Disability and Ability Highlights of the Week Ending August 21, 2015

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At Advancing Opportunities, we excel in providing residential and respite services to people of with all disabilities, along with advocacy and education services for parents and guardians and assistive technology support.  As a leader in the field, we are pleased to share our experience, knowledge, and expertise with the disability community through our social media outlets: Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.  In our Disability and Ability Highlights of the Week column, we will select the best of what we found and shared and present them.  Please click on the titles with embedded links to find the full article.

The best in advocacy and self-advocacy:

A blind young woman from Turkey received care and support; now at MIT, she is helping develop assistive technology to help others like her.

 

Employment for people with disabilities:

An entrepreneur with Asperger’s establishes her own bakery.

 

Assistive technology:

“The Future of Assistive Tech Is Surprisingly Simple”

A blind young woman from Turkey received care and support; now at MIT, she is helping develop assistive technology to help others like her.

The assistive technology software that helped Stephen Hawking share his profound insights with the world is now open source and available to all.

 

Inspirational:

This is on Dan Kepliner’s blog; Dan is an artist with cerebral palsy – an interesting, talented, and neat guy.
http://kinggimpthoughts.blogspot.com/

Wired Magazine interviewed Steve Silberman, author of the forthcoming Neurotribes.  “How Autistic People Helped Shape the Modern World.”

A young woman gives an inspiring TED talk on “How I Learned to Communicate My Inner Life with Asperger’s”

Noteworthy medical research:

Research highlights the connection between autism and creativity & problem-solving skills.

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