Held annually from September 15 to October 15, Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the history and culture of the Latinx and Hispanic communities within the United States. It’s a time to reflect upon how people with Hispanic origins, including Latinx with disabilities, have influenced and contributed to American society at large.
According to the National Coalition for Latinxs with Disabilities (CNLD), approximately 12 million Latinx people identify with some type of disability. Minorities living with disabilities face a “double burden,” says the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Minority Health, pertaining to prejudice, discrimination and economic barriers. This, unfortunately, leads to vast health disparities.
AmeriDisability is pleased to share that the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation has compiled a comprehensive list of resources specifically intended for Hispanics and Latinx with disabilities. Click here to access this health information.