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Santa helping kids with autism - WCSH-TV

Santa helping kids with autism - WCSH-TV | Celebrating Abilities | Scoop.it
WCSH-TV Santa helping kids with autism WCSH-TV (NBC) - Visiting Santa is a special tradition that many children look forward to each Christmas, but the hustle and bustle of a shopping mall can be overwhelming for some children with an autism...
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Man with cerebral palsy driven by his passion for music

Man with cerebral palsy driven by his passion for music | Celebrating Abilities | Scoop.it
Some may say that Korey Soderman dances to a different beat. The 23 year-old music fanatic who was born with cerebral palsy has always been restricted to a wheelchair, but that has never stopped him from rock’n and roll’n.
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Stephen becomes first councillor in the UK with Down's syndrome

Stephen becomes first councillor in the UK with Down's syndrome | Celebrating Abilities | Scoop.it
A man with Down's Syndrome is believed to be the first person in the UK with the condition to become a parish councillor.
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Fundación Saraki Helping Advance Labor Rights and Inclusion for People with Disabilities in Paraguay | USAID Impact

Fundación Saraki Helping Advance Labor Rights and Inclusion for People with Disabilities in Paraguay | USAID Impact | Celebrating Abilities | Scoop.it
Fundación Saraki Helping Advance Labor Rights and Inclusion for People with Disabilities in Paraguay http://t.co/q9cQQUVi...
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Teen with autism fights to save farm, home - WXYZ

Teen with autism fights to save farm, home - WXYZ | Celebrating Abilities | Scoop.it
WXYZTeen with autism fights to save farm, homeWXYZ(WXYZ) - An unconventional pet that helps a local teenager cope with autism could be in danger of disappearing from her daily life and could cause her to regress because her family is losing their...
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Inspiring teen runner with cerebral palsy finishes 10-mile race ...

Inspiring teen runner with cerebral palsy finishes 10-mile race ... | Celebrating Abilities | Scoop.it
For a 15-year-old to complete a 10-mile race is an fairly impressive feat. For Matthew Taylor to pull off that achievement is another matter entirely. As reported by Minneapolis CBS affiliate WCCO, Taylor completed Sunday's ...
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Kaspieman's blog: World Mental Health Day Part 2

Kaspieman's blog: World Mental Health Day Part 2 | Celebrating Abilities | Scoop.it
*Fewer than four in ten employers would consider employing someone with a history of mental health problems, compared to more than six in ten for candidates with physical disability. *Only about 20% of people with severe ...
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Assistive Technology Blog: Assistive Touch Improvements in iOS 6

Assistive Technology Blog: Assistive Touch Improvements in iOS 6 | Celebrating Abilities | Scoop.it
Assistive Touch allows people with physical disabilities to use an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. People with physical disabilities may not be able to use two fingers to pinch or to zoom, or may not be able to double tap a button, ...
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New definition of autism in DSM-5 will not exclude most children with autism ... - Medical Xpress

New definition of autism in DSM-5 will not exclude most children with autism ... - Medical Xpress | Celebrating Abilities | Scoop.it
NY1New definition of autism in DSM-5 will not exclude most children with autism ...Medical XpressParents should not worry that proposed changes to the medical criteria redefining a diagnosis of autism will leave their children excluded and deemed ...
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Program helps disabled man train for Chicago Marathon - ABC7Chicago.com

Program helps disabled man train for Chicago Marathon - ABC7Chicago.com | Celebrating Abilities | Scoop.it
ABC7Chicago.comProgram helps disabled man train for Chicago MarathonABC7Chicago.comSome even make personal commitments, including one runner who has an intellectual disability.
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Doug Stites: People with disabilities bring much to workplace - Lansing State Journal

Doug Stites: People with disabilities bring much to workplaceLansing State JournalOctober is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and businesses in the region should be aware of this pool of talented individuals who want to work.
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Study: Half of intellectual disability caused by random, not inherited ... - CBS News

Study: Half of intellectual disability caused by random, not inherited ... - CBS News | Celebrating Abilities | Scoop.it
CBS NewsStudy: Half of intellectual disability caused by random, not inherited ...CBS News(AP) BERLIN - More than half the cases of severe intellectual disability caused by genetic defects are the result of random mutations, not inherited mutations...
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Elizabeth W.'s curator insight, March 25, 2014 7:53 PM

This article is saying that there have been evidence found that more than half of the cases with children born with intellectual disability are  random and not inherited. So intellectual disabilities aren't necessarily always passed down from parent to child. What I wonder is the percentage of people who weren't born with an intellectual disability but experienced some type of trauma that led to the disability. Also, this article did not specify which intellectual disabilities were caused by what they call "random mutation".  For example, is this more present in autism, Down syndrome, or other intellectual disabilities?

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M&S opens 1,000 jobs up to the disabled people at new distribution ...

M&S opens 1,000 jobs up to the disabled people at new distribution ... | Celebrating Abilities | Scoop.it
You are here: Home | HR News | Mamp;S opens 1000 jobs up to the disabled people at new distribution.
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Amputee plans 5-mile walk - Waterbury Republican American

Amputee plans 5-mile walk - Waterbury Republican American | Celebrating Abilities | Scoop.it
Amputee plans 5-mile walk
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Local. No comments posted. | E-mail| Print | Search Archives. Friday, December 21, 2012 3:06 AM EST. Amputee plans 5-mile walk. BY ALEC JOHNSON REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN.
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Iron Man gives boy with Down syndrome a very Reddit Christmas

Iron Man gives boy with Down syndrome a very Reddit Christmas | Celebrating Abilities | Scoop.it
Thanks to r/cosplay and r/RandomActsofChristmas, Iron Man granted a huge fan the holiday of his life.
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20 20 = 40 Things That Will Make Life Easier For People With Disabilities

20   20 = 40 Things That Will Make Life Easier For People With Disabilities | Celebrating Abilities | Scoop.it
20 +20 = 40 Things That Will Make Life Easier For People With Disabilities 1.  Portable Ramp With Handles. If you were to come into my home you would find that there are France three different plac...
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'Climb stairs': Amputee to scale US skyscraper with - Survive2thrive.net

'Climb stairs': Amputee to scale US skyscraper with - Survive2thrive.net | Celebrating Abilities | Scoop.it
Mr Vawter hoped to reach the top of the tower in an hour – longer than he would have taken before his amputation, but in less time than it would take him to use his normal prosthetic leg. Full Article.
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He's Not Guilty Because Disabled Woman Didn't Fight Back? - Hartford Courant

He's Not Guilty Because Disabled Woman Didn't Fight Back? - Hartford Courant | Celebrating Abilities | Scoop.it
He's Not Guilty Because Disabled Woman Didn't Fight Back?
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Triple amputee gives inspirational talk | WIVB.com

Triple amputee gives inspirational talk | WIVB.com | Celebrating Abilities | Scoop.it
A young man has paid a painful price for the choices he made as a teenager. Now medical technology is helping him overcome tremendous obstacles.
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Down Wit Dat: Teaching Tuesday: Signing and Language ...

Down Wit Dat: Teaching Tuesday: Signing and Language ... | Celebrating Abilities | Scoop.it
Strategies to facilitate sign language acquisition (in regards to Down syndrome) include employing methods that allow the children to perceive the sign while not interrupting their attention. This is encouraged rather than ...
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Wandering Risk High For Kids With Autism, Study Finds - Disability ...

Wandering Risk High For Kids With Autism, Study Finds - Disability ... | Celebrating Abilities | Scoop.it
Children with autism are four times more likely to wander than their typically developing siblings, making the behavior among the most stressful for parents.
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Report Sees Less Impact in New Autism Definition - New York Times

Report Sees Less Impact in New Autism Definition - New York Times | Celebrating Abilities | Scoop.it
Report Sees Less Impact in New Autism DefinitionNew York TimesEarlier research had estimated that 45 percent or more of children currently on the “autism spectrum” would not qualify under a new definition now being refined by psychiatric...
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Young man finds success in the restaurant field - Tallahassee Democrat (blog)

Young man finds success in the restaurant field - Tallahassee Democrat (blog) | Celebrating Abilities | Scoop.it
Young man finds success in the restaurant fieldTallahassee Democrat (blog)During October, Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Tallahassee Democrat will feature a series of stories on individuals who have overcome their disabilities and...
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A Huge Insurer Is Paying A Penalty For Covering Abortions But Not Autism - Business Insider

A Huge Insurer Is Paying A Penalty For Covering Abortions But Not Autism - Business Insider | Celebrating Abilities | Scoop.it
Business InsiderA Huge Insurer Is Paying A Penalty For Covering Abortions But Not AutismBusiness InsiderJEFFERSON CITY, Mo.
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Disabled Woodville resident playing game he loves - Press Publications Inc.

Disabled Woodville resident playing game he loves - Press Publications Inc. | Celebrating Abilities | Scoop.it
Disabled Woodville resident playing game he lovesPress Publications Inc.Freyer, a 2010 graduate of Woodmore High School, is bound to a wheelchair, but his physical disabilities are not preventing him from playing his favorite sport.
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