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Freedom Friday: Deaf Icon Nyle DiMarco Wins ‘Dancing With The Stars’

Nyle DiMarco, a model, actor and activist, who is deaf, won ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” competition Tuesday night alongside professional dancer and partner Peta Murgatroyd. “The only thing you have proved is that the only boundaries are the ones we put on ourselves,” DWTS judge Len Goodman said. “You get no sympathy votes from…
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What’s Wrong With This Picture?

There are three problems with this picture.  First, the accessible parking sign should not be marking the access aisle as the accessible parking space.  The sign should be located where the accessible parking space is.  Second, in Fargo (where this picture was taken) the accessible parking ordinance requires access aisles and accessible parking space to…
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Motivational Monday: Holding Space For Someone Else

What does it mean to hold space for someone else? It means that we are willing to walk alongside another person in whatever journey they’re on without judging them, making them feel inadequate, trying to fix them, or trying to impact the outcome. When we hold space for other people, we open our hearts, offer…
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Freedom Friday: 11-Year-Old With Down Syndrome’s Friends Go To Bat So They Can Attend Middle School Together

When an 11-year-old boy (Brady Green) with Down syndrome was told he would not be able to attend middle school with his friends in the fall, his classmates went to bat for him. Kids who an individualized education program (IEP) in Fort Collins, Colorado are funneled to a different middle school, where they are so segregated from…
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What’s Wrong Wednesday: Special Olympics Wants Showtime To Remove ‘retarded’ Joke From Comedy Special

Special Olympics has launched a petition against Showtime and comedian Gary Owen due to his use of the word “retarded” in his comedy special for the cabler. The organization has also launched a petition on social media, which has over 1,000 signatures to date. “We live in an era where bullying has become public sport,…
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