Ronda Michaelson – Women’s History Month 2019

Ronda Michaelson – Women’s History Month 2019

Ronda Michaelson was born in the late 1930s to a loving family, which soon included a younger brother.  She attended special schools in the L.A. area while growing up, and in 1961, her parents were one of several families who helped to start LARC Ranch in Santa...
Lori Shepard – Women’s History Month 2019

Lori Shepard – Women’s History Month 2019

    Lori Shepard was raised with an inclusive mindset.  The concept of segregation (for any reason) has never been a consideration. She attended public schools and saw peers separated from the mainstream, but, even at a young age, did not see the value in that...
Dr. Temple Grandin – Women’s History Month 2019

Dr. Temple Grandin – Women’s History Month 2019

Dr. Temple Grandin was born on August 29, 1947, in Boston, Massachusetts.  Dr. Grandin is a designer of livestock handling facilities and a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. Facilities she has designed are located in the United States, Canada,...
Mary A. Falvey, Ph.D. – Women’s History Month 2019

Mary A. Falvey, Ph.D. – Women’s History Month 2019

Mary A. Falvey, Ph.D. Dr. Mary Falvey is an Emerita Professor from the Division of Special Education and Counseling at California State University, Los Angeles. She has advocated for hundreds of thousands of students with disabilities to be educated alongside their...
Monica Sagen – Women’s History Month 2019

Monica Sagen – Women’s History Month 2019

Monica Sagen, Lori Shepard’s Mother, was born prematurely in 1936 and immediately diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy. Well before words such as “inclusion and Supported Employment” existed, doctors told Monica’s mom she would not live an hour, a...