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Breakthrough Discovery on the Causes of Autism - Dr. Mark Hyman

IMAGINE BEING THE PARENT of a young child who is not acting normally and being told by your doctor that your child has autism, that there is no known …

The Right to Inclusion

The Meadows Blog<p>The Right to Inclusion<p>Michael Crawley - Saturday, November 02, 2013<p>No one wants to be alone. No one wants to be left out. No one …

Patricia Lay-Dorsey: “Falling Into Place” documents a life dealing with multiple sclerosis (PHOTOS).

For the camera-shy, it can be easy to turn away from a photographer. But what happens when you’re getting tired of having a lens in your face—and …

Review: 'CinemAbility' an arresting look at disabled in film, TV

When "The Celluloid Closet" debuted in 1996, it became an instant landmark in the fight for gay equality. Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman's documentary presented a mostly dispiriting history of homosexuals on the big screen and concluded that, given the power of cinema in shaping psyches and …

New Rules To Make Flying Easier For Travelers With Disabilities

Access to airline websites and airport kiosks, and traveling with wheelchairs may become a lot easier under a new series of government consumer protections designed to ensure equal access.<p>A new rule will require that airline websites and automated airport kiosks be accessible to passengers with …

Disabled Characters in Fiction

On the whole, I do my best to avoid books and movies with disabled characters in them. <i>Of Mice and Men</i>, <i>Forrest Gump</i>, and <i>A Christmas Carol</i> all make me cringe. Heretic? Hater of the disabled? The nerve. But I've thought about this a lot, because I love plays, books, and movies, and also because I'm …

Paralympics boosts profile of disabled but no panacea | Reuters

* People “make assumptions”, Paralympics 800m champ says<p>* Despite games’ popularity, challenges remain -committee<p>* “Being open” is vital, sailor Helena Lucas says<p>By Jack Merlin Watling<p>LONDON, Nov 25 (Reuters) - Walking with Paralympic Gold Medalist Tim Prendergast along one of London’s busiest …

Disabled woman denied entry to U.S. after agent cites supposedly private medical details | The Star

He cited the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act, Section 212, which denies entry to people who have had a physical or mental disorder that may pose …

Why Isn't the United States Standing Up for Disability Rights?

I feel lucky to live in the United Sates as a person with a disability, but I still experience inequalities daily. I am paralyzed due to a car …

Students with and without disability: it’s always better when we’re together

I was shocked when the local preschool teacher asked me when my son was coming to preschool… I had no idea he was even permitted to attend the local …

Autism

PA Girl Petitions American Girl to Create a Doll with a Disability

Melissa Shang, 10, says "disabled girls are American girls too."<p>Written by Tim Zatzariny Jr.<p>Melissa Shang loves American Girl dolls, but she doesn't …

Why Bother with Accessibility?

Web accessibility (known in other fields as inclusive design or universal design) is the degree to which a website is available to as many people as …

A year on from the Paralympics, people with disabilities still face prejudice and abuse

Attitudes to disability are so deep-rooted that the euphoria over the 2012 heroes could not spark a sea change<p>When Don goes out, he faces frequent hostility. Despite living in a picture postcard part of the country, this man in his 40s, with autism and emphysema, finds himself increasingly shoved …

A North American first: it's early stages, but University of Calgary doctors successfully transplanted stem cells in a spinal cord injury patient, offering hope to spinal cord injury sufferers. Read the story and watch Avis Favaro's report on CTV National News at 11pm. http://ow.ly/stqR3

Motorists taking parking spots reserved for the disabled has become such a problem in B.C. a provincial advocacy group has created a special position to educate people and deal with the complaints: http://cbc.sh/KNcwx0g Have you ever witnessed someone taking a parking spot they shouldn't have?

Labeled 'World's Ugliest Woman,' Motivational Speaker Turns Hate Into Love

Lizzie Velasquez is one of three known people in the world who suffers from a rare syndrome, which prevents her from gaining weight and has caused blindness in her right eye. But the 24-year-old consistently redefines what it means to be beautiful.<p>Some experts believe the Texas native has some form …

Photographer Seeks to Redefine ‘Beauty’ Through Photos of Genetic Diversity

For many years, Rick Guidotti was a jet-setting fashion photographer. When he stepped into the studio in Milan, Paris or New York, he was instantly …

Fashion photographer focuses on those with genetic conditions to reframe beauty

Then, fifteen years ago, when he considered photographing a woman with a disability, he was shocked at images in medical textbooks he consulted. Where, he asked, is the humanity?<p>"It's terrifying," Guidotti said, "There's other ways to present this. I've spoken to so many genetic counselors who have …

Miss America Contestant Looks To Spotlight Disabilities

A recent college graduate with special needs will compete in the Miss America pageant this fall with a platform focusing on overcoming …

The biggest problem for parents of a child with special needs? Other people

Jane McCready is used to her 10-year-old son being gawped at "as if he were a circus freak" but she will never be reconciled to it. "Children are one thing, they don't know any better. But these are adults. They look at Johnny and their mouths fall open and they just stare. And I think: didn't …

Woman Hears Sound For The 1st Time In Her Life, Will Reduce You To Tears

You might not have heard of Sarah Churman, but she is the focus of one of the most moving and heart-warming videos you're ever likely to see. Born …

For Conversion From PDF To Word Files, Trust PDF WordSmith

While a perfect conversion in this type of situation is not likely, the app does an excellent job of completing the process with a degree of accuracy …

Teacher’s attempt to educate students on Internet safety turns into weird viral science lesson

This is not your typical science experiment.<p>An unnamed teacher at an unnamed school wanted her fifth-grade students to understand the meaning of a viral message. So she posted a photograph to a teacher's resource Facebook page that showed her holding a handwritten sign.<p>The message: "I'm talking to …