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Why do We Marginalize Kids with Disabilities?

By. Dr. Roosevelt Mitchell III This year marks the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, but how much progress have people with disabilities made since then? We are living in a day and time where every campaign has seemingly taken precedent over that of the disabled. The LGBT movement has hopped, skipped, and leaped over those with…...

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How To Make Students With Disabilities Successful

There was a time when the term disabled evoked images of individuals who could not function independently. However, students with disabilities can not only be independent, but very successful as well. Dr. Roosevelt Mitchell III explains how to make students with disabilities successful. He shares some of his personal experiences of growing up with a…...

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How To Make Students With Disabilities Successful (Video)

There is misinformation circulating about learning disabilities. Some parents assume that if a child is diagnosed as having a learning a disability that means that a child can not excel in school. In this segment, Dr. Roosevelt Mitchell III explains how to make students with disabilities successful. He shares some of his personal experiences of…...

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Special Education and First Generation College Students…: Interview With Dr. Tarcha Rentz

Your Black Education reporter Tiffany Caesar interviews Dr. Rentz, founder of the educational firm TR&Associates. Dr. Rentz provides the audience with an engaging discussion about special education and gives helpful tips on how to prepare first generation college students. She advises parents on how they can have more agency and advocacy as it pertains to their…...

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Sensory Processing Disorder: Why Your Child Won’t Eat

Breakfast is the most important and, possibly, the busiest meal of the day. For parents whose children refuse to eat, pancakes are often served with a side of stress. Many parents follow the ideal that a child should eat what is on his plate. Unfortunately, this poses problems for children with sensory issues—not only for…...

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Disabled Americans Eligible for Student Loan Forgiveness

Student loans are the type of debt that I kind of regret; but, they are often a necessary evil for most students. However, if you can avoid them or have them forgiven, go that route. President Obama just announced a new plan that would forgive more student loans. Permanently disabled Americans can qualify to have…

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Girl Without Hands Wins National Penmanship Competition

Anaya Ellick, a 7-year-old first grader in Virginia, won an award this week. She beat out 50 other youngsters from all over the United States in a national handwriting contest. Now that may not sound like much to some, but what if I told you that the other contestants were from grades kindergarten through eighth…

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