I Am Able: Share YOUR Selfies!
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I Am Able: Share YOUR Selfies!

Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer directs Jewish Learning Venture’s Whole Community Inclusion which fosters inclusion of people with disabilities through the Philadelphia Jewish community. She loves writing/editing for “The New Normal” and for WHYY’s newsworks. Her latest book The Little Gate Crasher is a memoir of her Great-Uncle Mace Bugen, a self-made millionaire and celebrity selfie-artist who was 43 inches tall and was chosen for this year’s Jewish Disability Awareness & Inclusion Month Book Selections. She’s recently shared an ELI Talk on Standing With Families Raising Kids With Disabilities and has released a journal designed for special needs parents.

The New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities has mounted an "I Am Able"? campaign to document and celebrate the abilities of the individuals that the office serves. People with disabilities are encouraged to submit pictures and share accomplishments in their own words.

At the "New Normal," we love a great idea and would love to feature our readers "I Am Able" selfies! When you participate in the campaign, please take a moment to email us your photo and "I Am Able" statement so we can share, celebrate your accomplishments and raise awareness about what our amazing readers are doing on our blog, too. Or you can just send your photo and a few words directly to us.

You can email us at Gabby.newnormal@gmail.com

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