On the second Monday in October we recognize Indigenous People’s Day – a day that celebrates and honors Native American peoples and commemorates their histories and cultures. With the purpose of reclaiming Columbus Day, the recognition also provides a much needed recognition and acknowledgement of the people, culture and history indigenous people in the United States. The recognition is part pf a continuing conversation around the recognition of indigenous peoples including World Indigenous People Day celebrated in August and Canada’s National Indigenous People’s Day recognized in June. Below are some links to the important discussions about the legacy and impact of colonialism on Native communities, and ideas about how to meaningfully celebrate the cultures, contributions, and resilience of contemporary Native peoples.
African Americans have been historically and systematically denied access to the health-promoting resources needed to survive the COVID-19 pandemic.
The pandemic has changed the world and the world of aging particularly. As elders are at significantly higher risk than others for serious illness and death from Covid-19, more precautions have been in place from the beginning. Where immediate steps for extra preventive measures were not in place, deaths rapidly increased.
Consultant and producer Andraéa LaVant says she strives “to infiltrate spaces that those with disabilities have never been before.”
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Recognized for Exemplary Disability Hiring and Employment Practices | PR Newswire
The National Organization on Disability (NOD) Announces 2020 Leading Disability Employers at Event Marking the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
T here are a lot of Americans who find the act of voting difficult because of learning disabilities and their obstacles are getting new attention as awareness of these disabilities increases. CNN talked to Quinn Bradlee, who is a founder of the Our Time, Our Vote initiative at the National Center for Learning Disabilities. He’s also the author of the memoir, “A Different Life: Growing Up Learning Disabled and Other Adventures,” and “A Life’s Work: Fathers and Sons,” which he co-authored with his father, the late Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee.
To mark National Disability Employment Awareness Month, meet the people making a difference at Microsoft | Microsoft
his October marks 75 years of National Disability Employment Awareness Month in the U.S. – with increasing access and opportunity as this year’s theme. In today’s workplace, it has never been more important to include everyone, and accessibility is the vehicle to inclusion. It is a responsibility and an opportunity. Microsoft is passionate about creating products that help people with disabilities unlock their full potential at work, school and in daily life. Designing with and for people with disabilities leads to innovation for everyone. As Microsoft chief accessibility officer Jenny Lay-Flurrie says, “A diverse and talented workforce brings new perspectives that help advance our ability to delight all of our customers.”
Repealing the ACA Would Create Chaos for the Disability Community During a Pandemic | Center for American Progress
Poverty is both a cause and a consequence of disability, an unsurprising fact considering that the significant expenses of health care make it the No. 1 reason individuals file for bankruptcy. One-third of GoFundMe donations are dedicated to health care expenses; this, too, is not surprising, given that the American Journal of Medicine reports that more than 40 percent of the 9.5 million people diagnosed with cancer between 2000 and 2012 had zero savings left after two years.
On Saturday Octobe 10 we recornized World Mental Health Day. World Mental Health Day is an opportunity to engage our friends and families to talk about the importance of fostering positive mental health practices. Doing this helps create communities in which mental health care and anti-stigma can help make mental health care a reality for people worldwide. This is also a time to share tools and resources to help. Below you will find links to some of the important discussions taking place today about mental health as well as links to tools and resources that you may use.
If you or someone you love needs support, visit www.NAMI.org/FrontlineWellness to access resources that can help. You can also contact the NAMI HelpLine between 10am and 6pm ET M-F at 800-950-6264, or text “SCRUBS” or “10-18” to 741741 at any time for support.
The Arc of Steuben is participating in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National Disability Employment Awareness Month is to educate about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. This year’s theme is “Increasing Access and Opportunity.”
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