About the author and the website
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About the author:
Patricia E. Bauer is a journalist who has served as senior editor of the Los Angeles Times Sunday Magazine; special assistant to the publisher of the Washington Post; reporter and bureau chief at the Washington Post, and pundit on public affairs television in Los Angeles. Her articles have appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times and many other publications.
Bauer is a former member of an Institutional Review Board (IRB) at UCLA, where she participated in the ethical review of federally funded medical research on human subjects, and has addressed national and regional conferences on the rights of patients and people with disabilities. During the Carter years, she worked in the White House press office as editor of the White House News Summary.
She is a member of the President’s Leadership Council at Dartmouth College, the Pacific Council on International Policy, and the board of trustees of the Riverview School in East Sandwich, Massachusetts.
Bauer and her husband are among the founders of the Pathway Program at UCLA, a post-secondary program for young adults with intellectual disabilities. They are the parents of two young adults, one of whom has Down syndrome and is a survivor of leukemia.
About the website:
PatriciaEBauer.com is a collection of news and commentary about disability issues drawn from news organizations around the United States and elsewhere.
As a journalist and the mother of a young adult with disabilities, I have often wondered why I was not able to find an online source for media coverage of issues relating to disability. Ultimately, I concluded that I needed to create such a resource myself.
I’ve attempted to create a crisply written website, updated regularly, that draws on a wide range of newspapers, magazines and other media resources to bring readers current reports on issues of interest to the disability community.
Each of the posts includes a summary of the original item, a short excerpt and a link that allows readers to access the original item in its entirety. The articles, editorials and columns displayed here are chosen to give the reader a representative sample of what is being carried in the media. They do not, unless noted, necessarily represent my personal opinions. Some of the websites may require registration.
How to use the website:
The newest items always appear at the top of the left column of the home page. As new items are added, the older items then are pushed down the page. If you want to browse in reverse chronological order, just keep scrolling down and then hit the link that says “earlier entries.” Recent comments are featured in the right column; each comment is also attached to the item that prompted the writer’s interest.
In each post, the portions of the text that are indented and highlighted in light blue are excerpts from the original item.
A couple of features on the site’s home page menu make it easy to find what you’re looking for:
NOT2BEMISSED is a collection of items that — you guessed it — shouldn’t be missed. Click there for the latest and greatest.
NEWS2USE will get you to items that may contain helpful hints, information sources, or things that can help you through your day.
There is also a search box (middle column) that lets you search by key word, and a list of categories (also middle column) that may help you find things.
And if all else fails, shoot me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.