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant programs, which will allow some organizations to apply for annual funding for up to three years. Read More

May Issue of the Real Economic Impact Newsletter Published
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
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Disability Program Navigator (DPN) Initiative Holds Monthly Administrative Conference Call
Friday, May 21, 2010
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New Tool Helps Small Businesses Understand Disability Laws
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
U.S. Department of Labor unveils its newest online tool to help America’s employers ensure that their employment policies and practices do not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities. Read More

NDI Holds Board of Directors Meeting in Washington DC
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Board and senior staff reviewed and discussed current organziation activities and focused on legislative initiatives. Read More

Bank of America Hosts the REI Tour in Chicago
Monday, May 10, 2010
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Nominations Sought by Courage Center for Annual Awards Honoring People With Disabilities
Monday, May 10, 2010
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Job Accomodation Network launches AskJAN.org
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
Newly revamped site provides expanded info on accomodation in the workplace. Read More

ODEP Partners on Federal Hiring for People with Disabilities
Tuesday, May 04, 2010
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NDI's Real Economic Impact Tour Highlighted in Disability.gov's blog and the SAMHSA E-Newsletter
Thursday, April 29, 2010
The blog's "100 Days to the ADA" countdown featured a Financial Literacy Month post for Day 94, highlighting the REI Tour as well as MyMoney.gov. Read More

NDI's Johnette Hartnett Kicks off Financial Asset Building Panel for Assistive Technology Conference in Crystal City, VA
Thursday, April 29, 2010
At the 2010 Annual Conference for AT Act Programs and Telework Programs, Dr. Hartnett challenged the national audience of Assistive Technology practitioners to define their role in building economic empowerment for their customers with disabilities in the 21st century. Read More

Financial Literacy and Education Commission Launches New My Money Web Site
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Enhanced Features Include New Calculators, Checklists to Help Families with Savings, Preparation for College, Numerous Other Life Events with Financial Implications Read More

Seventy-Five Participants Attend NDI-Hosted Educational Briefing on Capitol Hill Promoting Economic Advancement of Individuals with Disabilities
Monday, April 26, 2010
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NDI Technical Assistance Team Discusses Promising Practices with the Virginia DPN Executive Committee
Friday, April 23, 2010
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REI Tour Team Meets with IRS SPEC in Atlanta
Thursday, April 22, 2010
The REI Tour and IRS SPEC Disability initiative team met for two days this week to revise the IRS SPEC Disability Initiative Training Manual for IRS tax consultants nationwide. Read More

REI Tour sponsor 54Freedom unviels 54Freedom Jobs
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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Taxpayer Bill of Rights Act Introduced
Monday, April 19, 2010
The Act combines several widely supported provisions ralted to the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Read More

NDI to Participate in Upcoming 2010 National Association of Planning Councils
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Johnette Hartnett to speak April 17, 2010 in Alexandria, Virginia. Read More

Health Care Reform Summary from World Institute on Disability
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
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June 25 Application Deadline for Assets for Independence Grants
Monday, April 12, 2010
AFI eager to award new grants to expand the reach of IDAs throughout the nation. Read More

HHS, HUD Partner to Allow Rental Assistance to Support Independent Living for Non-Elderly People with Disabilities
Friday, April 09, 2010
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$4 Million Walmart Foundation Grant Helps Los Angeles County Residents Access Free Tax Preparation and Filing Services
Thursday, April 08, 2010
National Disability Institute's Real Economic Impact Tour, Walmart Foundation, United Way Worldwide, and One Economy held a press event commemorating the last stop on the 2010 MyFreeTaxes.com van tour this past Tuesday at the Mexican American Opportunity Foundation in Commerce, California. Read More

President Obama proclaims April 2010 National Financial Literacy Month
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
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Latest REI Tour stop: Detroit
Monday, April 05, 2010
The Accounting Aid Society hosted a morning meeting for 30 Detroit non-profits to share their outreach and work for taxpayers with disabilities. Read More

REI Tour Team Contributes to WID Equity Newsletter Highlighting REI Tour Cities and Programs
Monday, April 05, 2010
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REI Tour & MyFreeTaxes.com Celebrate Partnership in Detroit
Thursday, April 01, 2010
The Walmart Foundation, in partnership with the National Disability Institute's Real Economic Impact Tour, One Economy and United Way celebrated the arrival in Southeastern Michigan of the MyFreeTaxes.com National Tour, bringing free tax preparation and services directly to consumers in Detroit. Read More

3rd Installment of 2010 REI Tour Audioconference Series Held - What to Know About Public Benefits and Tax Filing
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
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NDI Seeks New Ways to Simplify Public Benefits
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
NDI has designed a feasibility study to produce a new accessible web-based I Can Work application. Read More

New Money Monday Savings Tip!
Monday, March 29, 2010
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Job Development in a Tough Economy: Elizabeth Jennings Shares Tips
Monday, March 29, 2010
NDI staffer Elizabeth Jennings attended Kessler Foundation’s 5th Annual Grantee Symposium where great tips were provided for surviving and succeeding in the current job market. Read More

NDI and Bank of America Host Asset Development Summit for Persons with Disabilities in Fort Myers, Florida
Monday, March 29, 2010
National leaders joined local leaders in Fort Myers, Florida on March 23, 2010 at the Asset Development Summit for Persons with Disabilities to discuss new collaborative opportunities on how to work together to build a roadmap out of poverty for persons with disabilities. Read More

Dr. Johnette Hartnett Shares Personal Journey at NJ Wellness Conference
Thursday, March 25, 2010
On March 18, 2010 Dr. Hartnett shared to an audience of 300 people her personal journey over the past 27 years after the loss of her family in 1983. Read More

Beyond Academics Begins Implementing NDIs Building Assets Curriculum
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Beyond Academics has begun to use NDIs Building Assets & Promoting Choice and Community Participation for Persons with Disabilities curriculum. Read More

Michael Roush Gives Keynote Address at event in San Diego, California
Monday, March 22, 2010
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NDI Staff member Laura Gleneck Participates in 2008 Annual Disability Status Report Rollout Webinar
Friday, March 19, 2010
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Effect of the 'American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009' (ARRA) on SSI Income and Resources
Friday, March 19, 2010
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REI Tour Rolls Through Louisiana and Alabama
Thursday, March 18, 2010
REI Tour staff member Michael Roush kicked off the REI Tour in four cities in Louisiana and Alabama. Read More

Social Security to Provide Helpful Health Care Information
Monday, March 15, 2010
SSA will provide helpful health care information and website links to the more than three million individuals who apply each year for Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability benefits. Read More

Wichita Disability Initiative helps to provide tax prep to Rural El Dorado, Kansas
Friday, March 12, 2010
Two-day event benefits disabled, low to moderate income tax filers Read More

Disability Program Navigator (DPN) Initiative holds monthly administrative conference call
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
The NDI DPN Technical Assistance team, working in coordination with the national DPN Program Office, facilitates monthly administrative conference calls with the state-level DPN representatives from the 46 DPN grantees that also includes regional Federal Project Officers and representatives from the Social Security Administration to address updates and issues of importance and need. Read More

OPM and ODEP to Host a historic day-long Federal Hiring Event for People with Disabilities
Tuesday, March 09, 2010
Representatives from many agencies will be reviewing resumes prior to the event, and inviting prospective candidates for interviews. Read More

Real Economic Impact Tour recognized by the Fresno, CA City Council for its participation in Walmart Foundation grant
Friday, March 05, 2010
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NDI Staffer Laura Gleneck Attends the Final Stop on the ODEP Listening Tour
Friday, March 05, 2010
In early 2010, the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) and its Federal partners held a series of six Listening Sessions across the country for members of the public to provide input to senior Federal officials on their ideas for more effective ways to employ all people with disabilities. Read More

Feb/March Issue of Washington Insider Published
Thursday, March 04, 2010
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2nd Installment of 2010 REI Tour Audioconference Series Held - Making Your Tax Sites Accessible
Friday, February 26, 2010
Karen Hamilton and Pamela Williamson discussed tips and best practices for making VITA sites accessible. Read More

$4 Million from the Walmart Foundation Helps Consumers Nationwide
Monday, February 22, 2010
Walmart Foundation, United Way Worldwide, One Economy and National Disability Institute’s Real Economic Impact Tour to Partner to Return $1 Billion to Individuals in Total Tax Refunds Read More

Applications for the Fellowship at National Industries for the Blind now being accepted
Monday, February 15, 2010
The Fellowship for Leadership Development, sponsored by National Industries for the Blind (NIB), is a salaried, two-year program that combines business-focused, on-the-job experience with formal management training. Read More

The USBLN® announces the launch of the Disability Supplier Diversity Program
Monday, February 15, 2010
The USBLN® announces the launch of the Disability Supplier Diversity Program, which offers businesses that are owned by an individual(s) with a disability, including service disabled veterans, an exciting opportunity to increase their access to potential contracting opportunities with major corporations, government agencies, and one another. Read More

REI Tour Director Johnette Hartnett Serves on Panel at Event Held by Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Thursday, February 04, 2010
Using the 20th Anniversary of the Passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) as a back drop, this two-day event focused on the introduction of the Disabilities Market to Community Development and Financial Institutions. Read More

NDI staff members Elizabeth Jennings and DJ Diamond participate in Wi$eUp Teleconference
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
NDI staff members Elizabeth Jennings and DJ Diamond had the honor of joining Assistant Secretary of Labor for Disability Employment Policy Kathleen Martinez and Women’s Bureau Deputy Director Latifa Lyles on Friday's WI$EUp teleconference to discuss tools and strategies for building economic assets. Read More

Elizabeth Jennings Gives Presentation on the Benefits of Ticket to Work Regulations in Arizona
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Elizabeth Jennings was in Phoenix, Arizona last week to present on the benefits of the Social Security Administration's revised Ticket to Work regulations and promising Arizona Employment Networks before the Arizona Governor's Council on Workforce Policy and Arizona Workforce Board Directors. Read More

First Installment of 2010 REI Tour Audiconference Series Held - ARRA Act
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
The first installment of the 2010 Real Economic Impact Tour Audioconference Series was held on January 29, 2010. The topic of the audioconference was the Ameican Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and what implications it may have for the economic futures of people with disabilities. Read More

REI Tour Director Johnette Hartnett Pens Feature Article for Latest Issue of WID's Equity Newsletter
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
What began in the basement of a DC bank has grown into a national movement and call to action because of the commitment and leadership that thousands of people across the United States dedicated to building a better economic future for Americans with disabilities. Read Johnette Harnett's inspiring piece, "The Silver Lining." Read More

Walmart Foundation Tax Preparation Partnership Expects to Yield More Than $1 Billion in Tax Savings for Consumers
Thursday, January 28, 2010
$4 Million Walmart Foundation Grant to United Way Worldwide, One Economy and National Disability Institute Provides Free Tax Services to Families Nationwide Read More

NDI Board Approves Five-Year Strategic Plan
Monday, January 25, 2010
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January Issue of Washington Insider Newsletter Published
Thursday, January 21, 2010
NDI Celebrates 2009 Outcomes & Prepares for Ambitious Year in 2010 Read More

First REI Tour Stop in Great Falls, MT featured on KRTV
Thursday, January 21, 2010
KRTV in Great Falls, Montana covered the REI Tour event held on January 19th. Read More

NDI awarded $497,897 by Kessler Foundation
Thursday, January 14, 2010
The Kessler Foundation awarded NDI $497,897 to pilot and test a two-year employment and career advancement model in the financial service sector in New Jersey. Read More

54Freedom Entrepreneur of the Month and Year Public Contest
Monday, January 04, 2010
In collaboration with the National Disability Institute, and 54Freedom we will be highlighting and celebrating a monthly winner of Entrepreneurship beginning January 2010. Read More

Real Economic Impact Tour featured on the cover of the Business Section of the Jacksonville Times-Union
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Tour's stop in Jacksonville sheds light on link between poverty, disability Read More

Real Economic Impact Tour Kick-Off
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Real Economic Impact Tour Expands to 100 Cities - Brings New Hope to Low-Income Wage Earners with Disabilities Read More