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More With Disabilities Struggling To Find Work - Disability Scoop

More With Disabilities Struggling To Find Work - Disability Scoop | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
Unemployment among Americans with disabilities is on the rise, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
Center for Accessible Living NKY's insight:

It's the old circle, you have the skills but they won't look past the disabilities so you have to use public assistance to get by and they don't want to hire someone who isn't currently employed or on public assistance.  And then they complain that you are lazy for being on public assistance.

Employers - take off the 1950's HR glasses and look at the abilities, not the disabilities.

Community - your attitude concerning disability and public assistance are more disability than any one individual's health issues.

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On Becoming an 'Orphan'

On Becoming an 'Orphan' | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
When your only remaining parent dies, something profound shifts inside you.
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FORUM: To get married, they left Ohio

FORUM: To get married, they left Ohio | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
Once the Supreme Court struck down portions of the Defense of Marriage Act, John Arthur and his partner of 20 years decided that they wanted to marry. But wedding for the couple would not be easy.
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Poll Finds Disability Community Politically Engaged - Disability Scoop

Poll Finds Disability Community Politically Engaged - Disability Scoop | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
A new poll finds that those touched by disabilities are turning out to vote in high numbers and care deeply about candidate views on supports and services.
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Politicians should pay attention to this.  We are a very politically active minority.

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Parental Employment, Education, and Disability are Factors in Food Insecurity ... - USDA.gov (press release) (blog)

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Parental Employment, Education, and Disability are Factors in Food Insecurity ...
USDA.gov (press release) (blog)
Fewer years of schooling and disabilities among the adults in a household are also strongly associated with food insecurity.
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SOCIAL SECURITY: Apply for disability benefits online

SOCIAL SECURITY: Apply for disability benefits online | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it


"SOCIAL SECURITY: Apply for disability benefits online
Chambersburg Public Opinion Applications for Social Security disability benefits can be completed from your home."

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TSA demands Purple Heart recipient raise injured arm above head, swabs ... - Daily Caller

TSA demands Purple Heart recipient raise injured arm above head, swabs ... - Daily Caller | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
TSA demands Purple Heart recipient raise injured arm above head, swabs ...
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Health beat: Traveling with a disability - Southeast Missourian

Health beat: Traveling with a disability
Southeast Missourian
An estimated 37.5 million people in the United States have a disability.
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Just as with the able bodied, travelling is most pleasant when you do your homework first.

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Art and Autism: Iris Grace Painting | CPI

Art and Autism: Iris Grace Painting | CPI | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
Iris’s paintings are wowing the art world and inspiring families and kids who have special needs.

Via Becky B
Center for Accessible Living NKY's insight:

Keep in mind, Iris is just three years old.  She was diagnosed with autism in 2011 and her artwork is her major source of communication.

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Becky B's curator insight, July 8, 2013 12:54 PM

Would it surprise you to learn that Iris is just three years old? Diagnosed with autism in 2011, Iris speaks little and has difficulty interacting with others. But her artwork helps her express herself. Since starting a variety of therapies, she has come to interact more intimately with her parents and to communicate through vocalizations, signs, and, of course, art.

Tracey Lloyd's curator insight, September 11, 2013 3:46 PM

Very expressive - savant skills in a little girl.

Olivia Gillingham's curator insight, October 28, 2013 8:20 AM

It's hard to believe that the artist of this painting is just three years old. Young Iris has a diagnosis of Autism, and her expression can be seen more than it can be heard.

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Kevin Breel: Confessions of a Depressed Comic at TEDxKids@Ambleside

Kevin Breel is a 19 year old writer, comedian, and mental health activist. As a rising young stand up comedian in Canada, Kevin is also extremely involved in...
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Excellent speech

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Travis Mills, Quadruple Amputee Soldier, Walks And Inspires Other Wounded ... - Huffington Post

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Travis Mills, Quadruple Amputee Soldier, Walks And Inspires Other Wounded ...

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Disabled ask government for Internet accessibility - The Tennessean

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Disabled ask government for Internet accessibility
The Tennessean
Ossian and others — including groups that have sued major companies to force greater cyber-accessibility — are urging businesses to get ahead of new rules expected soon from the U.S.

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DWP allowed to appeal against ruling that 'fitness for work' test is illegal

DWP allowed to appeal against ruling that 'fitness for work' test is illegal | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
It may have taken almost a month and a half, but judges have agreed to let the Department for Work and Pensions appeal against the judgement that the work capability assessment discriminates agains...

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In the Backyard, Grandma's New Apartment

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Home builders are experimenting with prefabricated cottages designed to be erected in the backyard as stand-alone residences for elderly family members.
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Special op turkey season proposed for youth, mobility impaired | Empowerment Cafe on Disability

Special op turkey season proposed for youth, mobility impaired | Empowerment Cafe on Disability | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
Special op #turkey season proposed for youth, mobility #impaired http://t.co/XjPPKUmRvA via @sharethis
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CVG hosts 'plane pull' for Special Olympics - Cincinnati.com

CVG hosts 'plane pull' for Special Olympics - Cincinnati.com | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
CVG hosts 'plane pull' for Special Olympics
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HEBRON — Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport will be the site of a “plane pull” for Special Olympics Kentucky Oct.
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Museum Says No To Girl's Wheelchair - Disability Scoop

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Museum Says No To Girl's Wheelchair
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A family is crying foul after they say their daughter was denied access to a museum because her wheelchair might dirty the carpet.
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Un-freakin-believable!

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Actor Max Martini Crowd-Funding Film for Disabled Veterans - U.S. News & World Report

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Actor Max Martini Crowd-Funding Film for Disabled Veterans
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Rankings. News.
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Ray Begovich, Indiana Professor, Finds Film Of FDR's Secret Disability - Huffington Post

Ray Begovich, Indiana Professor, Finds Film Of FDR's Secret Disability - Huffington Post | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
Vancouver Sun Ray Begovich, Indiana Professor, Finds Film Of FDR's Secret Disability Huffington Post Although Roosevelt's disability was virtually a state secret during his presidency, which spanned the Great Depression and most of World War II, it...
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Little disability history for your day.

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Lookalike dolls for kids with special needs - NorthJersey.com

Lookalike dolls for kids with special needs NorthJersey.com Julianna Edel with a Moxie Girlz doll, one of several now being made for kids with special needs.Toys that reflect special needs include Pattycake's Down syndrome dolls of different ethnic...
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Breakthrough could lead to 'artificial skin' that senses touch, humidity and temperature

Breakthrough could lead to 'artificial skin' that senses touch, humidity and temperature | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it

Using tiny gold particles and a kind of resin, a team of scientists at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has discovered how to make a new kind of flexible sensor that one day could be integrated into electronic skin, or e-skin. If scientists learn how to attach e-skin to prosthetic limbs, people with amputations might once again be able to feel changes in their environments.


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2 disabled Mass. adults left for hours in van - Boston Herald

2 disabled Mass. adults left for hours in van
Boston Herald
KINGSTON, Mass. — Police and officials of a Massachusetts day program for the disabled are investigating after two adults were left in a van for a few hours in the July heat in Kingston.
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It's hard enough to understand this happening with small children, but how do you miss two full grown adults?

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Wheelchair tennis returns to London - Aljazeera.com

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Wheelchair tennis returns to London
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“The government in Holland give disabled people a sports wheelchair so it enables people with disabilities to get into sport without funding it themselves.

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Quad-amputee rides bike through New York - WRGB

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Quad-amputee rides bike through New York
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FORT HUNTER -- John Robinson has been a quad-amputee his whole life, but he's doing something even the most able couldn't conquer.

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