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Heartwarming video captures special needs student's reaction to being accepted ... - wtkr.com

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Heartwarming video captures special needs student's reaction to being accepted into college.

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Lisa Friedman's curator insight, December 20, 2013 8:30 PM

So cool to see any teen's reaction to a college acceptance.

Gail Peters's curator insight, January 16, 2014 10:29 AM

Bravo! There are so many options available.  Be informed.  Apply!

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Missing hand not a disability to basketball star

Missing hand not a disability to basketball star | Exceptionalities | Scoop.it
A high school basketball player in Chicago is making a name for himself despite having just one hand.

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12-year-old builds low-cost Lego braille printer

12-year-old builds low-cost Lego braille printer | Exceptionalities | Scoop.it
A seventh grader's science fair project turns into a quest to develop a customizable low-cost printer for the blind. Read this article by Amanda Kooser on CNET.

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Meet Tim: 27-year-old restaurant owner with Down syndrome

Meet Tim: 27-year-old restaurant owner with Down syndrome | Exceptionalities | Scoop.it
ROSWELL, N.M. -- I was born in January of 1986. A few hours after I was born, our doctor told my parents that I had Down syndrome...

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Lisa Friedman's curator insight, July 14, 2013 4:00 PM

Just awesome.

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What would you do if you could be anything?

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Special Needs in the News

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Karrie Brown Is 17, Has Down Syndrome, and Just Became a Wet Seal Model!

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Family speaks out after mystery diner's good deed, encouraging note

Family speaks out after mystery diner's good deed, encouraging note | Exceptionalities | Scoop.it
A family in Rowan County got an unexpected, and inspiring, note when they were out to dinner on Friday. A photo of the note is going viral.
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Raising inclusive kids

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How to teach children to value people with disabilities and differences, not pity or exclude them.

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Communica8GH's curator insight, September 7, 2013 4:18 PM

Great points about inclusion plus books to teach about inclusion to children.

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LOOK AT YOURSELF AFTER WATCHING THIS.mp4

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Nick Vujicic has an incredible message. 

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Three-Year-Old Girl With Autism Paints Astonishing Works of Art - Buzz Log (blog)

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You probably recognize the names of artists like Picasso, Renoir, and Van Gogh. How about Halmshaw?

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Yulia Simonova: Making Russia's Disabled Less Invisible ...

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Yulia Simonova is a 30-year-old disability advocate in Russia. She's used a wheelchair since she was 10 years old. She says ... For one thing, people with disabilities are more visible. The World's Jennifer Goren has her story.
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Trades Alberta: Welder with learning disability proved naysayers wrong - Edmonton Journal

Trades Alberta: Welder with learning disability proved naysayers wrong - Edmonton Journal | Exceptionalities | Scoop.it
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Patrick Dufault remembers many people telling him he would never be able to become a welder because of his learning disability.
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Mallard Creek student makes difference for those with disabilities - WSOC Charlotte

Mallard Creek student makes difference for those with disabilities - WSOC Charlotte | Exceptionalities | Scoop.it
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"For the students with disabilities, to learn life skills and have social outings and to empower themselves (is important)," said Whitfield.
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Israeli Start-Up Gives Visually Impaired a Way to Read

Israeli Start-Up Gives Visually Impaired a Way to Read | Exceptionalities | Scoop.it
A company has developed a camera-based system intended to give the visually impaired the ability to both “read” easily and move freely. (RT @MobilityNSM: RT @disability101: Israel's tech-boom for the blind #progress.
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Danny, 6-year-old teased: Band of elementary schoolmates rally around boy to stop teasing

Danny, 6-year-old teased: Band of elementary schoolmates rally around boy to stop teasing | Exceptionalities | Scoop.it
After the group of fifth-grade football players from Massachusetts found out their 6-year-old water boy was being teased for his attire and speech, they played great defense and showed him their support.

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Lisa Friedman's curator insight, January 13, 2014 1:28 PM

We need more of this!

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Let's encourage all of our children to step up and respect every child as unique and worthy.

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Boy With No Friends Scores Over A Million 'Likes' - Disability Scoop

Boy With No Friends Scores Over A Million 'Likes' - Disability Scoop | Exceptionalities | Scoop.it
When a Michigan boy with special needs said he didn't want a birthday party because he had no friends, his mom turned to Facebook and found him more than a million supporters.

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Mystery diner pays for family's dinner, leaves encouraging note

Mystery diner pays for family's dinner, leaves encouraging note | Exceptionalities | Scoop.it
A family in Rowan County got an unexpected, and inspiring, note when they were out to dinner on Friday. A photo of the note is going viral.

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This Inspiring Letter From A 10-Year-Old Is The Perfect Way To Start Your Week

This Inspiring Letter From A 10-Year-Old Is The Perfect Way To Start Your Week | Exceptionalities | Scoop.it
The future will be awesome.

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Lisa Friedman's curator insight, October 3, 2013 10:06 PM

This just blows me away!

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Watch An Entire Team Of Teenage Football Players Do Something Very Unexpected

Watch An Entire Team Of Teenage Football Players Do Something Very Unexpected | Exceptionalities | Scoop.it
I'm not saying you're going to cry. But if you're prone to that sort of thing, have some tissues handy.

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Lisa Friedman's curator insight, November 5, 2013 12:15 PM

What's special here is that this was all planned by the kids.

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Look: 23 Powerful Messages People with Disabilities want the World to Know (Images)

Look: 23 Powerful Messages People with Disabilities want the World to Know (Images) | Exceptionalities | Scoop.it
If you are affected by disability, what would you tell the world? That's what one U.K. based charity asked people around the world. Through artwork, poetry, stories, collages or messages, they answered.
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The Power of Words

Discover the power of transforming your own words in Andrea Gardner's book 'Change Your Words, Change Your World' at http://amzn.to/xfrT2U Homage to Historia...
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Farmer Builds Own Bionic Arms

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Sun Jifa, a farmer in China, had his life changed forever when an explosive he planned on using for fishing went off prematurely. He lost his arms and when he couldn’t afford high-end, hospital-made prosthetics he opted for a cheaper set.

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Painting His Passion: John Hodgson's Art Provides Avenue to Language - Litchfield County Times

Painting His Passion: John Hodgson's Art Provides Avenue to Language - Litchfield County Times | Exceptionalities | Scoop.it
Painting His Passion: John Hodgson's Art Provides Avenue to Language Litchfield County Times Imagine, then, the distress that comes with an interruption of this process, the anxiety and stress parents feel as they seek an answer as to why a...
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Program helps people with disabilities become pilots

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Hours before takeoff, Deirdre Dacey approached a small white plane parked outside a Purdue University Airport hangar to complete a preflight inspection.
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How a special-education student found success | Wash Post

How a special-education student found success | Wash Post | Exceptionalities | Scoop.it

 

Seven years ago, when I first wrote about Paula Lazor’s teenage son ,John, his future was uncertain. My headline read: “Bright, But Falls Asleep in Class.”

 

Educators at both public and private schools had helped him for years with his learning disabilities. But homework was still torture and he had trouble following what teachers said. The nodding off in class had begun in eighth grade.

 

John became interested in welding after watching the Jesse James reality show “Monster Garage.” The Arlington County school system’s career center had an automobile repair course that seemed perfect. Then he bumped into one of those inexplicable rules that special-education families know too well. Students with learning disabilities, he was told, were not eligible for the course.

 

Out of frustration, John dropped out of Washington-Lee High School, which he discovered made him eligible for the Career Center course since he was no longer a full-time student. He did well in the vocational courses and enrolled at the Universal Technical Institute in Exton, Pa., to learn auto mechanics. At 18, he still had no high school diploma and was no closer to going to college. His life had been full of improvements followed by setbacks. Would this be one more?

 

Apparently not. I have told many stories of special-education students stumped and sidelined, struggling to find their way. This is different. At age 26, John is a certified master auto technician, specializing in European cars and living in Boulder, Colo. He is enrolled at Front Range Community College. He does not sleep in class. His disabilities are no longer an obstacle.

 

 

“We couldn’t be prouder of him,” his mother said. There are many stories like John’s.

 

Over the last few decades, public and private educators have created all kinds of pathways to financial and personal security that do not involve college. His own good sense and appetite for hard work proved enough for John to get where he wanted to go once he found the right opportunities. We should be building even more non-college options for such students. Sometimes, they even lead to college.

 

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Red River grad a historic day - Winnipeg Free Press

Red River grad a historic day - Winnipeg Free Press | Exceptionalities | Scoop.it
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There's overcoming challenges and difficulties to succeed, and then there's Jason Fillmore.
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