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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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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, March 23 to Friday, March 27

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español Education: Another voucher bill – for students with special needs – advancing in legislature (Chalkbeat Tennessee) While bills that would bring private school vouchers to Tennessee have made headlines this year, a more … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, February 2 – Friday, February 6

Living: The Dutch village where everyone has dementia (The Atlantic) The isolated Dutch village of Hogeway lies on the outskirts of Amsterdam. It is a cutting-edge elderly-care facility, roughly the size of 10 football fields, where residents with dementia are … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, November 17 –Friday, November 21

Advocacy: Pope looks to destigmatize autism (Disability Scoop) On this Saturday, the pope will meet with individuals with autism and their families during an international conference on the developmental disorder. The gathering , which will include prayer and song, will … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, July 14 – Friday, July 18

Human Interest: Nordstrom ads feature models with disabilities (Fox News) Fashion retailer Nordstrom has been using models with disabilities since 1997 and continues the tradition in its annual July catalog. It includes, among others, a woman in a wheelchair modeling … Continue reading

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