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What The Shutdown Means For Disability Services - Disability Scoop

What The Shutdown Means For Disability Services - Disability Scoop | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
As the first U.S. government shutdown in more than 17 years takes hold, some programs benefiting people with disabilities will continue with business as usual while others grind to a halt.
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Little boy's dream to run with disabled brother in 5K comes true - msnNOW

Little boy's dream to run with disabled brother in 5K comes true - msnNOW | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
msnNOW Little boy's dream to run with disabled brother in 5K comes true msnNOW In a story that will restore your faith both in future generations and possibly even TV newscasters, a little boy has been given a jogging stroller so he and his...
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How I Hire: Pay Attention to the Person, Not The Resume

How I Hire: Pay Attention to the Person, Not The Resume | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
Resumes are puff pieces. They’re written by an individual, about the individual. I’ve found that all too often managers get distracted by seeking out resumes that match the job they’
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North Star's Green doesn't let disability slow her down - Lincoln Journal Star

North Star's Green doesn't let disability slow her down - Lincoln Journal Star | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
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Watch Aspen Green play volleyball for the first time, and you'd never know anything is out of the ordinary.
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In First, UN Holds High-Level Disability Summit - Disability Scoop

In First, UN Holds High-Level Disability Summit - Disability Scoop | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
Advocates and dignitaries from around the world converged at the United Nations on Monday for the international body's first-ever high-level meeting on disabilities.
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Six centuries of vilifying the poor: Stigmatisation of welfare recipients and a lack of concern about low wages has origins in early mercantilist thought

Six centuries of vilifying the poor: Stigmatisation of welfare recipients and a lack of concern about low wages has origins in early mercantilist thought | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
The original mercantilists were advocates of the “utility of poverty” thesis, believing that there was a positive side to poverty and that the State should create and maintain poverty as a way to i...

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Disability Caregivers Get Pay, Overtime Protections - Disability Scoop

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For the first time, in-home care workers who assist people with disabilities will soon be entitled to federal minimum wage and overtime protections.
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Clothing Store To Cater To People With Special Needs - Disability Scoop

Clothing Store To Cater To People With Special Needs - Disability Scoop | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
Stocked with everything from apparel featuring Velcro to attire designed for sitting in a wheelchair, a new store is aiming to meet the unique needs of shoppers with disabilities.
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Making The ER Less Stressful For Those On The Spectrum - Disability Scoop

Making The ER Less Stressful For Those On The Spectrum - Disability Scoop | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
A physician and three professors are trying to change how emergency rooms treat patients with autism as hospitals feel the effects of an exploding population of patients with the disorder.
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Schools Obligated To Maintain IEPs When Kids Move - Disability Scoop

Schools Obligated To Maintain IEPs When Kids Move - Disability Scoop | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
Schools have a special responsibility to provide continuity when students with disabilities move from one district to another, federal education officials say.
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Breastfeeding a Baby with Special Needs

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Advice for breastfeeding a baby with special needs, even when you’ve been told it’s not possible.
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Schools Obligated To Maintain IEPs When Kids Move - Disability Scoop

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Schools have a special responsibility to provide continuity when students with disabilities move from one district to another, federal education officials say.
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With Talking Guide, TV Becoming More Accessible - Disability Scoop

With Talking Guide, TV Becoming More Accessible - Disability Scoop | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
How does a person who's blind find what to watch on a TV with 200 channels and 46,000 video-on-demand choices? A Comcast executive who's visually impaired thinks he has the answer.
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Warehouses hiring 12,000 jobs for holiday

Warehouses hiring 12,000 jobs for holiday | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
Think it's too soon for sleigh bells? Not if you're looking for extra cash around the holidays.
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A little perspective on what proper disability etiquette is - Oklahoma Daily

A little perspective on what proper disability etiquette is - Oklahoma Daily | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
A little perspective on what proper disability etiquette is Oklahoma Daily A couple of weeks ago I attended a meeting where students were talking about their desire to spread disability awareness and educate others about “proper disability...
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Ron McCallum: How technology allowed me to read | Video on TED.com

Months after he was born, in 1948, Ron McCallum became blind. In this charming, moving talk, he shows how he is able to read -- and celebrates the progression of clever tools and adaptive computer technologies that make it possible.
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Rosenblum: For disabled, one size just doesn't fit all - Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Rosenblum: For disabled, one size just doesn't fit all Minneapolis Star Tribune “For a small subset of people, mostly with developmental disabilities and mental health issues, or severe, severe autism, a community setting could be totally...
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Living With Face Blindness - The Atlantic

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Prosopagnosia, or “face blindness,” the disorder that has plagued Hodes since he was a child, is the inability to recognize faces that should be familiar.
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Disabled Tap Dancer Is About To Make You Look At Life In Perspective

Disabled Tap Dancer Is About To Make You Look At Life In Perspective | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
Evan Ruggiero lost his right leg to bone cancer in 2010. He'd been studying musical theatre -- singing, acting, and tap-dancing -- at Montclair State University in New Jersey when he had to have it amputated.
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A person with a disability is still capable.

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Special Education Spending Declines - Disability Scoop

Special Education Spending Declines - Disability Scoop | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
Funding for special education has fallen in recent years, according to a new report which finds that many school districts are spending less per student today than they did in 2008.
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What Vodafone sees in autistic people

What Vodafone sees in autistic people | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
Stephen Evans explains what Vodafone hopes to gain by hiring autistic people, and what employment means for them.
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Deaf rider qualifies for the Rio Bodyboarding International 2013 - SurferToday

Deaf rider qualifies for the Rio Bodyboarding International 2013 - SurferToday | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
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Luciano Cunha, a local rider from Posto 5, will be one of the first deaf bodyboarders to ever compete in a major international bodyboarding event.
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Ellen Forney: a graphic memoir of bipolar disorder

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John Crace: For years cartoonist Ellen Forney struggled to find effective treatment for her condition.

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10 Ways To Support Your Child Through A Parent’s Mental Illness

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Teen Helps Special Needs Kids 'Let Loose' Over the Summer - Chabad.org

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Sasha Pines says the inspiration came to her in the park one Sunday in the spring of 2012. .
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