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MOST RECENT

“As the 28th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act approaches, Pittsburgh’s city government is poised to make the city more disability-friendly,” July 23, 2018
https://www.publicsource.org/as-the-28th-anniversary-of-the-americans-with-disabilities-act-approaches-pittsburghs-city-government-is-poised-to-make-the-city-more-disability-friendly/

“Meet Colton, a student with Down syndrome who plans to take part in the wave of inclusive higher ed programs,” March 29, 2018
https://www.publicsource.org/meet-colton-a-student-with-down-syndrome-who-plans-to-take-part-in-the-wave-of-inclusive-higher-ed-programs/

SELECTED ESSAYS

“A Whole New World,” Sept. 15, 1996
http://www.post-gazette.com/life/lifestyle/2013/06/02/A-whole-new-world-A-family-s-love-is-redefined-by-son-s-struggle-with-cerebral-palsy/stories/201306020221

“A Family’s Journey,” June 2, 2013
http://www.post-gazette.com/life/lifestyle/2013/06/02/A-family-s-journey-with-cerebral-palsy/stories/201306020224

Ten Ways to Make Pittsburgh a More Disability Friendly City,” Dec. 16, 2015
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2015/12/06/Tina-Calabro-offers-10-ways-Pittsburgh-Allegheny-County-can-be-more-inclusive-for-people-with-disabilities/stories/201512060011

“A Caregiver’s Dilemma,” June 15, 2015
http://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/Op-Ed/2014/06/15/The-Next-Page-A-caregivers-dilemma-Richard-and-Mickey-Liposchok-by-Tina-Calabro/stories/201406150079

SELECTED “BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS” COLUMNS
Community inclusion

“Building’s design supports bringing people with disabilities into the community,” Jan. 23, 2012
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/health/buildings-design-supports-bringing-people-with-disabilities-into-the-community-218883/

“For the deaf, a doctor who can communicate,”Nov. 25, 2011
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2013/11/25/for-the-deaf-a-doctor-who-can-communicate/201311250021

“A winning attitude at PNC Park for those with disabilities,” May 14, 2008
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08135/881440-114.stm

“Disabled clients may have trouble at new state office,” Dec. 5, 2007
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07339/839070-114.stm

“Disability rights events underscore the power of advocacy, Jul. 26, 2006
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06207/708452-114.stm

“Better trail accessibility a work in progress,” June 1, 2005
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05152/513371-114.stm

“Creating a welcoming atmosphere for worshippers with disabilities,” April 5, 2005
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05095/482784-114.stm

“Snow, ice create special challenges for those with limited mobility,” Feb. 27, 2004
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04048/273875-114.stm

Youth Issues 

“iPad is helpful tool for special needs students,” Sept. 9, 2013
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2013/09/09/breaking-down-barriers-ipad-helpful-tool-for-special-needs-students/201309090197

“Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts making efforts to reach out to youths with disabilities,” March 25, 2013
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/health/both-girl-scouts-and-boy-scouts-are-making-special-efforts-to-reach-out-to-youths-with-disabilities-680777/

“An easier transition to adult health care, “Nov. 5, 2012
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/health/an-easier-transition-to-adult-health-care-660642/

“High school bands become champions for kids with disabilities,” Dec. 3, 2012
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/health/high-school-bands-become-champions-for-kids-with-disabilities-664677/

“It takes many pieces to build a bridge to kindergarten for little girl with autism: Educating Angelina,” Aug. 22, 2007
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07234/811045-114.stm

“Finding the right way to discuss sexuality,” May 25, 2004
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04146/321377-114.stm

“Parents can nurture conditions for friendships to bloom,” April 6, 2004
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04097/296536-114.stm

“How to make a welcome space for a special child’s play,” Dec. 2, 2003
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/03336/246130-114.stm

Disability and the Arts

“Two art educators aim to dispel notion that the blind cannot create visual arts,” July 8, 2013
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2013/07/08/breaking-down-barriers-two-art-educators-aim-to-dispel-the-notion-that-the-blind-can-t-create-visual-arts/201307080135

“Activists protesting TV shows that include characters with disabilities but do not cast actors with them, “Aug. 5, 2013
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2013/08/05/activists-protesting-tv-shows-that-include-characters-with-disabilities-but-do-not-cast-actors-with-them/201308050208

“Shooting victims say that rap music ‘saved us,” Sept. 24, 2012
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/health/breaking-barriers-shooting-victims-say-that-rap-music-saved-us-654664/

Employment

“Meeting the challenge of finding work,” Oct. 24, 2003
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/03287/230603-114.stm

Transportation

“Port Authority cuts threaten independence of people with disabilities,” Feb. 20, 2012
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/health/port-authority-cuts-threaten-independence-of-people-with-disabilities-86079/

Public Policy

“Her goal: Preserve Medicaid’s safety net, “June 2, 2012
http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/news/health/her-goal-preserve-medicaids-safety-net-638859/

Self-Advocate Profiles

“Advocating in Academia”
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2013/10/28/advocating-in-academia/201310280015

“After losing his sight, former pilot Abbas Qumar is determined to help others as a counselor,” Nov. 28, 2011
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/health/2011/11/28/after-losing-his-sight-former-pilot-abbas-quamar-is-determined-to-help-others-as-a-counselor/201111280160

“A legacy for independent living, life,” Jul. 25, 2011
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/11206/1162391-114-0.stm

“Advocate breaks the silence on disability rights,”Aug. 13, 2008
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08226/903746-114.stm

“Palestinian woman’s frustrations with inaccessibility foster dream to build career in America,” Jul. 23, 2008
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08205/898696-114.stm

“Self-sufficient and going strong at 77, with spina bifida,” Feb. 20, 2008
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08051/858670-114.stm

Women with Disabilities

“Mothering the mother: Doulas help women with childbirth,” Feb. 28, 2007
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07059/765379-114.stm

“Center for Women with Disabilities considers next step,” Oct. 11, 2006
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06284/728864-114.stm

Caregiving

“When a spouse is disabled, teamwork, support are musts,” Apr. 26, 2006
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06116/684970-114.stm

Disability and the Media

“‘Helpless-to-hero’ stereotype is unfair and incomplete.” Aug. 17, 2004
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04230/362659-114.stm