Learning Disabilities Don T Have To Disable

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Many people young and old struggle with learning disabilities. The good news is that learning disabilities do not have to disable you or someone you know from doing the things that you need or love to do. Much progress has been made in understanding and dealing with learning disabilities so that they are no longer […]


I Wish It Could Have Been Otherwise

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This was written for an academic journal about people with disabilities and what that means concerning their parent-child relationships. As far back as I can remember, I have been hearing voices. It started when I was just three months old. I remember lying on my back in a cold sweat, undergoing nicotine withdrawal (as I […]


Special Education Has Changed Over Time

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Special education has been assisting students with learning disabilities in the United States education system since the end of World War II. The first push for special education started when a group of parent-organized advocacy groups surfaced. In 1947 one of the first organizations, the American Association on Mental Deficiency, held its first convention. That […]


Learning Style Exercise Help Identify Root Causes For Learning Disabilities

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Identifying the deep and underlying causes of learning disabilities doesn’t have to be difficult. A “Learning Style Exercise helps bring to the surface potential causes for many common learning disabilities including dyslexia (difficulty understanding words, sentences, or paragraphs), dyscalculia (difficulty solving mathematical problems and grasping mathematical concepts, and auditory and visual processing disabilities. There are […]


Ameriglide Vertical Platform Lifts

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Many people today who use wheelchairs or just have trouble walking have discovered the wonders of Ameriglide Vertical Platform Lifts. Ameriglide manufactures only the highest quality home medical equipment that has been thoroughly tested by experienced engineers. Vertical Platform Lifts or wheelchair lifts, as they are often referred to, have helped many Americans retain their […]


Air Travel Disabilities And The Tsa

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One of the primary goals of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is to provide the highest level of security and customer service to all who pass through our screening checkpoints. Our current policies and procedures focus on ensuring that all passengers, regardless of their personal situations and needs, are treated equally and with the dignity, […]


Helping Children With Disabilities Get Fit For The Future

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A new program may help improve the lives of children with disabilities-and help them better manage their health. Sixty-six percent of adults with disabilities are not very satisfied with their lives; 78 percent are unemployed; and they have increased health concerns, including greater susceptibility to additional health problems. However, a new DVD may help improve […]


Helping Americans With Spinal Cord Disabilities

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In 1946, a small group of veterans who had received spinal cord injuries on the battlefields of Europe and the Pacific during World War II created an organization called Eastern Paralyzed Veterans Association. The government issued wheelchairs to these heroes but they had little else: no suitable housing to live in, no transportation to move […]


People With Disabilities Help Troops Stay Prepared

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Turn on the news and you’ll hear the valiant stories of troops in the U.S. military. And helping to support the troops are many other courageous patriots, in particular the people with severe disabilities who help keep servicemen and women equipped with the supplies they need. Many of the products that help protect U.S. troops […]


Opening Doors For Those With Disabilities

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There could be good news for the more than 54 million men, women and children with disabilities in America. Many American firms are finding ways to help them so they don’t have to struggle to find drugstores, health care facilities, education facilities, hotels, restaurants and shopping outlets that are easily accessible. With many baby boomers […]


Autism A Difficult Developmental Disability

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The expression ‘developmental disability’ stands for the kind of impairment that interferes with a person’s ability to perform one or more vital functions of life. Since such disabilities are of extremely serious nature, they might adversely affect the affected person’s ability to earn an independent living. Autism is one of such disabilities. In an autistic […]


Jwod Program Employs People With Severe Disabilities

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As a hazardous materials technician in Fort Lewis, Wash., John Kartes spends his days physically assisting mechanics, a job that often entails driving a forklift to transport engines and other heavy items. He ensures that the mechanics have the materials they need, keeps an inventory of hazardous materials and then coordinates their disposal by putting […]


Excellence Program Assists People With Disabilities

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People with disabilities remain an untapped resource in the nation’s work force, facing an unemployment rate of 70 percent. NISH, a nonprofit organization that helps secure federal contracts for agencies that employ people with disabilities through the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Program, is working to change the status quo. The organization has introduced a new program whereby agencies […]


Ohio Schools Closing The Gap For Students With Disabilities

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The Ohio Schools are redefining their Special Education program and closing the gap in the achievement of students with disabilities. The Ohio schools believe that achievement gaps are not the same as ability gaps, and the education system is responsible for ensuring that high achievement is an attainable goal for all students. Furthermore, the Ohio […]


Travelers With Disabilities The Untapped Market

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When most people think about accommodating people with disabilities in their business we get a scared feeling in their gut & their mind scrambles to search for that all-important date when the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) went into effect. It doesn’t have to be that way! When business owners open their eyes & start […]