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 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,
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Posted on October 1, 2015
Here’s the amazing thing about Artfest, the annual community event that the Center for Disabilities Studies and Art Therapy Express hosted in Newport on Saturday.
It’s not the wondrous art that was created in two hours by people with disabilities. It’s not that every imaginable adaptive art tool and every available University of Delaware student volunteer seemed to be there to assist in the creative process. And no, it wasn’t that the largest turnout in Artfest’s history happened the day
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Posted on September 17, 2015
Much of America was asleep when, toward the end of the GOP presidential debate Wednesday night, Donald Trump made – as if he were asleep – a connection between vaccines and autism.
As evidence of the connection, he spoke of a two-year-old child who, after getting a vaccine, came down with a fever and “now is autistic.”
Trump then said that by administering vaccines “over a longer period of time … in little sections … I think you’re going to
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