Tag Archives: Diversity

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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Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month: Hamza’s Story

NCWD/Youth is celebrating Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month all throughout March. Part of that celebration is sharing real stories from people in our community, people who are proud and successful in large part because of their disabilities, not in spite of … Continue reading

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