Our Most Notable and Favorite Disability Articles – Ending the Week of June 9, 2017

Allaire Wheelwright Shop (1835)

This building, the wheelwright shop (1835), is one of several at Allaire State Park, Wall Township, NJ. Innovation in New Jersey goes back to the state’s founding. Photo by Daniel L. Berek


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, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, 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.


In addition, we are specialists in the area of assistive technology and offer a huge array of services; the Assistive Technology Center is New Jersey’s premier source of information and equipment.




Advancing Opportunities job announcement of the week:

We’re hiring! Summer is almost here, and Advancing Opportunities is seeking Support Service Aides to assist teens and young adults with disabilities at summer camps in northern, central, and southern New Jersey.



The Support Service Aide is responsible for providing direct services to individuals with developmental disabilities in a camp setting. This may involve one or more of the following:

  • Engaging the individual in recreation activities
  • Assisting the individual with daily-living skills and personal care
  • Working on communication skills, or any other type of activity deemed appropriate for inclusion
  • Performing or any other type of activity deemed appropriate on the Individual Service Plan.
  • Completing the required weekly documentation of the services provided.

Please send your résumé to: hr@advopps.org



Disability in the news (mostly in New Jersey, the population we serve):   

Support groups may play bigger role in mental health in New Jersey and elsewhere.



Special Education:

People with autism and learning disabilities excel in creative thinking, a study featured in the Guardian shows.



The Arts and People with Disabilities

Review: Reanimating an Autistic Artist with ‘Soot and Spit’ – “A play about a deaf and autistic artist who rejected language but found a voice”


Just in case you didn’t catch this amazing (deaf) singer on America’s Got Talent, here’s the New York Times review of the performance.



People with a disability in the community (disability rights and acceptance; inclusion):

Better inclusion at work requires “human” intervention, despite technological advances.



Medical news – research:

Brain scans may forecast autism in high-risk infants.


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