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Winners of the 2017 Producers Guild of America George Sunga Award, Media Access Awards Beverly Hills, Nov. 18 – “I promise you,” producer David Hoberman said at the Media Access Awards, “from now on, we will look for more stories with disabilities and to cast people with disabilities in our films.” He and Todd Lieberman, [click to continue...]

Winner of the 2017 Casting Society of America Award, Media Access Awards Beverly Hills, Nov. 18 – Called “champions of casting people with disabilities in Broadway shows and television programs” by presenter Michael Patrick King, Telsey & Company received an award for their inclusive casting at the Media Access Awards, which honors individuals who are [click to continue...]

Rockville, Md., Oct. 23 – Speechless had two important teachable lessons in this week’s episode. This episode highlighted the importance of being an aide to a child with a disability and the value of parents letting their children try new things before deciding if they can or cannot do it. J.J.’s mother Maya took on [click to continue...]

Rockville, Md., Oct. 15 – Frida Kahlo, a Mexican woman who had multiple disabilities including polio as a child and spinal and pelvis damage from a car accident, became a world-renowned self-portrait painter. At the age of six, Kahlo was bedridden will polio. The polio virus cause damaged to her right leg and foot. She [click to continue...]

Rockville, Md., 15 de octubre – Frida Kahlo, una mujer mexicana con múltiples discapacidades, incluida poliomielitis de niña y lesiones en la columna y pelvis por un accidente de tráfico, se convirtió en una pintora de autorretratos de fama internacional. A los seis años, Kahlo tuvo que guardar reposo debido a la poliomielitis. El virus [click to continue...]

Rockville, Md., Oct. 8 – The most recent episode of Speechless focused on the importance of inclusive education. Maya is pleasantly surprised to learn a group of families with kids with disabilities have joined them at Lafayette after hearing a speech she gave at a conference about “mainstreaming and the parent-educator-student partnership.” “It’s the school [click to continue...]

Rockville, Md., Oct. 3 – Richard Branson always has had a “go getter attitude” in life, even when it comes to his dyslexia. “Dyslexia is a kind of disability, but actually it’s an opportunity if you turn it into such,” he said during the SkyBridge Capital’s SALT Conference in Las Vegas. As a child, Branson [click to continue...]

Rockville, Md., Sept. 29 – In the season two premiere of Speechless, the DiMeo family is trying to discover new things about themselves as J.J. (Micah Fowler) was away at summer camp. In doing so, the episode had an important theme: Don’t blame your problems on your kid with a disability for “disability is not an [click to continue...]

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