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Perhaps [Pangrazio’s] proudest accomplishment, though, is that Ability360 is the embodiment of inclusivity, creating and sustaining long-standing careers for some of its employees (with and without disabilities). Some staff members have been with the organization for decades.
In the winter and spring months, Chef Steve is always look forward to making a big pot of healthy and delicious homemade soup, and one of my favorites to make is French onion. He just loves the aroma as the flavors develop while simmering on the stove.
Many in the accessibility department of the National Parks Service (NPS) have been working to change this, including Quinn Brett. In July, Brett was hired for a three-tiered position at the NPS, focusing on wilderness accessibility, rock climbing, advocacy, and preservation of public lands.
Characters with disabilities are becoming more common in TV shows and movies. Most of the time, they play a small part, a friend, or background passerby. Lately, however, we’ve seen an influx of shows telling stories of people with disabilities. Netflix’s latest release, “The Healing Power of Dude” is now included on this growing list.
In 2015 the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) announced the final 22 sports contested at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games, now to be held in 2021. First-time sports include para-badminton and taekwondo.
Part of my job has always been to identify opportunities to communicate our message to the public. You see, Phil’s office is no bigger and no grander than anyone else’s here at Ability360. But that’s the thing about Phil; he’s never been about being the “face” of Ability360. He’s always been more than willing to let others jump in front of a camera or provide a quote to a reporter. That’s Phil.