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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, April 11 to Friday, April 15

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Funding: Google awards $20 million to 29 innovative disability nonprofits (Gizmag) Google has announced 29 winners of its Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities, which it launched in May last year to invest in non-profit … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, April 4 to Friday, April 8

Media: Ad campaign targets Hollywood disability references (Disability Scoop) With a new advertising campaign, Family Member, a disability advocacy group, is putting Hollywood on notice that it is not acceptable to mock people with disabilities. A quarter-page advertisement running in … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, March 28 to Friday, April 1

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Arts: How actors with disabilities are educating casting directors (Playbill) Several casting directors and associates affiliated with the Casting Society of America (CSA) have partnered with the Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts, … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, March 21 to Friday, March 25

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Education: UCF Students with disabilities find their place on campus (Orlando Sentinel) This story introduces a freshman at the University of Central Florida (UCF) who is one of a handful of students with … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, March 14 to Friday, March 18

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Apparel: Nike expands shoe line for people with special needs (Disability Scoop) Nike is adding to its line of sneakers designed specifically for people with disabilities by introducing three new shoes that use … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, March 7 to Friday, March 11

Caregiving: Living with the parents I’m losing to Alzheimer’s (The New York Times) In 2010, after several disturbing phone calls from and about her aging parents, Elizabeth Wolf moved back from Vermont to her parents’ home in New Jersey. She … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, February 29 to Friday, March 4

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Education: Grim statistics show city still failing to evaluate, serve many students with disabilities (Chalkbeat New York) Newly released data show that New York City is struggling to monitor and provide services to … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, February 22 to Friday, February 26

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Apparel: Tommy Hilfiger debuts adaptive clothing line (Disability Scoop) The designer Tommy Hilfiger is launching a line of apparel just for children with special needs. The 22-piece children’s offering comprises items that look … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, February 15 to Friday, February 19

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Employment: Workplace disability discrimination claims at record high (Disability Scoop) The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission reports that charges of job bias related to disability rose 6 percent to total 26,968 for the … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, Monday, February 1 to Friday, February 5

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Education: LEGO rolling out minifigure in wheelchair (Disability Scoop) LEGO has announced that it will include a boy in a wheelchair in a forthcoming set of its iconic minifigures. The wheelchair will be … Continue reading

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