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5 Necessary Assistive Technologies for K-12 Computer Labs

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There are more computers in public schools than ever before — approximately one for every 5.3 students — but students with disabilities are often unable to benefit from this technological access. Inadequate funding and training has led a lack of assistive technologies in classrooms and computer labs. They have become places where students with certain conditions are unable to make any meaningful progress. This inevitably leads to the further stigmatization and isolation of such students.

Posted by Devin Morrissey Jul 07, 2017 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Assistive Technology to Improve Education for Students with Autism

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Every individual has potential. This month, we have cause to celebrate that. June 18 is Autistic Pride Day, a celebration of the diversity of everyone on the autism spectrum.

In the US, One in 68 children is diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Regardless, educators rarely receive specialized training in order to best meet the needs of students with ASD. Given how ubiquitous the disorder is, it is clear that measures must be taken to ensure equal access to education.

Fortunately, there are several types of assistive technologies that can improve the quality of education for these learners. By implementing the following devices in K-12 education, we can help ensure that students with autism can develop the social and language skills needed to succeed in life:

Posted by Devin Morrissey Jun 12, 2017 Posted in Disability No Comments

Why Not Being Understood By Others Around You if Perfectly Okay (and Why Your Complicated Mind Makes You Special)

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Anything that’s not according to what society expects, or is slightly different from how an average man lives, makes us feel uncomfortable. Because few try to really understand and connect on a deeper level with those around them, we – the different individuals – are in anguish.But we don’t need to. All this is perfectly normal. In fact, we have the power to not just accept this lack of understanding around us and learn how to live with it, but actually turn it around and make it a positive thing.

Posted by Sarah Williams May 30, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Here Is Why You Should Drink More Water (Infographic)

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Did you know you could go about 21 days without food but only last 7 without drinking water? This perfectly illustrates how supremely important water is to your health and body. It is second only to the air we breathe as a fundamental resource for staying alive.

Posted by Luke George May 01, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Healthy Communities are Inclusive Communities: 2 Activities

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Last week I spent two days with the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD) for an orientation as part of their new advisory panel. I am excited to serve as a bridge between NCHPAD’s work and the broader healthy out-of-school time movement. You might remember two of our past blog articles that included NCHPAD resources, 3 Steps to Including Kids with a Disability and Tips and Resources for Inclusive Physical Activity.

Healthy afterschool environments should be inclusive afterschool environments, right?

The National AfterSchool Association Standards for Healthy Eating and Physical Activity specifically encourage programs to train staff to “adapt physical activity opportunities to include children and youth at all levels of athletic availability and those with physical, sensory or intellectual disability.”

Posted by Daniel Hatcher Feb 08, 2017 Posted in Disability No Comments

Isometric Strength Training

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According to American College of Sports Medicine, resistance training is an essential element of a well-rounded workout routine. Some benefits include: prevent osteoporosis, decrease the risk of heart disease, reduce blood pressure, improve cholesterol and help to control weight.

Posted by Henrik Nielsen Feb 06, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Cyberbullying: A Battle for the Technology Age

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Back in October there was National Bullying Prevention Month, and we would be remiss if we didn’t talk about one of the most prevalent types of harassment affecting young people today, cyberbullying.

Posted by Mark Kirkpatrick Nov 16, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

How To Stay Active And Healthy, Here are some tips

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Having a disability doesn’t mean you can’t be active and healthy at the same time. In fact, everyone needs daily exercise in their lives in order to feel good and improve body function and mood. The key is to ask your doctor about what’s right for you. For example, what will work well with any medications you’re taking, and how much exercise should you try to get in within a given week?

Posted by Rebecca Moore Oct 27, 2016 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

5 Reasons to Prioritize Healthy Food for Healthy Life

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The key to healthy living is to eat properly. When you consume healthy food your body is supplemented with all the necessary enrichment. So much so that eating right food has a direct impact on our way of thinking and how an individual feels. A healthy diet boosts immunity gives you energy and makes you feel good. All you have to do is find the right combination of food supplements which comprise required levels of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins.

Posted by Suzanne Winchester Oct 25, 2016 Posted in Obesity 1 Comment

Are You Addicted to Oxycodone?

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One of the great modern medical breakthroughs in pain relief medication was the development of Oxycodone. A powerful, partly synthetic opiate painkiller, Oxycodone has been a blessing to those suffering debilitating pain from diseases like cancer, bone degeneration and other conditions that can result in intense pain of a sort that was difficult to relieve before the arrival of Oxycodone. However, Oxycodone has a dark side to it as well.

Posted by Suzanne Winchester Sep 28, 2016 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments