Nasdaq wants to improve board diversity. Why doesn’t that include people with disabilities? | Fortune
I lost my leg to bone cancer at age 12. Since then, I have been intimately aware of how people with disabilities are often overlooked by society. The battle for acceptance, recognition, and belonging is real. And though we have made significant strides as a society, we need more leadership on disability inclusion at the highest level of power.
‘Ramy’ Star Steve Way Slams The Motion Picture Academy For “Violating Federal Law” During Panel On Disability Representation | Deadline
During a pre-recorded ATX panel airing Saturday, Ramy actor Steve Way slammed the Motion Picture Academy for its failure to provide all necessary accommodations for the disabled, prior to this year’s Academy Awards, where a wheelchair ramp was introduced for the first time. “At this year’s Oscars, we got a ramp, we got an ASL interpreter—for one segment—and everyone’s like, ‘Oh my god, this is great,’” Way said. “It’s progress, yes. But you’re also admitting that for the past 31 years, the [Academy] has been violating federal law by not having a ramp and interpreters.”
AARP: Americans pay up to 4 times more for brand-name meds than people in other countries | WPRI
Americans pay between three and four times more for brand-name medications than people in other countries, according to the AARP, but there’s help available for people finding it hard to pay for their prescriptions.
Pandemic Boosted Drinking Among Americans Over 50: Poll | U.S. News & World Report
Drinking rose among older Americans during the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and that could put their health at risk, claim researchers behind a new poll.
Oregon removes ‘racist’ lyrics from obscure state anthem | New York Post
Oregon removed lyrics from its little-known state anthem some viewed as racist and gave the obscure tune some more inclusive verses.
The Echo of Polio Could Affect Hundreds of Thousands of Americans | AARP
Post-polio syndrome (PPS), the name for neurological disorders that occur decades later in people who once had polio, is associated with a wide variety of symptoms, many of which are similar to those of childhood polio — weakness, fatigue, muscle pain. Different combinations of symptoms and levels of severity make a PPS diagnosis even more challenging. In a 2006 report, Post-Polio Health International projected there would be 230,000 polio survivors in the U.S. by 2021. Researchers estimate that between 40 percent and 50 percent could develop PPS, meaning around 100,000 older Americans may experience this secondary illness.
Teen addresses Ohio bill as future of disability rights lies in oversight amendment | Spectrum News
As Erin Fearn, 14, walked with her loyal dog companion, Gratto, she reflected upon her testimony from a few weeks ago in front of the Ohio Senate Finance Committee, fighting to save the non-profit advocate Disability Rights Ohio.
A Disabled Student’s Guide to Earning Teacher of the Year | Rooted in Rights
Ask anyone on the street to recount a story from their school days, and you’ll probably be met with a range of topics from just how terrible cafeteria food is to the time they were bullied incessantly by an archenemy taken straight from the pages of a comic book. For better or for worse, school is an integral part of the lives of so many in America. It is for most people some sort of idyllic land, halfway between childhood and adulthood, a place to grow, make friends, and learn. Or, at least, school administrators tell me, that’s how it’s supposed to be.
Hospital admissions up to eight times higher for Australians with intellectual disability | he Guardian (AU)
Potentially avoidable hospitalisations occur at a rate up to eight times higher for people with intellectual disability than the general population, according to new research. Advocates say the findings point to an urgent need for improved preventative healthcare in people with intellectual disability.
During the Month of June we are pleased o to continue to celebrate Pride month and recognize the important contributions and presence of the LGBTQIA+ Community. As Harvey Milk said, “It takes no compromise to give people their rights … it takes no money to respect the individual. It takes no political deal to give people freedom. It takes no survey to remove repression.”
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