Category Archives: Disability History

Celebrating 40 Years of IDEA: Supporting Youth, Schools, and Families!

The following blog is by Marissa Sanders, an independent consultant Video Interpreter for Sorenson Communications. Marissa Sanders has worked in disability rights for more than 15 years, previously serving as Executive Director of the West Virginia Commission for  the Deaf … Continue reading

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The ADA Generation: Celebrating Disability Civil Rights Successes

The following blog was written by Sarah Ferrell, an intern with the National Collaborative on Workforce & Disability for Youth, housed at the Institute for Educational Leadership. Want to share your own ADA Generation story? In celebration of the 25th anniversary … Continue reading

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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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Start early, get wiser, and end up better!

The following is part one of a two part guest blog series written by brothers Chris and Clement Coulston from Wilmington, Delaware. Chris is a senior at Concord High School and Clement is a Teacher Education major at the University … 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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Intellectual Disability and a Path to Overcoming Stigma: My Conversation with Sam

The following cross-posted blog features an interview with Sam, a member of NCWD/Youth’s 2013 YouthACT cohort from the Ala Costa Adult Transition Program (ACAT). The original post is available in full.  We started the ACAT program in 2009 with six students. Sam is … 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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