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In my position as Assistant Secretary for Aging at the Department of Health and Human Services I oversee programs administered by the Administration on Aging . As a federal advocate for older Americans, the Administration on Aging is dedicated to protecting the rights of older adults and helping...
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius offered remarks at the first ever-convening between our two agencies in March 2011. Photo by NEA staff Today is Children's Mental Health Awareness Day, an annual observance that encourages communities across the country to discuss, celebrate, and raise the...
Christine Bruno (2011 I AM PWD Co-Chair), Kathleen Martinez (Assistant Secretary of Labor, Office of Disability Employment Policy), Anita Hollander, and Nick Wyman (National President, Actor Equity Association). Photo by Stephanie Masucci Anita Hollander here, East Coast National Chair of AFTRA...
Anita Hollander, actress/singer & National Chair of AFTRA & SAG Performers with Disabilities. Photo by Kia Michelle Benbow "While art is more important to me than disability, it is the roles I've played which illuminated the human condition via disability that seem to be the most...
This week’s podcast features a conversation with David Seidler, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter of The King’s Speech . The film also received the much-coveted best picture nod, as well as an Oscar for Colin Firth’s portrayal of England’s George VI, who was determined...
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania When we visit a museum, there’s a good chance we’ll join up with a docent or pick up an audio guide. If we're at home, we might listen to a museum podcast or watch a video about the latest and greatest exhibits. But for those who are deaf or hard-of-...
Pie Social, 1997, by Carl Gawboy, a member of the Boise Forte Band of Chippewa, is displayed at the Min No Aya Win Human Services Center on the Fond du Lac Reservation in Minnesota.
In most healthcare facilities, artwork is generally limited to framed posters outlining the proper way to wash one's hands. If you're lucky, you'll find inspiring phrases splashed across Photoshopped images...
Washington, DC Text and original artwork by Jiayi Zhou, Intern, NEA Office of Public Affairs 2009 Poetry Out Loud Champion William Farley celebrates his achievement with his younger brother. Photo by James Kegley Do you believe that deaf people cannot understand poems, which are mostly based on...
Washington, DC Sherry Goodill. Photo courtesy of Dr. Goodill. It is an honor to contribute to the blog today, National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, and to tell you a little bit about dance, dance/movement therapy and children’s mental health needs. Today, SAMHSA ---the...
Washington, DC Photo courtesy Beth Bienvenu On Monday we welcomed Beth Bienvenu as our new Director of the NEA Office of Accessibility. (Read our press release here .) Beth was already a familiar face around the agency having worked with us on last year's Careers in the Arts Summit in her role...

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