New Freedom Initiative


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New Freedom Initiative

A comprehensive U.S. federal program to promote the participation of persons with disabilities in society by increasing access to built environments and transportation, making devices usable despite physical and sensory limitations, expanding educational and employment opportunities, and promoting increased access to community life.
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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: New Freedom Initiative, 2008c.
The New Freedom Initiative Award ceremony is a great opportunity to recognize the employers, organizations and individuals who have shown exceptional commitment to equal access and opportunity for Americans with disabilities," she noted.
President Bush expanded the New Freedom Initiative through Executive Order 13217 on June 18, 2001.
The grants, awarded in 37 states and 1 territory, are a key part of President Bush's New Freedom Initiative designed to remove barriers to equality for the 54 million Americans who have disabilities.
gov is part of President Bush's New Freedom Initiative, which seeks to expand learning opportunities, access to technology, and employment opportunities for Americans with disabilities.
It is called The New Freedom Initiative, and its goal is to prepare and to help Americans with disabilities realize their potential and to achieve their dreams.
creating a New Freedom Initiative to assist Americans with disabilities funded at $314 million;
In 2008 Safeway Chairman, President and CEO Steve Burd received the New Freedom Initiative Award for outstanding efforts to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
NCD's FY 2006 activities promoted the full participation of people with disabilities in all areas of society by increasing access to assistive and universally designed technologies, expanding educational and employment opportunities, and promoting increased access into daily community life-the core of your New Freedom Initiative.
And in October CVS received the New Freedom Initiative award from the Labor Department for its efforts in recruiting, employing and promoting people with disabilities.
In June 2001, President Bush established "Community-Based Alternatives for Individuals with Disabilities" as part of his administration's New Freedom Initiative.
The President's New Freedom Initiative builds on our partnership to assure Medicaid-eligible individuals with disabilities are served in the most appropriate setting according to their own needs and preferences," said Secretary Thompson in a letter to the governors.