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Victor Villaseñor: Writer, Lecturer, Advocate, and Latino with a Disability

In honor of Hispanic heritage Month, we are highlighting members of the Latino community who are also members of the disability community. Victor Villaseñor was born in 1940 in Carlsbad, California and was raised on a ranch in Oceanside, California. … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, June 8 – Friday, June 12

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Human Interest: Tracy Morgan: My daughter was afraid of me after the crash (People) It has been almost a year since the bus accident that left comedian Tracy Morgan temporarily in a wheelchair. … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, February 9 – Friday, February 13

Human Interest: Meet the first model with Down syndrome to walk the runway at Fashion Week (NBC TODAY) Jamie Brewer, an actress with Down syndrome, is modeling designs by Carrie Hammer during New York Fashion Week. She is part of … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, October 20 – Friday, October 24

Human Interest: To Siri, with love (The New York Times) For most people, Siri, Apple’s ”intelligent personal assistant” on the iPhone, is merely a momentary diversion. But for the author’s son, who has autism, it’s more. His practice conversation with … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, August 4 – Friday, August 8

Education: Numerical learning disability: Dyscalculia linked to difficulties in reading and spelling (Science Daily) Between three and six percent of schoolchildren have an arithmetic-related learning disability, known as dyscalculia. Researchers at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich, Germany, now show that these … Continue reading

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Hispanics with Disabilities – From Chief Justices to Pulitzer Prize nominated Authors

As we continue to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, we honor two Latinos with Disabilities: Chief Justice Sonia Sotomayor and Pulitzer Prize nominated author Victor Villaseñor. Both the Chief Justice and Mr. Villaseñor have what are called “invisible disabilities”. Chief Justice … Continue reading

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