By IE Community News
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As a child, Ben Jauregui remembers watching a young neighbor with a visible disability get on a yellow bus but never saw the boy at school.

“I always wondered where they were taking him, why he wasn’t at my school, and why I didn’t see other kids like him there. It just didn’t seem right,” said Jauregui, a manager of integrated transitional care at Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP).

Thus began Jauregui’s lifelong journey of speaking out for a marginalized disabled community – an inspiring story which has now been captured on video as part of upcoming Homegrown Heroes oral history project by the Civil Rights Institute of Inland Southern California (CRIISC).

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