This week: We join in recogntions for Indigenous Peoples’ Day AND learn how voting is made accessible for people with learning disabilities AND how a Black woman with a disability is making change for both of her communites PLUS we recognize World Mental Health Day all in What We’re Reading!
This week: We continue to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the ADA wit Lex Frieden and Merrill Friedman, Loneliness and its impact on aging seniors, AND how the Internets is reacting to SSDI PLUS the last words of Rep. John Lewis
Today is National Intern Day! Courtney Felle jis Anthem’s 2020 Lex Frieden intern. and ee are so incredibly fortunate to have her support the Disability Policy Engagement team in Federal Affairs, which includes supporting the work of the NAB. In addition to her work with us, Courtney is a member of the 2020 Disability Advocacy Certificate Program organized by AAPD. She wrote this blog post in recognition of the 30th anniversary of the ADA, and it can also be found on AAPD’s social media channels.
This week: a look at mental health and the need for more mental health professionals form communities of color, Masks at Work – Can Accommodations be mandatory? PLUS the Disability Rights Movement 30 year later all in What We’re Reading
This week: The nation responds to the brutal killing of George Floyd by the Minneapolis police with national outcry and protest AND Anthem and Beacon launch series of programs for Mental Health Awareness Month PLUS new tools from Google to support people with disabilities in What We’re Reading!
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.
Are you (and much of the world) self isolating? Catch up on the latest on HIV, how Hollywood is working on disability inclusion and DD Awareness month PLUS a roundup of Corona Virus articles from the week in What we’re reading!
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This week saw disability being discussed at a Presidential Debate, celebrations of Hanukah, Festivus and Christmas as well as the DisCo’s loss of Mama Cax. 2020 is right around the corner – see through the Holiday Haze with this week’s edition of What We’re Reading.
What we’re reading is our weekly round up of news articles and events that were important to us. Catch up on the latest on aging, LTSS and disability!