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Association of Mouth and Foot Painters

Arrow http://www.mfpausa.com
Visit the homepage of Mouth and Foot Painting Artists, a worldwide group promoting independence through a co-op of talented artists who paint using either feet or mouth.

Callahan On-Line

Arrow http://www.callahanonline.com/
There%4js absolutely nothing funny about a quadriplegic in a wheelchair. Unless, of course, that person is John Callahan. For nearly a decade, this irreverent cartoonist has been shocking America with his own special brand of wicked humor. In the world of Callahan, nothing is sacred, nothing is taboo and nothing is funnier!

Diana & Kathy

Arrow http://www.welcomechange.org/films/body-soul-diana-kathy/
An intimate portrait of two women with disabilities who are determined to live independent, non-institutionalized lives. 

Disability History Museum

Arrow http://www.disabilitymuseum.org/
The Disability History Museum has no bricks and mortar. This virtual edifice is home to a searchable, theme-based digital collection of documents and images related to disability history in the United States. These artifacts are drawn from public and private collections around the country. They exist as primary source materials in the library, and then are interpreted in museum exhibitions and education resources.

Disability Social History Project

Arrow http://www.disabilityhistory.org/index.html
The Disability History Project is a community history project and welcomes your participation. This is an opportunity for disabled people to reclaim our history and determine how we want to define ourselves and our struggles. People with disabilities have an exciting and rich history that should be shared with the world.

ouch!

Arrow http://www.bbc.co.uk/ouch
Don%4jt worry, nobody is in pain. But ouch! is certainly an appropriate title for the BBC%4js disability themed website. Ouch! is filled with personal commentary and biting, unexpected, dark humor. Ouch! isn%4jt for the easily offended.

Peter Leidy

Arrow http://www.peterleidy.com
Take a look at the lighter side of independent living and the service delivery system with social services veteran Peter Leiby. He focuses on personalized supports and community membership for people with disabilities. He also writes and sings songs about human serviceland and those who find themselves connected to it. Click on the music section to hear a few of Leidy%4js songs. 

Tellin' Tales Theatre

Arrow http://www.tellintalestheatre.org/
Tellin%4j Tales Theatre%4js mission is to build community through the art of storytelling. Our company gathers the stories of groups or individuals-including adults and children with disabilities-and creates theatrically innovative performances using mentoring and collaboration. Tellin%4j Tales is dedicated to providing a venue for bringing together diverse people. Our aim is to help our audiences and our performers recognize their commonalties and build a sense of community where none existed before.

That Upitty Theatre Company - Dis-Ability Project

Arrow http://www.uppityco.com/
An ensemble engaging in conversation, writing, sound, movement and theatrical exercises to develop and perform material around the culture of disability. The DisAbility Project performed for more than 16,000 people to date, ranging from children to academics to bus drivers, in schools, corporations and communities of faith.

The Kids Are All Right

Arrow http://thekidsareallright.org/
The Kids Are All Right is the official website of the half-hour documentary about a renegade Jerry%4js Kid named Mike Ervin. A Muscular Dystrophy Association poster child in the 1960s, today Mike is an outspoken disability rights activist who challenges the MDA%4js representation of people with disabilities in its Labor Day telethon through his activist group, Jerry%4js Orphans.

The National Arts and Disability Center (NADC)

Arrow http://nadc.ucla.edu/
The National Arts and Disability Center (NADC) is the national information dissemination, technical assistance and referral center specializing in the field of arts and disability. The NADC is dedicated to promoting the full inclusion of children and adults with disabilities into the visual-, performing-, media, and literary-arts communities. Its resource directories, annotated bibliographies, related links and conferences serve to advance artists with disabilities and accessibility to the arts. The NADC is a project of the University of California, at Los Angeles (UCLA), Tarjan Center for Developmental Disabilities (formerly University Affiliated Program).

VSA Arts

Arrow http://www.kennedy-center.org/education/home.html?detailheader=Access
Founded in 1974 by Jean Kennedy Smith as an affiliate of The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, VSA arts is an International organization that creates learning opportunities through the arts for people with disabilities. 


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