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  • Capti Narrator for Education: Effective & Accessible Teaching & Learning

    Disabled World
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:13 am
    Charmtech Labs LLC announced the launch of Capti Narrator for Education enabling students and educators to become more productive.
  • Flying Blind: Legally Blind Man Learns to Fly

    Disabled World
    26 Aug 2015 | 10:04 am
    Jason DeCamillis of Ypsilanti, MI, has wanted to learn to fly a plane ever since he was a child. However, he never thought that it would be possible because he is legally blind due to Retinitis Pigmentosa, a progressive condition which slowly affects his peripheral and night vision.
  • Purple Potatoes May Help Kill & Prevent Spread of Colon Cancer

    Disabled World
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:53 am
    Baked purple fleshed potatoes suppressed the growth of colon cancer tumors in petri dishes and in mice by targeting the cancer's stem cells. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. and responsible for more than 50,000 deaths annually, according to the American Cancer Society.
  • Disabilities: Playing adaptive sports linked to higher employment, economic impact

    Disability News -- ScienceDaily
    25 Aug 2015 | 9:58 am
    A new study finds playing an adaptive sport can have dramatic results on the athlete and the economy.
  • Last Day

    Rolling Around In My Head
    28 Aug 2015 | 4:34 am
    While there is the weekend yet to go, today is the last day of our vacation. We've been away since Monday on our annual trip up to Muskoka. This was the first year of many that the weather's not been great. It's been grey and cold and damp the whole time. We managed to fit everything in; the trip to Santa's village, the annual night out to Boston Pizza, the scavenger hunt, but we did these with an eye to the sky the entire time. Rain threatened every day and we became masters at getting out and staying dry.A big part of being here is strolling the boardwalk around the lake. It's a beautiful…
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    Disabled World

  • Purple Potatoes May Help Kill & Prevent Spread of Colon Cancer

    28 Aug 2015 | 6:53 am
    Baked purple fleshed potatoes suppressed the growth of colon cancer tumors in petri dishes and in mice by targeting the cancer's stem cells. Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the U.S. and responsible for more than 50,000 deaths annually, according to the American Cancer Society.
  • Zero Project: 337 Nominations from 98 Countries

    28 Aug 2015 | 5:54 am
    The Zero Project researches the status of the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UN CRPD) around the world and, this year, is focusing on inclusive education and ICT (Information and Communication Technologies).
  • Capti Narrator for Education: Effective & Accessible Teaching & Learning

    27 Aug 2015 | 9:13 am
    Charmtech Labs LLC announced the launch of Capti Narrator for Education enabling students and educators to become more productive.
  • Is Breathing Incense Smoke Bad for Health

    27 Aug 2015 | 4:51 am
    The burning of incense might need to come with a health warning. This follows the first study evaluating the health risks associated with its indoor use.
  • Flying Blind: Legally Blind Man Learns to Fly

    26 Aug 2015 | 10:04 am
    Jason DeCamillis of Ypsilanti, MI, has wanted to learn to fly a plane ever since he was a child. However, he never thought that it would be possible because he is legally blind due to Retinitis Pigmentosa, a progressive condition which slowly affects his peripheral and night vision.
 
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    Disability News -- ScienceDaily

  • Disabilities: Playing adaptive sports linked to higher employment, economic impact

    25 Aug 2015 | 9:58 am
    A new study finds playing an adaptive sport can have dramatic results on the athlete and the economy.
  • How exposure to brief trauma and sudden sounds form lasting memories

    24 Aug 2015 | 8:45 am
    Researchers have found how even brief exposure to sudden sounds or mild trauma can form permanent, long-term brain connections, or memories, in a specific region of the brain.
  • How newts can help osteoarthritis patients

    20 Aug 2015 | 5:23 am
    Osteoarthritis is the most common form of joint disease worldwide. Now, scientists have taken a leaf out of nature’s book in an attempt to develop effective stem cell treatment for osteoarthritis, a condition which affects millions of people in the UK alone.
  • Regenerating nerve tissue in spinal cord injuries

    13 Aug 2015 | 10:05 am
    Researchers are exploring a new therapy using stem cells to treat spinal cord injuries within the first 14 to 30 days of injury. The therapy uses a population of cells derived from human embryonic stem cells containing progenitor cells that support nerve cells and can potentially make poorly functioning nerves function better.
  • Newly discovered cells regenerate liver tissue without forming tumors

    13 Aug 2015 | 10:00 am
    The mechanisms that allow the liver to repair and regenerate itself have long been a matter of debate. Now researchers have discovered a population of liver cells that are better at regenerating liver tissue than ordinary liver cells, or hepatocytes. The study is the first to identify these so-called 'hybrid hepatocytes,' and show that they are able to regenerate liver tissue without giving rise to cancer.
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    Rolling Around In My Head

  • Last Day

    28 Aug 2015 | 4:34 am
    While there is the weekend yet to go, today is the last day of our vacation. We've been away since Monday on our annual trip up to Muskoka. This was the first year of many that the weather's not been great. It's been grey and cold and damp the whole time. We managed to fit everything in; the trip to Santa's village, the annual night out to Boston Pizza, the scavenger hunt, but we did these with an eye to the sky the entire time. Rain threatened every day and we became masters at getting out and staying dry.A big part of being here is strolling the boardwalk around the lake. It's a beautiful…
  • OMG put to good use

    27 Aug 2015 | 3:36 am
    I was following the natural flow of people as we all got off the elevator. Joe and I always get off last when the small space is crowded so there were several people ahead of me, all going towards the lobby and outside. The flowing line passed by a woman, with a walker, slowly walking on our right. As we neared the lobby a woman and her friend stopped to chat, interrupting the flow and suddenly blocking me as they stood right in my way.They saw me and indicated to the woman with the walker to get out of the way. She wasn't in the way, I was nearly by her. THEY were in the way. When the woman…
  • Fred and Me

    26 Aug 2015 | 3:44 am
    Photo Description: Fred Flintstone holding a steaming foot after he'd used as brakes for his car.It was colder than we expected it to be. The skies threatened rain. But we were undeterred, we headed off to  Santa's Village for our annual pilgrimage. We've been going since the Ruby was a toddler and Sadie a babe in arms. We got there and found that there were fewer people than in previous years, kept away by the cold I imagine, and we and the other families there had the run of the place. We started with the girls taking 16 rides on the roller coaster in a row. They'd get off, get in…
  • The Cancellation

    24 Aug 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Photo Description: A flock of birds forming a heart springing from a woman's hands.Sometimes my rides to work are very, very, very early. When a morning person uses the word early, they mean it. When I'm picked up somewhere after 5:30 I know that I'll be sharing part of my ride with a wonderful woman, a delight to chat with, who goes to the gym on a near daily basis. She uses a scooter and talks very frankly about her experiences as a woman with a disability, as a scooter user and as someone with a serious and complicated and life threatening illness. She has fought hard to have the life she…
  • The Kiss

    24 Aug 2015 | 4:31 am
    Photo Description: Two men kissing in a photo booth in the 1950's.I remember, many years ago, sitting in a bar with a group of people I knew from work. The mood was tense. Our beer sat on the table slowly going stale. None of us were in the mood for drinking. We were here because none of us wanted to be alone. We all worked for the same human service agency, we all had a passion and life vision to work with people with intellectual disabilities, but we were all, at that moment, reconsidering who we were, where we were and what our future might hold. Two of our number had been fired that…
 
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    Fred's Head from APH, a Blindness Blog

  • The WPA Museum Extension Project Dioramas

    Marissa Stalvey
    20 Aug 2015 | 12:58 pm
    In the 1930s, the government created a number of relief programs to keep people working as the country struggled through the Great Depression.  One of the lesser known was the Museum Extension Project which paid unemployed artists to create educational models for school children.  I have seen a number of the architectural models of historic buildings, including a scale model of Kentucky’s Old State Capitol Building that is in our collection.  Our collection also holds eight unusual dioramas of famous scenes from history.  They are fitted into little wooden boxes with…
  • How did you do arithmetic before the electronic calculator?

    Marissa Stalvey
    13 Aug 2015 | 4:19 pm
    Our object this week is an interesting artifact that most students today will not recognize, both for its tactile form and its outdated function.  A slide rule was an analog calculator used commonly by engineers and architects before the invention of the electronic calculator to do all sorts of mathematic and algebraic functions.    Most were in the form of a sliding ruler, with several rulers set inside each other.  By sliding one value to a position lining it up with another, you could quickly find an answer on a separate part of the rule.  There were also circular…
  • A Guide for Colleges and Visually Impaired Students

    Marissa Stalvey
    5 Aug 2015 | 9:24 am
    Affordable Colleges Online (AC) has developed a Guide for Visual Disabilities on how colleges help visually impaired and blind students succeed. The guide explores how visual impairments impact the educational experience, what colleges are doing for their visually impaired students, and includes numerous resources, as well insight and tips from experts and a list of scholarships and grants. Dan Schuessler, CEO of AC, says: "We created this guide to show how today’s colleges and universities are improving their technology and resources to help students with visual disabilities earn degrees.
  • Cranmer Modified Perkins Brailler

    Marissa Stalvey
    23 Jul 2015 | 3:55 pm
    Our object this week is one of the first commercially available personal braille printers aimed at the home market. Although researchers had introduced braille printers such as the MIT Braillemboss as early as 1969, they were expensive, balky, and unaffordable for individual consumers.  The Cranmer, priced at under $3,000, could be connected to a home computer and used as a braille embosser or used as an electric braillewriter. It was the last project of Tim Cranmer, as Director of Technical Services for the Kentucky Department of the Blind, and engineered by Wayne Thompson. …
  • Rare APH Product: Simple Machines Kit

    Marissa Stalvey
    16 Jul 2015 | 1:44 pm
    This set of simple machines was developed by the Instructional Materials Reference Center at APH in order to present concepts related to scientific principles involved in the use of machines.The pulley, lever, inclined plane, and screw were included in other kits and intended for grades4 and up.Introduced in 1975, the kits only appeared in one published catalog, in 1981, and were gone by 1984.Sales were unimpressive, only a few hundred kits were ever made so this qualifies as one of the more rare APH products. The photograph shows the wheel unassembled, so it may be a bit hard to imagine what…
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  • Don’t let a disability stop you from using your smartphone

    dnw
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:57 pm
    Watch video from usatoday Apple CEO Tim Cook recently tweeted, “Accessibility rights are human rights. Celebrating 25yrs of the ADA we’re humbled to improve lives with our products. #ADA25.”Apple and Google have baked strong accessibility tools into the iOS and Android ecosystem, respectively. While some tools are meant to complement third-party devices, from hearing aids to Braille keyboards, many just make the phones themselves easier to use. Some features we all enjoy — think Google Now or Siri, or auto-correction — weren’t designed with accessibility in…
  • Maker uses 3D printing to create eye-tracking wheelchair

    dnw
    17 May 2015 | 2:15 am
      UK-based maker Patrick Joyce, who has degenerative condition motor neuron disease (also known as MND or ALS), has created an eye-tracking wheelchair controller that allows a user who has lost all motor functions except for eye movement to be able to control their wheelchair and an onboard computer. With Joyce, fellow Maker David Hopkinson, helped with some more involved physical tasks for the project. Read full article via 3ders.org – ALS-diagnosed Maker uses 3D printing to create eye-tracking wheelchair | 3D Printer News & 3D Printing News. Related posts: Robot-building…
  • Reader writes: Lead needed for Second Hand adaptive bike

    dnw
    11 May 2015 | 8:34 pm
    A recent email I received from Shellie: I have been researching adaptive bikes for my 7 year old grandson. Many are so expensive and out of our price range. Do you ever find people interested in selling a used bike? So, if anyone knows anyone or any resources Shellie can tap into to find a used adaptive bike, please leave a comment below or send me an email and I’ll put you in touch. [Bikes on Lifekludger] Related posts: Reader Writes – carbon fiber mouth stick fabrication needed Motor bike with hand controls Reader Writes: Another alternative for a touch mouthstick
  • Robot-building twins enable themselves through 3D printing technology

    dnw
    20 Apr 2015 | 1:44 am
      The ABC runs a article on two brothers with advanced muscular dystrophy in Melbourne who are using 3D printing tools to build things they need. The brilliant thing about 3D printing is that you don’t need your own. You can design your own things and send the file to others who have a 3D printer and return a physical object. It’s these kind of linkages of those who make things for fun and need things for life that Lifekludger has as its vision and the Internet and technology enables. Muscular dystrophy robot-building twins enable themselves through 3D printing technology…
  • Open source, 3D Printed, thought controlled prosthetic hand

    dnw
    9 Feb 2015 | 11:28 am
    3D Printed, thought controlled prosthetic hand for less than $1000. – Opensourced     via Meet Easton LaChappelle, The Teen Building A Cheaper, Better Prosthetic Arm. Related posts: 3D-printed, individually designed prosthetic legs Lego Prosthetic Leg – [video] Open-Source Hardware for Prosthetics
 
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    DISABILITY NEWS - Google News

  • Disability Housing: Living, Supporting, and Loving Intentionally - Huffington Post

    Google Inc.
    28 Aug 2015 | 1:04 pm
    Huffington PostDisability Housing: Living, Supporting, and Loving IntentionallyHuffington PostIt was created for the millions of people with disabilities around the world. In 147 communities across 35 countries, L'Arche provides housing and support services for individuals with disabilities. And I was lucky enough to be invited in for a few
  • We need to confront the ignorance surrounding learning disabilities - The Guardian

    Google Inc.
    28 Aug 2015 | 2:42 am
    The GuardianWe need to confront the ignorance surrounding learning disabilitiesThe GuardianIf you are among the approximately 1.4m children and adults in the UK born with a learning disability, it's likely that through no fault of your own you will experience a number of injustices in your life. From feeling largely invisible and isolated to
  • Greece a laggard in disability-friendly tourism - Kathimerini

    Google Inc.
    28 Aug 2015 | 6:52 am
    Greece a laggard in disability-friendly tourismKathimeriniOf course Greece has the potential to draw in a small portion of that money, but its tourism services directed toward people with disabilities are currently inadequate and difficult to find. While there are hotels and other businesses in Greece that do
  • Gadget 'allergy': French woman wins disability grant - BBC News

    Google Inc.
    27 Aug 2015 | 9:30 am
    BBC NewsGadget 'allergy': French woman wins disability grantBBC NewsA French woman has won a disability grant after telling a court she suffers from an allergy to electromagnetic radiation from gadgets. Marine Richard, 39, was told she may claim €800 (£580) per month for three years as a result. She said it was a ...French court awards woman disability grant for 'allergy to gadgets'The GuardianWoman 'allergic to wi-fi' granted disability allowance by French courtThe IndependentWhat Is A 'Gadget Allergy'? French Woman Awarded Disability Grant For…
  • Hundreds of disability beneficiaries prepare for reviews - WKYT

    Google Inc.
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:41 pm
    WKYTHundreds of disability beneficiaries prepare for reviewsWKYTHundreds of people in Kentucky and West Virginia who receive federal disability benefits are preparing to make cases for why they should keep the benefits. Starting in September the Social Security Administration may hold hearings for nearly 1,500 and more »
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    Low Visionary

  • Writing disability

    Robyn
    24 Aug 2015 | 11:50 pm
    Because this year is my Year of Serious Writing I have been reflecting on writing about disability. You could say I have been writing about disability for many years, and I have, but writing from a deeply personal perspective and exploring events, memory and distance in place and time is very different from journalism, reports, blogs on information access and related themes, even speaking notes. As if writing about memory and the past are not difficult enough, writing about a life with disability is more so. Drawing the meanings and lessons complicates my task even more. I must explore and…
  • Audio description at Te Papa

    Robyn
    5 Jul 2015 | 8:37 pm
    The delights of audio description have come relatively late in life for me. Theatre, an important part of my life since I was a small child has acquired added depth, richness and meaning with audio description.  Although I have listened to opera, apart from a long-ago visit to Covent Garden during my OE and one or two films, I have only recently attended and been enchanted by audio described live performances. Of course each of these has sound, often very familiar sound, in the case of Shakespeare or Puccini for example. But the world of fine art is very different. Vision is usually the…
  • Euthanasia: A disability perspective

    Robyn
    8 Feb 2015 | 3:17 pm
    Recent events in Canada have revived the issue of assisted suicide, or euthanasia, in New Zealand. Disabled people in Canada and Australia have expressed dismay about a situation they see as a threat to the lives of disabled people. The Alberta Association for Community living chief executive Bruce Uditsky said “The Court’s decision is the most permissive approach to assisted suicide in the world. Rather than require people to have a terminal illness, people with disabilities simply have to express their life is not worth living.” And there’s the rub. We know that many…
  • Three disability Christmas wishes 2014

    Robyn
    21 Dec 2014 | 11:05 pm
    This time last year I wrote a Christmas blog with three wishes. Doing it again might mean I lack imagination. Last year’s wishes have certainly not been magically granted. But Christmas is the time of wishful thinking, so here is mine for another year. My first wish is that the great team of audio describers we trained earlier this year will have lots of work next year, for theatre, civic events such as parades, operas and other musical events, and in museums galleries, and even sports events where TV may not provide an adequate commentary or any coverage at all. My second wish is that that…
  • The promise of technology

    Robyn
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:52 pm
    I’m hopelessly late in my post for the International Day of Disabled People, on December 3, and somewhat late to mark International Human Rights Day on December 10, and very late to review the National Disability Forum (NDF) conference in late November. But the theme for the International Day of Disabled People is important, and worth writing about, even if it is after the event. Sustainable development, the promise of technology has wide and powerful application in the digital age. Late last month I was at the National Digital Forum Conference for the first time. I had been looking forward…
 
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    HEALING THROUGH MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

  • What Is It Like To Be Disabled?

    Cathy
    26 Aug 2015 | 11:46 am
    “NOT NEUTRAL” m/m, 1994, 48x 28″ ___________________________ The closest I can come to describing my present physical reality Is to have you imagine that each action taken feels like a six-point turn To extricate ones’ car from a tight parking place. The width of the wheelchair demands vigilance sussing out whether it will clear a door jam or cabinet. My tinny-thin appliances bear the scars of unconscious spacial discernment. Pulling up pants with one arm as I dress provokes guttural moaning on off days. Just try it. Within a more balanced mind set I can negotiate…
  • Booze

    Cathy
    23 Aug 2015 | 1:23 pm
    detail of installation,ceramic,earth __________________________ I just love a good margarita with salt. Sometimes we just have to take action in the edge-softening department. This morning Emma and I had brunch on a patio. I rarely drink alcohol. Usually it makes me weak and my dad was an alcoholic So I am cautious in the imbibing department But today TEQUILA ROCKS! We sat there in the late morning airy easiness on the small restaurant patio. Just Emma and me. I felt secretly scarlet ordering as I did before noon: Chicken enchilada with red chile and the coveted chilled glass rimmed in salt.
  • The Gift

    Cathy
    21 Aug 2015 | 11:19 am
    The gift of life is about sharing the gift of life. That is it. All these losses, brokenness and doing what it takes to re-up into life without “calling uncle” Have taught me what it all seems to distill down into: We are here to tolerate, extend compassion, exercise our “get outside ourselves” muscles and recognize our life would not exist worth a damn if we can’t connect and hear the call to another’s need. I speak with authority. Many times I felt I had reached “my line”; the marker I thought I could not bear to live beyond. Thing is- Life…
  • Roses On My Doorstep

    Cathy
    18 Aug 2015 | 1:09 pm
    Yesterday I woke to these. No note. No name. The gift given without need of acknowledgement. Just given. Silently left for me. Who among my tribe knows how deeply the fragrance of a rose infuses the very center of every cell of my being? This is intimate knowledge. Is it plain I needed them yesterday in particular? My transparency leaves me naked. Did the angel smile a secret smile in the wee hours of morning And that knowing was all the return needed for their effort? I lifted those home grown beauties onto my lap And rolled them slowly over to my center table; Placed them there to watch…
  • Rescue

    Cathy
    16 Aug 2015 | 1:26 pm
    detail of ceramic sculpture _____________________ This week brought me three, THREE! separate instances in which I needed rescuing…omg.. The first two involved my new maxi skirt getting caught in the front wheel of my chair. Due to muscle loss I list to the right and this seemingly sets me up for disaster. It was a jolt I tell you. Thankfully I had ahold of Emma’s leash because we stopped dead en-route. Couldn’t extricate the tattered fabric so we waited…. Soon I spied a guy half a block away and yelled. Disability brings the gifts of humility, courage, patience and a…
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  • 5 Outdoor Learning Activities for Autistic Children

    Aradhana Pandey
    27 Aug 2015 | 10:05 am
    Is your little angel still unable to do his shoelaces? Did you take him to a doctor because he was lagging behind in school, and you worry? The doctor sat you down calmly and told you that your little darling suffers from Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? It must have felt like your world came crashing […]
  • Skin Care Tips: Treating Dry Skin Naturally!

    Natan
    28 Jul 2015 | 11:32 am
    Do you suffer from chronic dry skin? Most people try to soothe dry and cracked skin by using creams and lotions; however, many of these products contain chemicals that can be potentially harmful to the body. The skin is an organ of elimination; so many skin disorders and diseases are a result of the elimination […]
  • 3 Tips on Adapting Art Projects for Your Special Needs Child

    Natan
    23 Jul 2015 | 1:21 pm
    Art is a great medium for children to explore their creativity and express themselves without fear of doing it the ‘right or ‘wrong’ way. Some parents and teachers may shy away from doing traditional art projects with their special needs children or students because they find it difficult, but there is no need for this. […]
  • Honey, Garlic, Lemon: A Natural Cold Remedy Recipe

    Natan
    21 Jul 2015 | 3:39 pm
    Boost your immunity by trying this simple, but effective home remedy! Honey, garlic, and lemon are all great at fighting off infections because they each act as an antibacterial. The antiviral properties of honey help protect against viruses like the flu, and the vitamin C found in lemon helps strengthen the immune system. Ingredients: 1 […]
  • Tips To Ease Your Parents’ Financial Stress While Pursuing Higher Education

    Zyana Morris
    16 Jul 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Pursuing higher education is an absolute essential for one’s professional and personal development. But it can be financially burdening as well, which is why a lot of students usually find themselves stuck under bricks of student loans and debt. A lot of these students also move out of home at the same time thus only […]
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  • What You Say to Us

    Julia Roberts
    26 Aug 2015 | 4:37 pm
    Sometimes what is said seems like it’s the smallest thing. They aren’t small things. Kind words in the face of challenges are never small things. “You’re a really good mom. You not only can do this, you are doing this.”  Those words someone said to me at a really bad time. I felt like I couldn’t parent my son, who was going through a darkness so bleak, just this second I teared up from it and it was over five years ago. Those words came to me when I needed them and the person who spoke them never knows how for months and months on end, I held on to them…
  • Seriously. Just Stop.

    Robert Rummel-Hudson
    24 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    The R Word. I feel like I’ve seen a huge resurgence lately in social media and out in the smelly old real world. I’ve made the argument against it. I don’t want to spend the time and mental and emotional capital doing so again. I don’t want to, partly because so many others have made a more eloquent and intelligent argument than I can, and they do so without the burden of being a past offender, like me, I’m ashamed to say. But mostly, I don’t wish to argue because I’m tired of it. I’m tired of asking the world to be just a tiny bit better, to do…
  • This Year

    Robert Rummel-Hudson
    17 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    This is Schuyler’s last week of summer vacation. I know she’s not exactly thrilled abut this, and to be honest, neither am I. This vacation felt more like a long weekend than a whole summer. On paper, this year looks pretty much like the last, and then it’ll all change again next year when she goes from high school to senior high school (her school district does it weirdly, with freshmen and sophomores at one campus and juniors and seniors at another), and then fly, be free, good luck with that whole adult life thing, and we hope you feel prepared, but whatever. So yeah.
  • The Girl Unseen

    Robert Rummel-Hudson
    10 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    Parents of kids with disabilities have big moments, whether they represent success or hope or failure or despair. We have those defining moments, and then we have the aftermath. When viewed from a distance, I suspect most of our time is spent on that plain of aftermath, trying to take the lessons learned from those significant experiences and process them into the lives of our children. It’s in those long stretches where I think the real work lies. I’ve certainly written (and spoken) plenty in the last week about the keynote presentation I gave with Schuyler on Monday, including…
  • A Partnership

    Robert Rummel-Hudson
    4 Aug 2015 | 5:00 am
    I’ve had a pretty good run in the area of public speaking. Since my book Schuyler’s Monster was published in 2008, I’ve done over thirty-five appearances, mostly at disability-related conferences and workshops. It has been an honor to do so, and frankly kind of a surprise. I never set out to do advocacy work in the very beginning, and now it has become the most fulfilling result of becoming a fancy pants author. Until yesterday, my appearances followed a pretty standard format, which was basically me standing up and jabbering until I ran out of speechliness or until someone…
 
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  • Back To School Is Easy (When Your Child Can Communicate)

    dgrauzam
    24 Aug 2015 | 10:22 am
    Back-to-school is a challenging time for all children. But children with special needs, especially those with non-verbal Autism may find it even more difficult to process all the feelings that come with this time of the year. They may feel anxious, over-excited or overwhelmed. And it would help to be able to communicate with their […]
  • 6 Gender-Neutral Baby Shower Gifts

    dgrauzam
    17 Aug 2015 | 6:46 am
    It’s not uncommon to find parents who’ve decided to save their unborn child’s gender as a surprise, so don’t be surprised yourself when you’re invited to baby shower requiring gender-neutral gifts. These days, it’s relatively simple to find baby essentials in shades of yellow and green, but we’ve made it even easier by identifying these […]
  • 5 Uses For Non-Slip Liners (repost)

    dgrauzam
    10 Aug 2015 | 10:57 am
    Today we wanted to share this post from special ed teacher Mandy at A Special Kind Of Class, as we believe Non-Slip Liners are a must have among back-to-school supplies! Read the original post here. Non slip mats are an essential part of a special education class that has children with physical disabilities and low tone […]
  • 5 Essentials To Put In An Autistic Child’s School Bag

    dgrauzam
    4 Aug 2015 | 7:30 am
    Change is difficult for children on the autism spectrum, and starting school is no exception. Begin to introduce your autistic child to the idea of school weeks before the first day. Here is how. Any introduction to the new routine will make your child’s life (and yours) easier when it comes time to drop them […]
  • National Fragile X Awareness Day Stories

    dgrauzam
    27 Jul 2015 | 7:00 am
    Last Wednesday was National Fragile X Awareness Day. How can you help Fragile X Awareness? Read these stories gathered by National Fragile X Foundation & Help spread awareness and understanding for Fragile X by making a donation today. By Keri Girius (age 4) and Crosby (age 2.5) were diagnosed in May 2014, during which time I learned that […]
 
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