Non-profit Vibrantly Changes Stereotypes About Disability
= August 26, 2005, 4:46 am
Author = Gary Norman/ National Council for Support of Disability
Industry = Non
Summary = National Council for Support of Disability Issues to proactively
educate the public about ability and abolish the historical segregation
of persons with disabilities.
Body = A non-profit, which constitutes a successor to the previously
named organization of National Council of Students With Disabilities,
has been founded and renamed as the National Council for Support
of People With Disabilities. “We have founded and renamed
this non-profit in order to proactively educate the public about
ability and abolish the historical segregation of persons with
disabilities. Just in its adolescence, the organization has already
attracted some 110 members, created an impressive website and website
store at http://http://www.ncsd.org, and has worked with talented
artists, writers, other non-profits and volunteers on such projects
as the Able Crew http://www.TheAbleCrew.org, to educate that there
is only ‘ability in disability’,” said its executive
director Trisha Fink. NCSD is a registered §501C3 public charity
to which one can make tax-deductible contributions. All staff are
volunteers. Our goals are:
a means for sharing information, resources, ideas and support between
people with all types of disabilities.
• Encourage and support people with disabilities to reach
economic independence through opportunities in education, information
• Provide information on current legislative issues that affect
civil rights, accessibility and the safety of people with disabilities.
• Encourage voting for whatever candidate supports their own
the attitudes, consideration, respect and awareness of the general
public toward people with all disabilities, by demonstrating their
abilities, talents, skills and capability.
• Increase self-esteem and strive for perfection in their
own manner within their disability.
• Increase enjoyment of life through sports, recreation and
The organization has already met these goals by providing a website,
People Resources, http://www.peoplereources.org that facilitates
a job bank for employers and job seekers with disabilities, and
a personal development page with links. This allows disabled users
of the Internet to utilize the organizations website to enroll in
and complete a number of different courses. “We are most proud
of our early accomplishment of The Able Crew, which is a comic book
and e-based set of educational activities for youth, disabled or
not. This portrays kids with disabilities playing and achieving
accomplishments just like their able-bodied counterparts and learning
self-pride in their disability at the same time,” said Trisha
Fink. It also has examples of what people with different disabilities
experience and how they can be disrespected.
Persons that chair this non-profit have disabilities themselves.
Among their number are its president – Jason Perry, a blind
law student and Ph.D. candidate at the Ohio State University, and
Gary C. Norman, Esq., a blind attorney and civil rights activist.
“We are pleased to possess association with this vibrant young
non-profit. As much as the law is a tool to the eradication of unlawful
discrimination, the more important instrument of cultural change
must occur if
equality is to happen on any array of issues related to minority
populations,” said Gary C. Norman, Esq.
unlawful discrimination and the stereotypes from which it flows
is exactly what the non-profit is accomplishing, one comic book
at a time.
For questions about persons with disabilities or for technical assistance,
you may contact its executive director or Gary C. Norman, Esq.,
a director, visually impaired attorney and founder of the Maryland
Area Guide Dog Users, Inc., at email@example.com, or MDGuideDogs@hotmail.com.
Web Site = http://www.ncsd.org