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How Tourette’s-afflicted Tim Howard went from international ridicule to World Cup history

How Tourette’s-afflicted Tim Howard went from international ridicule to World Cup history | Disabilities in Society | Scoop.it
He's beaten Tourette's and the British press. And now he's made World Cup history.
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I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much

I’m not your inspiration, thank you very much | Disabilities in Society | Scoop.it
Stella Young is a comedian and journalist who happens to go about her day in a wheelchair — a fact that doesn’t, she’d like to make clear, automatically turn her into a noble inspiration to all humanity. In this very funny talk, Young breaks down society's habit of turning disabled people into “inspiration porn.”
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In Shift, Supreme Court Moves Away From 'Mental Retardation' - Disability Scoop

In Shift, Supreme Court Moves Away From 'Mental Retardation' - Disability Scoop | Disabilities in Society | Scoop.it
A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling clarifying what constitutes intellectual disability also marked a major milestone in efforts to put an end to use of the term
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Mentally Ill Are Often Locked Up In Jails That Can't Help

Mentally Ill Are Often Locked Up In Jails That Can't Help | Disabilities in Society | Scoop.it
Even at a jail with innovative mental health programs, staff say it's hardly actual treatment.
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Talk It Up: Eight Ways to Have Self-Esteem Boosting Conversations About LD

Talk It Up: Eight Ways to Have Self-Esteem Boosting Conversations About LD | Disabilities in Society | Scoop.it
How do you talk to your child about their learning disability while keeping their self-esteem intact? A mom offers tips.
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SHORT TERM 12 | OFFICIAL MOVIE SITE | Now Playing in Select Theaters

SHORT TERM 12 | OFFICIAL MOVIE SITE | Now Playing in Select Theaters | Disabilities in Society | Scoop.it
Short Term 12 Official Movie Site – SHORT TERM 12 is told through the eyes of Grace (Brie Larson), a twenty-something supervisor at a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers.
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Airline iPad Policy Sparks Disability Dispute - Disability Scoop

Airline iPad Policy Sparks Disability Dispute - Disability Scoop | Disabilities in Society | Scoop.it
American Airlines is taking heat for requiring a teen who is nonverbal to stow the iPad she relies on to communicate during a recent flight.
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Autism Moms Have Stress Similar To Combat Soldiers - Disability Scoop

Autism Moms Have Stress Similar To Combat Soldiers - Disability Scoop | Disabilities in Society | Scoop.it
These moms cope with chronic stress, frequent fatigue and work interruptions, research finds.
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Autism Gets Hollywood Treatment In 'Story Of Luke' - Disability Scoop

Autism Gets Hollywood Treatment In 'Story Of Luke' - Disability Scoop | Disabilities in Society | Scoop.it
A feature film debuting at movie theaters this week is giving big-screen attention to the desire among many with developmental disabilities for independence as they become adults.
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New Closed-Captioning Glasses Help Deaf Go Out To The Movies : NPR

New Closed-Captioning Glasses Help Deaf Go Out To The Movies : NPR | Disabilities in Society | Scoop.it
This is a big moment for the deaf, many of whom haven't been to the movies in a long time. The new glasses display closed captions just for the wearer, and they're headed for 6,000 screens across the country.
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“Didn’t you get tested?”

“Didn’t you get tested?” | Disabilities in Society | Scoop.it
Every mom feels judged, but even the sight of my son prompts complicated questions about how he came into the world
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Non-verbal teen with autism gives graduation address at school

Non-verbal teen with autism gives graduation address at school | Disabilities in Society | Scoop.it
A local teen with autism who spent most of his life not being able to express himself gave a school graduation address Thursday.
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What Really Happens When You Use the R-Word

What Really Happens When You Use the R-Word | Disabilities in Society | Scoop.it
When employing this specific language, the objective is to separate and distinguish the "user" from those being "used."...
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Seattle DE Red Bryant on overcoming Dyslexia | Atlanta Falcons blog

Atlanta Falcons blog by D. Orlando Ledbetter, the pro football and Atlanta Falcons reporters for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Petri Introduces TEACH Act to Ensure Equal Access to Educational Materials for Students with Disabilities | Congressman Tom Petri

Petri Introduces TEACH Act to Ensure Equal Access to Educational Materials for Students with Disabilities | Congressman Tom Petri | Disabilities in Society | Scoop.it
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Welcoming Art Lovers With Disabilities

Welcoming Art Lovers With Disabilities | Disabilities in Society | Scoop.it
Museums are making art accessible to people with visual, hearing or mobility difficulties, as well as reaching out to residents of nursing homes and children on the autism spectrum.
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What Is It Like Being Dyslexic? Seven Videos About Dyslexia - NCLD

What Is It Like Being Dyslexic? Seven Videos About Dyslexia - NCLD | Disabilities in Society | Scoop.it
What is dyslexia like? These eight videos shed light on the dyslexic brain and the experience of dyslexia of kids and celebrities like Steven Spielberg.
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Amos Winter: The cheap all-terrain wheelchair | Video on TED.com

How do you build a wheelchair ready to blaze through mud and sand, all for under $200?
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'Monica & David' Explores Marriage With Down Syndrome - Disability Scoop

'Monica & David' Explores Marriage With Down Syndrome - Disability Scoop | Disabilities in Society | Scoop.it
Monica and David Martinez were not your average bride and groom -- both have Down syndrome. A new film premiering on HBO documents their experience.
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Eleanor Longden: The voices in my head | Video on TED.com

To all appearances, Eleanor Longden was just like every other student, heading to college full of promise and without a care in the world. That was until the voices in her head started talking.
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A Brief History of Mental Illness in Art | Brainwaves, Scientific American Blog Network

A Brief History of Mental Illness in Art | Brainwaves, Scientific American Blog Network | Disabilities in Society | Scoop.it
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Treating Children with Mental Disorders : NPR

Treating Children with Mental Disorders : NPR | Disabilities in Society | Scoop.it
Though it's normal for children to run around, scream and sometimes play rough with other kids, how can you tell if your child's high energy levels are a problem? Farai Chideya takes a closer look at dealing with kids' mental health issues.
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