Are you newly disabled and searching for information?
Welcome to a hub of support created exclusively by people with disabilities for people with disabilities. We believe that there are no better teachers and advisors than those with lived experience.
You’re not alone.
According to the CDC 61 million adults in the United States live with a disability.
The highest numbers of newly disabled individuals have typically been people over 65, veterans and those affected by gun violence.
The American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation estimates that long COVID will add as many as 22 million individuals to the disability community.
You’ve come to the right place.
Access Living is committed to providing the information, education and support to guide you through this uncertain time, whether you’re dealing with long COVID, chronic illness, aging or any other disability that has caused unexpected changes.
Whether you are exclusively working from home or going into the office a few days a week, check out my tips for battling stress and staying focused, whether you’re working from home, going to an office, or struggling with anxiety.
As part of a new effort, Access Living seeks feedback and questions from people who are newly disabled, including those who may only be temporarily disabled. What information and resources would be most helpful? What barriers have you faced? What do you wish someone would explain to you?
As the world moved toward a hybrid approach to working, Neil Anderson, Director of Finance and Administration at Access Living, and his team were tasked with designing and implementing a hybrid workspace at Access Living’s headquarters in River North. Since most of their staff has a disability, Access Living was accustomed to providing accommodations; however, implementing the technology needed to go hybrid was a new challenge. In the interview below, Neil Anderson explains Access Living’s hybrid transformation.