A Change Worth Keeping

A Change Worth Keeping

Osmaniye by | Jun 19, 2015 | actors with disabilities, autism, autistic spectrum, civil rights laws, disabilites, equal opportunity, George Clooney, John Robison, love, Meryl Streep, neurodiversity, Temple Grandin, truth

             Q: What do people with autism want out of life?          A:  Love and acceptance.       What people on the spectrum want is what EVERYONE wants: a fighting chance to succeed in life.  All parents hope their kids grow up and are able to leave the family...

Now What?

Klerksdorp by | Feb 21, 2014 | actors with disabilities, assistant teachers, autism, autistic spectrum, colleges, employment for disabled adults, Landmark College, learning disabilities, OASIS, Pace University, special needs

 I should be simply thrilled that my “special needs” daughter, Sarah, is graduating with a BA from Pace University in May. (Knock on wood.). But “simple” is not in my vocabulary, at least not when it comes to Sarah.  Diagnosed on the autistic spectrum with a variety...

Disabilities on Center Stage

by | Jul 5, 2013 | actors with disabilities, Asperger's Syndrome, autism, cerebral palsy, Down's Syndrome, Gregg Mozgala, Lauren Potter, Marlee Matlin, Peter Dinklage, special needs, theater, Tourette's Syndrome

     On Sunday, June 30th The New York Times ran an article about a unique theatre company on the Lower East Side, Apothetae—named for the place where Spartans supposedly abandoned weak or disabled babies.  Founded by Gregg Mozgala, an actor with cerebral palsy,...

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