Stories

A Profile of Jeff Healey from the Disability Digest

On March 25 jazz and blues-rock singer guitarist and songwriter Jeff Healey was born (1966). Healey became blind when he was a year old due to a rare form of cancer. He taught himself …

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Ram Dass on his limited ability to speak

On April 6th Ram Dass, spiritual teacher and author of Be Here Now was born (1931). Ram Dass means “servant of God.” In 1997 he had a stroke that paralyzed him on one side …

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“Living with disability is an art”

On April 1st award winning film maker and author Bonnie Sherr Klein was born (1941). Klein ran Studio ‘D’ the feminist unit at the National Film Board of Canada. She directed Not a Love …

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“World Autism Awareness Day”

Did you know? More and more autistic people disagree with the April 2nd designation, World Autism Awareness Day. They believe that acceptance matters more than awareness. You can follow their reasons at #RedInstead, #ActuallyAustistic, …

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