Posted by Adam Johnsen on July 17, 2013

A new national non-profit organization called RespectAbility has just launched, with the mission of reshaping attitudes of American society and empowering people with disabilities so that they can more fully participate in and contribute to society. According to their website, “RespectAbility will work to educate, sensitize and engage Americans to focus on what people with disabilities can do, rather than on what they cannot do. RespectAbility thereby will seek to help increase the number and percentage of Americans with disabilities who engage in gainful employment, start and sustain their own businesses, lift themselves into the middle class, and participate in their communities — as fully as their abilities and efforts will take them.” The organization has already announced trainings for disability leaders and funders and fellowships for future disability leaders. More information is available at their website,


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