Awareness

One in six children has a disability

Monday, May 30, 2011The number of children with autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has spiked significantly during the past decade, resulting in a two percent increase nationwide in the number of children with developmental disabilities between 1997 to 2008, according to new…

“Blindness in history and law”

Tuesday, April 26, 2011Ronald McCallum, a lawyer and professor at the University of Sydney, recently wrote a paper in the Australian Bar Review chronicling a variety of famous people who are blind. The paper’s history section examines a political leader, a citizen activist…

National Autism Awareness Month begins

Tuesday, April 19, 2011President Barack Obama has proclaimed April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day. “Men and women on the autism spectrum have thrived and excelled in communities across America and around the world. Yet, despite great progress in understanding (autism spectrum disorders),…

Advocacy group launches accessibility campaign

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 
Washington DC
A Washington DC based disability rights group has launched a new interactive forum for educating people on disability accessibility, titled “what is WRONG with these pictures?” The game asks users to identify physical barriers in real life…

People with autism facing employment challenges

Tuesday, April 12, 2011Parade Magazine featured a 20-year-old woman with autism April 3, highlighting the challenges of integrating people with autism into the workforce. Dana Eisman, grew up attending a private school for special needs students. Despite having many similar characteristics of other…

Choose to Include pledge takes off

Tuesday, March 1, 2011In celebration of National Disability Awareness Month, Inclusion Werks has launched a Choose to Include pledge to build communities of inclusion. Inclusion Werks has also created an “I Choose to Include” sticker that it hopes individuals wear to foster discussions…

A teaching moment for disability bullying

Thursday, February 17, 2011The CBS Evening News ran a powerful story Monday evening about the bullying of a 13-year-old boy with juvenile arthritis. After being diagnosed, the boy was mocked repeatedly for his limp. Others students called him names, such as “chicken legs,”…

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