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Marca Bristo, Influential Advocate for the Disabled, Dies at 66

Paralyzed in an accident at 23, she devoted her life to changing perceptions of the disabled and was a key player in passing the Americans With Disabilities Act. By GLENN RIFKIN, New York Times (Published August 8, 2019) When she was 23, Marca Bristo, a nurse in Chicago, was sitting with a friend on the […]

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Brothers killed in rage at Pittsburgh synagogue lived in peace as laughing, gentle giants

“The brothers were developmentally disabled and lived in a group home, but as their rabbi said, “That was where they slept. Tree of Life was their home.” By MIKE ARGENTO, USA TODAY PITTSBURGH — The Rodef Shalom Temple, a little more than a mile from the Tree of Life Synagogue, was packed. The 1,200 seats under the ornate, […]

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Amber Tatro, Whose Suit Gave Rights to Disabled Students, Dies at 42

By SAM ROBERTS, THE NEW YORK TIMES In 1979, just a few months before Amber Tatro turned 4, her family notified the Irving, Tex., school district that she would be ready for classes that fall. Born with spina bifida, a congenital defect that causes partial paralysis and impaired speech, she was unable to urinate on […]

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Charles Krauthammer, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and intellectual provocateur, dies at 68

By ADAM BERNSTEIN, WASHINGTON POST Charles Krauthammer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist and intellectual provocateur who championed the muscular foreign policy of neoconservatism that helped lay the ideological groundwork for the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, died Thursday at 68. The cause was cancer of the small intestine, said his son, Daniel Krauthammer. He […]

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Hawking: Did he change views on disability?

EDITOR’S NOTE: Stephen Hawking died March 14. He was 76. By JAMES GALLAGHER, BBC NEWS Stephen Hawking was both one of the world’s most famous scientists and most famous disabled people. His life was a juxtaposition of sparkling intellect and failing body. Prof Hawking was diagnosed with a rare form of motor neurone disease when […]