Wednesday, October 7, 2009

News: Disability History and Awareness Month

October is Disability History and Awareness Month in North Carolina and Disability Employment Month Nationally.

Today CNN ran a story on the dedication of a Helen Keller statue at the capitol building. Each state is able to have two statues at the capitol. Today Alabama will dedicate this new statue in honor of this great disability rights leader.

The article quotes Nancy Starnes, director of external affairs for the Washington-based National Organization on Disability.
"It's always good to realize how much of an impact people with disabilities have made on the history and landscape of our country. "I'm excited that they're going to be doing this. I think it's going to be a wonderful addition."

Read more at CNN.

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