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RespectAbility Launches Disability Inclusion Advocacy Training Series in New York City

RespectAbility Launches Disability Inclusion Advocacy Training Series in New York City

A new training program aimed at empowering women with disabilities begins this month, bringing the lens of inclusion and equality to New York City's civic life. RespectAbility, a national disability advocacy organization, will launch the Inclusion Advocacy Training Series in New York City…

Harmar Acquires Pride Lifts and Ramps Product Line

Harmar Mobility LLC and Pride Mobility Products Corporation have announced that Harmar has acquired Pride’s lifts and ramps product line. This move allows Pride Mobility to further focus its efforts on developing consumer-driven mobility products in its scooter, power chair and lift chair…

Disability Voter Resource Guide 2018

Disability Voter Resource Guide 2018

According to a new survey released by RespectAbility, fully three-quarters of likely voters either have a disability themselves or have a family member, or a close friend with disabilities. But as voters with disabilities head to the polls, many are concerned…

International Association of Women Honors Jane Kuo Yu Chou as a 2018-2019 Influencer of the Year

The International Association of Women (IAW) honors Jane Kuo Yu Chou as a 2018-2019 Influencer of the Year. She is recognized with this prestigious distinction for leadership in entrepreneurship. The International Association of Women (IAW) is a global in-person and…

AFBC: Disability Shouldn't Mean Inability to Attend College

Attending college under regular circumstances is hard enough. The majority of college attendees will need some sort of financial assistance. College hopefuls on Supplemental Disability Income (SSI) may think they might have to sacrifice their government assistance and live off…

UpStage Reno Returns This October!

A unique fundraiser will return to the big stage during UpStage Reno’s second annual celebrity lip sync musical reality competition. This dynamic event brings together local celebrities and members of our community for a one-of-a-kind fundraiser and entertainment extravaganza! WHAT:     …

International Association of Women Recognizes Jennifer Schuck, FAPR, RDR, CRC, CRR, as a 2018-2019 Influencer

​​The International Association of Women (IAW) recognizes Jennifer Schuck as a 2018-2019 Influencer. She is acknowledged as a leader in entrepreneurship. The International Association of Women (IAW) is a global in-person and online networking platform with nearly one million members,…

Groundbreaking Resource Unveiled for Latinx With Disabilities

A new school year is challenging to everyone, but it can be exceptionally daunting to disabled members of the Latinx community and their families. But now RespectAbility, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that fights stigmas and advances opportunities for people with…

Youth With Disabilities Help Homeless, Seniors, Hungry and Local Parks

Students with a wide variety of disabilities, including Autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, learning, attention, mental health and other disabilities are improving the lives of people in need in Washington, D.C. Through a program called “Summer of Service,” the teens…

AgrAbility Partners With Agribotix to Help Farmers With Disabilities Stay Productive and Progressive

Brady Haynes is excited not just to continue farming, but also to expand his work in precision agriculture using newly acquired agricultural drones and data processing from Colorado’s own Agribotix. Haynes is wheelchair-bound, which adds another layer of difficulty to…

Third Annual Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation Leader in Adult Autism Award Will Be Presented to 'Disability Emissary' Neal Katz at Autism Society of America National Conference July 10-12

The third annual Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation Leader in Adult Autism Award will be presented to 24-year-old "disability emissary" Neal Katz during a Keynote Luncheon at the Autism Society of America's 50th Annual National Conference to be held this year…

70+ Local Businesses Recognized for Investing in Individuals with Special Needs

Businesses across Los Angeles are facing the challenge of diversify their workforce while both the minimum wage and operating costs increase. The Los Angeles Rams, Kingsbury Uniforms, DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton, TJ Maxx and 70 other businesses are implementing a…

Digital Volunteer Receives Illinois Governor’s Service Award

Digital Volunteer Receives Illinois Governor’s Service Award

Alice McGowen, a digital volunteer from Jerseyville, IL has received the Illinois Governor's Volunteer Service award for her service to Humanity Road.  Alice has been disabled for 21 years and does most of her volunteering remotely from home on her…

Buckfire Law Announces 2018 Disability Scholarship Winner

Buckfire Law Announces 2018 Disability Scholarship Winner

Buckfire Law is pleased to announce that Natalie Sullivan of Spring, Texas, has been named this year's recipient of the 2018 Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Disability Scholarship.Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. is committed to helping students reach their goals. Realizing the…

New Campaign Launches in Response to Growing Crisis of Working Americans Without Disability Coverage

New Campaign Launches in Response to Growing Crisis of Working Americans Without Disability Coverage

At least 51 million working Americans are facing a growing crisis: a lack of adequate disability insurance coverage. Today, the absence of emergency savings, rising medical costs, and an overall trend of fewer employers offering benefits to workers has created…

Autismazing.org announces its first college, career and entrepreneurship grant application

In recognition of World Autism Awareness Day, Autismazing Corporation (Autismazing.org) announced its first "Amazing Futures Grant" application which focuses on providing financial support to young adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The purpose of the grants is to help…

Autism is the Fastest-Growing Developmental Disability in the World. What is the Travel Industry Doing to Respond?

Autism is the Fastest-Growing Developmental Disability in the World. What is the Travel Industry Doing to Respond?

According to the CDC, 1 in 68 U.S. children has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and 11 million children have a developmental disability. Unfortunately, the rate of ASD is on the rise each year; and occurs in all racial, ethnic, and…

First of Its Kind Hollywood Disability Inclusion Toolkit Offers Entertainment Professionals Facts & Sources

First of Its Kind Hollywood Disability Inclusion Toolkit Offers Entertainment Professionals Facts & Sources

As entertainment professionals across all platforms work to become more inclusive of minorities, RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization that fights stigma and advances opportunities for people with disabilities, announces the launch of “The Hollywood Disability Toolkit: The RespectAbility Guide to Inclusion…

Triumph Foundation Receives Gift From Sand Canyon Country Club

Triumph Foundation Receives Gift From Sand Canyon Country Club

​Sand Canyon Country Club has donated $25,000 to Triumph Foundation to support outreach that provides people who suffer paralyzing injuries with resources, grants, and recreation activities. The contribution from Sand Canyon Country Club’s CEO Steve Kim will help support Triumph…

Actor/Model and Deaf Activist Nyle DiMarco Joins in Launch of Historic "Hollywood Toolkit" to Help Industry Achieve Goals of Equitable Hiring & Authentic Representation of Disabilities #InclusionRider

The Hollywood Disability Toolkit, a project of RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization that fights stigma and advances opportunities for people with disabilities, announces a new partnership between RespectAbility and Hollywood, Health & Society, a project of the USC Annenberg Norman Lear…

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