Our Most Notable and Favorite Articles for the Week Ending November 6, 2015

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.

This timber wolf at the Lakota Wolf preserve, Columbia, NJ, looks forward to frolicking in the snow. Photo: Copyright, Daniel L. Berek 2015

This timber wolf at the Lakota Wolf preserve, Columbia, NJ, looks forward to frolicking in the snow. Photo: Copyright, Daniel L. Berek 2015

For parents of a child with a disability:
To the parents of children with special needs who feel bad about having to cancel plans… Again.

Disability awareness:
This week’s inaugural Ruderman Inclusion Summit focused on making the Jewish community and society at large more welcoming for people with disabilities.

Here’s a roundup of the Ruderman Family Foundation Inclusion Summit

Animal Appetites – A woman from Vancouver, BC, Canada, writes a charming children’s book, while her autistic brother illustrates it.

Employment for people with disabilities:
A research study exposes discrimination in hiring people with physical disabilities and Asperger syndrome.

Medical news – research:
A unique research project on developmental dyslexia has been launched at the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology in Warsaw, Poland. It is aimed at examining different factors responsible for development of the reading disorder.

Rutgers launches a center for adults with autism.

What about autistic adults?  A new study sheds light on the health needs of adults with autism.

Important steps forward have been made in the hunt for easily measurable biomarkers of autism.

Webinar: NJ DDD Live Supports Program – Individual & Family Focused
Mon., Nov. 9, 4-5 p.m.
Wed., Dec. 2, 10-11 a.m.
Tue., Dec. 29, 4-5 p.m.

This regularly scheduled session gives individuals with intellectual & developmental disabilities and their families an opportunity to ask the Director, Supports Program & Employment Services questions and get the latest news about the Division of Developmental Disabilities Supports Program launched in July 2015. All stakeholders are welcome to attend these webinars, but information provided will be focused on questions submitted by individuals and family members.

To register, or for more information, please go to:


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