As Suicide Prevention Month winds down, it is important to recognize that talking about suicide is something we should do throughout the year. While it might be an uncomfortable conversation for many, it’s past time for us to acknowledge that suicidal ideations and suicide itself have been on the rise for years – it is […]
On July 26th we will be celebrating the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act ( ADA). Enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act was a golden moment for the disability community. We worked together like never before. An enormous coalition of disability, parent, provider, religious, and civil rights organizations came together at the […]
Written by: Christina Mills, Sr. Director of Inclusive Policy & Advocacy When Dorothy repeatedly tapped her heels and said, “There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home,” and then woke up surrounded by her family in her comfy bed back at home I can’t help but think of all my peers, people with […]
We can’t help people with mental illness until we destigmatize it By: Carol Glazer, President, National Organization on Disability Throughout history society has struggled with how to treat those with mental illness. There have been short, staccato measures of time where we have made strides, but for the most part, we have ignored the issue, […]
Growing up, people had lower expectations of me. No one expected me to go to college or start a career analyzing new and innovative ideas and proposals at one of the largest health insurers in the United States. I was told that since I was Autistic, I would not be afforded these opportunities, which usually […]
Young adults with rare diseases all have unique experiences; in recognition of Rare Disease Day, we call upon advocates everywhere to help in the advancement of equitable access to care.
Last week on July 26th we recognized the 31st Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While 31 is not one of the “big” anniversaries ending in five or zero, this year’s turn around the sun seems especially important as a significant number of our communities are hoping to re-open as we transition to another phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this week’s blog Kyle Kleist, Executive Director of the Center for Independent Living of Western Wisconsin (CILWW) and NAB Member Billy Altom, Executive Director of the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL), walk us through some of the issues and barriers to accessible transportation as well as some of the methods to make transport accessible to all.
It is with profound sorrow that the National Advisory Board (NAB) on Improving Health Care Services for Older Adults and People with Disabilities recognizes the passing of Richard “Dick” Thornburgh.
Got some extra time as we countdown to the New Year? Take a tour of our blogs of 2020 and see what our talented contributors had us thinking about during a year that we will not soon forget!