Cortical Visual Impairment, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Neurological Vision Loss

During the last decade, vision loss caused by damage to the brain rather than by conditions or diseases of the eye has been the focus of increasing attention. As extremely premature infants survive in increasing numbers due to medical advances, often after sustaining hemorrhage or other injury to the brain, and wounded soldiers who have survived grievous injury fighting foreign wars have returned to this country, the incidence of visual impairment tied to neurological causes has risen in the United States.

How Can I Get Involved in Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March?

Nationwide, approximately 4.6 million Americans live with developmental disabilities. As the nation’s deficit must be brought under control, budget cuts could hamper essential services for individuals with special needs. March is a time to reflect and participate in Developmental Disabilities Awareness month. President Obama recently announced his revenue and spending plan that will begin on October 1 of this year.

Senate to Approve Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

The U.S. International Council on Disabilities has been leading the effort to get the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities ratified in America.

The Obama Administration has submitted the CRPD to the Senate for advice and consent for ratification. With immense pleasure, many Disability Organizations and millions of People with Disabilities in this nation now find support for ratification of the CRPD being issued by seven senators.