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  • By Bryan Dooley
  • Posted November 18, 2016
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NDEAM -The Celebration Continues

“This act does something important for American business, though — and remember this: You’ve called for new sources of workers. Well, many of our fellow citizens with disabilities are unemployed. They want to work, and they can work, and this is a tremendous pool of people. And remember, this is a tremendous pool of people […]
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  • By Bryan Dooley
  • Posted November 2, 2016
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Actions Speaks Louder Than Flags

I’m not the most vocal advocate since I’m off the charts on the introvert side of the scale, yet I do have a reputation for being a strong leader and at times a trouble maker.  I’m not joking when I say that I don’t know how I achieved the status of being a troublemaker, as […]
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  • By Bryan Dooley
  • Posted October 19, 2016
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Observations from Below: The Lucky One.

One of my earliest childhood memories was my young cousins fighting for rides in my wheelchair. They thought it was a fun and easy way to get around. Later there were kids in school that thought I was lucky for not having to participate fully in gym class. Nowadays, I see a lot of commercials […]
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  • By Bryan Dooley
  • Posted September 19, 2016
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Observations from Below: There’s No Place Like Home

I haven’t really blogged about my own home town since my introduction to this blog. Just like anyone else, I am a product of my environment. Winston is an interesting place for a person with disabilities to live. We do have lots of services here that places like Salisbury don’t. That’s why we moved here […]
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  • By liipfertlaw
  • Posted September 5, 2016
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Observations from Below: Reflections of my Trip to Washington

As I mentioned in my last blog a couple of weeks ago, I recently came back from Washington, DC. I had to attend a face to face meeting related to my work with the National Disability Rights Network. We spent a day discussing employment and health equity in reference to people with disabilities. According to […]
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  • By Bryan Dooley
  • Posted August 26, 2016
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My Therapist Prophecy

When I was first diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, my occupational therapist apparently told my mom that I would be a great man trapped in a disabled body.   I don’t remember this because I was 9 months old, but in a weird way, I agree with her.  It’s not that I have a poor body image, […]
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  • By Bryan Dooley
  • Posted August 15, 2016
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Observations from Below: Knight Rider’s KITT

For most people, sixteen is a big birthday. Some teenagers get their first car and their license, because they’ve gone through the required driver’s education course. This is one area where my disability has made me choose a different path. Like I’ve mentioned before, I had to have some of every type of Cerebral Palsy […]
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  • By Bryan Dooley
  • Posted July 28, 2016
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Did You Know?

As a young journalist and a recovering perfectionist, I love watching CBS news magazine, 60 Minutes. Not only do the 60 Minute journalists have a reputation for being some of the best interviewers, often they have stories that capture my attention. Learning from the best is said to be a great way hone your skills. […]
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  • By Bryan Dooley
  • Posted July 26, 2016
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Be the Change You Want to See

What a week it has been since I last blogged.  I’ve experienced a rollercoaster of emotions, along with the rest of the country.  We had headline-making shootings on three consecutive nights, not to mention what has happened on a “smaller” scale in other cities throughout the country (including my area of the Triad of NC). […]
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  • By Bryan Dooley
  • Posted June 15, 2016
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Tsunami in the Disability Community

Tsunami noun  tsu·na·mi \(t)su̇-ˈnä-mē\ Simple Definition of tsunami: “A very high, large wave in the ocean that is usually caused by an earthquake under the sea and that can cause great destruction when it reaches land.” According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the definition of tsunami is as outlined above. The largest tsunami on record was recorded in 1958 in […]
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