RespectAbility Summit Features Marc Summers on Monday, July 31 Rockville, Md., July 28 – RespectAbility invites you to our one-day summit, From Hollywood to Capitol Hill: The Future of Americans with Disabilities, geared toward bridging the gap between entertainment, politics and disability advocacy. This free and entirely accessible event is open to congressional and Senate staff, journalists, [click to continue...]
Advice from Jewish Family Service’s Linda Burger Rockville, Md., July 26 – Channeling her humble demeanor and the Jewish values she was raised with, Linda Burger has grown to be a leading ambassador for disability in the Jewish community of Houston, Texas. Burger believes in the Jewish thought that all people are created B’tzelem Elohim [click to continue...]
Learning from The Gates Foundation’s Pras Ranaweera Rockville, Md., July 21 – “People love to talk about themselves, but it is more important to listen,” Pras Ranaweera expressed to a room full of energized RespectAbility Fellows. Ranaweera practiced her sage advice by using the majority of time to hear personal stories and suggestions from the [click to continue...]
Schindler took an interest in the field, especially intellectual and developmental disabilities, at an early age through personal connections and her mother’s occupation. She is a rising junior at Brandeis University and is active with Best Buddies.
A Conversation with Jewish Disability Inclusion Champion Steve Rakitt Rockville, Md., June 26 – Steve Rakitt’s journey to becoming the champion of Jewish disability inclusion began with a single decision to laugh. Rakitt grew up not viewing his hearing loss as a disability, to which he credits his mother’s incessant support and activism toward the [click to continue...]