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Ruderman White Paper on the Criminalization of Children with Non-Apparent Disabilities

We uncover the extent to which children with mental illness and other invisible disabilities are criminalized in school settings, as well as the foster care settings. Unlike people with visible or apparent disabilities, people with non-apparent disabilities often don’t receive the accommodations guaranteed to them under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

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While 20% of the U.S. population has a disability, fewer than 2% of all television characters do. Additionally, our Ruderman White Paper…

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Deaf singing sensation Mandy Harvey has just been announced as a speaker at this year’s Ruderman Inclusion Summit, November 19-20 in Boston, where s

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Movie follows a pattern of Hollywood’s discrimination against actors with disabilities, with Director David Gordon Green stating no one else was even considered for the role of a character with disabilities.

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Ruderman Family Foundation calls on Hollywood to end the disturbing practice of casting actors without visible disabilities to play characters with di

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It seems our society generally dismisses people with disabilities as incapable of contributing to the overall fabric of our culture. When it comes to people with developmental or intellectual disabilities (IDD), several states dismiss them to the extent that they are not granted the right to vote like all other U.S. citizens.

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The PLAY (Promoting a Lifetime of Activity for Youth) Campaign is the first program in professional sports to include children with disabilities, and

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