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

European Union



Intellectual disability support group to launch sterilization surgery victim survey,” by Ayumu Iwasaki, Mainichi, 09.25.18

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

United Kingdom

Disability charity under fire over home sell-off strategy,” by David Brindle, The Guardian, 09.29.18

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

United States

4 Ways To Grow Your Business By Learning More About Disabilities,” by Denise Brodey, Forbes, 09.19.18

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