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ERIC Number: EJ746915
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
PAiD: Pennsylvania Association for Individuals "with" Disabilities
Szelong, Brenda
Exceptional Parent, v36 n10 p66-69 Oct 2006
Carmen Scialabba was on his way to making a name for himself in professional boxing, winning the 1959 All Marine Corps Lightweight Boxing Championship and realizing his dream of boxing at Madison Square Garden when his dreams were shattered after contracting polio at the age 25. But his disability did not stop him from earning a degree and graduating cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh. Post-polio syndrome eventually led to permanent wheelchair use but he led a very successful career, won many awards, and championed many causes on behalf of persons with disabilities. His consternation over the obstacles he experienced when he was trying to find a job spurred him to found the Pennsylvania Association for Individuals with Disabilities (PAiD), a non-profit organization whose aim is to reduce the astounding unemployment rate among individuals with disabilities while providing a qualified, motivated workforce for employers. In this article, the author describes how PAiD was established by Scialabba.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania