Showing posts from November, 2021

The costs of living with a disability: A conversation with Jim Sinocchi

  The costs of living with a disability: A conversation with Jim Sinocchi            by Elana Duré                                                                                                  Content and Communications, J.P. Morgan Wealth Management Oct 06, 2021 • People with disabilities encounter a wide range of expenses, from medical and transportation costs to unrealized earnings because of barriers posed by societal limitations. • Jim Sinocchi, Head of Disability Inclusion at JPMorgan Chase, informs us about the challenges people with disabilities face in their daily lives. • From the workplace to public transportation, communities have work left to do in building a more inclusive society for people with disabilities. People with disabilities encounter a wide range of out-of-pocket expenses, including medical expenses and transportation costs. Estimates show that households with an adult who has a work-disability require an average of 28% more income, or an additional $17,690

Empowering People with Disabilities to Become Leaders And Drive Inclusion Forward

Jim Sinocchi, JPMorgan Chase's managing director with the Global Office of Disability Inclusion, discusses how a growing understanding of prejudice can change the way we view disability and prepare society for a new generation of leaders. In 2020, amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing struggle for racial equality in America, intersectionality became a powerful tool for addressing prejudice. Coined in 1989 by American lawyer and civil rights advocate Kimberlé Crenshaw, intersectionality explores how different aspects of a person's identity combine to create different modes of discrimination and privilege. But while society has focused its attention on a variety of prejudices—including race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity and sexual orientation—one form of discrimination has gotten far less scrutiny: Disability.  The Stark Facts This is a problem I've experienced firsthand: As head of JPMorgan Chase's Global Office of Disability Inclusion, I work to advance opp