Dr. Katharine Hayward contributed in a chapter in this book reflecting on her own experiences as a disabled momusing the critical lenses of the medical, social, and ecological models of disability. This collection represents 18 scholarly works from around the world and explores and analyzes issues of parenting by mothers with a variety of physical and mental disabilities. For more information go to http://www.demeterpress.org/DisabledMothers.pdf
Please join the WGAW's Writers with Disabilities Committee for a special event, A Panel Discussion on the ABC Family Series, Switched at Birth.
When: Wednesday, March 5th at 7:00pmLocation: WGA Headquarters, 7000 W. Third Street, Los Angeles, 2nd Floor Multi-Purpose Room
Join us for an inside look into the groundbreaking, Peabody Award winning series on the ABC Family Network that tells the story of two teenage girls who discover they were accidentally switched as newborns in the hospital. Bay Kennish grew up in a wealthy family with two parents and a brother. Meanwhile, Daphne Vasquez, who contracted meningitis and became deaf at an early age, grew up with a single mother in a working- class neighborhood.
The Kentucky Arts Council is curating a traveling exhibit of visual art by Kentucky artists with disabilities, and the first stop is Louisville. The exhibit is funded by grants from the National Arts and Disability Center and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information go here.
The NADC would like to announce that funds are available for our Arts and Accessibility Technical Assistance Grants Program. The purpose of the California Arts and Accessibility Technical Assistance Program is to enhance opportunities for participation in the arts by people with disabilities. This is done through small, but critical grants to artists with disabilities and arts organizations. Grants for artists with disabilities are intended to support those who are committed to advancing their work and their careers. Applications are encouraged from artists in all artistic disciplines. Funds are available effective September 2013 - June 2014. Please read the Guidelines for more information.
The NADC has funded 96 Arts Organizations and 50 artists with disabilities since 2002 through this grant program. Please review the great work that the arts organizations and artists that were funded in 2012-2013 are doing.