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Featuring Sandra Assimotos McElwee, mom of Born This Way cast member Sean – @purpose2inspire!  Hosted by Lauren Appelbaum (@laurenappelbaum) of RespectAbility (@Respect_Ability), this Twitter chat will take a look at ideas explored in #BornThisWay by the young adults with Down syndrome and their parents. Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 10:00-11:00 pm ET Don’t have cable? You can [click to continue...]

Hosted by Lauren Appelbaum (@laurenappelbaum) of RespectAbility (@Respect_Ability), this Twitter chat will take a look at ideas explored in #BornThisWay by the young adults with Down syndrome and their parents. Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 10:00-11:00 pm ET Don’t have cable? You can livestream the show on A&E’s app. You can find the questions for this [click to continue...]

Watch #BornThisWay on A&E, Tuesday at 10/9c. Join RespectAbility for a live Twitter chat during the east coast broadcast using #BornThisWay and #BTWchat. Rockville, Maryland, May 22 – Fully one-in-five Americans has a disability, and in many cases, their rights and lives are needlessly put at risk. While some healthcare choices are easy to understand, others [click to continue...]

Featuring Sandra Assimotos McElwee, mom of Born This Way cast member Sean – @purpose2inspire!  Hosted by Lauren Appelbaum (@laurenappelbaum) of RespectAbility (@Respect_Ability), this Twitter chat will take a look at ideas explored in #BornThisWay by the young adults with Down syndrome and their parents. Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 9:00-11:00 pm ET Don’t have cable? You can livestream [click to continue...]

Two Categories to Watch: Visual Effects and Full-Length Documentary Nominations Include People with Autism Los Angeles, Calif. – As Hollywood gets ready to celebrate the Oscars this weekend, a glaring omission of nominees is evident. No known actor with a disability was nominated for an Academy Award. By not including authentic disability in the diversity [click to continue...]

Fighting Stigmas and Expanding Opportunities for People with Disabilities Read the webinar transcript (COMING SOON) Download the accessible PowerPoint Watch the webinar on YouTube with live embedded captions Featuring Jenni Gold, editor, screenwriter, director and founder of Gold Pictures, Inc. John Tucker, cast member of Emmy-award winning Born This Way and rap artist Gail Williamson, talent [click to continue...]

Los Angeles – As Hollywood came together to celebrate people with disabilities, media creators recognized the importance of accurate representation of the largest minority in the U.S. Scott Silveri’s new hit show on ABC, Speechless, which features a young man with cerebral palsy (Micah Fowler), won three awards including two for Silveri (Writers Guild of [click to continue...]

A&E Renews Series for Third Season Washington, Sept. 27 – Following its Emmy win for outstanding unstructured reality show, Born This Way has been renewed by A&E for a third season. This is the first time a series starring a cast with disabilities has won an Emmy Award. Produced by Bunim/Murray Productions, Born This Way, an unscripted [click to continue...]

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