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Top 10 #Disability Events in #2016 from the @LeadOnUpdate

Now that we have delved into the Winter Holidays, it is that time of year again where we take stock in what has transpired over the last 12 months and look forward to the turning of the clock and the … Continue reading

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The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Quarter Life Crisis

This Sunday on July 26th we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Though the expansion of civil rights for all Americans (regardless of if they see themselves as having a disability or not) is not defined … Continue reading

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A Call for Solidarity with the Community of Ferguson, Missouri

For the last few days, like many other disenfranchised communities across the country, the disability community has watched what is happening in Ferguson, Missouri. Our hearts are heavy with sorrow, anger, and fear for what is happening to individuals, families, … Continue reading

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2014 Winter Paralympics become the Super Bowl of Disability Ads

Last Friday the next round of the Olympics kicked off in Sochi with the Opening Ceremony of the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. The visibility of the Paralympics has been steadily increasing over the past few cycles and this year a … Continue reading

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A Call for Better #Autistic Representation in Fiction

As a woman and a writer, I’m often hard-pressed to find good literature—novels, short stories, or even comics—that portray women as round, real, empathetic human characters rather than as any number of decidedly anti-empowering archetypes. As an autistic woman, the … Continue reading

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Ed Roberts is Iron Man

by Patrick Cokley for the Lead On Update It’s Ed Roberts, Day! On January 23rd we turn our thoughts toward the life and activism of Ed Roberts, the Father of Independent Living. In our celebration of Ed we will discuss … Continue reading

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