#CriptheVote Twitter Chat: Protecting the ADA and Disability Rights
#CriptheVote hosted their 17th Twitter Chat on the Americans with disabilities Act and specifically HR 620; the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017. Here is a sample of the conversation
Nominations for the US Business Leadership Network Leadership Awards are now open!
The awards recognize leading disability workplace, supply chain and marketplace practices. Awardees demonstrate outstanding commitment to promoting disability diversity across their enterprises and clearly embody the highest ethical standards and values in the community. The deadline for all nominee submissions is April 7th, 2017 at 5:00 pm EST.
Please note that late submissions will not be accepted.
What will Older Americans do if their Paid Caregivers Lack Health Insurance?
Among America’s working poor are a vast workforce of paid caregivers – nearly 5 million nursing assistants, home health aides and personal care aids who provide daily supports to older Americans and people living with disabilities.
Aging Parents, Immigrants And The Caregiving Cliff
As our population ages, it’s not just our aging parents who will likely need help with activities in their daily lives; it’s Boomers too. Where will most caregivers come from?
The Shows Shaking Up Disability Representation on Television
Speechless and Switched at Birth deliver great jokes, soapy family drama, and a primer in contemporary issues facing the disability community.
Aging in Places: Helping seniors who are alone
Every day, I drive down Newton’s streets. Sometimes I walk. Overall, cars far outnumber walkers — even if I consider the multitudes of people who are out with their dogs. Making my way down a street by car or on foot is a lovely experience. There is a variety of house styles from old colonials, Victorians and post-World War II ranches (there may even be a pink and grey bathroom inside). I see single and multiple family dwellings. Some places are in good shape and others are not. It is an interesting environment for reflection — especially if I am walking
GOP Obamacare replacement would hit older Americans hard, AARP says
Republicans began pushing their Obamacare replacement bill through two House committees Wednesday, trying to outpace mounting criticism. First the American Medical Association came out against it. Then the AARP did, warning “this bill would … dramatically increase health care costs for Americans aged 50-64” in the individual market.
Project SEARCH emphasizes ability, not disability
Some feel that persons with disabilities are the largest minority in the state and remain an untapped population for employment. To fix this issue, the Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) has partnered with the National Project SEARCH Transition Program to institute Project SEARCH at The University of Southern Mississippi. The Project SEARCH Internship helps students with disabilities train for jobs in the real world.
International Women’s Day | National Academy of Social Insurance
As we celebrate International Women’s Day, let us recall the contributions to our nation’s vibrant social insurance infrastructure by those women who are no longer with us, but whose legacies remain strong.
South Korea’s aging cheerleaders offer glimpse of world’s longest-living women |The Japan Times
Waving white pom-poms in the air, dozens of gray-haired cheerleaders in matching red and white uniforms hop and skip to K-pop music that fills the room. Halfway into their two-hour practice session, most of the elderly dancers are panting and sweating, but do not let their bad knees or back pain stop them from what they say is keeping them healthy and youthful.
A Theatrical Rebuttal to the Farce of ‘Dignicide’ | The Wall Street Journal
The creator of ‘Assisted Suicide: The Musical’ says euthanasia denies the value of people who have illnesses or disabilities.
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