Mindset Matters: The Evolution Of Disability In Corporate Life And The Next American Frontier | Forbes
With the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) approaching it becomes imperative that as a society we begin to reframe this piece of legislation and examine it in a newfound way. Corporate culture should take the lead in advancing this opportunity because it is through shrewd leadership that will not only reveal the sheer power of the ADA but offers a new vision that lies in front of us to strive toward a just and equitable nation. By expanding the meaning of the ADA beyond the bounds of legal parlance corporate culture has a tool to see the enormity of possibilities where imagination and creativity can become part of the arsenal that brings us to the next wave of growth and prosperity. The disability community can use the slogan “Nothing About Us Without Us” to show the world of business that they should no longer be marginalized, but rather part of the larger conversations in corporate life from human capital issues to product development. The disability community must play a fundamental role in the growth of business for the 21st century.
Many programs have struggled financially during pandemic. More than 300 adult day centers that provide services for Minnesotans with disabilities and mental illnesses will be allowed to reopen fully on Monday, filling a major gap in the state’s social safety net.
Here are critical resources to help transgender seniors face the challenges of growing older | LGBTQ Nation
Trans older adults face unique challenges, but fortunately, there are resources to help empower them to age with dignity. Aging presents challenges for everyone, but they can be particularly acute for transgender and gender-nonconforming older adults. While many of those issues are shared more broadly with all people, many are unique to older trans adults.
Understanding exactly what those challenges are–and having the resources to overcome them can empower trans seniors to navigate aging with dignity.
Coronavirus death toll in U.S. increases as hospitals in hot-spot states are overwhelmed | The Washington Post
The daily coronavirus death toll in the United States increased this week after months of decline, as hospitals in hot-spot states were overwhelmed with new patients. The U.S. reported its highest single-day infections — more than 67,000 cases — on Thursday. The United States reported more than 4,200 deaths in the past seven days, and experts warn that the trend could continue to get worse.
Policymakers trying to boost the economy during a pandemic need to face a fundamental truth: the U.S. economy will not recover until the most vulnerable among us — the elderly — feel safe. According to the Federal Reserve, Americans over 70 control 28 percent of the nation’s household wealth. Americans over 65 account for 20 percent of consumer expenditures, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. They spend that money on health care, travel, dining, and a vast array of other goods and services.
‘The Baby-Sitters Club’: The Regrettable Persistence of Pretty Portrayals of Childhood Disability | Indie Wire
If we want to have more serious disabled representation on-screen, especially where it regards women, we need to move away from the Stacey McGill model.
The coronavirus is hitting Black Americans especially hard. The U.S. has to fix this.
Covid-19 rarely assaults children with the force it uses against adults, especially older people. But some kids who have been infected with the coronavirus develop a potentially fatal condition that brings fever, shock and organ failure. For some reason, this rare “multisystem inflammatory syndrome” afflicts Black children at significantly higher rates than White children.
July commemorates the 30th anniversary of the signing of The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a momentous event not only for the lives of millions of people with disabilities, but also a time that should be embraced by an entire nation recognizing the capacity to move the needle forward towards embracing a greater sense of equality, justice, and inclusion. While the ADA as a civil rights law is significant, its true potential has yet to be realized. This may be in part because the spirit of the ADA has been confined to the language of the law and the work of formidable activists that brought this powerful piece of legislation to life. While one does not want to diminish the importance of these advocates or the prominence of this legislation, in this moment of celebration we must continue to reassess how the ADA can have an even greater impact for the next thirty years.
Covid-19 has thrown off everyone’s habit of visiting our aging loved ones. Assisted living, independent living and nursing homes have isolated their residents for months. In most places, no one can visit in person yet. That has to change. Elders’ isolation is doing harm.
Zhuangzi pushed back against the idea that “normal” is good and difference is bad 2,500 years ago.
What the disability rights movement and universal design can teach us about business and life in the age of COVID-19 | Grand Rapids Business Journal
The now tired tagline, “we’re all in this together,” may forever owe the COVID-19 pandemic for its fame, but it’s far from being a novel concept. Unfortunately, it sounds all too familiar because it’s the same sentiment the disability community has espoused for decades, long before COVID-19 made it cliché. So, what have we learned as a society now that eluded our grasp previously? Let’s start to look forward by first looking back.
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