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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.

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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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On September 17, 2019, the American Jewish Archives honored Jay and Shira Ruderman with the Jacob Rader Marcus Award, in recognition of their ongoing

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Workers With Disabilities Can Earn Just $3.34 an Hour. Agency Says Law Needs Change NPR https://t.co/hGcyToq4mR

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Guided by our Jewish values,  we advocate for and advance the inclusion of people with disabilities throughout our society; foster a more nuanced understanding of the American Jewish community among Israeli leaders; and model the practice of strategic philanthropy worldwide.

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