Karrie Shogren, who has spent the past two decades researching how to break down barriers to self-determination within the disability community, will present her first distinguished professor lecture on Thursday.
”Many would be surprised to learn of the rights that the ADA protects and of the far-reaching effect of this law on the lives of people of all disability types and life stages,” Dot Nary writes in this column.
As the city proposes spending $2 million on a new homeless programs department, some people experiencing homelessness, local advocates and the owner of a nearby business have expressed ongoing concerns about the city’s handling of the campsite in North Lawrence.
Middle and high schoolers and their supporters brought their school spirit to Lawrence High School on Wednesday to celebrate athletes of all abilities during the fourth annual Pat Grzenda Triathlon.
When Cherin Russell returned to college in the spring of 2020, she wondered whether she could find success as a 30-year-old nontraditional undergraduate student at the University of Kansas.
A chosen book and sculpture as well as an upcoming exhibition through KU Libraries aim to foster learning and discussion of disabled people’s experiences. Reyma McCoy Hyten, a disability activist, will speak at the exhibition’s opening reception.
A group of local people and organizations have collaborated to create a guide to the most accessible routes along the Lawrence Loop.
“I regard my needs as typical, not ‘special,’ and I prefer the term ‘disabled.’ This is the term favored by most disability activists who are involved in a civil rights movement and who are working to create a world where everyone with any type of disability is respected, accommodated, and can participate,” Dot Nary writes.
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