2012 photo of Paralympian and NWBA president Sarah Castle
University of Missouri at Kansas City
November 14, 2015

Wheelchair Basketball Group Looks To Build On Nugent’s Vision

University of Illinois wheelchair athlete and graduate Sarah Castle is the president of the National Wheelchair Basketball Association, founded nearly 70 years ago by 'Father of Accessibility' Tim Nugent, who died this week.  "His passion and his love for the game, but also his desire for the well-being of every athlete was completly apparent," she said.


Tim Nugent before in an interview with Illinois Public Media in January.
Jeff Bossert/Illinois Public Media
November 11, 2015

Tim Nugent, The ‘Father of Accessibility’ at U of I, Dies at 92

Nugent died Wednesday morning.  For years, he advocated for wheelchair-accessible buses, curb cuts, and other amenities that those with disabilities have now used for many years.  His time with the U of I goes back to the late 1940's, when he helped wounded veterans coming back from World War II.


Sarah Thompson of Paxton speaks about the ABLE Act to a small audience at the Developmental Services Center of Champaign on Monday.
Senait Gebregiorgis/Illinois Public Media
September 28, 2015

Politicians Promote Savings Plan For Disability Care

Illinois will be among the first states to implement a savings program for the lifelong care of people with disabilities. The financial planning tool is being promoted at a time when many state-funded services for those with disabilities are not being paid.


Page 1 of 3 pages  1 2 3 >