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Voting in the Disability Community

Ryan and I began our day as usual. Up at 5:30 a.m. and drove over to LECOM by 6 a.m. However, we had one important addition to our morning routine — we voted! As soon as Ryan turned 18, he … Continue reading

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Poverty and Disability Go Hand in Hand

It is very troublesome to read that poverty rates are back on the rise across the Erie region after two consecutive years of decline. 29.2% of the city’s residents (28,114 people) and 45.5% (9,649) of its children under 18 are … Continue reading

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Are Diversity and Inclusivity Being Embraced In the Corporate World?

Inclusive communities, inclusive schools, inclusive work force. Yes, all buzz words in the field of disabilities.  I think that many businesses and organizations “talk the talk” but how many truly “walk the walk”? After asking that question I was excited … Continue reading

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Why Are Children with Disabilities at a Higher Risk for Obesity?

Have you been walking your way to health?  This week is Healthy Weight Week.   Unfortunately, obesity is more prevalent in people with disabilities than people without disabilities.  Obesity rates for children with disabilities are approximately 38% higher than children without disabilities.  … Continue reading

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How Will You Celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day?

As we look to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. day on Monday, I see how far we have come since the first school where children with disabilities was established in 1817.  Our accomplishments have been many, yet we continue to … Continue reading

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Inclusive Performing Arts – Is It In Your City?

Families attend an autism-friendly performance on April 29, 2012 in this photo released by the Theatre Development Fund. With an increasing number of children being diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, more organizations are acknowledging the need to offer an adaptive program for … Continue reading

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