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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An Individual Education Plan (IEP) Is Like a Fast Moving Game

Parents whose children have an IEP understand the dilemma of taking sides. Many parents are adamant about what they want for their child, yet fail to discuss the needs and wants of their opponent, albeit, the teachers. Of course not…it wouldn’t be a game then, right? Sports teams don’t care one bit what the other team needs because both teams are there to win. Just like any sports team, both parents and teachers have a plan for success. […]

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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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Why Neurofibromatosis Is Still Not About the Tumors

Today, May 17 is Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day. Not a day to celebrate, but a day to communicate. A day to promulgate the horrible, ugly symptoms of a disease that makes people prisoners in their own home. A disease that turns heads while the sufferers must hear the vile insults shouted from across the room. There, I’ve said it. Today is a day to call attention to a disease that not too many people have heard of, […]

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Don’t Wait to Register With the Department of Disabilities

I have vowed to keep my child off public assistance. I was, and still am, adamant that if he can work and be financially independent, then he should; everyone should. The issues evolved when he graduated from high school. While he was able to secure a job, we were suddenly presented with other challenges which we did not anticipate. For example, transportation; if a person cannot get to where he or she wants to go, […]

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