Category Archives: Culture

Ed Roberts and the Americans with Disabilities Act Legacy

The following blog was written by Sam Xu and Heather Yaden from our Youth Action Council on Transition (YouthACT) Team Berkeley. Sam is a youth leader and Heather serves as the adult partner for the team. On November 25th 2014, … Continue reading

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Toward a More Inclusive Definition of Diversity in the Disability Community

The following is a cross-post from the Administration for Community Living (ACL) Blog. The blog is written by Aaron Bishop, Commissioner for the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities under ACL.  As Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month draws to a close, it … Continue reading

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The School-to-Prison Pipeline for Children of Color with Disabilities: Diversifying the Fight

This year marks the 25th Anniversary of Spike Lee’s iconic film, Do the Right Thing.  I recently watched it on cable for what seems like the hundredth time.  One of my favorite scenes is when the character Buggin’ Out (played … Continue reading

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15 Years After Olmstead – Our Commitment to Community Living

The following is a crosspost from The White House Blog. The blog is written by Paulette Aniskoff, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement. Fifteen years ago, the Supreme Court ruled that … Continue reading

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“Same Struggle, Different Difference” – Opportunities for Togetherness

The following is a cross-post from (Work in Progress) the official blog of the U.S. Department of Labor. The blog is written by  Dylan Orr, chief of staff for the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy. Each June, the LGBTQ+ community … Continue reading

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Celebrate Poetry Month: Connecting Youth with Disabilities to the Disability Community

There are many things to celebrate during the month of April. I don’t look forward to people playing pranks on me and am not particularly excited about April Fools’ Day. Neither of my thumbs is green, so I am not as … Continue reading

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Celebrating a Disability Rights Pioneer

The following is a cross-post from Homeroom, the official blog of the U.S. Department of Education. The blog is by Sue Swenson, Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services at the U.S. Department of Education. Ed Roberts is … Continue reading

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Civil Rights in America: Opportunity for All

The following is a cross-post from The White House Blog. Last week the White House Office of Public Engagement hosted a disability issues oriented event as part of our observance of National African American History Month under this year’s theme of Civil … Continue reading

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