Disability Personalities Among Time Magazine’s Most Influential
Two of the country’s most well-known on disability issues are among those gracing the pages of Time Magazine’s “Time 100” list this week.
Temple Grandin and Sarah Palin made the list highlighting the world’s most influential people in 2010.
Grandin, who has autism, is noted in the magazine for being an “extraordinary source of inspiration for autistic children, their parents — and all people.” Meanwhile, Palin — the former vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor — who has a son with Down syndrome and often remarks on special needs issues is recognized for her “tsunami of support” and “rugged individualism.”
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Other notables to make this year’s “Time 100” include former President Bill Clinton, Apple head Steve Jobs and actress Sandra Bullock.
Among those up for consideration who did not make the final cut was Jenny McCarthy, an actress who is well-known for vocalizing concerns about a link between vaccines and autism, a disorder her son has.