"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."
Lakeland Dart Player Doesn't Let Disability Get in Way of True Ability The Ledger 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.
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.
...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,
Visual News 3 Disabled Music Fans Make Music With Only Their Minds Visual News This is a story about three disabled music fans: Andy Walker, Jo Portois, & Mark Rowland; who want nothing more than to make music.
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,...
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.
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...
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...
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...
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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