Gillespie Golf Course Offers Fall Adaptive Clinics


From a press release: GREENSBORO, NC (September 8, 2020) – The Greensboro Parks and Recreation Department is offering free Adaptive Golf Clinics from 9-10:30 am on September 26 and October 17 at the Gillespie Golf Course, 306 E. Florida St. The clinic is free, but registration is required. Sign up online. The clinics are designed […]

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SlowCOVIDNC App Launched by NCDHHS


The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has launched a new app for Apple and Android devices called SlowCOVIDNC. The app went live today, and we’ve downloaded it so we can tell you how it works. The app can be found by searching for “SlowCOVIDNC” in the app store on your mobile device. […]

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Celebrating the Americans with Disabilities Act


This July, we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act by holding a parade. Our staff drove vehicles decorated with signs from our office on North Point Boulevard, down University Parkway, and into The Drive movie theater at the Winston-Salem fairgrounds. We drove past the crowd waiting to see the film The […]

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Disability in Media Update


Amazon has ordered a new series from Jason Katims the creator of Parenthood about roommates living with autism, and the three actors cast in the lead roles are themselves on the autism spectrum. Rick Glassman, Sue Ann Pien, and Albert Rutecki will star in the currently untitled show, which Katims said he was inspired to […]

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Innovative Ways Communities Are Coming Together


We’ve been social distancing to keep each other safe for months now, and although we know it’s for the best, it can take a toll, especially on those who may have felt isolated to begin with. Luckily, many in the world are responding by creating new, safe ways to bring people together and create community. […]

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SFI Reads: Dancing After TEN


In 2004, Vivian Chong experienced a highly unlikely side effect after taking ibuprofen during a vacation: Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis syndrome (TEN). After spending two months in a coma and the proceeding years trying to treat the fallout of her diagnosis, including degenerative vision loss, Chong scrambled to draw her memories and her feelings about what […]

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Disability in Media Update


A study was recently released which reported that portrayals of disability in TV shows by actors with disabilities jumped from 5% to 12% between 2016 and 2018. This means that nearly 90% of characters with disabilities are portrayed by actors without disabilities. But there are still reasons to celebrate increased representation in the media. CBS […]

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Looking Forward to ADA 30 Celebrations


Yesterday we shared some information on the drive-in movie theater in Winston-Salem, and we unveiled the news that, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act,  the theater will be hosting a showing of The Peanut Butter Falcon on Tuesday, July 28th. We can now share the news that there will be […]

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The Drive-In Makes a Comeback in Time for Our ADA 30 Celebration


There is troubling news about how our world is changing right now, but there are many stories of positive changes to be found, too. Many of us are discovering new hobbies – like gardening, crochet, or a new form of exercise – or rediscovering old ones – like reading novels, baking, or an old form […]

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