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Barbie Will Add 2 New Dolls That Have Disabilities

A true win for inclusion. While writing my dissertation this morning I had Good Morning America on in the background and heard about this new initiative. I found out they will be available in the Fall of 2019. One of [...]

By |February 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Barbie Will Add 2 New Dolls That Have Disabilities

To RJ Mitte for Speaking Out On Hiring Actors with Disabilities in Hollywood

I don’t know if you will ever read this however I wanted to say thank you for speaking up about pushing for more people with disabilities in the entertainment industry. When I read your interview in the Irish Examiner about hiring [...]

By |August 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on To RJ Mitte for Speaking Out On Hiring Actors with Disabilities in Hollywood

Nike Debuts More Shoes for People with Disabilities Like Me

As reported by Disability Scoop and The Mighty, these new sneakers designed for people with disabilities are receiving some HUGE love from our community. Nike a few years ago came out with the Zoom Soldier 8 that were their first [...]

By |March 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Nike Debuts More Shoes for People with Disabilities Like Me

Tommy Hilfiger Debuts New Clothing Line for Children with Disabilities

Tommy Hilfiger is helping our special needs community in a big way! Released via their website, this clothing collection offers clothes with small modifications to help kids with disabilities put them on. Hilfiger collaborated with the nonprofit Runway of Dreams [...]

By |February 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Tommy Hilfiger Debuts New Clothing Line for Children with Disabilities

Graduation Rates Increase for High School Students with Disabilities

The U.S. Department of Education has released new numbers that show that the graduation rate for those with disabilities has risen for the third year in a row. As reported from Disability Scoop the new number indicates that 63.1 percent [...]

By |December 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Graduation Rates Increase for High School Students with Disabilities

This New Hotel Will Employ People with Special Needs

As reported by Disability Scoop, The Courtyard by Marriott which has just opened in Muncie, Ind. will employ people with disabilities! Along with about 20% of the staff being people with disabilities, the teaching hotel will also offer 9 to 13-week [...]

By |December 22nd, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

An open letter to those who bully people with special needs

Dear Bully, When I was in public school I used to be bullied by people like you. You would see me in the corner, usually trying to keep to myself and wonder why I was there. Other times you would [...]

By |September 28th, 2015|Uncategorized|1 Comment

A Letter to Nike on Their First Shoes for People with Disabilities

Dear Nike, A while back I read a blog on the inspirational website The Mighty about you coming out with a shoe for people with disabilities. As someone who has struggled with motor difficulties due to autism, I was very [...]

By |July 23rd, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Letter to Nike on Their First Shoes for People with Disabilities

National Speaker with Autism Advocates for Those with Special Needs

I have a question for you today... Who do you call retarded? Monday night, I was invited to speak at The College of New Jersey to kick off their "Spread the Word to End the Word" Week to discuss my personal [...]

By |March 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on National Speaker with Autism Advocates for Those with Special Needs

Autism and The College Transition: From an IEP to Reasonable Accomodations

In June 2007, I graduated from high school. It was an amazing time for me. The majority of my classmates and I were off to great new beginnings. My new beginning began at Seton Hall University. “This is going to [...]

By |July 25th, 2010|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Autism and The College Transition: From an IEP to Reasonable Accomodations