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Disability Awareness Month

The 16 Habits of Mind, Filtered Through the Lens of Blindness

Kathy Nimmer | Posted 03.28.2016 | Education
Kathy Nimmer

I was headed to meet with a blind second-grader and her family, teachers and other parties responsible for her. The meeting was intense, but it was my interaction with the little girl herself, who had never had vision, that embossed itself on my memory.

Disability Awareness Month: The Story I Want You to Remember

Kathy Nimmer | Posted 03.15.2016 | Education
Kathy Nimmer

During March of 2016, Disability Awareness Month, I was brought face-to-face with a child whose life will never be easy. I refuse, however, to dishonor his story and my story and the other stories of those with disabilities by cleaning up the jagged edges of our stories with a litany of "but" "but" "but."

WATCH: 'Breaking Bad' Actor Gives Sweet Surprise To Woman With Disability

Posted 12.27.2011 | Impact

Moiri Rossi of Jacksonville, Fla., received her "American Dream" Wednesday. The National Disability Institute announced that 24-year-old Rossi, who...