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Six Diverse Maryland Natives Complete Disability Advocacy Fellowship Washington, D.C., September 17, 2019 – Young Maryland natives passionate about disability rights have just completed a summer internship with a Washington, D.C., area advocacy group to promote inclusion and accessibility. The six came together at RespectAbility, a nonpartisan nonprofit fighting stigma and advancing opportunities for people [click to continue...]

Rockville, Maryland, August 15 – RespectAbility today announced a $1.5 million two-year initiative that will allow exceptionally talented adults with disabilities from across the United States to travel to the Washington, D.C. area for a semester-long career-training fellowship. One of the funders, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, has just committed $200,000 over two years [click to continue...]

We appreciate Lupita Nyong’o’s heartfelt apology. We’re all on a learning journey to be sensitive to all marginalized communities whether it be race, gender, sexual orientation / gender identity, disability, religion or anything else. ‘Us’ – especially with Lupita Nyong’o as the lead and Jordan Peele as the writer/director – is opening up doors, and [click to continue...]

UPDATE (March 28): During an appearance on The View Thursday, Nyong’o further explained the development of her character Red and apologized to anyone who she may have offended: “I met with people as part of my exploration with the condition, and I learned how difficult it is to have the disorder. So I am very aware of [click to continue...]

It has never been a struggle for me to open up about who I am. In fact, the countless compliments I receive of “you’re so introspective” from peers and adult figures reassured me over the years that I was a certified expert at introspection. I told myself every morning the summer before my freshmen year [click to continue...]

Hello, my name is Kaity, I am Asian-American, and I identify as pansexual and demisexual. Pansexual refers to someone who is attracted to all genders beyond the binary male and female genders, including genderfluid and transgender individuals. Demisexual refers to someone who does not feel a sexual attraction unless an emotional connection is established first. [click to continue...]

A Discussion of the Results of a New National Poll of Voters with and Without Disabilities Read the press release Read the webinar transcript Download the accessible PowerPoint Watch the webinar on YouTube with live embedded captions Featuring: Stanley Greenberg, PhD – Greenberg Research This webinar covered the results of the first national poll to cover a number [click to continue...]

A Webinar About How to Make Your Faith Institution More Inclusive of People with Disabilities with Shelley Richman Cohen Read the webinar transcript Download the accessible PowerPoint Watch the webinar on YouTube with live embedded captions Featuring: Shelley Richman Cohen – The Jewish Inclusion Project Did you know that religious institutions are exempt from parts of [click to continue...]

A Conversation about Successful Disability Employment Strategies with Kevin McCloskey and Kris Foss Read the webinar transcript Download the accessible PowerPoint Watch the webinar on YouTube with live embedded captions Featuring: Kevin McCloskey, Director of Partnership Development – Disability Solutions @Ability Beyond Kris Foss, Managing Director – Disability Solutions @Ability Beyond Disability Solutions, a corporate disability consulting firm, [click to continue...]

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