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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

Lakeland Dart Player Doesn't Let Disability Get in Way of True Ability - The Ledger | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
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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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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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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Kings Island angers special-needs parents

Kings Island angers special-needs parents | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
Parents are taking to Facebook and online support groups to express frustration with what they say is a policy change at Kings Island that doesn't accommodate the special needs of autistic children.
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Robots Offer Alternative For Homebound Students - Disability Scoop

Robots Offer Alternative For Homebound Students - Disability Scoop | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
For students unable to physically make it to school, there's a new option: robots that allow kids to participate in class virtually without leaving their home or hospital bed.
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Blind music teacher lends perfect pitch and authenticity to lessons | SeacoastOnline.com

Blind music teacher lends perfect pitch and authenticity to lessons | SeacoastOnline.com | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
ELIOT, Maine — In a car near Keene, N.H., Alex Krauth heard a fellow singer's question idle into a distracted moan. From the back seat, she noted, "You paused on D."
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Organ transplant rules eased for children

Organ transplant rules eased for children | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
After weeks of pleas from the family of 10-year-old Sarah Murnaghan of Newtown Square, the organization that sets national organ-transplant policy voted late Monday to temporarily improve children's access to adolescent and adult donor lungs,...
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Reproductive Health Care Scarce for Disabled Women | Womens eNews

Reproductive Health Care Scarce for Disabled Women | Womens eNews | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
Many in medical professions and the general population still deem disabled women unsuitable for sexuality and reproduction, says Rickie Solinger in this excerpt from
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Senator Looks To Enhance Transition Services Nationwide - Disability Scoop

Senator Looks To Enhance Transition Services Nationwide - Disability Scoop | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
A key U.S. senator is pushing for expanded on-the-job opportunities for youth with disabilities and he's making the issue a top priority as Congress looks to tackle a major employment bill.
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Programs which transition disabled teens from education to employment need to be a priority as they keep young people from falling through the cracks. 

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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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Autism, Teens and Torah - Just Another Shabbat

Autism, Teens and Torah - Just Another Shabbat | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
One recent Shabbat, on the anniversary of his bar mitzvah, a young man with autism chanted Torah at..

Via Lisa Friedman
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This, truly is inclusion.

Yasher koach (Good job!)

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Lisa Friedman's curator insight, June 13, 2013 8:54 AM

Such an honor to have this piece on ReformJudaism.org

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Facebook Hate Speech Problematic, Advocates Say - Disability Scoop

Facebook Hate Speech Problematic, Advocates Say - Disability Scoop | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
Under pressure, Facebook recently said it will improve its efforts to weed out hate speech on the social network. Disability advocates say the move is long overdue.
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This bionic eye could let the blind see -- even if they don't have eyeballs

This bionic eye could let the blind see -- even if they don't have eyeballs | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
Researchers are still working on technology that would restore vision to those with diseases like glaucome and retinitis pigmentosa.
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Two area amputees fitted with bionic ankle at Altru | Grand Forks Herald | Grand Forks, North Dakota

Two area amputees fitted with bionic ankle at Altru | Grand Forks Herald | Grand Forks, North Dakota | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
Wyatt Halvorsen strode effortlessly down a hallway with a gait so even and natural that, if you didn’t see it, you wouldn’t know he was walking on a man-made foot and ankle — a device so technologically advanced, it provides energy like his own...
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Pittsburgh-area camp for young amputees enjoying success after restart

Pittsburgh-area camp for young amputees enjoying success after restart | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
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