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Meet Skylar and Maddy

By jeremiah / 2021-06-23
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In 2018, Center High School in Antelope, California brought the Best Buddies Friendship Program to their

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Don’t be fooled by NCIL’s free registration offer to BIPOC to attend its 2021 National Conference….Things that make you say UMMM!

By wiyatt / 2021-06-21
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The disrespect continues from the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) not only to me but to Black Indigenous People of Color (BIPOC). NCIL is now offering to BIPOC free registration to their 2021 National Conference. This empty demonstration of … Continue reading →

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This is our shot to stay safe from COVID-19!

By Meredith Bartley / 2021-06-17
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Vaccines have been a safe and important tool for preventing life-threatening diseases for decades, from the flu to polio to the measles, and now

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I was a guest on The Forge podcast “Now is the Time to Live It” episode with Solana Rice and Syrus Ware – May 20, 2021

By wiyatt / 2021-06-14
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I had the honor to be on The Forge podcast with Syrus Marcus Ware and Solana Rice who is the co-executive director of Liberation in a Generation. From The Forge website:  The mission of The Forge is to elevate the strategy and practice … Continue reading →

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How Crazy Ex Girlfriend led to me being diagnosed with BPD at age 28

By chroniccampaigner / 2021-06-01
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Alt text: Photo of Sophia, a white woman with black hair and hazel/ green eyes. One of her fingers is next to her mouth and her hand resting on her face with a sad and worried expression on her face. She has been crying. She is wearing a brown

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I was a guest on Down to the Struts – A Podcast about disability and design – hosted by Qudsiya Naqui –Black Disabled Lives Matter

By wiyatt / 2021-05-19
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It was a pleasure to join Qudsiya Naqui in a conversation on Down to the Struts a podcast about disability and design. This was Season 2 Episode 6 titled Black Disabled Lives Matter and we talked about my work on transformative justice for Black … Continue reading →

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#DisabledAnd – How a social media campaign is challenging societal misconceptions of being disabled

By chroniccampaigner / 2021-05-17
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Alt-text: Photo of Sophia a white woman with brown and red hair wearing a blue and green geometric print dress and holding a red cane. She is looking at the camera with pride. In the background is a computer and desk and layered over the photo is a sunset

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PDQ expands hiring through Best Buddies program

By Drew Heinrich / 2021-05-12
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Chain seeks to add team members from non-profit that creates opportunities for people with intellectual and

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Interview with co-editors of Sincerely, Your Autistic Child

By Alice Wong / 2021-05-12
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Below is an interview with Emily Paige Ballou, Sharon daVanport, and Morénike Giwa Onaiwu, the co-editors of a brand new anthology, Sincerely, Your Autistic Child (Beacon Books), available now.

For more information, go to the Autistic Women & Nonbinary Network.

Please share a little about yourself and your background! 

Sharon: I grew up in Texas but have made the Midwest my home for more than twenty years. After a brief stint in Washington DC, I

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Week of May 4, 2021

By AAHD / 2021-05-04
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Building the Capacity of the Medicaid Home-and-Community-Based Services (HCBS) Direct Service Workforce (DSW)

April 28 CMS webinar summarizing the CMS December 3 DSW conference
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