Rockville, Md., Nov. 30 – A brand new and very important study from Cornell University focuses on intersectionality around youth of color and English-as-a-Second-Language learners with disabilities. The fact is that often people see only race and ethnicity when they think about marginalized communities, and forget that disability impacts every ethnic group, gender identity/orientation and [click to continue...]
Learn about Nielsen’s innovative research into the economics of prevalent, diverse consumers with disabilities. Read the webinar transcript Download the accessible PowerPoint Watch the webinar on YouTube with live embedded captions Featuring: Kim Jackson, Senior Program Manager ADEPT SE Co-Lead Nielsen Did you know that that more than one in three households have a member [click to continue...]
Grassroots Leaders Asked to Join in Fight Against Prejudice Washington, Nov. 27 – Key national Jewish leaders are helping spread the word that “Ableism”, discrimination against people with disabilities, is unacceptable. Grassroots advocates – people with disabilities and the people who love and respect them – are invited to join this social media effort to [click to continue...]
Learn about the innovative work being done by Jennifer Christian, MD, MPH President and Chief Medical Officer, Webility Read the webinar transcript Download the accessible PowerPoint Watch the webinar on YouTube with live embedded captions Featuring: Jennifer Christian, MD, MPH President and Chief Medical Officer, Webility Disability is the minority group that anyone can join [click to continue...]
Long Beach, California – Children and young adults with disabilities will have new hope and opportunities thanks to grants from two California foundations, including the Long Beach Community Foundation and the work of RespectAbility. New seed funding is being invested to support local leaders and to develop community resources that will enable more students, parents [click to continue...]
Samantha Fleischer assisted with a synagogue inclusion project in New York, and engaged with congressional staffers on Capitol Hill. She graduated from the University of Maryland College Park with a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies.
William Fowler increased his knowledge and gained an understanding on how to advocate on behalf of Americans with disabilities. He currently serves as a Public Relations Aide on the New York City Campaign Finance Board.
Charles V. DeLeo graduated from Marshall University with a Bachelor of Arts in Japanese Languages and Literature. He is fluent in Japanese and Spanish.
Jenn Cookson worked on fundraising, research and strategic communication. She now works as a Presidential Management Fellow Acquisition Specialist for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Omar Chung is hard of hearing, fluent in English and American Sign Language, and is the first of his family to graduate from high school and college. He now works for the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).