I’m proud to identify as disabled. I worry about the use of disability as a political strategy | STAT
I was born with a hearing loss. I’ve struggled with mental illness my entire life. And since a spinal-cord injury four years ago, I’ve walked with a cane and brace. I’m proud to identify as disabled. That’s why I’m concerned by the increasing dependence on references to disability as a political strategy, some of which have come from Donald Trump while others are aimed at him. Regardless of the source, ableist rhetoric that conflates disability with an inability to contribute meaningfully to society is toxic.
“Collaboration” emerges as central theme to help older adults live better, not just longer. Academic, business, and healthcare leaders from across the country gathered today at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. to bring focus to a new approach to solving the challenges facing those aging in rural communities. Tivity Health convened the event, in collaboration with the MIT AgeLab, the Jefferson College of Population Health, and Health eVillages, with support from the National Rural Health Association.
For disabled people, rent-a-bikes are more than an annoyance, but do they violate the ADA? \ Dallas News
An accident destroyed most of Melody Townsel’s ability to balance on her left leg. She tried to get around on crutches, a scooter, and eventually chose to use a motorized wheelchair because it can run over just about any obstacle. Anything, she said, except the colorful rent-a-bikes that have been clogging sidewalks and DART trains around Dallas since they first made their appearance last summer.
This February marks an important milestone for United States workers: The 25th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Since the law’s enactment in 1993, workers have used the FMLA over 200 million times to take job-protected, unpaid time off work to address their own serious medical condition or care for a family member.
“That’s Just the Life of a Warrior:” How Disability Activists are Playing the Long Game Under Trump | Pacific Standard
An interview with Anita Cameron, a legend among disability rights activists.
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