WAT-CAST: Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi Talks About Respect Ability

One in five people have a disability, some visible, others invisible. And many times people with disabilities are not portrayed realistically in films and in TV shows, thus adding to the public’s misperception of these individuals and what they are capable of accomplishing. Respect Ability is a nonprofit that fights stigmas and advances opportunities for people with all types of disabilities. Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi is Respect Ability’s president and she talks with Woman Around Town Editor Charlene Giannetti about what the organization is doing in many different areas to promote understanding and acceptance for people with disabilities. Click to listen.

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About Charlene Giannetti (705 Articles)
Charlene Giannetti, editor of Woman Around Town, is the recipient of seven awards from the New York Press Club for articles that have appeared on the website. A graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Charlene began her career working for a newspaper in Pennsylvania, then wrote for several publications in Washington covering environment and energy policy. In New York, she was an editor at Business Week magazine and her articles have appeared in many newspapers and magazines. She is the author of 13 non-fiction books, eight for parents of young adolescents written with Margaret Sagarese, including "The Roller-Coaster Years," "Cliques," and "Boy Crazy." She and Margaret have been keynote speakers at many events and have appeared on the Today Show, CBS Morning, FOX News, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and many others. Her last book, "The Plantations of Virginia," written with Jai Williams, was published by Globe Pequot Press in February, 2017. Her podcast, WAT-CAST, interviewing men and women making news, is available on Soundcloud and on iTunes. She is one of the producers for the film "Life After You," focusing on the opioid/heroin crisis that had its premiere at WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, where it won two awards. The film is now available to view on Amazon Prime, YouTube, and other services. Charlene and her husband live in Manhattan.