US hunger crisis persists, especially for kids, older adults | ABC News
America is starting to emerge from economic crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, but there’s still no end in sight for food insecurity, especially for children and older adults
Why Native American children have higher rates of disability | ABC News
More than 3 million children in the U.S. had a disability in 2019. The rates of disability among U.S. children are increasing, with the highest rate of disability among Native American children, according to a newly released brief by the U.S. Census Bureau.
What happens at a Social Security disability hearing? | AARP
If Social Security turns down your initial application for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) — as it does in a majority of cases — you have the right to appeal that decision at multiple levels. The same is true of claims for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), the other Social Security–run program that pays benefits to people with disabilities.
New Biden Plan Would Boost Home Care, Transportation, Broadband | AARP
$2 trillion proposal includes help for older Americans to remain at home. It would be easier for older Americans to keep living at home, better afford high-speed internet connections, and have safer and more accessible streets and transit systems in their communities under a $2 trillion infrastructure proposal President Joe Biden unveiled on March 31.
Cone, trailblazer of the disability rights movement, dies | Antelope Valley Press
It wasn’t long after Kitty Cone had enrolled at the Mount Vernon Seminary in Washington that she felt the grip of discrimination. Cone walked with a cane, and the headmistress of the seminary, a private women’s school, began imposing strange rules that segregated her from the rest of the student body. For instance, she demanded that Cone bathe in a separate tub outside the suite that she shared with three other girls. But the tub was so big that she struggled to get out of it, so she just used the one in her suite. Another time, she was barred from attending a school activity, but she went anyway. Those acts got her expelled.
Disability Advocates Raise Concerns About Sweeping Voting Bill | Spectrum News 1 (Texas)
The Texas Senate is taking up a sweeping piece of legislation that seeks to stifle local efforts that make it easier to vote. Republicans said the goal is to ensure no one takes advantage of the electoral system, but some advocates believe the bill is targeting some of the most vulnerable voters.
With older Americans largely vaccinated, more new COVID-19 cases among younger adults | ABC News
A new COVID-19 new surge would likely impact younger, unvaccinated adults.
How the able-bodied can do better with disabled neighbors like me
As is true for many disabled Americans, my health-care costs resemble pipe bombs that keep blowing up my bank account, leaving it a pile of smoldering ash. As such, I can’t afford a house.
Biden, health officials sound alarm as signs of covid surge proliferate | Washington Post
President Biden and top health officials on Monday urged an impatient public to remain vigilant against the coronavirus, as daily case counts continued to rise, younger people replaced seniors in some U.S. hospitals, and the United States moved beyond the milestone of 30 million cases since the outbreak began.
Native American health clinics offering vaccine to visitors | ABC News
The Indian Health Service is shifting its vaccine distribution system to target individual hospitals and clinics with high demand for shots and taper supplies to hubs where the majority of eligible patients have received doses
Education Dept. Restores Debt Cancellation For Some Borrowers With Disabilities | NPR
The U.S. Department of Education says it will erase the federal student loan debts of tens of thousands of borrowers who can no longer work because they have significant disabilities. It’s a small but important step toward improving a shambolic, bureaucratic process for hundreds of thousands of vulnerable borrowers who are legally entitled to debt relief, but haven’t received it.
The Big Number: 94 percent of older Americans take medications that could increase their likelihood of falling | Washington Post
The vast majority of older adults, 94 percent of those 65 and older, are taking medications that are known to increase the likelihood of falling, research has found. Though prescribed to treat such conditions as high blood pressure, depression, sleep problems or pain, the drugs often come with potential side effects that can lead to falls, including lightheadedness, reduced alertness, slowed reaction times and drowsiness.
‘It’s not a disability, it’s an ability’: ‘Dan the Man’ refuses to let autism keep him from doing what he loves | WPRI
World Autism Day and Autism Acceptance Month | NAB
We join all who are celebrating #WorldAutismDay and #AutismAcceptanceMonth and recognize the importance of the presence, contribution, and value of individuals with autism in our communities.
2021 ADA State of the Science Conference | ADA National Network
Each day the virtual conference will feature a keynote speaker and research presentations focusing on a unique theme. Day 1 will focus on Employment and Economic Self-Sufficiency, Day 2 will focus on Community Development and Planning, and Day 3 will focus on Access and Inclusion. Days will last for 3 hours and 30 minutes and feature researchers from the ADA Regional Centers as well as external researchers.
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Disability Must Stop Being Workplace D&I’s Poor Relation, Says Disabled Conservative Peer | Forbes
The Conservative peer charged with chairing a groundbreaking commission reporting on critical issues feeding into the U.K. government’s National Strategy For Disabled People says it’s high time disability inclusion is accorded equal weight to other parts of the diversity spectrum. Last week, the Centre for Social Justice’s Disability Commission published “Now Is The Time,” a report exploring ways of addressing the country’s disability employment gap.
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