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Let People with Intellectual Disabilities Tell Their Stories

Tuesday October 17th, 2017 / 0 Comments

It seems our society generally dismisses people with disabilities as incapable of contributing to the overall fabric of our culture.

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We Need a Will & Grace for the Disability Community

Thursday September 28th, 2017 / 0 Comments

Will & Grace is back on the small screen! There are quite mixed reactions to its return—as the New York Times’ James Poniewozik writes, the show “is not exactly necessary, but it’s not har

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There Was Nothing to See—What Inclusion Looks Like

Thursday August 31st, 2017 / 0 Comments

There Was Nothing to See—What Inclusion Looks Like
 
We talk a lot about how much work still needs to be done before we become a truly inclusive society.

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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 speaking out sadly frequently on the matter.

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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 disabilities
The Ruderman Family Foundation, a natio

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Disability as the Driver of Innovation

Thursday June 22nd, 2017 / 0 Comments

There are many issues with how our society views people with disabilities and one of the most fundamental ones is that we approach disability as a matter of charity.

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Fatherhood and Disability

Friday June 16th, 2017 / 0 Comments

This blog was written by Dr. Miriam Heyman, a Program Officer at the Foundation
Many of us will be celebrating Father’s Day this weekend.

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When Salaries Are a Matter of Civil Rights

Thursday June 8th, 2017 / 0 Comments

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), is our country’s landmark legislation guaranteeing people with disabilities protection from discrimination.

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With summer around the corner, commercials for all kinds of colorful clothing are popping up on any screen I happen to look at.

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At the end of last month, the story of Niko Boskovic started making the rounds in some outlets, like the Daily Mail and the Oregonian and got many social media users talking.

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