February 2017

February 10, 2017 - College Success @ Perkins is a new, nine-month program for blind and visually impaired high school graduates who are college bound.  This selective program is for seniors planning to go to a two- or four-year college or students who have spent a few semesters in college and are looking to hone their skills and return to college prepared for success. This residential program at the world-renowned Perkins School prepares students for success in college, career and life. It was designed with an emphasis on: 

  • Building the foundation for a successful college experien...read more

Film Screening: Get In The Way, The Journey of John Lewis 

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Monday, February 27, 2017 - 7:00pm

Film Screening: Get In The Way, The Journey of John Lewis

<p>Join us for a screening of Get In The Way, The Journey of John Lewis.</p> <p>Film Screening: Get In The Way, The Journey of John Lewis <p>Monday, February 27 at 7:00 pm <p>LOCATION: The Edlavitch DCJCC - 1529 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC <p>The film features Rep. John Lewis, once a young student who co-led hundreds of peaceful marchers seeking voting rights for African Americans in the South, and his continued practice of nonviolence in his determined fight for justice.

February 6, 2017 -- The 13th Amendment didn't apply to me as a Black man with a developmental disability.

One author wrote:

“Involuntary servitude,” or “peonage,” occurs when a person is forced to work against his or her will, with little or no control over working conditions. This work might be paid or unpaid. The Thirteenth Amendment, prohibiting slavery and outlawing involuntary servitude, was passed in 1865 shortly before the end of the Civil War. Unfortunately, this protection was not extended to people with developmental disabilities until nearly a ce...read more

by Leroy Moore

February 2, 2017

1) This slave rescued other slaves and brought them to freedom. Who is she? What was her disability?

2) This famous soul singer, in 1997,  wrote a book called "Truly Blessed", about his life before and after his accident. Who is he?

3) This African American is the first deaf professional baseball player. Who is he?

4) This Black actor is an inspirational speaker who played in "Boyz N in the Hood." Who is he?

5)A 1992 comedy show, "In Living Col...read more