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Welcome to Roseville Today’s section on disabilities. Featuring a combination of original content, guest posts, inspiring stories, and practical tips. We hope you’ll find this section useful and informative. May it lift you with encouragement, empower you with empathy, and fuel you with compassion.

Former Congressman Tim Penny’s personal disability connection

When serving in Congress from 1982-94, U.S. Rep. Tim Penny helped pass the Americans with Disabilities Act. Arguably, he had as much of a...

Legislator Lobbying Tips

Many people with disabilities and people working for disability-related organizations actively lobby their state legislators. Recently, I asked my own state representative, Tony Cornish,...

Lori and Donna Joy Vance

Over the years I've read a lot of news items about people with disabilities. One newspaper report on Donna Joy and Lori Vance, of Rogersville, Tennessee, especially caught my eye because of the last name.

Joni Eareckson Tada Part 2

This columnist recently featured Joni Eareckson Tada, a 40-year survivor of spinal cord injury, who broke her neck while diving into Maryland's Chesapeake Bay in 1967. She uses an electric wheelchair, and has paralysis in all four limbs.

New employment model for people with Autism and Intellectual Disabilities

Sacramento, Calif. - Over the past 20 years, more than 60,000 California students with autism and intellectual disabilities have graduated from high school. Most of them are unemployed or under-employed.

Marriage Insight from a Sports Columnist

Last column, I featured Paul Daugherty, nationally acclaimed Cincinnati Enquirer sports columnist, whose daughter Jillian was born with Down syndrome.

Foundation Funds Jewish Disability Programs

Roseville, CA - Since 2002, the Ruderman Family Foundation has been involved with "inclusion and enhancing the lives of adults and children with disabilities

Be a Friend This Holiday Season

Outreach could jumpstart a lifelong friendship Roseville, Calif.- With Christmas, and other year-end holidays approaching, I'm going to put an idea or two right...

Casella Not Ready to Give Up

Mario Casella sleeps outside under the stars in Texas, getting through the night in a sleeping bag and doing what he can to survive.

Woman Taunted as a Teenager

My featured person this week agreed to be interviewed only under condition of anonymity. Janet" was born with

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Paul Black’s Window Cleaning

Paul Black’s Window Cleaning Inc. has been serving Placer County’s commercial and residential window cleaning needs since 1990.

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Roseville Venture Lab business accelerator and incubator

The City of Roseville, in partnership with the Growth Factory, is launching Roseville Venture Lab in Downtown Roseville. City Council approved plans for the business accelerator and incubator at the May 18 meeting.