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Disability References Removed From White House Website

As President Donald Trump took office, nearly every reference to disabilities on the White House website disappeared. The online presence of 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. got a revamp tailored to its new resident after Trump’s swearing in on Friday and, with the changeover, came a noticeably reduced emphasis on disability matters. A section on disabilities was one of more than two dozen issues listed prominently on the homepage of whitehouse.gov during former President Barack Obama’s tenure. The outgoing administration’s site featured information on expanding education and employment opportunities for people with disabilities, enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act and a video tour of the White House in sign language, among other materials. Now, however, links to the disability pages return an error. Searches for disabilities or disability on the new version of whitehouse.gov yield just nine results including two related to Grover Cleveland. The retooled White House website indicates that Vice President Mike Pence’s wife, Karen Pence, intends to use her platform as second lady to focus on art therapy, which is used with those who have autism and other developmental disabilities, among other conditions.

Source/more: Disability Scoop


David Wingate is an elder law attorney at the Elder Law Office of David Wingate, LLC. The elder law office services clients with powers of attorneys, living wills, Wills, Trusts, Medicaid and asset protection. The Elder Law office has locations in Frederick and Montgomery Counties, Maryland.

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