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Mapping language in the brain - Medical Xpress

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The exchange of words, speaking and listening in conversation, may seem unremarkable for most people, but communicating with others is a challenge for people who have aphasia, an impairment of language that often happens after stroke or other brain...
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Working wisdom: How workers with disabilities give companies an edge - The Globe and Mail (subscription)

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Firms are finding that there can be benefits to the bottom line from hiring people with disabilities
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see also https://www.facebook.com/ecoworkshopcic?ref=hl

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English language training targeted to help parents of children with special ... - IUPUI Newscenter

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English language training targeted to help parents of children with special ...
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teaching communication skills can really help ease the frustration that often bights the lives of young people with disabilities. 

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How Bobby Smith learned to talk at 9 - KPRC Houston

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How Bobby Smith learned to talk at 9
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Kat Muir, 26, works as a speech-language pathologist in Indianapolis, bridging the communication gap. Most of the children she works with have Autism Spectrum Disorder -- like herself.
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Organization gives voice to children, teens with special needs - Barrington Courier-Review

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Organization gives voice to children, teens with special needs Barrington Courier-Review Seasonal activities like trick-or-treating and visits to Santa are much-anticipated events in many children's lives, but can be stressful on those who have...
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Mother Of Boy With Down Syndrome To Address Nation - Disability ...

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U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, who has a son with Down syndrome, is set to present the Republican response to the president's State of the Union address next week.
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Disabled child support review urged

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The government is urged to undertake a review of the adequacy of support for disabled children by the children's commissioner for England.
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October is International AAC Awareness Month | Communication ...

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Countries all over the world are celebrating International AAC Awareness Month in October with imaginative awareness raising events, including a '24 Hour Non Speech Challenge' to only use alternative means of ...
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this is a new organisation on me, looks very interesting.

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Technology gives special-needs kids a voice - Gainesville Times

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Four-year-old Edwin Molina smiles sweetly at his teacher as he presses a button on his iPad telling her he'd like to play with toy cars.
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Benefit assessments 'are unfair'

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A doctor, who worked for the private company which assesses people for disability benefits, says its methods are "unfair". (Disability benefit assessments 'unfair', says ex-Atos employee.
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Extra support for the autistic - This Is Wiltshire

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This Is Wiltshire Extra support for the autistic This Is Wiltshire The invitation is extended to adults with autistic spectrum conditions, parents and carers of children, young people and adults with autistic spectrum conditions, professionals...
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My Disability Studies Blackboard: BBC Radio 4 To Reveal 'Untold History of Disability' in 10-part-series

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RT @TommyShakes: BBC Radio 4 To Reveal ‘Untold History of Disability’ in 10-part-series http://t.co/tGVsnrwcKa
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The relationship factor: when special needs challenge a household | Autism Support Network

The relationship factor: when special needs challenge a household | Autism Support Network | Otherwise able | Scoop.it
What do you do when you're a parent of a special needs child with autism? (If you and your partner are parenting a child with special needs, here are 7 suggestions to help your...
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Meet the awesome learning-disability punks who will represent Finland for Eurovision

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PKN, a band whose members have autism and Down's Syndrome, have been picked by the Finnish public to represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest. It is a move that could change how people with learning difficulties are seen forever.
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Why you should never assume anything about people with autism

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There are many successful people with autism yet it's still thought of as an inevitable disability.
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thoughtful piece. 

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Study Urges Education About Down Syndrome to Further Acceptance

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CNA/George Doyle/Stockbyte. WASHINGTON — A new study examines society's response to Down syndrome and offers recommendations, particularly education in the medical field, to improve the lives of individuals with the ...
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greater understanding vital to integration.

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Startup of the week / Ola Mundo, the communication app for autistic children - Haaretz (blog)

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Haaretz (blog) Startup of the week / Ola Mundo, the communication app for autistic children Haaretz (blog) It is available only for the iPad and can be downloaded from the Israeli App Store, but will be available on the international market within...
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Visiting Disney World with a Child with Special Needs Part 2 ...

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James, the middle child, has multiple intensive special needs. Recently, I taught a course on philosophical issues in disability studies. We read an essay by Ronald Amundson, in which he argues that we needlessly focus on ...
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an improving picture? 

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Fears autistic pupils 'missing out'

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There are fears some children with suspected autism in Wales are missing out on a specialist education because waiting times for diagnosis are increasing.
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further proof that the National Autistic Socieity's Push for action campaign is so vital.

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Offer Deaf Children Education in Sign Language - Human Rights Watch

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Offer Deaf Children Education in Sign Language
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(Sydney) – Deaf children have a right to a quality education, like all other children, in a language and environment that maximizes their potential.
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My life as a disabled student - The Guardian

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My life as a disabled student
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Yet as well as battling the basic hurdles, establishing a life at university with a disability brings a whole different set of challenges.
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the inside story

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Promoting the social inclusion of adults on the autistic spectrum - Communitycare.co.uk

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Promoting the social inclusion of adults on the autistic spectrum
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For people with autism especially gifts, talents and 'special interests' are a very good place to start in supporting a person to be more socially included.
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Autism Spectrum Disorder | Visual.ly

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Autism Spectrum Disorder is composed of an umbrella of disorders with varying degree of expression.
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Girl with special needs raises money, awareness for others who have disabilities - WRTV Indianapolis

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WRTV Indianapolis Girl with special needs raises money, awareness for others who have disabilities WRTV Indianapolis Katie, who was born with Down syndrome, wanted to have a clothing drive for Goodwill Industries because it helps people with...
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Disability charity urges PM to keep benefits link to inflation

A LEADING Scottish disability charity has urged the UK Government to change its plans to cut welfare benefits annual increases to 1 per cent. Capability Scotland has written to Prime Minister David Cameron and his deputy ...
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