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May 21, 2021
by Tina Arnoldi

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People With Disabilities Feel Excluded in the Workplace

May 21, 2021 08:26 by Tina Arnoldi  [About the Author]

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Accenture conducted a global survey of 6,000 employees with disabilities, 1,748 executives (of whom 675 have disabilities) and completed 50 video interviews. Their report (Getting to Equal 2020: Disability Inclusion research) shows that most persons with disabilities feel shut out in the workplace at some point in their careers. Employees with disabilities are 27% less likely to feel “included” in the workplace and 60% more likely to feel “excluded,” compared with the average. [More]

September 29, 2020
by Patricia Tomasi

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What Is The Prevalence Of Illicit Drug Use Among College Students With Disabilities?

September 29, 2020 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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A new study published in the Disability and Health Journal examined the prevalence of illicit drug use among college students with physical, cognitive, and other disabilities, and their counterparts without disabilities. “Our aim was to investigate whether there were differences in illicit substance use between students with disabilities and their peers without disabilities,” study author Myriam Casseus told us. “Numerous studies have found high rates of substance use among adults with disabilities and young adults/college students. However, there has been little research on drug use among college student with disabilities.” [More]

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]

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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

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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

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Disability Isn't a Bad Word

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

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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]

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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]