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Octavia Spencer Asks Hollywood To Increase Casting Of People With Disabilities

Such an important topic! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYcKlnIc63M&feature=emb_title If you've followed my journey from nonverbal autism to professional speaker on my social media channels you've probably heard me talk about the fact that less than 1% of disabled actors actually receive the opportunity [...]

By |July 29th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meryl Streep Blasts Trump During Golden Globes Speech for Mocking Disabled Reporter

Meryl Streep during her acceptance of her Lifetime Achievement Award at The 2017 Golden Globes made several comments towards President-elect Donald Trump focused on his mocking a disabled New York Times reporter. You can watch Streep’s entire speech below… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EV8tsnRFUZw [...]

By |January 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Meryl Streep Blasts Trump During Golden Globes Speech for Mocking Disabled Reporter

LEGO to Release First-Ever Toy with a Disability

LEGO are becoming more inclusive of the disability community with their announcement of their first-ever figure that has a disability. The new set that they will be releasing will feature a young man who uses a wheelchair. Rebecca Atkinson, co-founder [...]

By |January 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on LEGO to Release First-Ever Toy with a Disability

12 Dr. Seuss Quotes That Inspire Me as an Autism Advocate

When I was growing up some of the first books I ever read were from Dr. Seuss. I would remember having my parents reading to me Green Eggs and Ham and The Cat in The Hat. They became a huge [...]

By |October 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on 12 Dr. Seuss Quotes That Inspire Me as an Autism Advocate

Why Our Special Needs Community Loves Taylor Swift

It’s not everyday you see a major celebrity getting involved to help a community that is quite often underserved. Taylor Swift who has been a viral sensation thanks to her catchy tunes and #1 singles has also been in the [...]

By |July 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why Our Special Needs Community Loves Taylor Swift

Why I Wanted to Become a Role Model for People with Special Needs

Ever since I met Michael Reuter, The Dean of Leadership Studies at Seton Hall University where I went to college, I’ve always believed in the power of helping others through servant leadership. This is something I talked about recently with [...]

By |June 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why I Wanted to Become a Role Model for People with Special Needs