Angela Adler

Angela Adler (they/she) is the Principal of Social Meridian, a social health consultancy focused on improving wellbeing by supporting relationships, social interactions, and social adaptability.

A PhD candidate in Sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Angela is a Health Policy Research Scholar funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Angela’s dissertation interviews people with brain injuries and their romantic partners, examining how these couples are treated by other people, and what factors improve their relationships. Angela is disabled, immunocompromised, and the survivor of financial and emotional abuse, as is Angela’s partner. They are both enjoying the opportunity of continuing to virtually school Angela's exuberant second-grader.
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Nothing about us without us: Community-building and bridging within and with the disabled community
The passage of the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990 ensured disabled people equal opportunity under the law, but, as disability advocates Judith Heumann and John Wodatch have written, “[L]aws can only do so much.” Indeed, although disabled people make up 20 percent of the US population—constituting the largest minority group in the country—they remain severely underrepresented in spaces of power and influence. In spite of increasing public awareness around disability issues, disabled people continue to remain largely locked outside our halls of power, with real...