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Her life as a person with a disability began at age 6, when she woke up one day unable to walk.

“I remember thinking, ‘Hmm, maybe I’m still asleep,’” she told Exceptional Parent.

A spinal cord tumor had caused the paralysis; once it was removed, and after extensive rehabilitation, she was able to walk for the remainder of childhood and through college at Brandeis University. But during her second year at Howard University’s law school, several vertebrae collapsed, and she used a wheelchair thereafter.

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What the ADA Means Today, and Could Mean Tomorrow

Posted by ADA Sign Depot on Jul 22, 2020

Disability is something that affects just about all of us at some point. If you aren’t born with a disability, you may temporarily become disabled through an injury or an illness. Many people also age into disability, or see a loved one, friend or co-worker live with it.

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Stacey Milbern, a Warrior for Disability Justice, Dies at 33

Posted by ADA Sign Depot on Jun 09, 2020

Through her organizing, writing and speaking, Ms. Milbern was a prominent and widely respected figure in what is known as the disability justice movement, in the Bay Area and beyond. Since her death, friends and admirers have posted tributes on social media under the hashtag #StaceyTaughtUs. Some posts mention a book she recommended, others the importance of self-worth or cooperation or thinking big.

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A blind therapy dog brings joy to assisted-living residents

Posted by ADA Sign Depot on Jun 09, 2020

Baby, an 8-year-old therapy dog, is blind and had her eyes removed long ago. She doesn’t hear well, either. She has heart issues and survived cancer. But her gentleness offers warmth. Baby has become a beloved guest at Island City Assisted Living in Eaton Rapids, Mich., a small town about 20 miles from Lansing. After six years of weekly visits, she is a familiar face, even if residents can only peer through the glass. Sometimes they’re already waiting.

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Annie Glenn, who in a high-profile life as the wife of John Glenn, the astronaut and senator, became an inspiration to many who, like her, stuttered severely, advocating on behalf of people with communication disorders of all kinds, died on Tuesday at a nursing home near St. Paul, Minn. She was 100.

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