Weekly Disability Reading List

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Links to three disability-related articles shared last week on NCCI social media. You can always visit NCCI on Facebook and Twitter at the following links:

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Marca Bristo, Influential Advocate for the Disabled, Dies at 66
Glenn Rifkin, The New York Times - September 8, 2019

Marca Bristo was one of the true originals in Independent Living. She was the Executive Director of Access Living, the Center for Independent Living in Chicago.

Far from “helpless”: How the Disability Rights Movement saved my life
Nadina Laspina, Salon.com - September 9, 2019

One woman’s story of discovering disability rights and how it changed how she viewed her own disability,.

Open Letter to People Who Do Things
Rabbi Ruti Regan, Real Social Skills - October 5, 2015

This is an amazing essay that at first seems kind of pessimistic, but is actually profoundly encouraging, especially for people with disabilities who strive to make their mark in a public way.