ABC’s Speechless Honored For Promoting Disability Awareness

ABC’s Speechless, a show depicting a teenager with cerebral palsy, has been selected for a special award from the people behind the Emmy Awards. Speechless was named as one of six shows to the Television Academy Honors. The shows receiving this honor were those “that explore and confront significant issues facing our society in a compelling and impactful way.” Speechless was selected for its showcasing of both the highs and the lows of daily life for individuals with disabilities. The main character, played by an actor with cerebral palsy, has dealt with a range of current and common problem for the disability community including inspiration porn and trying to gain independence. Read more about Speechless and the Television Academy Honors here

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