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The social model: a wake-up call | Disability Now

The social model: a wake-up call | Disability Now | DisABILITY Issues and Topics | Scoop.it
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Quite an interesting intake on the differences between the social and medical models..

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Sue Austin: Deep sea diving … in a wheelchair | Video on TED.com

When Sue Austin got a power chair 16 years ago, she felt a tremendous sense of freedom -- yet others looked at her as though she had lost something. In her art, she aims to convey the spirit of wonder she feels wheeling through the world.
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No Excuses - Kyle Maynard

Kyle Maynard is a 25-year-old congenital amputee (he was born without fully-formed arms and legs) who hasn't let his disability stop him from achieving some ...
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Everything is Incredible, Film About a Disabled Honduran Man Who Has Been Building A Homemade Helicopter

Please help save this piece of art and help Agustin. http://igg.me/p/319117/x/29265 "Everything is Incredible” is a moving short documentary about Agustin, a…
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'Impaired Perceptions': Photographer rejects first impressions

'Impaired Perceptions': Photographer rejects first impressions | DisABILITY Issues and Topics | Scoop.it
Fed up with the way people judged him before getting to know him, Brian Steel decided to photograph other people with disabilities and tell their stories.
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Disability Awareness Training

Disability Awareness Training | DisABILITY Issues and Topics | Scoop.it
Resources to bring studio art, art history, and culture to people with visual impairments
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In My Language

The first part is in my "native language," and then the second part provides a translation, or at least an explanation. This is not a look-at-the-autie gawki...
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introduction to disability culture and language made by a person with autism. 

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Sue Austin: Deep sea diving … in a wheelchair | Video on TED.com

TED Talks When Sue Austin got a power chair 16 years ago, she felt a tremendous sense of freedom -- yet others looked at her as though she had lost something. In her art, she aims to convey the spirit of wonder she feels wheeling through the world.
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My Advice On Job Hunting For People With Disabilities

My Advice On Job Hunting For People With Disabilities | DisABILITY Issues and Topics | Scoop.it
Being gainfully employed is akin to finding that elusive needle in the haystack for everyone these days, regardless of disability. For those of us with disabilities, the added challenge of grasping...
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Aimee Mullins: It's not fair having 12 pairs of legs | Video on TED.com

Athlete, actor and activist Aimee Mullins talks about her prosthetic legs -- she's got a dozen amazing pairs -- and the superpowers they grant her: speed, beauty, an extra 6 inches of height ... Quite simply, she redefines what the body can be.
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Autism Gets Hollywood Treatment In 'Story Of Luke' - Disability Scoop

Autism Gets Hollywood Treatment In 'Story Of Luke' - Disability Scoop | DisABILITY Issues and Topics | 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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Autistic Writer/Blogger/Activist Amanda Baggs Facing Life-Threatening Discrimination in Vermont Hospital

Autistic Writer/Blogger/Activist Amanda Baggs Facing Life-Threatening Discrimination in Vermont Hospital | DisABILITY Issues and Topics | Scoop.it
Amanda Bagg's name and work should be familiar to a lot of people in the disability community.  A lot of people might remember reading her blog essay "If I am killed" on our old site, where it was ...
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Far from The Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon

Far from The Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon | DisABILITY Issues and Topics | Scoop.it
Andrew Solomon's monumental new work, Far From the Tree, tells the stories of parents who not only learn to deal with their exceptional children but also find profound meaning in doing so.
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Understanding the Concerns of Parents of Students with Disabilities: Challenges and Roles for School Counselors | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets

Understanding the Concerns of Parents of Students with Disabilities: Challenges and Roles for School Counselors | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets | DisABILITY Issues and Topics | Scoop.it
Professional school counselors can be more effective in their work with parents of students with disabilities — as well as with the students themselves, the students’ teachers, and other students — if they understand parental perspectives.
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Arguing about Disability

Arguing about Disability | DisABILITY Issues and Topics | Scoop.it
Disability is a thorny and muddled concept - especially in the field of disability studies - and social accounts contest with more traditional biologically based approaches in highly politicized debates.
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BBC - Podcasts and Downloads - Ouch! Disability Talk Show

BBC - Podcasts and Downloads - Ouch! Disability Talk Show | DisABILITY Issues and Topics | Scoop.it
Every month, Rob Crossan and Liz Carr present the programme you didn’t know you wanted to hear. It's disability from a...
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Sarah Herron: Disability helps her 'stand out' on 'Bachelor'

Sarah Herron: Disability helps her 'stand out' on 'Bachelor' | DisABILITY Issues and Topics | Scoop.it
For one contestant, her birth defect helped her 'stand out' in a crowd of women.
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Neil Squire Society

Neil Squire Society | DisABILITY Issues and Topics | Scoop.it
We use technology, knowledge and passion to empower Canadians with physical disabilities
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