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This American Life Features Error-Riddled Story On Disability And Children

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Feds direct schools to include disabled students in sports - 89.3 KPCC

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Feds direct schools to include disabled students in sports
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Federal education officials today directed public schools across the country to include disabled students in traditional sports programs.

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Disabilty Connections

 

we are not alone

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We not alone
Disabllity connections
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Question of the week: Is accommodating disabled student athletes a reasonable ... - Los Angeles Daily News

Question of the week: Is accommodating disabled student athletes a reasonable ... - Los Angeles Daily News | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
Question of the week: Is accommodating disabled student athletes a reasonable ...

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Disabled  Connections

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We are not alone
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We. Are not alone
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Introducing Your Child to Their School With a Student Snapshot | SpecialMoms: A Special Needs Parenting Club

Introducing Your Child to Their School With a Student Snapshot | SpecialMoms: A Special Needs Parenting Club | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
Beginning a new school year can be overwhelming to any child and their parents, but if your child has special needs it's even more nerve wracking.

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Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Partners of People Who Have Epilepsy | epilepsy.com

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Partners of People Who Have Epilepsy | epilepsy.com | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
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Students come to rescue of bullied special-needs student at David Douglas High

Students come to rescue of bullied special-needs student at David Douglas High | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
Sean-Michael Warner is one of several students who stepped up to notify school staff after a bullying video was posted on Facebook.
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Good to see responsible kids who use video to help others and not to bully.

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Special Needs Kids are Consumers and They Have the Right to Shop Where They Please at Babble

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When a group of special needs children face discrimination while out on a shopping trip, a mom speaks out in their defense.
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JCPenney Sales Staff Kicked Dad Helping Disabled Daughter Out Of Fitting Room - The Consumerist

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JCPenney Sales Staff Kicked Dad Helping Disabled Daughter Out Of Fitting Room
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Here's a consumer quandary for the ages, where both sides have compelling arguments.
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Jack Benedick, disabled ski pioneer, dead at 70 - Denver Post

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Jack Benedick, disabled ski pioneer, dead at 70
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Jack Benedick lost both legs in Vietnam but didn't lose the will to fight.
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Katy Perry, Jodi DiPiazza Sing at Night of Too Many Stars

By donating at http://cc.com/donate, you could help create many more quality schools, programs and services that are so desperately needed by the growing aut...
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International Down Syndrome Coalition World Down Syndrome Day 2013

World Down Syndrome Day is March 21! Help us create awareness of that by sharing this video leading up to, and on World Down Syndrome Day! The 2013 IDSC Worl...
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Today is World Down Syndrome Day!  Celebrate those who rock that extra chromosome!

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Teachers Take on Teachers for Special Needs Playground - Patch.com

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Teachers Take on Teachers for Special Needs Playground
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The playground will be designed for children with special needs, although it will be open for all children to use.
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Serving Veterans: Our Duty, Our Honor

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"The expanded rule implements congressional amendments to the FMLA that will allow caregivers of certain veterans with a serious injury or illness time they need to make their loved ones well. The rule permits eligible workers to take up to 26 workweeks of leave to care for a veteran, and expands the ability of workers to take leave for qualifying situations when a family member is deployed, among other provisions."

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Access YouTube- A Great Web Tool for Disabled Learners

Access YouTube is a great web tool  that provides YouTube services for users of assistive technologies and allows them to play YouTube videos independently. Access YouTube has a simple interface...

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plazafamilia – The Benefits of Music for Children with Special Needs

plazafamilia – The Benefits of Music for Children with Special Needs | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
Research has shown that children of all ability levels benefit from the magic of making music. Weather it's a music enrichment class or learning to play a specific instrument, music classes can be a joyful and transformational ...

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Katrina Moody's curator insight, March 15, 2013 2:16 AM

Music is like another language for my own children, who are all on the autism spectrum - so I totally get this one!

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Inspiring young amputee adjusts to life with a new limb

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Inspiring young amputee adjusts to life with a new limb
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The last time 9-year-old Ethan Perez walked before this year was in second grade. "He had a severe limp then.

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disabled soldiers prepare for South Pole race

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disabled soldiers prepare for South Pole race Telegraph.co.uk With temperatures in Iceland dropping to minus 20C and winds reaching 50mph, the wounded servicemen and women from the UK, US, Australia and Canada trekked for more than 15 miles each...

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ABILITY Magazine | Harris Wofford: A Leader in Community Service

ABILITY Magazine | Harris Wofford: A Leader in Community Service | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
Enjoy highlights from ABILITY Magazine, a national publication dedicated to health and disABILITY awareness. Showcases celebrity-, political- and technology-related interviews.
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Career shaped by agony on the rugby field - FT.com

Career shaped by agony on the rugby field - FT.com | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
Stephen Duckworth was at the end of his third year of studying medicine at the University of London. Aged 21, he recalls “living the life of someone born with a silver spoon in my mouth”. A keen rugby player, he was happy to train.
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Paralyzed in a sports accident, Mr Duckworth has shaped his medical career around his disability. Last year he joined Capita, the FTSE 100 support services company, seizing an opportunity “to transform historic approaches to undertaking disability assessments for the government”.  

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Creativity of special needs children on display - Chicago Tribune

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Creativity of special needs children on display Chicago Tribune Hailey Dunbar, 9, Libertyville, took one year to create her sculpture, "Pinata the Elephant." Art therapist Julie Ludwick sees the piece as a metaphor for the empowering benefits of...
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Sequestration Will Negatively Affect Families with Disabled Members - Yahoo! News (blog)

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Sequestration Will Negatively Affect Families with Disabled Members
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FIRST PERSON | I live in Lake Charles, La., where I work for a nonprofit that helps families that have a member with a disability.
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3 Tips for Deployment Coping with a Special Needs Child

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Love Local Heroes

Archi's Acres shows off it's amazing organic basil and the even more amazing work they are doing for our returning veterans.
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OK, if you are into Independen Living/Employment for the disabled, if you are into sustainable organic foods, if you are into helping our veterans having jobs and their own businesses after they leave service, you are going to want to check out this video on Archi's Acres, a program run by a three tour Iraq vet and Dylan Ratigan.

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6 Thoughts Disabled People Have When Considering Independent Living

6 Thoughts Disabled People Have When Considering Independent Living | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
The idea of independence can only come to life when it's tempered with reality.
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