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New Survey: What Do Disabled U.S. Audiences Think Of Representation On Screen?

By Eric Ascher / 2021-10-20
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Learn about new research from UCLA Center for Scholars & Storytellers. Explore the results of a new nationwide survey. What do disabled U.S. audiences think of representation on screen?

Speakers Amanda Aguero, Production Assistant, 2nd Assistant Director, Script Supervisor, Stunt Woman and Actress; Alumna of 2021 RespectAbility Entertainment

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Lessons Learned from Kennedy Krieger Institute: Neurodiversity, Collaboration and Transition Success for Youth with Disabilities

By Eric Ascher / 2021-10-20
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Neurodiversity, system collaborations and transition services for youth with disabilities are some of the most cutting-edge topics in the wider world of disability employment. Fostering cooperation between different programs is critical for achieving transformative results for people with significant barriers to employment.

The Neurodiversity at Work programs at the

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NDEAM Entertainment Media Summit: Fireside Chat with Actor James Caverly and ASL Consultant Douglas Ridloff of Hulu’s Only Murders in the Building

By Eric Ascher / 2021-10-12
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NDEAM Entertainment Media Summit: A Focus on the Future

This event is part of a

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Emerging Best Practices: Lessons on Virtual Pre-Employment Transition Services from Tennessee

By Eric Ascher / 2021-10-05
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The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis have necessitated the shift to virtual services for many key educational, occupational and transitional service programs. As a part of the constellation of programs under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), Pre-Employment Transition Services (Pre-ETS) support youth with disabilities during a

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Cast to the Future: Discovering Disabled Talent

By Eric Ascher / 2021-10-01
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Cast to the Future Discovering Disabled Talent Disabled Characters: Who gets to write them? Who gets to play them? <img aria-describedby="caption-attachment-28469" data-attachment-id="28469" data-permalink="https://www.respectability.org/2021/08/roadmap-writers-webinar/ndeam-2021/" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.respectability.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/NDEAM-2021-e1631742323927.png?fit=500%2C291&ssl=1" data-orig-size="500,291" 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"}"

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RespectAbility 2021 Strategic Plan Launch Event

By Eric Ascher / 2021-10-01
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RespectAbility, a diverse disability-led nonprofit organization that fights stigmas and advances opportunities so people with disabilities can fully participate in all aspects of community, officially announced the release of its new strategic plan. The plan is the culmination of a

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

By Eric Ascher / 2021-09-29
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There are 5,412,676 Hispanic/Latinx people with disabilities in America today, making up 9.1% of the total population. There are 2,969,668 working-age Hispanic/Latinx people with disabilities and out of that number, just 1,213,802 had jobs in 2019.

In America’s K-12 public school system there are 1,826,344 Hispanic/Latinx disabled students. Nationwide, they make up fully 27% of all special

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Example of Best Practice: Born For Business on Peacock

By Eric Ascher / 2021-09-27
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NDEAM Entertainment Media Summit: A Focus on the Future

This event was part of a

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JULY 21 — Housing Opportunities for People with Disabilities

By Katie Auchenbach / 2021-08-24
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Join National Disability Institute and Illinois housing providers to understand how collaboration has created pathways for youth and adults with disabilities to obtain supports necessary to secure housing, including the purchase of homes and increasing

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JULY 21 — Housing Opportunities for People with Disabilities

By Katie Auchenbach / 2021-08-09
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Join National Disability Institute and Illinois housing providers to understand how collaboration has created pathways for youth and adults with disabilities to obtain supports necessary to secure housing, including the purchase of homes and

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