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‘There’s so much to life after a tragedy’: At 14, Taylor Lindsay-Noel was paralyzed in a gymnastics accident. Now her te...
11/17/2020
‘There’s so much to life after a tragedy’: At 14, Taylor Lindsay-Noel was paralyzed in a gymnastics accident. Now her tea company is one of Oprah’s favourite things

‘There’s so much to life after a tragedy’: At 14, Taylor Lindsay-Noel was paralyzed in a gymnastics accident. Now her tea company is one of Oprah’s favourite things

Toronto’s Taylor Lindsay-Noel is the driving force behind a fledgling organic loose leaf tea company included in the December issue of Oprah’s magazin...

11/05/2020
Roll with Cole & Charisma Videos

I've been following this couple for a while. I love their positivity and energy. They cover a range of topics relevant to people with disabilities. I've learned a bunch watching them. Mostly, though, they are just fun.

How We Make Our Life Easier & Better As An Interabled Couple 👨‍🦽

11/05/2020
Ollie & Cameron

Ollie & Cameron

This morning's antics before 8am.... the Superhero alphabet 🤣🤣

A new fund created by the Andrew W. Mellon and Ford Foundations awards unrestricted grants to fellows working in a range...
10/17/2020
20 Artists In Inaugural Class Of Disability Futures Fellows Receive $50,000 Grants

A new fund created by the Andrew W. Mellon and Ford Foundations awards unrestricted grants to fellows working in a range of disciplines including architecture, dance, multimedia and journalism.

A new fund created by the Andrew W. Mellon and Ford Foundations awards unrestricted grants to fellows working in a range of disciplines including architecture, dance, multimedia and journalism.

I peered into the window of Chinquapin Rec Center's pool yesterday, and saw there's a wide ramp for wheelchair users to ...
10/11/2020

I peered into the window of Chinquapin Rec Center's pool yesterday, and saw there's a wide ramp for wheelchair users to get all the way down to the swim lane, and easily start swimming right off the chair. And then get back on the chair under water when laps are finished. That's a huge difference from what my dad went through to go swimming every Sunday...wow. This rec center is about a mile and a half up King Street from the USPTO. - Arva

Noah's Miracle
10/06/2020

Noah's Miracle

Noah was only 6 months old when I had a therapist tell me that he needed to be disciplined (which meant denied parental comforting and consoling) if he was distraught during therapy because those with disabilities need to learn early on to have boundaries with caregivers and to learn they aren’t in control of the situation.

I fired that therapist, who was a State provided therapist, who then said mom was the problem and before I knew it I had a video camera in my house without my consent... the early days were definitely WTF until I realized our legal rights with a child who had a disability.

It took at least a year for us to realize Noah had a severe sensory processing disorder, and it’s not bad parenting, nor a bad child who needs to be disciplined.

09/24/2020
TED

TED

Want to know how sign language works? Think of it as like music, says Deaf artist Christine Sun Kim.

Watch her full TED Talk here: http://t.ted.com/lGc11KX
#SignLanguagesDay

09/18/2020
Special Books by Special Kids

Special Books by Special Kids

Shane is diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy. His girlfriend, Hannah, lives with him and is also his caregiver. Join Shane and Hannah for a day in their life.

09/11/2020
Ollie & Cameron

Ollie & Cameron

We know quite a lot of you enjoy seeing snippets of Ollie and Cam's progress with learning and so here is a clip from last week's maths homework session.

The task required them to look up the price of an item (very cheap 🤣) and figure out what coins they could use from a specified selection to pay for the item exactly.

We tried the task firstly with a number square, however they both struggled due to the amount of different possibilities and calculations required. We then turned to Numicon and being able to visualise the values of the different coin possibilities worked a treat 👌

How I learned to communicate my inner life with Asperger's
09/10/2020
How I learned to communicate my inner life with Asperger's

How I learned to communicate my inner life with Asperger's

Alix Generous is a young woman with a million and one ideas -- she's done award-winning science, helped develop new technology and tells a darn good joke (you'll see). She has Asperger's, a form of autistic spectrum disorder that can impair the basic social skills required for communication, and she...

Target’s Inclusive Costumes are Back with *Double* the Halloween Fun
08/28/2020
Target’s Inclusive Costumes are Back with *Double* the Halloween Fun

Target’s Inclusive Costumes are Back with *Double* the Halloween Fun

Last year, Target introduced Hyde & EEK! Boutique costumes designed with all kids in mind. The affordable adaptive and sensory-friendly creations brought spooky vibes, sparkles, smiles—and moments of joy—to kids (and plenty of parents) all around the country. Now, we’re making Halloween even m...

08/28/2020
Ollie & Cameron

Ollie & Cameron

Hi everybody! We hope you are all safe and well.

Ollie and Cam's class topic this term is 'pets' and they are loving learning about how to care for different animals. Here they are doing their comprehension homework today 🥰

PS. Please excuse my quiz master faux pas - A, B, 3 🤣🤣🙈

08/26/2020
Charlie and Milo: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Charlie and Milo: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

We managed to get away for one more quick camping trip and enjoyed swimming in an awesome hot springs pool, playing in the creek, exploring and, of course, ICE CREAM!
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Stay tuned because this is going to be a BIG week, friends!
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Charlie and Milo are scheduled to start school on Thursday with their favorite teacher, Mr. Mark. And then, on Friday these two monkeys are turning FIVE! I can’t even! Time, you thief, get away from my babies!
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#chucklesandmeatloaf #familycampingtrip #twinswithdownsyndrome #lifeisbetterwithyou #theluckyfew #t21 #upsyndrome

08/23/2020
Ar’miah Unique World

Ar’miah Unique World

I’m from Virginia what about You?
Here’s some throwback Thursday Inspiration Videos
#TeamArmiah

08/21/2020
Ollie & Cameron

Ollie & Cameron

Fabulous teamwork in the kitchen this morning 🥰🙌

NLS is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or ...
08/20/2020
Search the NLS catalog.​

NLS is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page.

NLS ensures That All May Read.​

08/14/2020
Ollie & Cameron

Ollie & Cameron

Well, the day is finally here. They're back at school and have officially started Primary 3! 🥳🥳

There will be some changes but they're adaptable chaps. Ollie seems particularly happy that quiche will now be more regularly on the menu 🤣🤷‍♀️

InclusionHub Coming Soon
08/11/2020
InclusionHub Coming Soon

InclusionHub Coming Soon

InclusionHub is a service directory and community of digital inclusion resources. Compare website accessibility tools and platforms and businesses that have been certified to have meaningful inclusion initiatives.

08/07/2020
TED

TED

Want to know how sign language works? Just think of it like music, says Deaf artist Christine Sun Kim.

Watch her full TED Talk here: http://t.ted.com/KDwWB7k

08/05/2020
Meet America's top sign language journalist

Meet America's top sign language journalist

Full transcript of the video at: shorturl.at/aPR04 For the more than 10 million deaf and hard of hearing Americans, the biggest source of sign language news ...

Noah's Miracle
08/03/2020

Noah's Miracle

08/02/2020
The Daily Moth

The Daily Moth

Last week the DC Council unanimously passed a bill to establish DC Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people. Next week is the 2nd vote and if it passes, it will go to the DC Mayor for signature.

Edit: We said it is called the DC Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, but it is actually called the DC Office of the Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing (ODDHH).

Transcript: https://www.dailymoth.com/blog/dc-council-unanimously-passes-bill-to-establish-dc-office-for-deaf-and-hard-of-hearing

"The hospital said it made a humane decision to end treatment. "But Melissa Hickson says her husband, a quadriplegic who...
08/01/2020
One Man's COVID-19 Death Raises The Worst Fears Of Many People With Disabilities

"The hospital said it made a humane decision to end treatment.

"But Melissa Hickson says her husband, a quadriplegic who’d contracted COVID-19, was denied life-saving treatment because doctors made a decision based on their biases that, because of his disabilities, he had a low quality of life."

The hospital said it made a humane decision to end treatment. Michael Hickson's widow says doctors ended his care because they underestimated the life of a man with significant disabilities.

Autistic people are not failed versions of “normal.”
07/29/2020
Autistic people are not failed versions of “normal.”

Autistic people are not failed versions of “normal.”

When people with developmental disabilities have what they need to thrive, everyone benefits. In a speech he gave at the United Nations on April 1st, author Steve Silberman made the case that it's past time we all learned to honor neurodiversity.

07/27/2020
Mencap

Mencap

He perfected his waltz. He jived his way to success! 🕺

Andrew completed his Boogie-thon challenge yesterday in true style. Strictly would be lucky to have you Andrew!

Thank you Andrew for everything you did to raise awareness of the 1.5 million people in the UK with a learning disability.

Let's hope other people #MoveForMencap to create change too, just like you!

Want to support Andrew for completing his challenge? https://bit.ly/30kvEgL

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Hospital Communication Guide for Persons Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing https://nvrc.org/covid-19-hospital-guide-technology-information/ The Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons is providing a COVID-19 Communication Guide and technology information to help persons who are deaf and hard of hearing to communicate with healthcare providers. The printable card may assist in situations where interpretation and other tools used to navigate medical encounters may not be available, or patients cannot read providers’ lips due to surgical masks. Users are advised to review and complete the card and download apps that may assist them before they need to go to the hospital.
A little out of date but it's the first I've heard of this.
This guy is awesome!
Interesting story about working for our soon to be neighbor.
Love this guy.