This week: Older Americans with underlying conditions bear the brunt of COVID-19, Google recognizes Terry Fox in the Doodle AND we recognize National Preparedness Month and the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in What We’re Reading.
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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: We celebrate Juneteenth. Reflections on the Olmstead Anniversary by NAB Member Billy Altom, commentary on centering of Aging and disability communities from CAP, we recognize the passing of Cheryl Sensenbrenner and the Top 50 Anthems for Pride in What We’re Reading!
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This week we continue to recognize May as Mental Health Awareness Month with a blog on promoting Awareness and acceptance, the Smithsonian shares artifacts of disability history AND How COVID-19 may make retirement more difficult for some Americans PLUS disability advocates discuss access to services during the pandemic on PBS in What We’re Reading!
To help navigate the myriad resources on COVID-19 pandemic, national consulting firm A&M has created a comprehensive guide to the Health and Human Service response. The resource includes summaries of legislation as well as policy actions affecting civil rights, individuals with developmental disabilities, food supports and loans.
Have you heard about the CARES Act and wonder how it could affect you? For those looking for clear info during COVID-19, Justice In Aging offers useful information including who is eligible, what is covered, how to receive the benefits, and the impact on those already receiving benefits.
More resources for being a homeschool Rockstar, helping your kids look after their mental health in the wake of Self Isolation, supporting your aging parents AND the extension of social isolation from the White House in this week’s What We’re Reading
This week gave us reflections on the NBA All-star game, the President’s Day Holiday and a longer than usual Valentine’s Day weekend. Catch up on everything else in what we’re reading!