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Disabled people 'remain with employers longer' - Employers' Forum on Disability

Disabled people 'remain with employers longer' - Employers' Forum on Disability | Developmental Disabilities | Scoop.it
Employers have been reminded of the fact that disabled people tend to stay with a company for longer, which may make them more likely to employ these individuals.According to Neil Coyle, spokesman for Disability Rights UK, disabled people are also...

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'Handicapped' Symbol Gets Facelift - Disability Scoop

'Handicapped' Symbol Gets Facelift - Disability Scoop | Developmental Disabilities | Scoop.it
An effort to revamp the icon that's long symbolized accessibility on everything from parking lot signs to bathrooms is gaining traction with New York City agreeing to adopt a new look.

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Four Things All Educators Should Understand About the Dyslexic Brain

Four Things All Educators Should Understand About the Dyslexic Brain | Developmental Disabilities | Scoop.it
What do you think of when you hear the word dyslexic? All too often the reflex reaction is a stream of negative associations -- "slow reader," "under performance," "extra time on exams," "difficulty

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Michael J. Fox's new show refreshingly honest about disabilities - TheNewsTribune.com

Michael J. Fox's new show refreshingly honest about disabilities - TheNewsTribune.com | Developmental Disabilities | Scoop.it
Michael J. Fox's new show refreshingly honest about disabilities
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Michael J. Fox is back, and by mocking the way society treats people with disabilities, he's breaking new ground on prime-time television.

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Netflix agrees to subtitle all films by 2014

Netflix agrees to subtitle all films by 2014 | Developmental Disabilities | Scoop.it
In an agreement that the National Association for the Deaf (NAD) calls "a model for the streaming video industry," Netflix has agreed to caption all of its shows by the year 2014.

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Beth Case's curator insight, December 6, 2013 2:23 PM

It's about time! 

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11 Ways To Strengthen Memory In A Child With Special Needs

11 Ways To Strengthen Memory In A Child With Special Needs | Developmental Disabilities | Scoop.it
Most people don’t think about the process of remembering until they experience memory loss. But what if the ability to hold and retrieve memories was never there? How do you live life like that? Ho...

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Beth Case's curator insight, March 28, 2013 3:43 PM

Good advice on helping kids (and adults, I'd think!) with disabilities with their memory skills.

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Building the Bridge Between Community College and Work For Students with Learning Disabilities | LD Topics | LD OnLine

Building the Bridge Between Community College and Work For Students with Learning Disabilities | LD Topics | LD OnLine | Developmental Disabilities | Scoop.it
Building the bridge between community college and work for students with learning disabilities (LD) can and should begin long before they enter college.

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34 Assistive Technology Apps From edshelf

34 Assistive Technology Apps From edshelf | Developmental Disabilities | Scoop.it
A collection of assistive technology & software that can be used for students with disabilities, such as Dragon Dictation, iTalk, Moody Me, Quizlet, etc.

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First deaf-blind Student At Harvard Law Pursues Dreams

First deaf-blind Student At Harvard Law Pursues Dreams | Developmental Disabilities | Scoop.it
At the age of 15, Haben Girma had danced, skied, kayaked and traveled to Mali. And although that’s a lot for any young person to experience, Haben was

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Deaf Culture Facts That Might Surprise You

Deaf Culture Facts That Might Surprise You | Developmental Disabilities | Scoop.it
You might be surprised to learn some of these differences between Deaf and hearing culture.

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