Our Most Notable and Favorite Disability Articles for the Week Ending June 10, 2016

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.

Millville WWII P-47 Memorial

Millville, NJ, is the home of the Millville Army Air Field, an important training center for pilots of the P-47 Thunderbolt. Several pilots were lost in training; the others served during World War II. Their service to the country is honored deeply in this south Jersey community. At the airport is a small but deeply thoughtful museum. Photo: Daniel L. Berek



Disability in the news (mostly in New Jersey, the population we serve)
The state of New Jersey settles lawsuit on graduation requirements

 The theater group at Morristown High School was honored with two awards for their advocacy of inclusion of people with disabilities.

A former Rutgers football player paralyzed in 2010 game asks his friend with cerebral palsy to her prom on Thursday night.

 The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation awards high-impact innovative assistive technology grants.



For parents of a child with a disability (parenting, special needs):
Sensory processing disorder comes in multiple forms among people with autism.

Here are five activities to engage your child with autism.



Special education (including college for students with disability):
A new book offers advice to students with Asperger’s syndrome as they transition to college or work.

An empathetic special education teacher finds a way to connect with an intelligent but nonverbal student with autism.



Civil Rights
Critical findings are revealed in civil rights data for students with exceptionalities.



Inspirational and Informative (or Both!):
A doctor recommended a mom end her pregnancy because her baby would have Down syndrome.  She wants him to know he was wrong.



Assistive technology:
Spanish scientists create the world’s first child-exoskeleton for infants with muscular atrophy.



Speech-recognition systems promise the world.  However, for more than nine million people with voice ailments, that world is out of reach.



Medical news – research:
Research suggests that autism is a neurological condition beyond the brain

New molecules have been identified that could help prevent cystic fibrosis.

An informative article examines the prognosis of living with multiple sclerosis.


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