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Taraji P. Henson Honored With Morton E Ruderman Award in Inclusion

The Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe winning actress has been outspoken about her personal experience with mental illness and launched the Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation to address stigma surrounding mental health in the African American community. Click Here

On the 30th Anniversary of the ADA, Oscar-Winning Actress Octavia Spencer Joins the Ruderman Family Foundation for an Important Message on Authentic Representation

Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer joined the Ruderman Family Foundation in calling on the entertainment industry to increase the casting of people with disabilities, including in on-screen roles that portray characters with disabilities. Click Here
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The Academy Award nominated and Golden Globe winning actress has been outspoken about her personal experience with mental illness and launched the B

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Note: The following op-ed was co-authored by Jay Ruderman, President of the Ruderman Family Foundation, and Jim Langevin (D-RI) the first quadriplegi

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BOSTON, MA – As the spread of COVID-19 continues to strain non-profit organizations across New England, the Red Sox Foundation will not waver from p

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Note: The following op-ed was co-authored by Sharon Shapiro, Community Liaison and Trustee for the Ruderman Family Foundation, and Dr. Henry White, MD

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The Ruderman Family Foundation honored acclaimed filmmakers Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly with the Morton E. Ruderman Award in Inclusion on Tuesda

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Changing the Landscape in Casting People with Disabilities
Dear studio, production, and network executives:
The entertainment industry has made stride

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