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Jerry D’Agostino wanted a few things. A meal out once a week. Go to the movies. Attend Comic-Con. He did have a job, at a center in Rhode Island that employed people with disabilities. D’Agostino calls it “benchwork,” describing hours spent fitting rings into heating tubes, packing ice packs, assembling boxes for a jewelry company. The pay wasn’t enough.
Applications for the 2021 Paul G. Hearne Emerging Leader Awards are now open. Deadline to apply: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 5:00pm Eastern Time
(11:00am Hawaii, 1:00pm Alaska, 2:00pm Pacific, 3:00pm Mountain, 4:00pm Central)
Through the AAPD Paul G. Hearne Emerging Leader Awards, the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) recognizes outstanding emerging leaders with disabilities who exemplify leadership, advocacy, and dedication to the broader cross-disability community. Two (2) individuals will each receive $2,500 in recognition of their outstanding contributions and $7,500 to further a new or existing project or initiative that increases opportunities for people with disabilities. The recipients of the 2021 AAPD Paul G. Hearne Emerging Leader Awards will be honored among national disability leaders at the 2021 AAPD Leadership Awards Gala which will be held virtually in Spring of 2021.
When storms knocked the power out in my mom’s senior apartment building for the third time in 24 hours, I expected her to be in a panic — no air conditioning, stove or lights. Instead, her 84-year-old self sounded exuberant as she called from a friend’s cellphone to let me know she was managing fine. There was a lot of laughing and chatter in the background as she gathered with acquaintances, pooling flashlights and candles like bold adventurers.
Anthem, Inc. announced today a new study that examines how the use of everyday devices, like Apple Watch and iPhone, may help individuals with asthma better self-manage their condition for improved clinical outcomes. The virtual study is being conducted by University of California, Irvine (UCI) and was designed in collaboration with Apple, Inc. CareEvolution is the study technology partner responsible for building the study app and enabling collection of the study data. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200916005283/en
Fewer Americans had health insurance last year before pandemic struck, Census Bureau report shows | The Washington Post
Health insurance became slightly more scarce in the United States last year, even before the coronavirus pandemic arrived and stole the jobs and health benefits of millions of Americans, according to federal data released Tuesday. Nearly 30 million people in the country lacked coverage at some point during 2019, 1 million more than in the previous year. Last year marked the third year in a row that the ranks of the uninsured swelled, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report regarded as the most solid depiction of the nation’s health insurance landscape.
The coronavirus pandemic is affecting us all but young Americans may be taking the brunt of the emotional hit. More than ever, young people who might usually be out looking for jobs, developing skills or entering classrooms of higher education are now cloistered away, operating largely within video chats, mostly devoid of human contact and real-life experiences that would serve to shape them.
A new public opinion study finds that the coronavirus health crisis has affected the mental health of young Americans under age 35. The study found that 56 percent of Americans 18 through 34 said they felt isolated in the past month. That compares to 40 percent of older Americans. The research group NORC at the University of Chicago carried out the study. It questioned more than 2000 people age 18 and older across the United States.
With silver diamine fluoride, some dentists are obliterating cavities with a few brushstrokes | The Washington Post
Dental hygienist Jennifer Geiselhofer often cleans the teeth of senior patients who can’t easily get to a dentist’s office. But until recently, if she found a cavity, there was little she could do.
“I can’t drill. I can’t pull teeth,” said Geiselhofer, whose mobile clinic is called Dental at Your Door. “I’d recommend they see a dentist, but that was often out of the question because of mobility challenges. So visit after visit, I would come back and there would be more decay.”
Some much needed levity for the 21st of September
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