Showtime Comedian Agrees to Remove Offensive Content After Meeting With Self-Advocates with Special Needs

After being confronted and criticized by disability advocates, comic Gary Owen, who repeatedly used the word “retard” and mocked people with intellectual disability as part of his Showtime special “Gary Owen: I  Agree With Myself,” agreed to remove the content from his show and refrain from using the word “retarded” in future routines.  This decision […]... >> read more

Clausen House Is Awarded Developmental Disability Council Awards for Volunteerism and Lifetime Service

On June 6, 2016, the Alameda County Developmental Disability Council awarded Clausen House’s Board of Director Curt Engelhard the Dana Sanbor Volunteerism Award and Residential Staff Member Mattie Abner the Lifetime Service Award in recognition of their outstanding service to and on behalf of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The award ceremony was held […]... >> read more