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ADAPT Fun Run to Support Activism and Disability Rights

During the past year, we worked diligently with Senate Minority Leader Schumer’s office to improve and reintroduce the Disability Integration Act (S.910). This bi-partisan, bicameral legislation takes up the call of Senator Harkin’s 2013 HELP Committee Report, “Separate but Unequal” to strengthen and clarify the ADA’s integration mandate for people with disabilities.

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United Kingdom Hosts Largest Disability Expo in World March 28th

NAIDEX IS EUROPE’S BIGGEST AND MOST FAR-REACHING TRADE, PROFESSIONAL AND CONSUMER SHOW DEDICATED TO THE CARE, REHABILITATION, AND LIFESTYLE OF PEOPLE WITH A DISABILITY OR IMPAIRMENT. Setting no limit on potential, the event is the only place that gathers innovation, information, cutting edge supplies, and the most inspirational speakers from around the world to one venue, over three unforgettable days.

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The EntreprenHer Show Interview With Deborah Davis – The Pushliving Life

Either during or at the end of the interview there will take time for Q and A from the audience as well as inviting others to join in the conversation. Because this is livestreamed, people can join during different times throughout the show. It is an informal pace in that during the show, people request to be in one of the “seats,” people ask questions during the chat and people give our guests applause (similar to the hearts people give on Periscope). It is really interesting. Anything goes!

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Dear Media: Please Stop Saying We Are “Bound to Wheelchairs”

So, to the media outlets who want to do a positive story about a person with a wheelchair, creating a remarkable new enterprise, or simply winning the Nobel prize, please remember to be BOUND by what is the morally and factually correct way to describe an entire group of individuals who are trying to overcome pity, fear, and discrimination. Continuing to use these type of words and descriptions are not helping.

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The Disability Film Challenge

The Disability Film Challenge is a 48 Hour short film competition that has been established in association with prestigious organizations such as the Media Access Awards and the HollyShorts Film Festival. It is a competition in which entrants are allotted two days to complete production of their entry into the competition.

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