Disabilities http://wunc.org en What Does Disability Mean To You? UNC Student Exhibit Features Personal Stories And Pictures http://wunc.org/post/what-does-disability-mean-you-unc-student-exhibit-features-personal-stories-and-pictures <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new exhibit at </span>UNC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Chapel Hill aims to challenge the way people think about the word "disability." It's a collection of photos and narratives written by students called "This Able Life." </span>UNC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> junior Katie Savage founded the campus group, </span><a href="https://www.facebook.com/#%21/AdvocatesForCarolina?fref=ts" style="line-height: 1.5;">Advocates for Carolina</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. She says she hopes the exhibit will help dissolve the stigma often associated with disability and transform the word into something celebratory that empowers and inspires.</span></p><p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 14:42:52 +0000 Catherine Brand, Frank Stasio & Alex Granados 12246 at http://wunc.org What Does Disability Mean To You? UNC Student Exhibit Features Personal Stories And Pictures The Relationship Between Faith Communities and People With Disabilities http://wunc.org/post/relationship-between-faith-communities-and-people-disabilities <p>In 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act opened up a host of protections for people with disabilities. Amongst its gains, it banned workplace discrimination and forced government and commercial spaces to become more accessible.</p><p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 16:45:05 +0000 Shawn Wen & Frank Stasio 10419 at http://wunc.org The Relationship Between Faith Communities and People With Disabilities Report: State Failing Kids with Multiple Disabilities http://wunc.org/post/report-state-failing-kids-multiple-disabilities <p>A new study by <a href="http://www.disabilityrightsnc.org/">Disability Rights North Carolina</a> says the state is failing disabled children with complex treatment needs. Vicki Smith is the advocacy group's executive director. She says the state isn't following its own guidelines for treating children with both a mental illness and developmental disability.<br><br><strong>Vicki Smith:</strong> These are kids, so there should be really good robust cooperation and collaboration between education and mental health and social services, because we have to treat the whole child.</p> Thu, 12 Jan 2012 13:35:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 3460 at http://wunc.org