In the Loop

Keeping pace with the world of Disability, one blog post at a time

Health and Wellness: ADA 25 and Beyond

As we reach the quarter-century mark since the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), we should recognize and celebrate the freedom and independence it has made possible. Yet, we must not forget that countless people with disabilities continue to go...

PWD must step-up as County holds disaster prep exercise

Don't miss this great opportunity to lend your voice and experience as we aim for Emergency Management Plans that fully include people with disabilities. In the true spirit of "Nothing About Us Without Us" -- Register today. Our lives depend on it.

Bracing for first blizzard of 2015

Once again, it is time to hunker down for snow and all the elements that come with it. Please heed all warnings and instruction from emergency management personnel and refer to the following tips to help you stay safe: COLD WEATHER/WINTER STORM SAFETY Listen to a NOAA...

‘Gold standard’ for Disability rights? Maybe not.

Independence.  Civil rights.  Equality.  All of these are words that resonate as America celebrates the Fourth of July.  And these words resound, too, as we commemorate the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.  Yet, the United States has...

PWD catch a wave toward political clout

Have you signed up for NYDVN yet? The New York Disability Voter Network aims to create a disability voting bloc as a way to increase the political power of people with disabilities. To accomplish the goal, the Disability Rights Center in...

Civil Rights Summit won’t include PWD: Advocates speak out

A host of prominent speakers, including four US Presidents, will convene in Austin, TX beginning April 8th.  They will lend their voices to the LBJ Presidential Library celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. But the voice...

USCID separates fact from fiction on Disability Treaty

As the flurry of arguments continues in opposition to the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD), every instrument in the arsenal must come out blazing if PWD are going to win this one.   The United States International...

The anatomy of the curb cut

How much do you know about the Disability civil rights movement known as Independent Living (IL)?  Perhaps you're well-versed in the grassroots advocacy and activism that ignited the Disability community in Vietnam Era America.  Or maybe you're...

Shoot for the moon!

In his personal essay for CNN's iReport, Bret Bowerman issues a powerful challenge for a paradigm shift in the way we think about children with disabilities.  Bowerman is the father of a four-year-old with Down Syndrome.  He generously shares...

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