An article on Disability Direct News reports that Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for North Wales, Eleanor Burnham AM has today given her support to the Equality and Human Rights Commission Inquiry to examine how disabled people, their family, friends and carers who have experienced harassment have been supported, or [...]
Children with disabilities are four times more likely than typically developing kids to be victims of violence, according to a first-of-its-kind global analysis, reports the disability scoop. In a review of 20 years worth of data, researchers found that more than a quarter of children with disabilities have been exposed [...]
On Monday July 30 the Dept of Labor is getting the word out about issues such as rights in the workplace, discrimination, and reasonable accommodations to the disability community. Jacob K. Javits Federal BuildingConference Center – 6th Floor26 Federal PlazaNew York , NY 10278 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Access to [...]
The UN Radio reports that children with disabilities are four times more likely to experience violence than non-disabled children, according to a study published by the World Health Organization.
Natasha’s Justice Project is working to end the national backlog of unprocessed rape kits and bring justice to sexual assault survivors. Media coverage of Natasha’s Justice Project includes the NY Times, CNN and NPR among others. Visit the NJP site to take action.
Pam Hall, a former resident of BFL’s Transitional Housing program, won Miss Wheelchair NY 2012 and is set to compete in the nationals, Miss Wheelchair America. The Ms. Wheelchair America Pageant is a yearly event that ” highlights the diversity and advocacy of all women.” To help Pam get raise [...]
BFL’s Transitional Housing program kicked off its water aquatics class for residents, lead by the Occupational Therapy team. The Hamilton Fish pool annually donates pool time for the weekly session through the summer.
Independence Care System, dedicated to the health and well being of adults with physical disabilities and senior adults, will hold its annual art show and a free reception at ICS’s Brooklyn Center in downtown Brooklyn. July 25, 4pm-8pm. 25 Elm Place, 5th Floor Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Lauren Luke, YouTube Makeup Star, is featured in a Domestic Violence PSA (click to view) that is getting a lot of attention. London agency BBH enlisted Luke for the PSA, which is rolling out on YouTube as though it were another of her makeup tutorials—showing Luke covering up cuts and [...]