This week we look at the perils of voting when you are a person with a disability, consider the needs of caregivers and accessibility for people who are Deaf/HOH in What We’re Reading!
This week, the nation mourns the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an urge to end Sub-minimum wage for people with disabilities AND Anthem and the New Apple Watch may help you with your asthma PLUS do your remember the 21st of September all in this week’s What We’re Reading!
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!
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 recognize the passing of Congressman John Lewis, AND COVID-19 and its effects on diverse communities AND we Celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act!
April is Autism Acceptance Month. During this time we recognize the importance of creating an inclusive society that values neurodiversity, and the benefit that all of us have when we can bring our whole selves to school, work and our community. In this month’s blog, Jonathan Kratchman talks about how being autistic has been a challenge and a benefit in his personal and professional life.
Major disability org launches a new program honoring Fannie Lou Hamer, DOL offers new regulations to help with masks to support health professionals AND multiple communities weigh in on their thoughts about Coronavirus – you won’t believe which group is least worried – al in this week’s 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!
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