HUD Charges University with Housing Discrimination of College Student with Support Dog

A new school year means that disabled college students are adjusting to their new environments, and are making accommodation requests to their school’s disability services department that will allow a smoother transition.  Accommodations can range from needing note-taking assistance, placement i…

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Want to Be a Part of a Disability Rights & Advocacy Organization? Become an Intern at Ramp Your Voice!

Want to Be a Part of a Disability Rights & Advocacy Organization? Become an Intern at Ramp Your Voice!

WINNSBORO, SC (Sept. 16, 2014) - Going into the second year of Ramp Your Voice!, I decided that now is the opportune time to expand my team by seeking the talents and skills of interns.  There is a lot of work that I plan to spearhead within the next year and beyond, and I cannot continue to do this work solo – compiling an energetic team with the skill sets I need has to be a priority.  With…

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Started celebrating my birthday early last night by painting & sipping with the girls at UnWine. I’m a wheeling Picasso in the making. Very relaxing & fun time, & I look forward to us doing it again. The 2 glasses of Moscato D’Asti I had made me less anal about painting perfectly, lol. (And yes, that’s a lemon-lime Margarita I painted.)

I’m ready for Sept. 17th to arrive because I’ll be Divine 29! ~ Vilissa, birthday girl.

September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month

September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month

September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month, and I decided to show my support by educating my readers about this disease that affects so many in America, and abroad.  As an African American, I am well aware that sickle cell disease hits our community the hardest, and we have to stand in support of those we know and love who live with the symptoms that affect their well-being each and every day.…

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Remembering 9/11: 13 years later

Today is the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. I was in Spanish class in the 10th grade when this took place. My thoughts are with all those affected by the tragic events of that day. ~ Vilissa, Founder & CEO of Ramp Your Voice.