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Ice-cream store with special-needs employees overcomes pandemic

Posted by ADA Sign Depot on Nov 19, 2020

Tom Landis was 46 when he gave all he had to open a business he felt called to run. On Dec. 26, 2015, the ice cream store Howdy Homemade opened in Dallas, employing mostly people with special needs, from servers to cashiers to managers. “Howdy,” as Landis calls it, thrived as locals praised the store’s mission and liked the ice cream, too.

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“Sometimes in life you choose your challenges, other times the challenges choose you,” Roy would say, according to VanOrden. “And it’s what you do in the face of those challenges that defines who you are and what you’ll become.”

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Chris Nikic, You Are an Ironman. And Your Journey Is Remarkable.

Posted by ADA Sign Depot on Nov 18, 2020

Nikic, 21, became the first person with Down syndrome to conquer the grueling endurance race, offering lessons in perseverance and hope.

Take a bow, Chris Nikic, for holding tight to your dreams, for your patience and hopeful perseverance and guts. We could use a little more of that in this world.

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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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