Not on TV

“The Screen Actors Guild commissioned a study that shows only one-half of 1 percent of words spoken on television are by people with disabilities.”

Carrie Sandahl, associate professor of disability and human development, on the inaccurate portrayal in the media of the lives of people with disabilities, April 14 ABC 7 News


“If the Internal Revenue Service had the capacity to catch those who knowingly or unknowingly evade the law, the burden on those who comply with the law could be lowered.”

James Thompson, associate professor of public administration, on the need for stricter IRS enforcement of tax laws, April 14 USA Today


“A lot of girls in my class, including me, are like, ‘Eh, we don’t know if we want to be in big manufacturing plants where they make big engines and it’s noisy.’”

College of Engineering senior Nadya Fogarty, who interned at a GE locomotive plant, in an article on the lack of women in manufacturing, April 15 Crain’s Chicago Business


“Research hasn’t focused on the needs of these adults, and it hasn’t focused on interventions.”

Jennifer Gorski, assistant professor of clinical psychology and project coordinator in the Institute on Disability and Human Development, on the lack of services for adults with autism, February Chicago Magazine


“I am surprised that a lot of the information you would expect to flow down from parents to siblings, doesn’t flow down.”

Katie Arnold, associate project director of the Institute on Disability and Human Development, on support programs for the siblings of people with disabilities, March 28 Chicago Tribune


“We found healthier school meals have the potential to reduce obesity.”

Daniel Taber, research scientist in the Institute for Health Research and Policy, on his study on obesity and children who receive free or reduced-price lunches, April 8 Reuters News Service

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