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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for December 2018

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. This month’s question is: What are physical barriers? This edition of Answered Questions includes items that define physical barriers; describe the research and … Continue reading

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Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month

April is Autism Awareness Month, sponsored by the Autism Society, and Autism Acceptance Month, sponsored by the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN). The two campaigns have common messages of inclusion and self-determination across the lifespan. Inclusion means having the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, June 20 to Friday, June 24

Advocacy: Briana Scurry embraces new role as women’s brain health advocate (The Washington Post) In April 2010, Washington Freedom goalkeeper Briana Scurry sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during a Women’s Professional Soccer match. Three and a half years later, … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, May 16 to Friday, May 20

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Rehabilitation: This nonspeaking teenager wrote an incredibly profound letter explaining autism (The Washington Post) For the first 14 and a half years of Gordy’s life, his parents had no reason to think their … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, November 30 to Friday, December 4

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Education: Peyton’s Awesome Virtual Self, a robot that allows girl with cancer to attend school (The Washington Post) The robot has a little girl’s face and her soft voice. It comes to life … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, August 24 – Friday, August 28

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Education: Amazon e-book deal with NYC public schools postponed as Blind advocates say it would leave out visually impaired students (New York Daily News) New York City education officials have shelved a $30 … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, August 3 – Friday, August 7

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Human Interest: This man ran the Boston Marathon and is about to climb Mount Kilimanjaro – and he’s blind (Men’s Health) Randy Pierce’s life changed in 1989 when a neurological disorder rendered him … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, May 18 – Friday, May 22

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Education: Holding schools responsible for addressing childhood trauma (The Atlantic) A group of students and teachers in Southern California recently filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court against the Compton Unified School District. … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, May 11 – Friday, May 15

Human Interest: Audree Norton, who paved way for deaf actors, dies at 88 (The New York Times) Audree Norton, a Deaf actress whose fight to be cast on a television show in the late 1970s greatly helped the careers of … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, March 30 to Friday, April 3

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español Employment: New White House receptionist is a West Wing Pioneer: ‘Deaf people can do anything’ (TODAY News) Anyone wanting to speak to the President must stop by the desk of Leah Katz-Hernandez first. … Continue reading

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