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Disability Advocacy is Intersectional

I didn’t learn about the concept of intersecting identities til I took my college Inclusive Recreation class. Growing up the dynamics presented to me were, you are male or female, black or white, disabled or not disabled. 279 more words


Advocacy Action Plan

Advocacy can be overwhelming. When you identify an issue you want to begin to address, it is easy to become paralyzed thinking about what is next. 58 more words


Every Child Matters. Every Child.

According to an audit done by the Office of Inspector General (OIG), in the summer of 2017 there was a significant increase in children who were separated from their families at the US/Mexico border. 768 more words

The Faithful

(REPOST) Today’s NYAVA’s outreach to members and non-member - Posted 1/16/19

The NYAVA board and professional development committee were pleased with the turn out and more importantly the engagement of those in the room – both members and non-members. 94 more words


New Cold Cap Resources

A fellow cold capper friend and advocate started a great new online support group, Facebook page, and Instagram page. She just featured my story! Such an honor! 307 more words

All Kinds Of Emotional

Let Me Tell You My Story

“An extraordinary collection of extraordinary lives lived out in extraordinary circumstances, “Let Me Tell You My Story” is a compelling read and one that will linger in the mind and memory long after the book itself is finished and set back upon the shelf.

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Shutdown vs. Social Safety Net

The Partial Shutdown of the Federal Government Has Devastating Effects on Adults with Low Levels of Literacy and Numeracy

Numerous news articles and blog posts over the past few weeks have underscored the magnitude of the impact that the partial federal shutdown is having on low-wage workers and adults who are unemployed or under-employed. 1,174 more words