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Long Beach, Calif., Dec. 12 – California Resource Services for Independent Living (SCRS-IL) is making sure that people with disabilities are able to live healthy, independent and productive lives. “As a person with a disability, I think it is very important to know how to navigate our systems. Sometimes these systems are there to help [click to continue...]

Rockville, Md., Nov. 27 – Recently RespectAbility Board Member Eleanor Clift joined staff and Fellows for lunch, enlightening them about her journey as a journalist and in advocacy work at different nonprofit organizations including RespectAbility. Clift began her journalism career as an intern at Newsweek during the time where the United States was going through [click to continue...]

Winner of the 2017 Christopher Reeve Acting Scholarship, Media Access Awards Beverly Hills, Nov. 18 – If you see a man walking down the streets of Seattle with a blue V-neck t-shirt with no coat or jack and with headphones in his ears, then you may have spotted actor Mickey Rowe. He is the first actor [click to continue...]

Beverly Hills, Nov. 18 – Actress and track and field Paralympic Katy Sullivan presented the 2017 Christopher Reeve Acting Scholarship to Mickey Rowe at the Media Access Awards, which honors individuals who are showcasing the disability narrative. Sullivan is known for being a writer, producer, athlete and a bilateral above knee amputee. She was born and [click to continue...]

Winner of the 2017 Norman Lear – Geri Jewell Lifetime Achievement Award, Media Access Awards Beverly Hills, Nov. 18 – Producer, director and author Fern Field was awarded the 2017 Norman Lear – Geri Jewell Lifetime Achievement Award for her 45 years of service in the entertainment industry. Norman Lear presented Field with the award. In [click to continue...]

Rockville, Md., Oct. 15 – Known for her sexy and confident female roles in Lost and Fast and Furious, Michelle Rodriguez, a Hispanic actress, now has set her eyes on writing and directing movies. “I want to write and direct, but it’s not easy with ADD. I have a hard time focusing when I’m alone. [click to continue...]

Rockville, Md., 15 de octubre – Famosa por interpretar a mujeres sensuales y seguras de sí mismas en Perdidos y Rápido y furioso, Michelle Rodríguez, una actriz latina, enfoca ahora su mirada en escribir y dirigir películas. “Quiero escribir y dirigir, pero no es fácil con el TDA. Me cuesta concentrarme cuando estoy sola. Soy muy despistada, pero [click to continue...]

Rockville, Md., Oct. 6 – Dancing with the Stars Guilty Pleasures Night hit the screens with a bang showcasing knock-out performances by the remaining 11 couples. Two contestants with disabilities earned high scores and top-notch reviews from the judges. Victoria Alan, Paralympian Paralympic swimmer Victoria Alan (Val Chmerkovski) attacked the dance floor with enthusiasm and [click to continue...]

Rockville, Md., Oct. 3 – Barbara Corcoran is an American Business woman who started a real estate brokerage business at the age of 23. Famous for her TV personality on ABC’s Shark Tank as an entrepreneur and judge, she credits her determination and drive to her childhood diagnosis of dyslexia. “When you cannot pronounce the [click to continue...]

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