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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"President Bush expanded the New Freedom Initiative through Executive Order 13217 on June 18, 2001.
Jones also points out that the same "political/pharmaceutical alliance" behind the TMAP was using the New Freedom Initiative "to consolidate the TMAP effort into a comprehensive national policy to treat mental illness with expensive, patented medications of questionable benefit and deadly side effects, and to force private insurers to pick up the tab." As the British Medical Journal observes, "Bush is the clear frontrunner when it comes to drug company contributions," outstripping Kerry by more than four to one.
If educators are committed to meeting the challenge of the President's New Freedom Initiative announced in February 2001 which is to ensure that all Americans with disabilities have the opportunity to learn and develop skills, engage in productive work by integrating them into the workforce (http://www.hhs.gov/newfreedom/, January 11, 2002) then the restructuring of the way educational systems are organized to address the learning of students with disabilities will have to begin now, for tomorrow will be too late for their chance at economic independence and an enhanced quality of life.
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.
DisabilityDirect.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;
America's Strength!" It captures the accomplishments highlighted in the 2007 progress report on President Bush's "New Freedom Initiative" for people with disabilities.
-- CVS' achievements in employing people with disabilities were recognized earlier this year when the chain received the 2006 New Freedom Initiative Award from Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao.
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.
Creation of a Medicaid Community Services Reform Task Force and an Office on Disability and Community Integration is among the hundreds of proposals recently made by federal agencies to facilitate integration of disabled individuals into the community in accordance with President Bush's New Freedom Initiative. The initiative is part of an executive order signed last June that calls upon the federal government to assist states and localities in implementing the landmark Supreme Court decision in Olmstead v.