Able News June 2024 Edition

The June edition of Able News is here ! The end of May and early June brings the Long Island Games for the Physically Challenged, an event for young athletes with disabilities that’s now in its 38th year. In this issue, we feature profiles of some of the many athletes who are competing. You’ll also find original articles on transportation accessibility, a new play featuring actors with disabilities, key legislative issues, and much more. Happy reading!

 

Read Our Latest Digital-Exclusive Article: “All of Me”: A Raw and Real Depiction of Disabled Life by Esme Mazzeo

There’s a scene toward the end of the first act of “All of Me” in which the main character Lucy (Madison Ferris) and her mom Connie (Kyra Sedgwick) both fall while Connie is trying to help Lucy transfer from her scooter to her bed off stage.

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Celebrating Innovation in Inclusive Employment by Christopher Alvarez

They won and now they celebrate! Last week, Spectrum Designs, a custom apparel shop that employs young people on the autism spectrum, hosted the Cultivating Resources for Employment with Assistive Technology (CREATE) Symposium’s winning New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) students for a small celebration. The team created a Gamified Silk Screen Cleaner invention that makes it easier for Spectrum Designs employees to clean custom apparel tools in a more sanitary and speedy manner.

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