People with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Die of COVID-19 at a Higher Rate

By Alice Doyel Guest blogger   This blog post is taken from a written and spoken article from NPR on June 9, 2020. Read the full transcript. My Personal Statement: Having advocated for the rights of people with disabilities for a decade before moving to Seattle, this article tore at my heart on top of … Read more People with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism Die of COVID-19 at a Higher Rate

Addressing Opportunity Gaps for Youth of Color with Disabilities: Serving as a Liaison Between Families and Schools

By Joy Sebe, Advocacy and Civic Engagement Program Manager, Director of the Community Parent Resource Center, Open Doors for Multicultural Families Investing in Student Potential Steering Committee member   In times like these, we are looking for inspiration. We are looking for strategies to help students with disabilities continue to learn while at home. Mahado … Read more Addressing Opportunity Gaps for Youth of Color with Disabilities: Serving as a Liaison Between Families and Schools

How Sebastian Stayed at His Neighborhood School Part 2 – The Winning Legal Tactics

By Alice Doyel Guest blogger   To quickly review, Sebastian had an unusual early childhood. Sebastian was born in Seattle. Chelle, his mother, was a Seattleite. His father came to the US from Germany. Since Sebastian has Down Syndrome, at age one Sebastian and his family moved to Germany, which has good early childhood intervention … Read more How Sebastian Stayed at His Neighborhood School Part 2 – The Winning Legal Tactics