Current Events and Policy: Making a Difference in the Community
When the groundbreaking Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law in 1991, civil rights activist Justin Dart, Jr. said, "It is the world's first declaration of equality for people with disabilities by any nation. It will proclaim to America and to the world that people with disabilities are fully human; that paternalistic, discriminatory, segregationist attitudes are no longer acceptable; and that henceforth people with disabilities must be accorded the same personal respect and the same social and economic opportunities as other people." more
Of the millions of Americans residing in healthcare deserts, those with disabilities are particularly vulnerable in the face health inequities. Rather than wait for an revamping of the medical system, here are some proactive steps to improve care access now.
The preconceived notions and utter fabrications that have formed around disability are far from helpful. Enter disability advocate Tracy Williams to debunk them!
Not only did Chris Collins gain access to the latest tech at Abilities Expo, but he also leveraged his Expo experience to expand his network and secure a new career.
If the time has come for you or your loved ones to explore senior care options, due diligence is step one. This guide will help you in your search to find the right accommodations for your disability.
Whether there is a road trip on the horizon or out-of-town transportation is required, wheelers need reliable car rental options that can accommodate their chairs.
Ability360 and Hollister will launch the pre-Expo festivities with an important peer-mentoring event featuring disability activist and artist Gina Schuh.
Hollister Incorporated's new endeavors in support of the disability community include sponsoring the Abilities Expo events arena, hosting an SCI support group event at TIRR Memorial and more.
Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation has all bases covered for the SCI/D community. Whether you are newly injured or have been living with paralysis, they bring their considerable knowledge and support to bear to improve your quality of life.
As a person with a disability, carving out your career path may seem like an uphill battle against accessibility barriers and ableist attitudes. This sage advice will help you level the playing field.
Not only can this plan help Canadians with disabilities and their families save for a rainy day, there are also wonderful opportunities for matching grants for those who qualify. Could that be you? Find out!
Do you or don't you tell a potential employer about your disability? Legally, you don't have to. But can an early share work to you advantage? Read on…
When her mom joined the ranks of wheelchair users, Leslie Farin’s eyes were opened to the flagrant lack of accessibility that the disability community faces daily. Now, she’s affecting real change.
In their eagerness to bring work-from-home employees back in-person, businesses must take a breath and implement steps to aid in the transition. Flexibility is key…maybe the office is not ideal for your disabled workers.
If you are entertaining political aspirations, we say, "bravo!" The disability community could use more representation. Here are few tips to get the ball rolling…
Pandemic-fueled advances in access, technology, data collection and security have converged to create welcome improvements in healthcare for people with disabilities. And they said it couldn't be done!
Great news for kids with cerebral palsy! New research finds that intensive hand therapy improves a child's ability to move and learn regardless of how the injured brain has rewired itself, proving earlier studies wrong.
Nothing overwhelms quite like the mere mention of healthcare coverage. Nevertheless, its importance cannot be overstated. Ask yourself, are you receiving the best care available to you? If you are not sure of the answer, read on!
Industries are crying out for new talent, but are they creating an environment that attracts neurodiverse workers and allows them to flourish? For the sake of a competitive market advantage, they should and here's how...
Power chair user Harriet Lowell needs your voice in the battle for accessibility. Can you help her break down the transportation barriers that face more than 2.5 million Americans using motorized mobility devices?
We're baaaaack! Did you miss us? The real-life Abilities Expo will begin its North American tour with a much-anticipated summer debut in the Chicago area.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults. Though recreational use of cannabis can trigger feelings of paranoia, research shows that, when used correctly, marijuana can be very beneficial in treating anxiety symptoms.
A massive amount of disability resources are at your fingertips right now and until May 2 through the all-online Abilities Virtual Experience. Who's excited?
This April, the Reeve Summit will touch on topics and themes relevant to the paralysis community and give everyone a chance to hear from experts, ask questions and share experiences on many aspects of life living with paralysis.
Assistance animals enhance our abilities, our independence and our lives. While service dogs are afforded accommodations under the ADA, the legal waters are a bit murky for other support animals. Consider these helpful strategies in advocating for yours.
Even as more and more people are receiving the COVID-19 vaccines, this is no time to neglect your immune system. Nutrition expert Tracy Williams weighs in with a variety of options for people with disabilities to help boost immunity.
International experience and education creates well-rounded individuals and can be a job clincher for some. But where is this opportunity accessible to all?
Ever get those pangs of guilt when your aspirations of healthy eating turn into half a bag of moldy veggies on trash day? Take control of your food waste with these with these handy tips!
Physical, mental and social health cannot really be looked at individually as one can't help but impact the other. How can society foster positive interaction between the different facets of heath? Read on!
JUST ONE MORE WEEK to access all of the eye-opening content of Abilities Virtual Experience 2. Come see what everyone is talking about until midnight on December 13!