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RespectAbility Advocates for Colorado to Close Labor Force Gaps for People with Disabilities

By Philip Pauli / 2021-09-24
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Colorado state flagDenver, CO, September 23 – This week, the Colorado Workforce Development Council (CWDC) met to discuss the status of workforce practices of the Centennial State. In response

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RespectAbility’s Lab for Entertainment Professionals with Disabilities Wraps Up Its Final Week in Conversation on Advocacy

By Kiah Amara / 2021-09-23
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RespectAbility Summer Lab participants recently had the opportunity to speak to experts in the field with lifetimes of experience interfacing their art and advocacyLos Angeles, Sept. 23 – Disability

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Center for Disability-Inclusive Community Development Announces Second Annual Inclusive Community Development Awards

By Kathy Brannigan / 2021-09-23
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The Center for Disability-Inclusive Community Development (CDICD), managed by National Disability Institute (NDI), announced today its Second Annual Inclusive Community Development Awards Program. The purpose of the awards is to raise the visibility of financial

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Celebrating National Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Awareness Month 2021

By Lauren Appelbaum / 2021-09-20
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Washington, D.C., Sept. 20 – September is National Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Awareness Month. More than 358,000 people live with SCI in the United States, and according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, there are 17,810 new cases each year. Even before the pandemic, only 27 percent

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Ian Malesiewski: Working to Make Politics More Inclusive for People with Disabilities

By Kelley Cape / 2021-09-20
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Ian Malesiewski

Los Angeles, Sept. 20 – Ian Malesiewski, who lives with a Spinal Cord Injury, was a Public Policy and Employment Fellow

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Fighting for the Rights of Disabled Latinas While Also Remembering How Far We’ve Come

By Krista Ramirez-Villatoro / 2021-09-19
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Krista Ramirez-Villatoro

Los Angeles, Sept

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Becoming Proud of My Disabled Identity as a First-Generation American

By Alejandra Tristan / 2021-09-19
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“We have to be more Mexican than the Mexicans and more American than the Americans, both at the same time! It’s exhausting!” – Abraham Quintanilla, Selena, 1997 <img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-28525" data-attachment-id="28525" data-permalink="https://www.respectability.org/2021/09/alejandra-tristan-hispanic-heritage/alejandra-tristan/" data-orig-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.respectability.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Alejandra-Tristan.jpeg?fit=800%2C800&ssl=1" data-orig-size="800,800" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Alejandra-Tristan" data-image-description="" data-image-caption="" data-medium-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.respectability.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Alejandra-Tristan.jpeg?fit=300%2C300&ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i0.wp.com/www.respectability.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Alejandra-Tristan.jpeg?fit=800%2C800&ssl=1" loading="lazy" class="size-medium wp-image-28525" src="https://i0.wp.com/www.respectability.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Alejandra-Tristan.jpeg?resize=300%2C300&ssl=1" alt="Alejandra Tristan smiling headshot. Tristan

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Inclusive Casting and Production with Nickelodeon Digital Studios

By Finn Bradley / 2021-09-17
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Five speakers plus ASL interpreter on zoom at Nickelodeon's RespectAbility Lab session.Los Angeles, Sept. 17 – As a part of RespectAbility’s 2021 Summer Lab, participants spoke with several

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ViacomCBS Goes Beyond Representation in Hollywood

By Krista Ramirez-Villatoro / 2021-09-16
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Headshots of four of the five speakers at RespectAbility's session with ViacomCBS.Los Angeles, Sept. 16 – Several members of the ViacomCBS family, including representatives from MTV, Paramount Pictures

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month 2021

By Eric Ascher / 2021-09-15
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Rockville, Maryland, Sept. 15 – Today marks the first day National Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated each year from September

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