Friday, May 16, 2014

Missing Woman With Intellectual Disability Found Dead Between Parked Cars

This article is devastating. It breaks my heart to read a story about how little compassion we have for someone who is not only poor, but who also has a disability.  Most everyone in this country would be outraged if this was a blonde or toddler!  “

It saddens me to realize we still live in a country where an immediate investigation is not always the first plan of action."

Carlene Leaper, Executive Director 

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Friday, May 2, 2014

In First, Contestant With Special Needs On ‘Wheel Of Fortune’

There have been many recent tales of “Wheel of Fortune” woe, including the unfortunate “Boozing my shore excursion” lady. And the weirdness of the lucky guess “New baby buggy” guy.

But Wednesday, the show had its first inspirational contestant in quite awhile with Trent Girone. The 21-year-old Peoria, Ariz., resident is a self-described “Wheel of Fortune” fanatic, but more important, he’s the first contestant with special needs ever to compete on the show. Girone has had nine brain surgeries and has both Asperger’s and Tourette syndromes, but that didn’t stop him from taking early control of the wheel by successfully guessing the first puzzle, “a smashing success.”

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