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Disabilities

  1. controversies
    Blind Director Responds to Criticism for Casting Alec Baldwin As a Blind ManBaldwin’s casting was criticized by the Ruderman Family Foundation.
  2. charitable things
    Derek Lam on His New Project With the Cerebral Palsy Foundation“It’s just a universal conversation about great design.”
  3. today in donald trump
    Donald Trump Allegedly Called Marlee Matlin on The Apprentice ‘Retarded’Staffers say Trump often made insensitive comments about Matlin, an Oscar-winning actress who is deaf.
  4. having it all
    Working Full-Time When Your Child Is DisabledWhat it’s like juggling therapists, doctor’s appointments, a second kid, and a full-time fashion job.
  5. representation
    TV Has Very Few Disabled Actors, Study SaysOnly four actors with disabilities were reportedly cast in the top ten shows of the 2015-2016 season.
  6. Donald Trump Mocks a Reporter’s Disability, Says That He Didn’tWhile defending his discredited claims about traitorous Muslims, Trump appeared to make fun of a reporter’s crippled arm.
  7. disabilities
    No, a Bad Attitude Is Not the ‘Only’ DisabilityRemembering the work of disability rights activist Stella Young. 
  8. today in kanye
    See for Yourself, the Kanye West Wheelchair ‘Incident’ Was Not Really a ThingIt was really awkward though.
  9. crimes and misdemeanors
    New York Targets Abuse of the Disabled, Advocates Say It’s ‘More of the Same’Cuomo’s plan calls for a new state agency.
  10. intel
    Mats for the Beach? Accessible Pools? Thank Paralympian Parks OfficialToday’s Times brought the news of new beachside mats the Parks Department installed in Brighton Beach, bringing the joys of sand and surf to the wheelchair-bound. But as it turns out, that’s far from the only accessibility initiative Parks is set to unveil, and they’re all largely thanks to Victor Calise, a 35-year-old Queens native who has used a wheelchair since he flew over his bike’s handlebars — without a helmet, folks — in a 1994 accident and in October became the Parks Department’s first accessibility coordinator.