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CBC's Cathy Browne recognized by Inclusion B.C. for Access Denied column

CBC Vancouver's The Early Edition and columnist Cathy Browne are being recognized with an award for her stories about the realities faced by people with intellectual disabilities.

Browne and Early Edition aired stories about realities faced by those with intellectual disabilities

CBC Vancouver's Cathy Browne is being recognized by Inclusion B.C. for her column Access Denied.

CBC Vancouver's The Early Edition and columnist Cathy Browne are being recognized with an award for Browne's stories about the realities faced by people with intellectual disabilities.

Inclusion B.C. is a federation that helps "enhance the lives of children, youth, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families by building awareness, inspiring action and advancing rights, responsibilities and social justice," according to its website.

On Oct. 5 it will present an excellence in media award to The Early Edition and Cathy Browne for her regular column, Access Denied.

The column delves into the lives of children and youth with disabilities and their families, as they struggle to access supports and services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Inclusion B.C. says Browne's series "has increased public awareness of the unique challenges that COVID-19 presents to individuals with intellectual disabilities and those who are supporting them in these challenging times."

Browne began working at CBC News in Vancouver in September 2019 as part of a program to kick-start the journalism careers of people living with disabilities.

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