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Love at First Watch

November 5, 2009

This post was contributed by Cindy Battles, a freelance writer based in Rutland, VT who’s been diagnosed with and managing bipolar disorder for many years.

Meet Ablevision, the national, award-winning program created and produced entirely by people with disabilities:

In the above episode, Special Correspondent Christine Murdocca interviews actor and comedian Kevin James, effortlessly wielding the skill and contagious confidence you’d expect from Oprah. Disabilities be damned, these folks are highly-abled, first-class professionals. Their Ablevision mission?  To achieve greater dignity, independence and economic self-sufficiency. The American Dream in a nutshell.

Watching, I was reminded of my own “ability meets vision” experiences of self-reliance and achievement. And how, often times, those of us with disabilities might struggle with the assumption — even the expectation — that because we’re different, we can’t. Ablevision unequivocally demonstrates that in fact, we can.

Talk about must-watch TV!


One Comment leave one →
  1. Sher permalink
    November 16, 2009 3:44 pm

    Great blog Cindy, I didn’t know about Ablevision. Certainly spend enough time at Youtube, so will bookmark it and visit often.

    Bravo to Kevin James for bring his star power and focus to the cause.

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