Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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November 9, 2012

Glasgow man celebrates 50 years as advocate for those with disabilities

GLASGOW — People who know William Shaw say the work he has done for those with disabilities is invaluable.

Shaw is celebrating 50 years as an advocate and during that time much progress has been made toward establishing rights for those with disabilities.

“He started out [advocating] when children with disabilities were not even allowed in public school systems,” said Dana Hall, a past president of the Arc of Barren County. “That just tells you what kind of changes have been made over the years.”

Shaw, is a founding member of the Association for Retarded Children of Barren County, a local non-profit organization developed in the early 1960s to ensure educational opportunities for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. He now serves as president of the organization.

He and his wife, Shirley, learned their youngest daughter, Donna, had an intellectual disability when she was 2 months old.

Learning his daughter had a disability was tough.

 “It wasn’t the end of the world, but it was close to it,” he said.  

The Shaws joined forces with three other families with special needs children to form the organization. The other families were: Mr. and Mrs. Charles Jeffries and Mr. and Mrs. Ray Berryman, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Poore.

For the full story, read the Nov. 10 print or e-Edition of the Glasgow Daily Times.


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