Posts Tagged 'disability'

Technology May Help Redefine Students with Disabilities

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Assistive technology devices enable students with disabilities to express what they know, and rapid advancements in technology are helping to “redefine ability and disability,” says Milton Chen, senior fellow and director emeritus at the George Lucas Educational Foundation. 

Posted by Blythe Jan 21, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Supporting Inclusion in Religious Institutions

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I think an important part of being within the disability community is sharing resources that may be beneficial to someone else. For that reason, I wanted to share a bit about a fairly new organization. Please read on!

Posted by Carolyn Jan 21, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Video of the Day: Wheelchair Fitness Rope Pull

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Fitness should be a priority no matter what your disability. Doing regular wheelchair exercise will help you increase your strength, flexibility, improve your mobility, strengthen your heart and lungs, and help you control your weight. Watch this video from No Limits Sports to see a new wheelchair exercise. Irregardless of your ability, physical activity is for everybody!

Posted by Jennifer Green Jan 19, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

“Congenital or Acquired – Which Would You Choose?”

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Which is a bigger challenge; living with a disability since birth or acquiring a disability over the course of a lifetime?  Congenital versus acquired disabilities. 

Posted by Elizabeth Jan 19, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

“Charlie and his Horse”- Perceptions of Pain

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Growing up I experienced cramps of such intensity in both of my legs that I would break into sobs because of the strength of the pain.  In most cases, a hurting and weeping four-year-old does not have the expressiveness or coherence to say anything beyond “It hurts.”  I did not have sufficient words to explain anything about the pain I was experiencing.

Posted by Kerry Jan 19, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Women with Disabilities: “Loud, Proud and Passionate!” Music Video

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Check it out!  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxxomUVsSik.

This link will take you to a music video with an original (quite catchy) song written specifically for the 2010 WILD (Women’s Institute on Leadership and Disability) program.  The song is signed and sung in Arabic, Spanish and English, by 54 activists (all women with disabilities) from 43 countries.  It really seems like a true celebration of triumphs, pride and solidarity by women with disabilities from around the world. It was filmed during Mobility International USA’s (www.miusa.org) 5th International WILD program, and marked the beginning of MIUSA’s 30th Anniversary year-long celebration.

Posted by Blythe Jan 14, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Fighting Job Discrimination

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In 2010 there were a record number of complaints about disability discrimination in the Federal job market. The largest number of complaints were in regard to bias against applicants based on disability.

Posted by Tanya Jan 12, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Get Off Your Knees: John Robinson Story

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The following video  highlights people with physical disabilities in their business career or educational experience. This short promotional video led to a national television documentary “Get Off Your Knees: John Robinson Story.”

Posted by Jennifer Green Jan 10, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Different Speeds and Different Needs

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About six years our youngest son Colin was diagnosed with autism. Not the greatest day of lives. I remember sitting quietly in an austere office trying to make sense of this news. My mind leapt from thought to questions to ill-informed attempts at answers. Do we really have a disabled son? I could accept the diagnosis but not the idea my son was without abilities.  I asked myself what would this diagnosis mean for our family? Of course, I had no idea beyond fear or imagination; but I knew that our lives would be forever different. My mind buzzed like an annoying fly around the question: “What could I do to help him?”

Posted by guest Jan 10, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Images of Disability

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One of the ways I get my daily news is through the MSNBC Photoblog.  I am always informed by the photos…and often moved to tears by them.  There’s just something so compelling about an image – something that strikes you in a way much different than words.

Posted by Carolyn Jan 07, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments