Tag Archives: Disability Awareness

In Shift, Supreme Court Moves Away From ‘Mental Retardation’

A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling clarifying what constitutes intellectual disability also marked a major milestone in efforts to put an end to use of the term “mental retardation.” For the first time ever, the nation’s highest court used the term intellectual disability in its decision last week in a case known as Hall v. […]

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Teen Finishes 40-Mile Trek Carrying Brother for Cerebral Palsy Awareness

The trek will end at the University of Michigan. (Detroit Free Press, Eric D. Lawrence/AP Photo) After walking 40 miles in the summer sun, Hunter and Braden Gandee completed their remarkable trek today to raise awareness about cerebral palsy. During the entire walk Hunter Gandee carried his little brother Braden, to give a face to […]

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Michael Kirkman commentary: Ohio needs to reform guardian approach

The following article is the opinion of Michael Kirkman, the Executive Director of Disability Rights Ohio. What are your thoughts on this situation? Please feel free to comment below. As explained by The Dispatch in its series, “Unguarded: A Dispatch Investigation,” there are many concerns with the guardianship system in Ohio. People with disabilities who […]

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In the Spotlight – Disability Awareness Training Program

“Is it rude for me to say ‘see you later’ to someone with a visual impairment?” “Should I hold the door for someone who is in a wheelchair or using a walker? I don’t want to offend them by assuming they can’t do it themselves.” “What if I don’t understand someone when they speak to […]

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Staff Perception On Working With People With Disabilities

  In honor of National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, two UCP of Greater Cleveland staff members, Lora Onafuwa, the Adult Day Support Lead at the Westlake facility, and Lakissha Cloud, the Vocational Services Float, share their experiences about working with adults with disabilities. Why did you decide to work with people with disabilities? Lora: When […]

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