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Redefining Disability Challenge - Question 31: Emergency Preparedness

Each Wednesday, I post my response to a question from the Redefining Disability Challenge. This is my response to the thirty first question in the Challenge. 1,064 more words


"Don't give up": With family's help, Latina with autism is in college, pursuing career

Southern California mom Rita Meza has six kids. Her oldest, Samantha, was diagnosed with classic autism at age four and 1/2. Samantha is now 24-years-old and in college studying to be a veterinary technician. 815 more words


Anniversary of disability law is a call to work harder

This week (July 26) marks an auspicious occasion: The 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. While it’s a moment for reflection on the changes the law has wrought, it’s also an opportunity for supporters to push harder for greater inclusion in the workforce of people with disabilities. 145 more words

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National Aphasia Awareness Month

According to the National Aphasia Association: “Aphasia is an acquired communication disorder that impairs a person’s ability to process language, but does not affect intelligence. 670 more words

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Media Event: Why the US Should Ratify International Disability Rights Treaty

The new international disability rights treaty, called the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), should matter to all Deaf people around the world. 364 more words

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