International News

If you are considering moving to another country because the country you are in isn’t meeting your needs, research carefully. Make sure you will still have accessibility through language, medical benefits and supportive legislation. Make sure financially you will do as well (perhaps better) than where you are now.

And be aware, in many places politics change from time-to-time. International moves are huge for many of us, and it stinks to get somewhere only to find out what you really need isn’t there. I’ve added news clips from various countries as I find them to help understand the local environs. I hope it is helpful.



Seeking meaningful work: program aims to help youths with intellectual disabilities,” by Laura Sciarpelletti, CBC, 09.03.18

Months later, senators still seeking answers on disability tax credit,” by Jesse Snyder, The Province, 06.27.18

European Union



Japan’s Government Investigated for Cheating Disability Hiring Quotas,” by Thisanka Siripala, The Diplomat, 08.25.18

United Kingdom

Outrage after woman with profound disabilities told to pay back NDIS funds,” by Christopher Knaus, The Guardian, 09.03.18

Labor pledges to scrap NDIS staff cap amid outsourcing concerns,” by Amy Remeikis, The Guardian, 08.07.18

Disability rights group calls for ‘drastic increase’ in support,” by Kitty Holland, The Irish Times, 07.23.18

Disability Support Program gets new name, larger scope,” by Stu Neatby, The Guardian, 07.12.18

Judge sides with school that uses electric shocks on its students,” by Mike Beaudet, WCVB, 06.28.18

Parkinson’s and MS patients spared benefit retesting in U-turn,” by Patrick Butler, The Guardian, 06.18.18

Access to disability pension slashed by more than half, data shows,” by Christopher Knaus, The Guardian, 06.07.18

Government extends disability benefit contracts for ‘failing’ private firms,” by May Bulman, Independent, 06.05.18

United States

Brett Kavanaugh Would Put Businesses Ahead of Americans With Disabilities on the Supreme Court,” by Tammy Duckworth, TIME, 09.05.18

In wake of judge’s order, Social Security Administration to restore rights of unions,” by Jeff Barker, The Baltimore Sun, 08.30.18

Disability Rights Groups Come Out Strong Against Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS Nomination,” by David M. Perry, Pacific Standard, 08.20.18

CDC: 1 in 4 adults have a disability that impacts daily life,” by Allen Cone, UPI, 08.16.18

VA required thousands of ‘unwarranted reexaminations’ for vets getting disability benefits,” by Joe Davidson, The Washington Post, 08.15.18

Employment Hurdles Prevent Those With Disabilities From Finding Stable Jobs,” by John Davis, Wisconsin Public Radio, 08.10.18

Doctors With Disabilities Push For Culture Change In Medicine,” by Elana Gordon, NPR, 08.06.18

Who’s left to employ? Tight job market scoops up those on the margin,” by Laurent Belsie, The Christian Science Monitor, 08.03.18

Number of disabled vets to get tax refunds jolts law’s backers,” by Tom Philpott, Stars and Stripes, 07.19.18

Why People With Disabilities Want Bans On Plastic Straws To Be More Flexible,” by Tove Danovich, NPR, 07.11.18

Deaf prisoners are trapped in frightening isolation,” by Sara Novic, CNN, 06.21.18

She cleaned for $3.49 an hour. A gas station just offered her $11.25,” by Danielle Paquette, The Washington Post, 06.21.18

Disability Applications Plunge as the Economy Strengthens,” by Nelson D Schwartz, The New York Times, 06.19.18

Abuse Deterrent Formulations are a Critical Step in Solving the Opioid Crisis,” by Doug Schoen, Forbes, 06.18.18

Why are there so few disabled architects and architecture students?,” by David Gissen, The Architect’s Newspaper, 06.15.18