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IN America, we as a people represented by the U.S. Congress have agreed that people with disabilities have the power to contribute to the American economy. In 1973 the U.S. Congress stated: “Disabilities are a natural part of the human experience.”
This year for National Disability Employment Awareness Month or NDEAM, our theme is Expect, Employ, and Empower! ...continue reading "October 21, 2014: National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Thomas M. Thornburgh"

WE need to talk. And please don’t make this any harder than it has to be…this really is not very easy for me.

We’ve been through so much together and, truth be told, I never would have made it this far without you. Who could forget college? I mean breakfast, lunch and dinner together for all those days, weeks and even months at a time sometimes? I swear, if not for you and, of course, Mac Aroni, I really could not have sustained myself all those years ago. You literally were my life-saver — always ready and waiting to jump into the fire for me…for richer or for poorer; in sickness and in health. Just the thought of all those steamy days and nights in kitchen after kitchen…well, it kinda makes me wanna cry.
...continue reading "October 09, 2014: Dear Soba (a.k.a. Instant Noodles) Jim Rayphand"

What is autism? According to, “autism is a complex developmental disability that typically appears during the first three years of life and affects a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. Autism is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a ‘spectrum disorder’ that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. There is no known single cause of autism.”
...continue reading "Aril 23, 2014: ‘Light it up blue’. THOMAS M. THORNBURGH"