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September Is National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month

United Spinal has provided a list of informational resources that can be shared to help raise awareness about spinal cord injury.

REV UP: National Disability Voter Registration Week

Every year, the REV UP Campaign (Register, Educate, Vote, Use your Power!) coordinates National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW) to increase the political power of people with disabilities by promoting voter registration. This year, NDVRW is September 13-20, 2021. Check out the resources, tools, and calendar of events!

FBI Sees Drop in Disability-Related Hate Crimes

According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the number of reported hate crimes rose significantly in 2020, but those targeting people with disabilities showed a decline. The agency’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program shows that there were 83 incidents stemming from disability bias in 2020, down from 144 the year before.

Climate Resilience Efforts Pose New Risks for People with Disabilities

This article highlights the ways that people with disabilities, already among the most adversely affected by climate change, are facing new risks from climate mitigation efforts.