Posts Tagged 'education'

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD): Exploring Effective Strategies To Raise Awareness about People with Disabilities

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It is well documented that people with disabilities face barriers which hinder equal participation in several environments including school and work. One of the primary barriers people with disabilities commonly face in the context of inclusion and participation is negative attitudes from others based upon misconceptions and stereotypes about individuals with disabilities.  

Posted by Kerry Dec 03, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

A Time to say Thanks

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Sometimes a week does not good bye in which I am told “thank you for your service.” At first I know the obvious reason that those statements are made to me. I have a physical disability. But the other reason is that I have a key chain lanyard I wear around my neck that promotes the US Navy.

Posted by Bob Lujano Nov 11, 2014 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Depression: Stigma and Treatments

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Like all mental illnesses, depression has always had a certain stigma attached to it; however, in some ways the stigma of depression can be more damaging because it can prevent people from getting the treatment they need.

Posted by Chris Meloni Nov 07, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Disability sport facing similar issues as women’s sport

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I recently stumbled across an article in the Boston Globe by Shira Springer entitled, “Why do fans ignore women’s pro sports?” You can find it here because it’s worth the read: http://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2014/09/23/why-fans-ignore-women-pro-sports/A37CAUWxMv0cvF5xkkAe1J/story.html

Posted by Josh pate Oct 23, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

Beginning Stages of Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery

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Traumatic brain injury, often called TBI, occurs when the soft tissues of the brain strike the interior surfaces of the skull. The injury to the brain can range from mild to severe, and it can cause a number of symptoms, including speech and language problems, gait problems, headache, unconsciousness or even coma. Medical support is critical in minimizing the damage from TBI and in helping the patient to maximize their recovery.

Posted by Shelly Duell Oct 20, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Disability in the workplace: Employer rights and responsibilities

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It is against the law to discriminate against people in the workplace simply because of their appearance, gender, or religion. Similarly, it is also illegal to discriminate against people who may have disabilities, whether they are already part of the workforce or an applicant for a vacant position. This does not only include obvious physical disabilities, such as if a person uses a wheelchair or has ambulatory issues, but also people with intellectual, sensory, and nuerological disabilities.

Posted by Luke Sprocket Oct 17, 2014 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Think Pink with a splash of water…

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October brings Cancer awareness and Women’s health issues to focus however, let’s add some water to the mix. Water exercise has a wide range of benefits to anyone who has become de-conditioned from cancer.

Posted by Windy Wills Oct 16, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Speech Related Issues

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People who have autism or other speech related issues face the problem of communicating socially and may also have behavior problems. The main objective of speech therapy is to improve all the vital aspects of communication including auditory processing. It is used to treat a number of speech related issues in which people face problems in creating or forming speech sounds which is required to communicate with others. The most three common speech related disorders are as follows: dis-fluency, articulation and voice disorders. Speech therapy is probably the best solution to treat these speech related issues.

Posted by Alice Mason Oct 15, 2014 Posted in Disability 3 Comments

Go the extra mile

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Perhaps you know someone who has a disability and you want to do all you can to provide support. Whatever the reason behind your desires, there are some things you can do in order to truly lend a hand and give someone a leg up. This can either mean you get directly involved with an organization or a group of people, or it can mean you go the extra mile and actually get trained in a particular field. The truth is that no matter what avenue you choose helping anyone will never be a waste of your time.

Posted by Chris Meloni Aug 28, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

Stop before Work-Related Stress Becomes a Health Issue

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The nature of how work is done has changed radically over the years. It is a far more competitive and cutthroat world today than ever before. Long hours, inadequate rest and constant pressure to perform can take a huge toll on the mental health of anyone.

Posted by Michael Georgiou Aug 26, 2014 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment