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The Challenges Faced by Parents with Children with a Disability

<b>Dated:</b><p>When a child is born parents will often find it difficult to adjust to their life with their new bundle of joy. But when parents discover their …

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The Schedule For The 2014 International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference

Announcing The Schedule For The 2014 International Disability Rights Affirmation Conference!<p><b>FRIDAY OCTOBER 3</b><p><b>Time (SLT)</b><p><b>Presenter (SL/RL)</b><p><b>Title</b><p>5:30-6:30 …

They Call Me Retard: Charlene Iverson: 9781481899185: Amazon.com: Books

<b>Paperback:</b> 222 pages<p><b>Publisher:</b> CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; Large Print edition (January 5, 2013)<p><b>Language:</b> English<p><b>ISBN-10:</b></b> …

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Winners not witches: Disabled athletes beat stigma - CNN.com

One of the leading spokesmen for Ghana's physically challenged is Charles Narh Teye, one of a handful of Ghanaian para-athletes who competed in the London 2012 Paralympics. Narh Teye had both his legs amputated when he was one-month old. Today, he is a professional body builder who also owns his …

Help People With Disabilities Tap Their Abilities

<b>Co-authored by Susan Tachau</b><p>Rocco has a job. For some that might not seem like a big deal, but for Rocco it is because traveling to work is more challenging because he has a disability. In years gone by, he might not have been able to work at all, but with some basic accommodations from his employer …

Americans With Disabilities Are More Likely To Be Poor, Report Finds

Americans with disabilities are more likely to be poor than any other demographic group, and their average income in 2012 was about $6,000 less than people without disabilities, according to a report released Thursday.<p>The report, "Fulfilling the Promise: Overcoming Persistent Barriers to Economic …

'What A Shame, You're So Pretty:' People With Disabilities Share Cruel Things They've Been Told

"What a shame you’re in a wheelchair, you’re so pretty!" a complete stranger once told record-breaking Paralympic swimmer Karni Liddell.<p>But that callous comment isn’t even the worst one the renowned athlete has heard.<p>Despite the profound hurt that such statements carry, Liddell, along with plenty …

Disability hate crime 'overlooked by police and CPS'

<b>The police and Crown Prosecution Service are overlooking the severity of disability hate crime, the former director of public prosecutions has told the BBC.</b><p>Lord Ken MacDonald said police were failing to recognise that abuse of disabled people constituted hate crime.<p>This could prevent perpetrators …

Why I Study LGBTQ and Disability in Social Work

During this past summer, I was asked to give a talk at Yeshiva University's School of Social Work, for their Common Day, on matters related to LGBTQ issues and social work practice. Instead of delivering a dry speech, I narrated a personal story of my journey to studying LGBTQ and Disability -- two …

Chicago plans to more than double taxis for disabled

Chicago officials are expected to unveil a plan Tuesday to more than double the number of taxicabs that are accessible to people with disabilities by the end of 2018.<p>The announcement on wheelchair-accessible taxis will be made just hours before a City Council hearing addressing the current shortage.<p>…