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Disability Media

  

Combatting Disability Stereotypes, from TV to Books by, Sneha Kohli Mathur, M.A. BCBA

July 11, 2018 by Sneha Kohli Mathur | Disability Media

Television has begun to combat stigmatism and stereotypes related to people with disabilities.  In the new comedy Speechless, the writers use humor to educate the general public about the experiences of people with disabilities as well as their families’ experiences.  Interestingly, television is likely one of the primary sources of education on topics that one

3rd Annual DisAbility Summit Monday, May 7, 2018 - 9:00am-12:00pm - Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts

March 26, 2018 by | Education

For the 3rd Annual DisAbility Summit, we have a very exciting lineup of research presentations that will focus on our two main initiatives at the Thompson Policy Institute, inclusion of students with disabilities and transition services. We will also be presenting our Excellence in Disability Award to a recipient that has shown dedication to increase

A Wish for Authentic Disability Representation on Television to Continue By Beth Haller, Ph.D.

July 14, 2017 by | Education

  We are in vibrant “new” world of authentic disability representation on television, with shows like Switched at Birth, Speechless, Little People, Big World, and Born This Way. However, is this authentic representation so new? In the 1980s, several scholars evaluated authentic disability representation on television when disabled actors appeared on screen, looking at their