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The good news, Sovaldi is a breakthrough drug treatment for hepatitis C. Unlike traditional treatments for hepatitis C, Sovaldi can cure more than 90 percent of patients in a few months. More than 130 million people across the globe have been hoping and praying for this kind of cure. Gilead Sciences in Foster City, which makes the drug Sovaldi, won approval from the Food and Drug Administration in December.
Honolulu, Hawaii, May 6, 2015 - Hawaii Governor David Ige made Hawaii the first state in the nation that mandates movie theatres statewide to accommodate hearing and visually impaired customers.
HB1272 takes effect Jan. 1, 2016 and requires motion picture theater operators with more than two locations in the state to provide open captioning during at least two showings per week of each motion picture that is produced with open movie captioning. The bill also requires theatres to provide audio description of any movie produced with audio description.
ABC News Genevieve Shaw Brown Jun 16, 2017 Genevieve Shaw Brown Jun 16, 2017 - Morgan’s Inspiration Island overlooks the theme park’s 8-acre catch-and-release fishing lake. The focal point is a seven-story lighthouse with a rotating beacon on top. Six major elements – including Calypso Cove, a water music garden splash pad and Shipwreck Island splash pad, which includes an accessible pirate ship with a giant dumping water bucket on top -- comprise the $17 million tropically themed island paradise inspired by Hartman and his wife Maggie’s 23-year-old daughter with special needs, Morgan.
Adrea Gibbs, IAAPA MemberIAAPA Member - There are many exciting and entertaining theme parks, but Morgan's Wonderland is a park with a special mission. As the first fully accessible theme park of its kind in the world, Morgan's Wonderland was awarded Trip Advisor's 2015 Travelers' Choice Award as one of the Top 25 Amusement Parks in the United States.
A Family's Dream Comes to Life
Opened in 2010 in San Antonio, Texas, Morgan's Wonderland is the first completely wheelchair-accessible theme part in the world. From the rides to the attractions to the entertainment, this park is the amazing result of the dreams of Gordon and Maggie Hartmann, whose daughter Morgan has physical and cognitive challenges. Morgan's indomitable spirit serves as the park's inspiration.
ABLE Act, Bill # H.R.647 is Now the Law
The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2013 (H.R. 647) establishes tax-free savings accounts (modeled after 529 college accounts) and allows families to create tax free accounts to help individuals with disabilities pay for essential services such as medical care, housing, transportation, assistive technology, job training, education personal support services, health, prevention and wellness, financial management and administrative services, legal fees, expenses for oversight and monitoring, funeral and burial expenses, and other approved expenses.