Category Archives: Policy

ASAN Joint Statement from both #Disability and #LGBT Community on the Death of #KaydenClarke

Below please find the joint statement on the death of Kayden Clarke, an autistic trans man who was killed this weekend by Mesa Police during a mental health crisis. This statement is supported jointly by both LGBTQ and disability organizations. … Continue reading

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Have You SEEN the State of the Union Speech? #SOTU Word Cloud (#SOTU4PWD)

Reposted from: Day in Washington Every year Day in Washington has been proud to provide a word cloud of the State of the Union speech. Repetition is often a major rhetorical strategy used for emphasis. Word it Out generates word … Continue reading

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#DownSyndrome Awareness by Annika Grassl

October was national Downs Syndrome awareness month but many disability organizations are hosting events well in to November.  As such we thought that this post is still relevant. In fact, it offers information that is useful all year round. The … Continue reading

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Upcoming Event: “Lead On: Igniting Youth Voice, Promoting Youth Choice”

The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth (NCWD/Youth) and the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) are hosting a Community Learning Exchange (CLE) entitled Lead On: Igniting Youth Voice, Promoting Youth Choice. The CLE is not a conference, but … Continue reading

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COLUMN: The Real Deal on Capitol Hill (#TRDCH) by Dara Baldwin – Introduction of The Advocacy Tool Box

Welcome to the new column “The Real Deal on the Hill”. Thank you for reading and pass the word to your fellow advocates. This blog is part of a larger collective advocacy outreach!  LEAD ON UPDATE network learn more here: http://www.leadonnetwork.org/wordpress/about/ … Continue reading

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Including People with Disabilities in Higher Education: Require ADA Compliance​/Accessibi​lity as a Metric in any College Rating System. Sign the Petition!

The Lead On Update is proud to sponsor our first petition on the Obama Administration’s We the People website. The right to petition the government is guaranteed by the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. The Administration created  We … Continue reading

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