Welcome to the first installment of the For Persons With Disabilities (FPWD) News Desk, where we'll post online links to news coverage that persons in the disabled community may not have been aware of, but nevertheless will find interesting.
* Unemployment is rising for persons with disabilities too, according to disabilityscoop.
* Being middle-aged and older is still seen as a disability by employers when interviewing for positions. (It's not!)
* Will returning soldiers from Iraq who suffer from post tramatic stress disorder be given better treatment than veterans of previous conflicts? The Taylor Daily Press's Alfredo Delgado hopes so. Meanwhile, vets in New York's Hudson Valley are already struggling to get disability benefits.
* The National Multiple Sclerosis Society's position on the lifting of the ban on stem cell research can be read here. Incidentally, the MS society's annual walk at Rye-Playland for this year will be held on April 19th. (Details here.)
Feel free to send any comments about these items, as well as any you believe I may have missed.