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.
Disability in the news (mostly in New Jersey, the population we serve)
College psychology classes often overlook cognitive disabilities, according to a new survey.
Advancing Opportunities News
Yes, students with a learning or physical disability can attend college! Here’s how.
For parents of a child with a disability (parenting, special needs):
New Jersey parents of a child with a disability: Now is the time to think of summer camp!
Here’s an interview with the author of Tears of My Angel, a memoir of a mother and her care for her daughter with cerebral palsy.
This article shares some valuable insight into why many children with autism have difficulty with sleep.
Inspirational and Informative (or Both!):
Right in our “backyard”: This Rutgers fitness coach explains how he gets his strength from his autistic daughter.
Advocacy and self-advocacy:
An activist and advocate for people with Down syndrome, a lady with Down syndrome herself, is remembered and appreciated.
Why Web site accessibility is good for business—from a business point of view.
Parents share their 11 favorite ADHD tools that help them and their children with learning disabilities stay organized, focused, and on track at work and at home.
People with a disability in the community (disability rights and acceptance):
CEC, the leading professional and advocacy organization for students with a disability, has released a position statement on educators with disabilities.
The father of a son with severe cerebral palsy, author of a famous book, is working with other families to create an integrated housing model.
March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month! Advopps and CEO Jack Mudge were featured in an excellent video.
Research reveals a gap between what Americans say about themselves and what they think about others when it comes to disability in the workplace and sports.
Recent research: Immune cells prune connections among neurons.
US NIH study on regressive autism draws highly critical opinion.