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Thursday, March 1, 2012
Event Title: Zach Anner's birthday
Thursday, March 1, 2012

Zach Anner (born November 17, 1984 in Buffalo, New York) is an Austin, Texas <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin,_Texas>-based stand-up comedian who gained world-wide attention with the submission of a video to Oprah <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oprah>'s "Search for the Next TV Star" competition.[2] <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zach_Anner>" Target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zach_Anner> He was given a show on OWN <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OWN:_Oprah_Winfrey_Network> through Oprah's Your OWN Show: Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Your_OWN_Show:_Oprah%27s_Search_for_the_Next_TV_Star> on the new OWN network which airs Fridays at 9/8c. Zach Anner is originally from Kenmore, New York <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenmore,_New_York>. He graduated from Kenmore West Senior High School <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenmore_West_Senior_High_School>. He was also born with cerebral palsy <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerebral_palsy>.
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zach_Anner>" Target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zach_Anner>
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFv2ISLN8rM

Saturday, March 3, 2012
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Event Title: Alexander Graham Bell's was born on this day
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Alexander Graham Bell (March 3, 1847 - August 2, 1922) was an eminent scientist <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientist>, inventor <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Innovation>, engineer <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engineer> and innovator <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Innovator> who is credited with inventing the first practical telephone <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telephone>. Subsequently, his father was invited by Sarah Fuller, principal of the Boston School for Deaf Mutes <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horace_Mann> (which continues today as the public Horace Mann School for the Deaf <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horace_Mann_School_for_the_Deaf_and_Hard_of_Hearing>),[37] <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Graham_Bell>" Target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Graham_Bell> in Boston <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston>, Massachusetts <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts>, United States, to introduce the Visible Speech System by providing training for Fuller's instructors, but he declined the post, in favor of his son. Traveling to Boston in April 1871, Bell proved successful in training the school's instructors.[38] <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Graham_Bell>" Target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Graham_Bell> He was subsequently asked to repeat the program at the American Asylum for Deaf-mutes <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_School_for_the_Deaf> in Hartford <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hartford>, Connecticut <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Connecticut> and the Clarke School for the Deaf <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarke_School_for_the_Deaf> in Northampton, Massachusetts <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northampton,_Massachusetts>

Monday, March 5, 2012
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Event Title: Lex Frieden's Birthday
Monday, March 5, 2012
Lex Frieden is one of America's pre-eminent disability <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disability> activists and leaders of the independent living <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_living> movement. Lex Frieden was born in Alva, Oklahoma <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alva,_Oklahoma>, on March 5, 1949, a town in northwestern Oklahoma. Mr. Frieden, a quadriplegic due to spinal cord injury, has been involved in the organization of several groups of disabled individuals including the American Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities, the Coalition of Texans with Disabilities, and the Houston Coalition for Barrier Free Living. He is past Chairman of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) <http://www.aapd-dc.org/>. He is Professor of Health Informatics and of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_Texas_Health_Science_Center_at_Houston>. He is also Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baylor_College_of_Medicine>. From 2002 to 2006, he served as Chairman of the National Council on Disability <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Council_on_Disability> (NCD), a presidentially appointed body. He was the 1998 winner of the prestigious Henry B. Betts Award for outstanding achievement in disability rights.


Wednesday, March 7, 2012
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Event Title: Stephen Hopkins was born on this day
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Stephen Hopkins (March 7, 1707 - July 13, 1785) was an American political leader from Rhode Island <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhode_Island> who signed the Declaration of Independence <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Declaration_of_Independence>. He served as the Chief Justice and Governor <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governor> of the English Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations and was a Delegate to the Colonial Congress in Albany <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albany_Congress> in 1754 and to the Continental Congress <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continental_Congress> from 1774 to 1776. Hopkins had cerebral palsy <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerebral_palsy>, and was noted to have said, as he signed the Declaration, "My hand trembles, my heart does not." Hopkins is easily distinguishable in John Trumbull <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Trumbull>'s famous painting <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trumbull%27s_Declaration_of_Independence> as the gentleman standing in the back wearing a hat."
For more click here: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Hopkins_>


Saturday, March 10, 2012
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Event Title: Paul Timmons' birthday
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Paul Timmons (March 10 ) Home: Timmons lives in Johns Island, S.C.
Family: Paul is married to Kelly. The couple has two children, a daughter, Holly, and a son, George.

Disability: Timmons has residual quadriplegia as a result of Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a condition in which the body's immune system attacks part of the peripheral nervous system, resulting in paralysis.

Employment: Timmons is a commercial real estate broker/developer. He also serves as CEO of Portlight Strategies <http://www.portlight.org>, Inc., a nonprofit organization which develops and manages a number of disability-related, community-building projects across the country, including the 2000 Spirit of ADA 10th Anniversary Torch Relay and the 2003 Disability Leadership Summit. Portlight is probably best known for its' initiative focusing on the post disaster needs of people with disabilities. It has been involved in a number of post disaster scenario, including the Asian tsunami, Hurricane Ike and the Haiti earthquake. The organization grew out of relationships developed from the 1996 Paralympic Games in Atlanta.
For more on Paul Timmons click here
http://www.ilusa.com/Web_cal_articles/Paul-Timmons.htm





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Monday, March 12, 2012
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Event Title: National ADA Symposium
Monday, March 12, 2012
National ADA Symposium


Monday, March 12th-14th 2012 Conference Location:
Caribe Royale All-Suites Hotel & Convention Center <http://www.thecaribeorlando.com/>
8101 World Center Drive
Orlando, FL 32821
1-407-238-8000
<http://www.adasymposium.org/OrlandoSymposium.html>


Event Title: Matthew P. Sapolin was born on this day
Monday, March 12, 2012

Matthew P. Sapolin ( March 12 th , 1970 - Nov. 29 th , 2011). Sapolin, the New York City disabilities commissioner, died of cancer at gof 41.

Sapolin, who was blind, had served as commissioner for the Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities since the post was created in 2006. In that role, he pushed to make New York City's building code more accommodating to people with disabilities, created a mentoring program and led an effort to freeze rents for some disabled New Yorkers
<http://www.itodaynews.com/december2011/we_remember2011.htm>


Wednesday, March 14, 2012
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Event Title: Lis Hartel was born on this day
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Lis Hartel - (March 14, 1921 - February 12, 2009)) Lis Hartel was a Danish equestrian athlete. Hartel became the first woman in equestrianism to win an Olympic medal when she won silver medals at the 1952 and 1956 Summer Olympics in dressage. She accomplished this feat despite being paralyzed below the knees as a result of polio and required assistance on and off her horse. After three years of rehabilitation, she was able to compete in the Scandinavian riding championships and finished second in women's dressage. {Disabled World}


Thursday, March 15, 2012
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Event Title: Bret Michaels' Birthday
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Bret Michaels (born Bret Michael Sychak, March 15, 1963) is an American <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People_of_the_United_States> singer, actor, director, screenwriter, producer and reality television <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reality_television> personality. He first gained fame as the lead vocalist <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vocalist> of the glam metal <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glam_metal> band Poison <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poison_(band)>. Besides his career as lead singer, he has several solo albums to his credit, as well as one chart single. He appeared in the VH1 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VH1> reality show Rock of Love with Bret Michaels <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_of_Love_with_Bret_Michaels> and its sequels, and as a judge on the talent show Nashville Star <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nashville_Star>. He was the winning contestant on NBC's reality show Celebrity Apprentice 3 <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Apprentice_(U.S._season_9)>. Michaels has diabetes. In addition, tests showed that Michaels, 47, has a hole in his heart, called a patent foramen ovale. According to a message posted on Michaels' website, he "was readmitted to the hospital this week after suffering numbness on the left side of his body, predominantly his face and hands, which doctors described as a transient ischemic attack, or warning stroke." Michaes is now recovered.
<http://www.usatoday.com/life/people/2010-05-21-bretmichaels21_st_N.htm>


Sunday, March 18, 2012
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Event Title: Peter Miller Dawkins' Birthday
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Peter Miller Dawkins (March 8, 1938) is a former Heisman Trophy <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heisman_Trophy>" Target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heisman_Trophy> winner, Rhodes Scholar <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhodes_Scholar>, U.S. Army <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Army> Brigadier General <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigadier_General_(United_States)>. At age 11, he was successfully treated for polio <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polio> with aggressive physical therapy <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physical_therapy>. After earning a scholarship, Dawkins entered Cranbrook School <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cranbrook_Schools> in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloomfield_Hills>. There he was an all-league quarterback <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quarterback>, and captain of the baseball <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baseball> team.
Although accepted to Yale University <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yale_University>, Dawkins chose instead to attend the United States Military Academy <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Military_Academy> at West Point <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Point,_New_York>. Dawkins was selected for the Heisman Trophy <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heisman_Trophy>" Target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heisman_Trophy> and an All American <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_American>. {Wikipedia}


Event Title: Terri Schiavo feeding tube is removed
Sunday, March 18, 2012
March 18th, 2005 - Terri Schiavo's feeding tube is ordered removed by a Florida court. Judge George Greer, a Florida District Court judge, deemed a feeding tube to be an extraordinary life-saving medical procedure, even though Schiavo's brain injury was not considered to be terminal. The request was made by her husband, Michael Schiavo, who won a 1992 lawsuit based on the argument that he would need money to continue her skilled care. This was the third time that Schiavo's feeding tube was removed. In 2003, it was removed but reinserted after the Florida Legislature intervened and passed "Terri's Law." In 2005, the U.S. Congress met in an unprecedented session to try to save her life, but that effort was ultimately unsuccessful. She died on March 31, 2005. The doctor who conducted her autopsy stated that, based on the physical evidence, it would be impossible to determine what level of brain functioning existed.


Tuesday, March 20, 2012
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Event Title: Henry Holden's Birthday
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Henry Holden - (born March 20, 1948) is an American actor, activist, and comedian. At the age of four, Henry Holden contracted polio during the 1952 polio epidemic. Holden has appeared on television and stage. He also travels to colleges as a lecturer and in presenting self-penned short plays about people with disabilities and issues concerning people with disabilities. {Personal Interview with Henry Holden}


Wednesday, March 21, 2012
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Event Title: March 21, 1985 -- Man in Motion began
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
March 21, 1985 -- Man in Motion--Rick Hansen (born August 26, 1957) is a Canadian paraplegic athlete and activist for people with spinal cord injuries. Following a car crash at the age of 15, Hansen sustained a spinal cord injury that paralyzed him from the belly button down. Hansen is most famous for his Man in Motion world tour. He started his Man in Motion tour on March 21, 1985 from Oakridge Mall in Vancouver. Although public attention was low at the beginning of the tour, he soon attracted international media attention as he progressed on a 26-month trek, logging over 40,000 km through 34 countries on four continents before crossing Canada. He returned to Vancouver's BC Place Stadium to cheering crowds of thousands on May 22, 1987 after raising $26 million for spinal cord research and quality of life initiatives. Like Terry Fox, he was hailed as a national hero.


Monday, March 26, 2012
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Event Title: Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability
Monday, March 26, 2012
Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability & Diversity
Formerly called the Pacific Rim International Conference on Disabilities
March 26 & 27, 2012
Honolulu, HI: Hawai'i Convention Center


http://www.pacrim.hawaii.edu/

Thursday, March 29, 2012
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Event Title: Frank G. Bowe was born on this day
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Frank G. Bowe (March 29, 1947 - August 21, 2007) Bowe is a distinguished professor at Hofstra University and has accomplished much as an disability rights activist, teacher and author. He was the first to represent disabled people at the UN when they planned the IYDP in 1981. He headed many organizations that assists both deaf and disabled people. He wrote "Handicapping America" which points out various ways that we have been handicapping disabled people instead of helping them. He is named in many who's who publications, such as who's who in the world, who's who in Education and many others. He has received multiple awards for his contributions to the disabled.
These famous deaf people are just a small minority of those whose contributions have shaped both the deaf world and the world in general. We would not have great classical music, education for the deaf and blind and the many other great contributions that these great people have given this world with their abilities. <http://www.DeafPeopleinHistory.com/Frank_Bowe>

Friday, March 30, 2012
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Event Title: Vincent Willem van Gogh was born on this day
Friday, March 30, 2012
Vincent Willem van Gogh (30 March 1853 - 29 July 1890) was a Dutch <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dutch_people> Post-Impressionist <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-Impressionism> artist.[1] <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_van_Gogh>" Target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_van_Gogh> Some of his paintings are now among the world's best known, most popular and expensive works of art <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art>.
Van Gogh spent his early adult life working for a firm of art dealers. After a brief spell as a teacher, he became a missionary worker in a very poor mining region. He did not embark upon a career as an artist until 1880. Initially, Van Gogh worked only with sombre colours, until he encountered Impressionism <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Impressionism> and Neo-Impressionism <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neo-Impressionism> in Paris. He incorporated their brighter colours and style of painting into a uniquely recognizable style, which was fully developed during the time he spent at Arles <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arles>, France. He produced more than 2,000 works, including around 900 paintings and 1,100 drawings and sketches, during the last ten years of his life. Most of his best-known works were produced in the final two years of his life, during which time he cut off part of his left ear following a breakdown in his friendship with Paul Gauguin <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Gauguin>. After this he suffered recurrent bouts of mental illness <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mental_illness>, which led to his suicide <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide>.
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_van_Gogh>" Target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vincent_van_Gogh>


Event Title: Francisco José de Goya
Friday, March 30, 2012
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (March 30, 1746 -April 16, 1828) was a Spanish <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_people> romantic <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanticism> painter <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Painting> and printmaker <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Printmaking> regarded both as the last of the Old Masters <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Master> and as the first of the moderns. Goya was a court painter to the Spanish Crown, and through his works was both a commentator on and chronicler of his era. The subversive and imaginative element in his art, as well as his bold handling of paint, provided a model for the work of later generations of artists, notably Manet <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C3%89douard_Manet> and Picasso <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pablo_Picasso>.[1] <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Goya>
At some time between late 1792 and early 1793, a serious illness, whose exact nature is not known, left Goya deaf, and he became withdrawn and introspective. During his recuperation, he undertook a series of experimental paintings. His experimental art -- that would encompass paintings, drawings as well as a bitter series of aquatinted <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aquatint> etchings <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etching>, published in 1799 under the title Caprichos <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caprichos>.
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francisco_Goya#cite_note-0#cite_note-0>



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