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Why Are Sign Language Interpreters Going Viral?

Why Are Sign Language Interpreters Going Viral?

The Good Sign language interpreters have been in the spotlight lately. Videos of Holly Maniatty, who has interpreted for hip hop artists like the Wu Tang Clan, Eminem, and Jay-Z, have been very popular among people with and without hearing impairments. To watch Maniatty at a Snoop Dogg concert, click here. Maniatty seems to take…

Eating Utensils for People with Cerebral Palsy

Adaptive Dining Utensils and Dishware

People with cerebral palsy and other conditions that affect motor control often struggle to use traditional dining utensils and dishware. Spastic reflexes, as well as issues with strength, range of motion, and dexterity can make it difficult to eat and drink without spilling. Some people with motor impairments require assistance from others at mealtimes. Adaptive/assistive…

Recent Investigations Reveal Widespread Abuse and Neglect of Group Home Residents

Although some group homes are safe places with caring, competent staff, recent news indicates that these may be the exception rather than the rule. People with disabilities are regularly abused and neglected in group homes. Incidents are severely underreported, and the guilty parties often face no consequences. In a 2016 exposé in the Chicago Tribune,…

Texas Is Failing Children with Disabilities

Texas Is Failing Children with Disabilities

In recent years, the Texas government has been shockingly indifferent to the needs of children with disabilities. The state legislature has greatly restricted access to vital educational and medical resources, leaving thousands of parents in a quandary – to put it very mildly – over how to provide for their children. Moreover, the state government…

Sexual Abuse of People with Intellectual Disabilities

Sexual Abuse of People with Intellectual Disabilities

In recent months, the pervasive nightmare that is sexual assault has been gaining some much-needed public attention. The #MeToo movement, which was originally started by activist Tarana Burke about a decade ago, went viral in October. People began sharing their personal stories of assault and harassment on social media, or simply posting “Me, too,” so…