The Bazelon Center for Mental Health: Supporting People with Mental Health Conditions

Eve Hill, JD
One out of five people in the US – a total of 51.5 million – live with a mental health condition, including common illnesses such as depression, anxiety, and PTSD. Although the implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has improved the lives of many disabled people, the mental health community still faces ... Read more

Meet Haben Girma: disability rights advocate and first deaf-blind Harvard Law School graduate

Haben, who has long black hair falling over her shoulder and wears a dark blue dress, stands at a table and has her hands on her BrailleNote to read what former President Obama, who stands on the other side of the table and wears a black suit, types on a keyboard. Lined up behind former President Obama are several people including former Vice President Biden.
On September 7, 2019, San Francisco’s Ferry Building is packed. People with service animals, wheelchairs, crutches, and all kinds of assistive devices find their way to a special event at the Book Passage, a community bookstore with a 40-year history in the Bay Area. Surrounded by ceiling-high shelves with colorful books, the small room ... Read more

CHIME – a Charter School with it’s Thinking Cap On

CHIME - A School With All the Bells and Whistles
Recently, Alejandra Delaporte of ABILITY’s operation in South America visited CHIME, a charter school in California’s San Fernando Valley that promises quality education for all. She spoke with Annie Cox, the executive director of Early Education Programs, and Erin Studer, executive director of Charter School Programs. Alejandra Delaporte: Tell me a bit about how CHIME ... Read more