dwarfism

(Video) Cara Reedy attributes her resilience to being a “female, black, little person” in an unaccommodating society

Monday, July 18, 2016Cara Reedy is an actor, writer, comedian, and blogger with achondroplastic dwarfism. She partnered with Digg to create the video below, called The Gift of Being Different, to discuss her experiences and share her insights. Reedy explains that as an…

DOJ settles with wrestling league

Thursday, November 12, 2015
News from Colorado
A Colorado-based youth wrestling league has reached a settlement with the Department of Justice, where it agreed to modify its policies to allow a child with dwarfism to complete in a younger age group with athletes closer…

The pros and cons of using limb-lengthening surgeries to enhance the human body

Saturday, October 31, 2015
Body Enhancing Surgery
The surgeon comes into the operating room and begins the procedure. This surgery is supposed to enhance the young person’s life. First comes the buzzing and grinding of the medical equipment. Next there’s the implantation of the…

The origin of the term “Little People”

Friday, October 30, 2015“Look at that baby over there!”; “Wow! You’re so tiny!”; “There’s that midget over there!”; “How old are you?”; “Can you read?”; “Can you write?”; “How come you can talk?”; “Do you wear footie pajamas to bed because you’re so…

VIDEO: Does your Halloween costume marginalize people with disabilities?

Thursday, October 29, 2015With Halloween just around the corner, let's have fun, but also let's take a moment to consider the negative stereotypes some costumes can reinforce about people with disabilities. Watch this original Rooted in Rights video and tell us what you think in the comments section. Want to know more about Cuquis Robledo, narrator of the video? Here is her story, in her own words . . .

Feds report increase in hiring of people with disabilities

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Fed Employment Rate Rises
The federal government hired 20,615 people with disabilities to full-time positions in Fiscal Year 2014, the highest number since the Office of Personnel Management began tracking such data in 1981, according to annual statistics released October…