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September 17, 2015
by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate

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Breaking Social Stigma at New York Fashion Week

September 17, 2015 07:41 by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate  [About the Author]

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New York Fashion Week is not an event that is known for its inclusive nature, as couture modeling is often associated with waifish models in outrageous clothing that has become a media circus full of high profile celebrities. Nonetheless, it continues to harness a great deal of media coverage and is becoming an effective means of bringing light to issues. This year the Fall version of New York Fashion Week has among its runway newcomers an young woman who has been for the past six months working to redefine beauty. Her name is Madeline Stuart, and she is an 18 year old with Down Syndrome. [More]

January 16, 2015
by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate

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Disability Isn’t a Bad Word

January 16, 2015 07:55 by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate  [About the Author]

disability isnta bad word
Dealing with disability is a challenge, both for the person affected as well as those close to them, and even to strangers who come across individuals with disabilities in the wider world. It’s easy to look at someone who’s body or mind functions differently than what we are accustomed to interacting with and feel sorry for them. But being different doesn’t necessarily mean that being disabled is wrong. [More]

December 22, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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Finding Joy with a Disability

December 22, 2014 04:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA  [About the Author]

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Joy and happiness are two things that you need in order to get through difficult times in your life. Even though that may seem obvious, it is more difficult for some people than it is for others. It can be especially hard if you have other circumstances going on in your life, like dealing with a disability of some sort. So, we're going to look at the importance of finding joy in your pain and how you can find joy in your life once again, even if you are dealing with the pain and difficulties that come with having a disability of some sort. [More]

November 7, 2014
by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate

whatis special education

What is Special Education?

November 7, 2014 04:55 by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate  [About the Author]

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There is a lot of confusion about what Special Education is. People often assume that it’s only for children who suffer from severe disabilities and that it means going to a separate classroom in which all of the students are disabled. But special education is a much broader and deeper educational experience than this. FB- IEP, FAPE, IFSP, if you aren't aware of the meanings of these abbreviations, you aren't alone. When it comes to the terms and laws of Special Education, things can get confusing. [More]

October 14, 2014
by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate

disability isnta bad word

Disability Isn't a Bad Word

October 14, 2014 04:55 by Autumn Robinson, MA, PhD Candidate  [About the Author]

disability isnta bad word
Dealing with disability is a challenge, both for the person affected as well as those close to them, and even to strangers who come across individuals with disabilities in the wider world. It’s easy to look at someone who’s body or mind functions differently than what we are accustomed to interacting with and feel sorry for them. But being different doesn’t necessarily mean that being disabled is wrong. [More]

August 10, 2014
by Christie Hunter

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Physical or Mental Illness? Which One is a Bigger Threat

August 10, 2014 04:55 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

physicalor mental illness which oneisa bigger threat
The Paralympic games are both a welcome reminder of the amazing potential of physically challenged athletes as well as the innate human ability to transcend our physical boundaries. These athletes prove time and again that mind does take precedence over matter in the end. The brain is unlike any other organ in the human body. There are trillions of neurons whizzing by at near light speeds in billions of synaptic nerves in the brain flooding us with the information about the outside world. [More]

July 9, 2014
by Christie Hunter

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Parenting a Child with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

July 9, 2014 04:55 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, as the name implies is an umbrella term used to cover a number of learning and cognitive disabilities. A child born with FASD may have birth defects and major disabilities like deformed limbs, weak heart etc. Moreover, it is also possible that the child may suffer from multiple mental and physical disabilities and disorders at the same time. According to a number of researchers, FASD has become one of the biggest factors for increasing number of birth defects among children during past few years (Warren, 2011). [More]

June 12, 2014
by Christie Hunter

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Effect of Chronic Illness of Children on Marital Relation of a Couple

June 12, 2014 04:55 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

effectof chronic illnessof childrenon marital relationofa couple
Chronic illness or disability is not only challenging for children, but parents dealing with such children also have to tolerate constant pressure and stress. This not only impacts their nerves and overall health, but also affects their marital relation. Many authors overlook the fact while discussing the long-term effects of chronic illness on children, but this is a fact that early childhood developmental delays or sickness can damage the marital relation of a couple beyond repair. Apart from the constant stress and challenges associated with the early childhood illness, lack of awareness on this subject is also responsible for stressed martial relation after a child is diagnosed with chronic illness or disability (Lana, 2013). [More]