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Ruderman Family Foundation Criticizes Movie ‘Stronger’ for Casting Jake Gyllenhaal without Considering Actors with Disabilities for the Role

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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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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Danny Woodburn is a veteran actor of stage and screen with over two dozen films and more than 140 television appearances, perhaps best known for Micke

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Unlike people with visible or apparent disabilities, people with non-apparent disabilities often don’t receive the accommodations guaranteed to them under  (ADA)

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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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Since releasing our Ruderman White Paper on Media Coverage of Law Enforcement Use of Force and Disability, we at the Foundation find ourselves spea

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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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