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Attorney Ashley Jacobson’s recently published article dissecting the disability slurs used in popular Netflix film, “The Prom,” starring Meryl Streep, Kerry Washington, Nicole Kidman, and James Corden. Read the fascinating article by clicking here.
Attorney and Disability Specialist (CRC) Ashley B. Jacobson has had her work published on major platforms. This piece, published on The Mighty, a yahoo-affiliate for health and disability-specific articles, details how police brutality is inflicted against people with disabilities, and lists several strategies to protect yourself before, during, and after it happens. Click here to read the article.
[Image description for accessibility (alt text also provided in the image): a screenshot of the article written by Ashley Jacobson and published on The Mighty, with a red and teal border, titled, “Protecting People with Disabilities from Police Brutality.]
Some of Ashley’s most popular interviews have been with disability advocates with large followings online. This poster was from Claiming Disability Inc.’s interview with Ashley discussing disability, inclusion, and the law. It also highlights Ashley’s podcast, “Legally Abled” which can be found in the Apple Podcast app and at legallyabled.com for streaming.
[Image description (alt text in image): a poster from the interview with Claiming Disability Inc. and Ashley Jacobson, with text reading, “Talk disability, inclusion, & the law!” from 4/30/20 interview available live via zoom and on CD’s “You Belong Here” podcast. Poster has three women, the creators of CD, two brunette women, one with a walker, and Ashley, a blonde woman smiling and speaking into a microphone with her Legally Abled podcast graphic]
When COVID-19 hit the world, Ashley wanted to protect people with disabilities–a community often ignored as “acceptable losses” during moments of international crisis. People with disabilities are not less worthy of life, less worthy of safe health practices. Having worked in disability counseling, Ashley knew that one disability group especially in danger was those with memory loss (including many with Alzheimer’s, brain injury, and stroke living in assisted living or nursing homes). In this article published on The Mighty, Ashley details how to protect loved ones with memory loss during a pandemic.
[Image description (alt text in image): a screenshot of Ashley Jacobson’s article published on The Mighty titled, “How to Help People with Memory Loss Stay Safe from the Coronavirus.”]
An article published on Legally Abled by Ashley on the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act titled, “The ADA: We’ve Got a Long Way to Go.” The article discusses the groundbreaking disability rights law, and the ways in which the fight for equality isn’t over.
[Image description (alt text in image): a screenshot of Ashley Jacobson’s article published on legallyabled.com titled, “The ADA: We’ve Got a Long Way to Go” bordered with a teal to orange border.]
Christopher Ewing, host of Life After Stroke on the Stroke Channel interviewed Ashley at the Abilities Expo in Chicago, IL summer 2019. Mr. Ewing is a Hollywood producer who survived a stroke and is devoted to increasing awareness and resources for individuals living after stroke.
[Image description (alt text in image): a photo of Christopher Ewing and Ashley Jacobson sitting at a booth with radio microphones and banners for The Stroke Channel and Life After Stroke show behind them.]
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- A photo with text which circulated widely on social media among the disability community of Ashley, a white woman with blonde hair holding her hand vertically in the center of the image with text on the left side of her hand reading, “Police think is ‘guilty behavior’: No eye contact, rocking back and forth, repetitive speech, monotone speech, silence, flat affect, mood fluctuations, memory loss.” Text on the right side of her hand reads, “Symptoms of MANY disabilities: … and then lists the same exact behaviors as the right side. This image highlights how police inappropriately assume many disability symptoms as “guilty” behavior.
- Top center image: a tweet from Ashley which reads, “Employers act like people with disabilities are a nuisance for requesting accommodations…but 95% of accommodations are requested by nondisabled employees. That’s proven in studies. If it’s okay when they do it, but selfish and unreasonable when we do it, that’s ABLEISM.”
- Bottom center image: a screenshot of a video Ashley posted on Mental Health Month in May 2019.
- A screenshot of a video Ashley made on crisis legal documents at the start of the pandemic.
Ashley’s podcast discusses all things law and disability.
[Image description (alt text in image): a screenshot of the Legally Abled podcast from the Apple Podcasts app, on an episode titled, “Victims with Disabilities: Part 1”]
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