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For My Daughter With Cerebral Palsy, "Tolerance" Just Isn't Enough

Patrick McClenahan | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact
Patrick McClenahan

Through her tears, she spoke about her son's intellectual disability and explained that her husband will not accept him because of his condition, "because in my country, the belief is that we did something wrong ... our son's condition is a curse."

Julie Foudy: I'm Taking a Stand for My Friend Amy, Who Taught Me the Value of Different

Julie Foudy | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
Julie Foudy

My experience as a woman in sports and my relationship with Amy have both taught me so much about seeing the value of different, whether or not society is ready to acknowledge or embrace it.

How I Found Acceptance and Inclusion Despite Having an Intellectual Disability

AJ Fry | Posted 08.04.2014 | Impact
AJ Fry

I have been involved in sports, like track, cross-country and soccer for a long time because I enjoy playing them. But when I was growing up, I never felt like part of any team or group. I always felt like a loser, just because I was different.

Lauren Potter of Glee: Down Syndrome Couldn't Keep Me From Following My Dreams

Lauren Potter | Posted 08.02.2014 | Impact
Lauren Potter

As a girl who has accomplished things that many didn't think were possible, I know that people can be wrong when they judge someone else just because they are different.

Will You Stand Up to the Playground Bully?

Skip Shuda | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Skip Shuda

As Syrian forces reportedly drop poison rain on their own people, we need to send a message to these bullies of the world that there ARE lines that should not be crossed. We need to stand up for the victims, because we are the United States of America.

Stand Up... for Something

Enid Borden | Posted 11.04.2012 | Impact
Enid Borden

The political landscape is rife with talk of "fixing problems," "overhauling ailing systems" and "taking care of our children and our children's children." And yet, what do those doing all this stand for? Where's the action? We've heard the words; where are the deeds?