Posted on October 30, 2015
This month while observing athletes participating in a Special Olympics Motor Activity Training Program (MATP) at the Mary Campbell Center in Delaware I was reminded that each one of us has the ability to contribute and accomplish great things.
According to Special Olympics of Delaware, MATP is a noncompetitive program designed for athletes who are unable to participate in competitive sporting events because of their skills and functional abilities. MATP is able to prepare the individuals for activities designed for their ability level by
Posted on October 23, 2015
Janell Booker connected with a shoe retailer and Zach Martin with a U.S. senator’s district office as part of Disability Mentoring Day in Delaware. Here’s what the students, who are enrolled in UD’s Career and Life Studies Certificate (CLSC) program for people with intellectual disabilities, had to say about their experiences.
For this year’s Disability Mentoring Day, I went to New Balance, a sneaker store. I really enjoy sports and exercising and last year I spent Disability Mentoring
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Posted on October 16, 2015
On Oct. 21, the University of Delaware will continue its annual tradition of facilitating Disability Mentoring Day, a national event that encourages people with disabilities to envision their careers and connect with members of the business community. For the second year in a row, UD has collaborated with state leaders, educators and self-advocates to expand the day’s activities. Students and employers from New Castle, Kent and Sussex counties will be participating this year.
While Disability Mentoring Day is certainly meaningful,
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Posted on October 13, 2015
Now that the ballyhoo behind the silver anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act has died down, please allow me (with considerable regret – believe me) to voice this uncomfortable truth: The ADA, landmark legislation though it is, capable at any turn of protecting the rights of people with disabilities, continues to spawn negative consequences.
As Dr. Ronald Meinert and Francis K. O. Yuen noted in their book, “Controversies and Disputes in Disability and Rehabilitation,” the ADA trivializes real
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