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Poll Finds Disability Caregivers On The Rise - Disability Scoop

Poll Finds Disability Caregivers On The Rise - Disability Scoop | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
An increasing number of Americans say they are responsible for caring for a child with a disability, a new survey finds.
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'Genuine message' in Voynich manuscript

'Genuine message' in Voynich manuscript | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
The Voynich manuscript has baffled the world for centuries, but a new study suggests it may contain a genuine message after all.

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Why You Should Care About Disability Advocacy

Why You Should Care About Disability Advocacy | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
People seem to not care about Disability Advocacy related issues because it does not affect them.  Some even spend time fighting to stop Disability Advocates efforts and people don't understand why...
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Yulia Simonova: Making Russia's Disabled Less Invisible ...

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Yulia Simonova, Russian disability rights advocate. (Photo: courtesy of Simonova). In Russia, people with disabilities used to be invisible. Yulia Simonova remembers it that way. When she was 10-years-old, she was doing a ...
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The ‘invisible disability’ that is Tourette’s: one family’s story

The ‘invisible disability’ that is Tourette’s: one family’s story | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
In addition to tics, people with the disorder often suffer from social anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder (The ‘invisible disability’ that is Tourette’s: one family’s story http://t.co/4VRPZIBe4b)...
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With Fewer Kids Learning Braille, Schools Told To Step Up - Disability Scoop

With Fewer Kids Learning Braille, Schools Told To Step Up - Disability Scoop | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
Amid concerns that many with visual impairments are not learning to read Braille, federal officials are reminding schools that they have a legal obligation to teach the tactile writing system.
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Disability Equality Index(SM) Advisory Committee Announced

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"The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the US Business Leadership Network® (USBLN®) have jointly announced the formation of the Disability Equality Index(SM) Advisory         

Committee, a diverse group of thought leaders who have assembled to share with AAPD and the USBLN® their knowledge, expertise, and vision to enhance disability inclusion policies and practices in the workplace."

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Lakeland Dart Player Doesn't Let Disability Get in Way of True Ability - The Ledger

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Lakeland Dart Player Doesn't Let Disability Get in Way of True Ability
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While living with a disability is something that Lloyd is no stranger to, it's actually proven to be a positive in his competitive ventures.
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Learning-disabled Teaching Programs Now Available as Apps for IPad and Android

Learning-disabled Teaching Programs Now Available as Apps for IPad and Android | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
Blooming Kids Software, which makes a broad line of teaching programs for young (kindergarten to second grade) and /or learning-disabled children, has adapted these programs as apps for iPad and Android mobile devices.

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School ignores advice from learning disability experts - Washington Post (blog)

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School ignores advice from learning disability experts
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She took them to the developmental pediatricians at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore, one of the top U.S.
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Tacoma man starts sea program for disabled youth - KING5.com

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Tacoma man starts sea program for disabled youth
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Parents always try to inspire their kids to dream big, but for one local father it's the other way around.
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How to Foster Empathy for Disabled Kids

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...As the mother of three children with disabilities, I believe fostering empathy – not sympathy – for them among their peers, teachers, parents and community is invaluable. You don’t have to have a disabled or special needs child to know that all children can benefit from learning to understand and care for others. Here are seven ways to foster empathy:

 

1) Empathy Versus Sympathy

Empathy is more complex than sympathy, it is the ability to understand others and to put yourself in someone else’s situation. Children can learn empathy at a young age – as early as 2 or 3 years old. Empathy begins with your behavior and actions......
 

By Lisa Lori

Lisa Lori is president of Lisa Lori Communications, 


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3 Disabled Music Fans Make Music With Only Their Minds - Visual News

3 Disabled Music Fans Make Music With Only Their Minds - Visual News | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
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3 Disabled Music Fans Make Music With Only Their Minds
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This is a story about three disabled music fans: Andy Walker, Jo Portois, & Mark Rowland; who want nothing more than to make music.
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Advocates Push For Hate Crimes Prosecution In Autism Death - Disability Scoop

Advocates Push For Hate Crimes Prosecution In Autism Death - Disability Scoop | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
A federal agency is joining a group of disability self-advocates to call for hate crimes charges in the death of a teen with autism, allegedly at the hands of his mother.
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"Swoon" Remix by Timeflies Featuring Rio "Soulshocka" Wyles and Adrienne Bailon

Rio "Soulshocka" Wyles remix of "Swoon" by Timeflies sure to catch fire this summer! On April 22, Converse and Autism Speaks came together to support the gro...
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The only disability is attitude, either yours or the other persons.

This is Rio Wyles aka Soulshocka.  He's a rapper, a song writer and he's on the spectrum and he's making it shine.

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See me: Acknowledge the person first, not the disability - Longview Daily News

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See me: Acknowledge the person first, not the disability
Longview Daily News
At the heart of the problem is that "people don't acknowledge the person first; they acknowledge the disability," Michael Carmody said.
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How will a person with a disability participate? - World Youth Day 2013

How will a person with a disability participate? - World Youth Day 2013 | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
How will a person with a disability participate? (RT @wyd_en: How will a person with disability participate in #Rio2013 #WYD?
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More men take on caregiver role

More men take on caregiver role | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
With Alzheimer's and other debilitating diseases afflicting more women, the men in their lives are stepping up to take on the caregiving burden.
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Assistive Technology Conference (run by students)

Inclusion Requires Participation Conference: Student Demonstrations of Assistive Technology Solutions for Learning, Communication, and Physical Challenges EV...

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Some inspiring stuff in here. It's a long video but it really gives a feel for what a difference technology and modified practice can achieve.

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Disabled Dealer Magazine. Handicap Classifieds of New and Pre-Owned Wheel Chairs, Adaptive Equipment, Accessible Vans, Vehicles, Mobility Scooters & Other Handicap Equipment. Disabled Recourses, Re...

Disabled Dealer Magazine. Handicap Classifieds of New and Pre-Owned Wheel Chairs, Adaptive Equipment, Accessible Vans, Vehicles, Mobility Scooters & Other Handicap Equipment. Disabled Recourses, Re... | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
Disabled Dealer Magazine brings people with disabilities and the elderly complete access to new and pre-owned adaptive equipment, services, resources, and events throughout the nation.
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Special needs girl kicked out of Beauty and the Beast for 'humming too loud' | SouthCoastToday.com

NEW BEDFORD — When Samantha Torres brought her 5-year-old to the theater for the first time, she knew it would be a new experience. What Torres didn't expect was that it would be the child's first time being singled out for her disability.
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6 Secrets of Strong Special Needs Dads - Huffington Post

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6 Secrets of Strong Special Needs Dads
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I recently wrote about the secrets special needs moms won't tell you, but heard from many special needs fathers that they felt left out.
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A Father's Love: Support for dads of children with special needs - The Times Herald

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A Father's Love: Support for dads of children with special needs The Times Herald With “A Father's Love,” Mengini set out to spotlight the fathers who, whether they “stay at home” or have “9-5 jobs,” share family responsibilities and advocate for...
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To ride brings pride: Kids with special needs learn to bike at New Lenox camp - SouthtownStar

To ride brings pride: Kids with special needs learn to bike at New Lenox camp - SouthtownStar | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
To ride brings pride: Kids with special needs learn to bike at New Lenox camp SouthtownStar On the fifth and final day of a camp at which students with special needs were taught how to ride a bicycle, June Calhoun wore her bright red T-shirt...
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Library program honored for aiding blind, disabled patrons - Florida Today

Library program honored for aiding blind, disabled patrons - Florida Today | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
Library program honored for aiding blind, disabled patrons Florida Today The smileys stack up at the Brevard County Talking Books Library (BCTBL), which recently won a $1,000 award for “outstanding service to blind and disabled readers.” The honor...
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