I believe strongly that we need to do a better job of highlighting the accomplishments of people with disabilities, including in our classrooms.

As a writer, I especially like VSA Art’s (The International Organization of Arts and Disability) online educational tools that feature short literary works for pominent writers with disabilities, tools that help create classrooms conversations and greater awareness about disability. Check it out here.

Reminder: The International VSA Festival arts and disability being held next week June 6 thru June 12 in Washington DC. Details here.

Love, love, love this organization!!!
Photo by Judy Winter: One of many huge street puppets, featuring innovative and creative artistic designs, which took over the streets of Ann Arbor, Michigan, during the annual FestiFools Parade on April 11th, 2010.