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How autism freed me to be myself

How autism freed me to be myself | Disabilities and Employment | Scoop.it
“People are so afraid of variety that they try to fit everything into a tiny little box with a specific label,” says 16-year-old Rosie King, who is bold, brash and autistic. She wants to know: Why is everyone so worried about being normal? She sounds a clarion call for every kid, parent, teacher and person to celebrate uniqueness. It’s a soaring testament to the potential of human diversity.
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Graduation Rates Rise For Students With Disabilities - Disability Scoop

Graduation Rates Rise For Students With Disabilities - Disability Scoop | Disabilities and Employment | Scoop.it
The majority of states are reporting improvement in their graduation rates for students with disabilities.
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Job Market Sluggish For Those With Disabilities - Disability Scoop

Job Market Sluggish For Those With Disabilities - Disability Scoop | Disabilities and Employment | Scoop.it
As the nation's unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in years, new data from the U.S. Department of Labor suggests that people with disabilities are struggling to keep up.
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Killer Interview Question: What Does My LinkedIn Profile Tell You About Me?

Killer Interview Question: What Does My LinkedIn Profile Tell You About Me? | Disabilities and Employment | Scoop.it
This week’s KIQ comes from LinkedIn’s Managing Director of Australia, New Zealand and SE Asia, Cliff Rosenberg. Rosenberg is a big fan of ...
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New research suggests music may help prevent epileptic seizures | Toronto Star

New research suggests music may help prevent epileptic seizures | Toronto Star | Disabilities and Employment | Scoop.it
Study finds brainwaves of those with epilepsy synchronize to tunes, but without resulting in a seizure.
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Employment Supports: How to apply

Employment Supports: How to apply | Disabilities and Employment | Scoop.it
RT @ONSocialService: Receiving #ODSP and want to work? There are 3 easy steps to apply for Employment Supports: http://t.co/9pqrwNIXuc
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Ontario to rethink disability welfare reviews | Toronto Star

Ontario to rethink disability welfare reviews | Toronto Star | Disabilities and Employment | Scoop.it
Advocates say a plan to clear a backlog of 60,000 reviews for people receiving disability cheques uses a poor process that wastes money and puts vulnerable people at risk.
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Mark Wafer: Enabling the Disabled - YouTube

Mark Wafer owns seven Tim Hortons franchises in the Greater Toronto Area. Deaf from birth, Mark is more than just an advocate for people with disabilities. H...
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Joel Dembe - YouTube

Ranked Canada's top male wheelchair tennis player in both singles and doubles and is a 2012 paralympian.
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Keeping the Job is the Goal Says Employer of CHI Students

Keeping the Job is the Goal Says Employer of CHI Students | Disabilities and Employment | Scoop.it
Robert wakes and leaves the Providence Place campus early to ride the bus to his dishwasher job at Cracker Barrel. With traffic, the bus ride can take almost two hours. However, you won’t hear any complaints from Robert. It’s his first job and he’s thrilled to have it. He likes the people he works with […]

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The Problem with Schools Not Identifying Dyslexia

The Problem with Schools Not Identifying Dyslexia | Disabilities and Employment | Scoop.it
"I would often have parents say, “I think my child has dyslexia.” I would listen to their concerns, nodding my head and then when they finished speaking, I would explain that the education system d...

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Why "dyslexia" needs to be accepted.  Follow this also to the article, as well.  

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8 Qualities People With ADHD Have That Ultimately Make Them Successful

8 Qualities People With ADHD Have That Ultimately Make Them Successful | Disabilities and Employment | Scoop.it
ADHD is not a curse, it's a gift.
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1 in 5 Adults With Epilepsy Also Has ADHD Symptoms - WebMD

1 in 5 Adults With Epilepsy Also Has ADHD Symptoms - WebMD | Disabilities and Employment | Scoop.it
Experts say that controlling seizures may help alleviate other psychiatric symptoms
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Shedding light on public transit and invisible disabilities - Spacing Toronto

Shedding light on public transit and invisible disabilities - Spacing Toronto | Disabilities and Employment | Scoop.it
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Disabilities shouldn't impair career opportunities - Florida Today

Disabilities shouldn't impair career opportunities - Florida Today | Disabilities and Employment | Scoop.it
Don’t fear having a disability when looking for a job; fear not trying
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Mark McAllister tells his story of living with epilepsy

Mark McAllister tells his story of living with epilepsy | Disabilities and Employment | Scoop.it
As journalists, we're the ones asking the questions, not answering them. When you have to tell your own tale, that confidence can be shaken and finding the words sometimes isn't as easy.
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Meet the Gutsy Dad That Started a Car Wash to Help His Son Find Purpose - YouTube

Individuals with autism are an advantage for this Florida business.
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Researchers help people with disabilities raise employment expectations - Phys.Org

Researchers help people with disabilities raise employment expectations - Phys.Org | Disabilities and Employment | Scoop.it
After completing schoolwork, individuals with disabilities may be directed to a life of sheltered employment or a group home setting.
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Working wisdom: How workers with disabilities give companies an edge

Working wisdom: How workers with disabilities give companies an edge | Disabilities and Employment | Scoop.it
Firms are finding that there can be benefits to the bottom line from hiring people with disabilities
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Mark Wafer - YouTube

A Tim Horton's Franchisee owner who has found great success hiring individuals with disabilities.
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Microsoft wants to hire more people with autism

Microsoft wants to hire more people with autism | Disabilities and Employment | Scoop.it
Microsoft on Monday announced a pilot program to hire workers with autism.

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People with disabilities deserve to be paid a legal wage | Toronto Star

People with disabilities deserve to be paid a legal wage | Toronto Star | Disabilities and Employment | Scoop.it
Sheltered workshops, where people with disabilities do meaningful work for a pittance, are an unjust anachronism. Ottawa should shut them down.
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Asperger’s vs. High-Functioning Autism: Understanding the Difference

Asperger’s vs. High-Functioning Autism: Understanding the Difference | Disabilities and Employment | Scoop.it
Is it Asperger Syndrome or High-Functioning Autism? http://t.co/AqhOKJL8Hz #autism #ASD

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ADHD Types I and II? - PsychCentral.com (blog)

ADHD Types I and II? - PsychCentral.com (blog) | Disabilities and Employment | Scoop.it
One of my students included this very interesting 9-minute TED talk in a psychology class project.
The speaker proposes that, as with diabetes, there are now arguably two forms of ADHD.

We could call the inborn variety ADHD Type I; Type II would be what one doctor calls “Acquired Attention Deficit Disorder”, developed through excessive Internet use.

I found the analogy with diabetes helpful. It’s easy to think about how the over-consumption of sweets and junk foods stresses the pancreas into producing less insulin, thereby making it harder for the body to break down healthy foods and creating cravings for yet MORE sweets and junk. (Many addictions work in this same way).

In a similar fashion, too much hyper-stimulation from frenetic computer and cell phone use causes relentless surges of dopamine (the pleasure hormone) into the bloodstream. The body protects itself from this deluge by shutting down many dopamine receptors, thus creating a condition in which it takes more and more dopamine to get the same pleasure response. Normal, non-cyber activities such as reading, playing games, doing art projects, and hanging out with friends, don’t deliver the necessary dopamine wallop to the dulled receptors, and are therefore experienced as insufferably bland and boring.

If you’ve got an antsy kid who loves video games and hates to read, definitely start weaning his screen time (computer, cell phone and TV) down to a total of no more than two hours per day.

And to ease him into reading, try checking out some exciting audio books from the library. He can listen using headphones while standing, walking or bouncing on an exercise ball.

Listening to books helps develop vocabulary and gradually gets kids hooked on the rhythm of the plot and empathy for the characters. Like cultivating a taste for plain water and salad instead of soda and chips, the taste for reading needs to be coaxed over time.

Thankfully, brains are flexible and those dopamine receptors DO grow back if you can just give ‘em a break!


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Get to Work | Quest Magazine Online

Get to Work | Quest Magazine Online | Disabilities and Employment | Scoop.it
Get to Work: Butting in with a view on employment | Quest Magazine Online: http://t.co/cn98XWBN9s #disability
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