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I’m Exceptional – and I Have Research to Thank for It

For National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month, NARIC’s director Mark Odum reflects on his own injury and what it means to live beyond expectations. In 1974, I dove into a backyard swimming pool and my life changed completely. I became … Continue reading

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Where It All Started – Director Mark Odum Looks Back at NARIC and NIDILRR

As NIDILRR approaches its 40th year, it seems like an excellent opportunity to look back on how NARIC has been intertwined with NIDILRR’s growth and accomplishments while supporting its overall purpose to improve the lives of persons with disabilities. Over … Continue reading

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23rd Anniversary of the ADA – A Personal Perspective

Last week the disability community celebrated the signing of one of the more important pieces of legislation in our country’s history. Twenty-three years ago I had the privilege of being at the White House and witnessing the signing of the … Continue reading

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