Has Your Child Been Stigmatized? Why Labels Hurt at School

The idea behind the word “stigma” leaves a painful scar–labels stick. As kids get older all that “nice-nice treat others with respect” goes right out the window once those same students transition to middle school. Sorry but your kidlet who is integrated into the regular classroom will get bullied. If I sound a bit flippant about this, I don’t mean to be. Consequently, this is not about respecting other classmates or what should happen at […]

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UT Austin’s Version of “Fahrenheit 451” Poses a Challenge for Their Diverse Student Population

The University of Texas at Austin has a library problem and the disabled community might be the biggest losers of the new plan. In an effort to find new library space to meet current trends in circulation and technology, the college has determined that the resources in the Fine Arts Library, inside the Doty Fine Arts building, must go to make way for other growing college programs. Sort of like Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” where […]

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Why People in Wheelchairs Can Only Shop Online During the Holidays

Holiday shopping is in full swing and the malls are jam-packed with eager holiday shoppers. Santa is in town and there are plenty of great deals available. But there are some people who are not able to enjoy the shopping this time of year and it has nothing to do with their finances. While holiday shopping online is more convenient, and less stressful for many, shopping in  malls is a fun, joyous, and entertaining pastime […]

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December 2017 Disability Awareness Information

Please see the awareness opportunities for the special needs community throughout December. Guidance and support are available on the websites below. Parents should contact these  organizations directly for more information. Special Education Day –  December 2 International Day of Persons with Disabilities December 3

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September 2017 Disability Awareness Information

Please see the awareness opportunities for the special needs community throughout September 2017. Guidance and support are available on the websites below. Parents should contact their local offices for information on events and programs. Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Childhood Obesity Awareness Month Hydrocephalus Awareness Month Newborn Screening Awareness Month Reye’s Syndrome Awareness Month Sickle Cell Month Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness Day Sept. 9 International Ataxia Awareness Day Sept. 25 World […]

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