September is National Preparedness Month! Paul Timmons shares his thoughts on the future of inclusive emergency preparedness and the steps we need to take to make sure that people with disabilities are not left behind during emergencies.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created new barriers to voting and resulted in chaos at the polls and widespread voter disenfranchisement. In this blog our colleagues from AAPD outline some of the barriers people may face when trying to vote as well as solutions that can help everyone as we move to the polls in November!
The unexpected events of 2020 altered how we care celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the ADA. NAB convener Lex Frieden, and Merrill Friedman give their unique perspective on the ADA Anniversary and the COVID-19 pandemic.
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We join in solidarity with those who are experiencing outrage, sadness and horror at the death of George Floyd and desire for significant change in our country. We reject the idea that peace and civility comes at the expense of Black lives, and we equally refute the idea that any American should be able to take the life of another without reproach or consequence.
May is Older Americans Month. We turn to our NAB Member, Sandy Markwood of the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) to offer us suggestions on how we can support older Americans, and create communities that are supportive, inclusive, and accessible for everyone.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month ! In this blog, Martha Barbone, Interim Director of Operations at the National Association of Peer Supporters (iNAPS) offers some insights on how you can address your own mental health, as well as the important role that peer supports play in supporting each other for better health and wellbeing.
Each year, 1 in 5 Americans experience a mental health condition. Positive mental health practices are important for everyone. During Mental health Awareness Month we will share some info and resources to help promote positive mental health practices for you and your family.
The NAB requests leadership and assistance to ensure that Congress protects the rights of people with disabilities and older adults, including access to acute and long-term care, during this pandemic.