NCIL News & Happenings: January 31, 2024


Follow the Efforts to End Subminimum Wage!

Don’t forget to follow the efforts to end subminimum wage for workers with disabilities! The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), and the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) have created a Facebook page to track updates on this issue and engage our communities in collective action.

New content is posted regularly as we await legislative and regulatory action.

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What You Should Know About the Sheltered Workshop Crisis

Check out the article “What You Should Know About the Sheltered Workshop Crisis” by Larissa Martin at Unwritten:

Larissa is the Diversity, Equity, Accessibility, and Inclusion (DEIA) Committee Chair for the National Council on Independent Living.

Webinar Recap: Disability Health & Intersectionality

On January 24th, the Disability Community Engagement Partner Project (DCEPP) at AAHD held its second conversation in the 2023-2024 Disability and Health Webinar series with “Disability Health, Intersectionality + All of Us.”

Moderated by Theo Braddy, this conversation brought together a panel of disability community members and advocates to discuss the health needs of diverse communities. Panelists: Kiana Jackson, Dr. Kara Ayers, Shane Lamba, and Keith Jones.

The webinar archive, presenter bios, and additional resources are available at:

Seeking Participants for a Study of How Physical Disability and Race Combine to Affect Pregnancy

The Lurie Institute for Disability Policy Seeks Birth Stories from Black People and Latinx/as with Physical Disabilities

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Recruitment for this study is expected to continue through the end of 2024.

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