A parent talks about speech language learning challenges and navigating our education system.
University of Illinois has program to help push through barriers for people with disabilities to own their own business.
Madeline Stuart, an 18-year-old girl with Down syndrome, is chasing her dreams of becoming a model — and refusing to take no for an answer.
“The mission of the Challenged Athletes Foundation® (CAF) to provide opportunities and support to people with physical disabilities so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. CAF believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life…”
EveryBody: An Artifact History of Disability in America is an online museum containing images of artifacts and various pieces of assistive technology as it progressed from the early 1800s to modern day. It also catalogs the paradox of technology and disability: “…Historically, technology has played a distinctive role in the lives of people with disabilities. New forms of technology that benefited mainstream society often initially excluded people with disabilities because of inadequate design or planning. The lag time between the introduction of a technology, whether movies, telephones, trains, planes, automobiles, or ATMs, and its accessibility created discrimination, exclusion, and new barriers.” For more information click here
Disabled Community is a website that is very similar to Facebook but made specifically for people with disabilities. You can post photos, make friends both locally and internationally, share knowledge, and generally connect with other people who have disabilities. For more information CLICK HERE or go to http://www.disabledcommunity.net/
The Disability Visibility Project is a national nonprofit effort allows everyday people to record casual, one-on-one conversations in an effort to preserve history regarding their experiences with disability.
http://nichcy.org/schools-administrators/sexed”>Sexuality Education for Students with Disabilities Sexuality education is an oftentimes overlooked part of education for students with disabilities. These resources will help you in teaching students how to have healthy and safe relationships.