The awareness ribbon color for disability, disabilities and disability rights awareness is silver. The Silver Ribbon is now the internationally acknowledged and accepted symbol of public awareness associated with the need for support of persons with brain disorders and disabilities. The Silver Ribbon Coalition represents the combined interests of all those who are affected by a brain disorder or disability. When you wear a Silver Ribbon pin, you are showing;
- You care about someone with a brain disorder or disability.
- You want to break down the barriers to treatment and support.
- You want to help eliminate the stigma against those who suffer.
- You want to show you believe there is HOPE through education and research.
International Day of People with Disability - Occurs yearly on the 3rd of December. The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3.
Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) - Held each October, NDEAM is a national campaign that raises awareness about disability employment issues and celebrates the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.
Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month - Held in the month of March each year after President Ronald Reagan proclaimed March "Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month." in 1987.
Quick Facts: Disability Rates
Disability rates are significantly higher among groups with lower educational attainment in the countries of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), says the OECD Secretariat. On average, 19 per cent of less educated people have disabilities, compared to 11 per cent among the better educated.
Latest Disability Information Publications
- How Prison Solitary Confinement Harms People with Physical Disabilities
First-ever national report on how solitary confinement harms people with physical disabilities - Wheelchairs, braille materials, hearing aids, and other vital devices are often denied in solitary.
- Countries Efforts to Address Rights of People with Disabilities
UCLA WORLD Policy Analysis Center assesses countries efforts to address rights of people with disabilities.
- Overcriminalization of People with Disabilities Must Be Addressed in Criminal Justice Reform
Report puts disability issues in perspective within criminal justice reform, highlighting steps to combat inappropriate and unjust incarceration and criminalization of people with disabilities, and ensure appropriate and humane treatment of people with disabilities throughout the justice system.
- Report Outlines Need for Accommodations for Prisoners with Disabilities
AVID releases Making Hard Time Harder: Programmatic Accommodations for Inmates with Disabilities Under the Americans with Disabilities Act outlining lack of accommodations for inmates with disabilities.
- The Thin Line Between Disabled and Abled
We enter the world almost completely disabled, and many of us will become so again in our later years.
- Spinal Muscular Atrophies: Signs, Symptoms & Treatments
General overview of Spinal Muscular Atrophies, conditions that sap physical strength by affecting motor nerve cells in the spinal cord, and takes away ability to walk, eat, or breathe.
- Usher Syndrome: Types, Causes and Treatment Options
General information and overview of Usher syndrome, a rare inherited disorder that causes gradual vision loss and deafness.
- Aphantasia: Inability to Visualize Images
Information and studies regarding Aphantasia to find why some people are born with poor or diminished visual imagery ability.
Full List of Disability Information Documents (59 Items)
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