Here’s what we’ve been reading this week. Homeless court pop-up in Carlsbad clears barriers for a new start Among all the challenges homeless people face in getting off the street, sometimes their first step toward a new life can be blocked by something as simple as an unpaid traffic ticket. Disabled people being ‘systematically ignored’ […]
How long COVID could change the way we think about disability The coronavirus pandemic has created a mass-disabling event that experts liken to HIV, polio or World War II, with millions suffering the long-term effects of infection with the virus. Many have found their lives dramatically changed and are grappling with what it means to […]
Justice Department Issues Guidance on Protections for People with Opioid Use Disorder under the Americans with Disabilities Act “The opioid epidemic continues to pose an extraordinary challenge to communities across our country, and the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this crisis,” said Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division. “People who […]
FACT SHEET: Protecting Seniors and People with Disabilities by Improving Safety and Quality of Care in the Nation’s Nursing Homes All people deserve to be treated with dignity and respect and to have access to quality medical care. And in no case should a health care facility be causing a patient harm. The President believes we […]
This week the call for greater disability employment continues, children with disabilities and the fight on school mask mandates AND everything you need to know about the Paralympic Games PLUS Lil Wayne has the best interview about mental health in What We’re Reading!
This week, COVID vaccine boosters are recommended for people who are immunocompromised, Disability loses traction in boardrooms AND Marlee Matlin’s new show CODA is not the ned for Deaf people on TV PLUS we are somehow still fighting shock treatments being used against PWFs in What We’re Reading
This week: COVID19 booster shots AND voter registration AND Target makes backpacks for Wheelchair users, PLUS we continue to recognize the ADA Anniversary and think about accessible housing and healthcare in What We’re Reading!
This week: FDA expands vaccine trials to younger kids, Disability activism and history, plus how we feel may affect how we age, AND our thoughts on the ADA Anniversary PLUS Have you heard of the fastest Deaf Woman in Hollywood? Read about it in What We’re Reading! https://declarationforindependence.org/what-were-reading-august-2-2021/
This week we recognize the 31st Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act and continue to join the national conversation about access, inclusion and disability pride for all Americans!
This week: Caregivers and the needs for people with disabilities and older Americans, Georgetown University creates new endowment that centers disability, and the importance of Disability Pride Month. PLUS Accessible fashion in What We’re Reading!