Posted on May 13, 2016
I have always wanted to help my community, to do my part to make the community better. As a student with a disability, I don’t always get those opportunities. I finally got the chance to do this through the University of Delaware’s Alternative Spring Break Program, called UDaB, a program for UD students to serve communities across the country. During my trip, I lived with 21 other students for the week, sleeping in a church in Philadelphia and creating an
Posted on February 26, 2016
Recently a couple of friends suggested I should write about love since February is the month about love and matters of the heart. My first reaction was that I am no expert on love. I suggested that I would leave the discussion to Cupid and the cute trolls in the Disney movie Frozen, who are “the love experts.” Furthermore, since February is Heart Health Awareness month, the American Heart Association covers this subject with great tips.
The more I
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Posted on February 25, 2016
Question: How many times in the 15 debates for president have moderators specifically asked candidates about issues concerning disability?
a. 1 b. 5 c. 7 d. 11
If you answered b or c, thinking five or seven times sounds about right and should seem reasonable to the one-in-five people watching the debates who have a disability (and the more than 50 million Americans who live with a disability), you’re mistaken. The answer is “a” – one time. In September,
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Posted on January 13, 2016
Thursday is my favorite day of the week this month. That’s because the Center for Disability Studies’ Disability Cinema series is screening a different film every Thursday in January. The series kicked off on the 7th with Tod Browning’s Freaks, a cult classic from the 30’s that prompts viewers to ponder issues of community, identity and bias in the context of a richly-layered tale of love, camaraderie, betrayal and vengeance. Rachel Adams from Columbia University launched the evening with some
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Posted on December 23, 2015
Like millions of other children, I grew up watching Sesame Street for its colorfully entertaining characters. Looking back, I realize that these characters not only opened my eyes to the world of education at a critically young age, but helped me develop an extremely open mind toward diversity. I may no longer be part of its target demographic audience, but I can’t help but be captivated once again by Sesame Street and the introduction of its newest Muppet playmate,
This entry was posted in autism, Center for Disability Studies, developmental disabilities, diversity, Education, inclusion, The Arts, Uncategorized and tagged autism, Elmo, Julia, Sesame Street, The Amazing Song.