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Man Recalls Years Awake but Trapped in Unresponsive Body

Born in South Africa in 1975, Martin Pistorius suddenly began to succumb to a mysterious illness when he was 12. After going home from school with a sore throat one day, he stopped eating, started sleeping almost constantly, and stopped communicating. He gradually began to lose control of his body. He was treated
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Q&A with President George H. W. Bush and Lex Frieden:

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act In 1984, President Ronald Reagan appointed Lex Frieden to serve in his administration as director of the newly created National Council on the Handicapped, now called the National Council on Disability. In 1986, Frieden and the council
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Ten Disability Awareness Lessons Learned From Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

My children and I just finished reading a new book titled, “My Daddy, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.” by Martin Luther King III.  It’s a warm, intimate biography that explains a turning point in American history from the perspective of a child.  At the heart of the book are the lessons that Dr. King modeled for us in
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No One Addresses Social Isolation Better than Al Condeluci

No one addresses the issue of social isolation better than Al Condeluci. The topic is a matter of life and death for many people with disabilities. The Center for Disability Empowerment remains committed to ending this isolation by providing support and resources so that people with disabilities can be
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Commentary: Desired changes to DD system are all about choice

by Michael Kirkman, Executive Director, Disability Rights Ohio In July, Disability Rights Ohio and its co-counsel, Professor Sam Bagenstos, and the Center for Public Representation sent a letter to the state demanding changes in residential and employment options for people with intellectual and developmental
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