Our Most Notable and Favorite Disability Articles – For the Week Ending June 16, 2017

Pony at Popcorn Zoo, a great family place, especially for children with autism autistic

Now that summer is here, Popcorn Park Zoo is a wonderful New Jersey place to visit. It is also good for autistic children, not only for their affinity for animals (especially those that have been rescued), but also because this zoo is smaller and quieter than its larger brethren. 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.

 

JOB SUMMARY

camp aide helps campers with disabilities enjoy the summer

Our children, teens, and young adults with disabilities enjoy the full summer camp experience, thanks to the hard work of our camp aides.

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

 

  

Advancing Opportunities News

Gretchen DiMarco recently joined Advancing Opportunities as Community Relations Associate

Gretchen DiMarco recently joined Advancing Opportunities as Community Relations Associate

Gretchen DiMarco, our new Community Relations Associate, made the press in this fine article.

 

  

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

A River Edge teen with autism gives back to children with disabilities.

  

Isabelle Rapin, who advanced concept of an autism spectrum, died at age 89.

 

  

For Parents of a Child with a Disability (Parenting)

“The only better thing than being proud of your child is….”

 

A mom writes a letter to her severely disabled daughter, expressing her profound love.

 

ADHD and mood swings: here are some things you need to know.

 

 

Special Education

Three articles discuss how the arts reach out to children with disabilities:

Art therapy helps children on the autism spectrum express themselves more effectively.

Music to their ears: Song- and instrument-based therapy helps children with autism and other special needs develop, participate.

Music: Five reasons it is so beneficial for children with special needs

Family Information Guide to Assistive Technology and Transition Planning

 

A growing number of schools are offering a program called ASD Nest that aims to help students understand the school environment.

 

An informative new report from the National Center for Learning Disabilities is out: The State of LD.

 

 

Assistive Technology

 The Evolution of Assistive Technology: An interactive timeline from IEEE.

 

Assistive technology helps as memory support for consumers with dementia.

 

 

People with a Disability in the Community (Disability Rights and Acceptance; Inclusion)

An excellent article from Forbes: “10 Tips For Unlocking the Talent and Potential of Employees with Disabilities”  

 

A young man was in an accident that left him paralyzed. Nevertheless, he went on to found a gardening business, Grow Your Garden Ideas.

 

 

Disability Awareness and Appreciation

When a UK mom received the diagnosis that her daughter, Saffron, has autism, she did not think what the doctors described sounded like a disability.

 

 

Medical News & Research

A drug may hold hope for Friedrich’s ataxia and related conditions.

 

 

Beauty, Glamour, and Fashion: the Inclusion of People with Disabilities

Design for Disability helps everyone enjoy fashionable clothing.

Blind dressmakers create lovely designer gowns.

Our Most Notable and Favorite Disability Articles for the Week Ending May 26, 2017

East Hannover Cultivator

This beautiful 19th-century cultivator was found abandoned in a field. The local East Hanover, NJ, Boy Scouts restored it and helped erect this lovely little homage to their town’s agricultural past.

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! Advancing Opportunities is seeking a full-time Assistant Director of Intake and Behavioral Services in our Residential Services Department.

 

 

JOB SUMMARY

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Assistant Director of Intake and Behavioral Services shall be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive internal and external marketing and intake plan that fulfills Advancing Opportunities’ residential contract and expands the residential services throughout the state. The Assistant Director of Intake and Behavioral Services promotes the professional development that enhances operational activities and the specialized services provided to learners/clients of Advancing Opportunities. The Assistant Director of Intake and Behavioral Services will be proficient in Behavior Analysis in order to complete professional assessments of those consumers referred for services. He or she will performs other duties, as deemed necessary for the agency.

 

advoppslogosmallFor more information on this position, please visit us online, at: http://advopps.org/job/assistant-director-intake-behavioral-services-2/

 

 

Advancing Opportunities news:

Shining Stars Network PerformersOur friends at the Shining Stars Network asked us to help get the word out about Camp Shine, their performing arts camp for students with special needs. Performers ages 10 to 21 are invited to attend the camp that runs from August 21 through September 1, at the Fanwood Presbyterian Church in Fanwood. Space is limited. First come, first served.
For more information or to register, contact shiningstarsnetwork@gmail.com

 

 

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

Jewish leaders and advocates are working for full inclusion and advocacy for people with disabilities in New Jersey.

 

 

For parents of a child with a disability (parenting):

Having autism as a parent might seem impossibly challenging. However, a generation of parents with the condition is showing that it can be an advantage.

 

Presented are four critical choices when establishing a special needs trust.

 

The challenge parents of young adults with autism face is helping them find a role where their employer has the awareness and knowledge to help them succeed.

 

 

Assistive technology:

This new app allows users to contact highly trained interpreters for limited English proficient, deaf, or hard-of-hearing with just one touch.

 

Here are three ways artificial intelligence and other AT might humanize modern care.

 

 

Advocacy and self-advocacy:

“The Price of Disability Denial” – Opinion piece in the New York Times on the necessity of disability advocacy: “One of the little-recognized side effects of disability denial is that it inhibits the firing of the synapses that enables people to think of themselves as having rights.”

 

 

Employment for people with disabilities:

A girl with Down syndrome put her positivity and love for animals to work by launching her own dog treat business.

 

Found in Forbes: “Increasing Autism Employment: An Anthropologist’s Perspective”

 

Some 27 percent of adults with autism who use state disability services have no work or other activities: National Autism Indicators Report 2017

 

An increasing number of companies are recognizing how recruiting “neurodivergent” people can bring a whole range of skills and abilities to a workforce.

 

 

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

Making digital history accessible to users who are blind or visually impaired.

 

 

Disability awareness and appreciation:

Interesting blog piece: “When People Use Diversity to Defend Sameness in Autism Narratives”

 

Throughout Mental Health Awareness Month, each day a celebrity offers insight into the question: “What would I tell my younger self”?

 

A young woman with cerebral palsy is candid about what she would like able-bodied people to know.
“How I learned to love my walking stick”

 

 

Medical news – research:

A recent study has demonstrated that intranasal oxytocin can influence how individuals with autism perceive emotion in others. This is an important first step for a potential pharmacological treatment of autism.

 

 

Animals and animal therapy:

A University of Missouri-Columbia study reveals recommendations for certifying emotional support animals

Our Most Notable and Favorite Disability Articles for the Week Ending May 19, 2017

Lakeland Bus

This vehicle is a combination of a transit bus and a motor coach, used by multiple companies in northern New Jersey to ferry suburban commuters to New York City. Lakeland, based in Dover, NJ, still exists; the company in fact donated this bus to the museum and the CEO pays for its upkeep. This very bus was also a movie star, having appeared in Forrest Gump. Photo: 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! Advancing Opportunities is seeking a full-time Assistant Director of Intake and Behavioral Services in our Residential Services Department.

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Studio Shot of a Mixed Age, Multiethnic Group of Men and Women Standing in a Line

JOB SUMMARY: The Assistant Director of Intake and Behavioral Services shall be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive internal and external marketing and intake plan that fulfills Advancing Opportunities’ residential contract and expands the residential services throughout the state. The Assistant Director of Intake and Behavioral Services promotes the professional development that enhances operational activities and the specialized services provided to learners/clients of Advancing Opportunities. The Assistant Director of Intake and Behavioral Services will be proficient in Behavior Analysis in order to complete professional assessments of those consumers referred for services. He or she will performs other duties, as deemed necessary for the agency.

For more information on this position, please visit us online.

 

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

More and more schools in New Jersey see the many benefits of inclusion of students with disabilities and their non-disabled peers.

How diverse are those companies issuing reports on their diversity?

 

For parents of a child with a disability (parenting):

One kind woman surprised a mom during her son with autism’s meltdown.Autism-stacking-cans

The New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health & Addiction Services, announces toll-free access to the publicly funded substance-use treatment provider community for adults affected by the disease of addiction.

 

Special Education:

The idea of Universal Design is not about kindness, or about compliance with the ADA. It is about common sense. When more people participate, everyone wins because human beings learn from each other.

 

Assistive technology:

 This new touchable tablet helps guide people with vision disabilities.

Augmented Ability: “Assistive Tech Gets Smart” – From braille smartwatches to GPS-enabled shoes, intuitive, connected technology is changing the game for people with disabilities.

BackMap helps visually impaired navigate cities and indoor areas

This 3D-printed arm was designed to help a boy play the cello.

 

Employment for people with disabilities:

One small business is hiring autistic adults and finding success.

Newly published: Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA): New Resources.

 

Informative, positive, noteworthy (or all three!):

 Here is a play list from TED Talks – Ten talks on “Designing for Disability”

Meet the dad who quit his job to run a Minecraft server for autistic children. Autcraft is a haven like few others on the Internet: free from bullying, with a strong and supportive community.

 

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

The star of a new comic book has Down syndrome.

Even with ADA, people with disabilities in a wheelchair too often find themselves relegated to de facto segregation. Other times, freedom of movement is severely impinged. These issues are particularly acute for disabled black men and women.

 

Disability awareness and appreciation:

This Oscar-nominated documentary about autism celebrates the outsider.

Blog piece: “How Having a Disabled Mom Helped Shape My Identity as a Disabled Woman”

A character with autism is at the center of prime-time TV drama coming this fall.

 

Medical news – research:

A recent research study shows that treatment with the common type 2 diabetes drug metformin improves social, behavioral, and neuron deficits in mouse model of fragile X.

A survey finds that one in two autistic adults have a low sense of well-being.

Our Most Notable and Favorite Disability Articles for the Week Ending April 14, 2017

Our Most Notable and Favorite Disability Articles for the Week Ending April 14, 2017

Blind students at the American Museum of Natural History in 1918 - disability inclusion.

These blind students in 1918 were able to use their talents, an opportunity not afforded elsewhere at the time.

These blind students in 1918 were able to use their talents, an opportunity not afforded elsewhere.

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, YouTubeGoogle+, 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.

 

 

Please stop by our website, http://advopps.org/, and find out all we have to offer. 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!We're Hiring! Studio Shot of a Mixed Age, Multiethnic Group of Men and Women Standing in a Line

Advancing Opportunities has immediate openings for part-time Direct-Support Professionals in residential care programs throughout New Jersey. In April, we will be holding job fairs on the following days, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., as follows:

  • Thursday, April 20. Parsippany. Family Resource Network, 322 U.S. Hwy. 46 W., Ste. 290, Parsippany, NJ
  • Tuesday, April 25. Marlboro. Marlboro Free Public Library, 1 Library Ct., Marlboro, NJ

Advancing Opportunities provides supports to individuals with disabilities and their families, so they can live fully in the community.

Our team includes a diverse collection of men and women committed to treating the people and families we serve with dignity and respect and providing the highest quality services and supports.

Employees of the agency enjoy paid training and an excellent array of benefits, including health care and dental benefits for all eligible full-time staff and a 401(k) retirement plan for all eligible employees.

If you are unable to make it to one of the job fair open houses, you can also visit us online, at: http://advopps.org/careers/

 

 

Advancing Opportunities news:

In our quest to become New Jersey’s best-known and most trusted organization for people with disabilities, we at Advancing Opportunities held an important professional seminar. The Assistive Technology Services team on Wednesday, March 22, hosted its first Implementation Workshop on Supporting Adults with Neurogenic Communication Disorders. Eight Assistive Technology professionals learned about the role and purpose of Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for adults with these disabilities. The professional workshop took place from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Presenting the workshop were Holly Schneider of the Tobii Dynavox Clinical Training and Carroll Stone, Education Team and Regional Consultant. Tobii Dynavox is a well-established manufacturer of assistive technology devices that enable people who cannot communicate verbally to express themselves, a critically important part of independence. The Assistive Technology Center has several models that consumers can borrow to evaluate.

“The Implementation Workshop was very informative,” said Karen Gliniecki, Augmentative Communication Specialist, the Advancing Opportunities team member present at the workshop. “We had good representation of speech and language pathologists from a variety of employment settings: school districts, home health, and hospitals.”

 

 

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

The New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities has made an important announcement regarding Fee for Service and the Comprehensive Assessment Tool.

 

 

Special Education:

Article by autism expert and advocate Barry Prizant: “Speech & Language Pathologists and Autism”

 

 

Advocacy and self-advocacy:

These Women are Bringing Disabilities Education to YouTube: People with invisible disabilities must make their disabilities visible to gain the respect that is rightfully theirs.

 

 

Assistive technology:

Players with disabilities are employing innovative hardware and software hacks to get in the game.

Assistive technology is for gardeners, too!

An amazing assistive technology device enables an artist to create her art and express herself.

 

 

Informative, positive, noteworthy (or all three!):

“Disability isn’t a bad thing, but keeping silent is.” A courageous teen accepts life, so people accept him.

A father’s love for his unborn daughter has inspired a 26.2-mile run through the streets of Boston and raised tens of thousands of dollars for people with Down syndrome.

 

 

Disability awareness and appreciation:

An autistic blogger reflects on her autism. “I am autistic, and that is not a good thing. It’s not a bad thing either. It’s an absolutely neutral thing. It’s a thing.”“I am autistic, and that is not a good thing. It’s not a bad thing either. It’s an absolutely neutral thing. It’s a thing.”

New York Times piece: “Seeing Outside the Disability Box”

 

 

Medical news – research:

Parent-mediated therapy may help babies at risk of developing autism .

A possible new treatment for cystic fibrosis has been uncovered.

 

 

Animals and animal therapy:

Cesar and Andre visit a school to see the positive impact that dogs have on children with autism.

Our Most Notable and Favorite Disability Articles for the Week Ending March 10, 2017

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.

Stanhope Plaster Mill

These beautiful ruins of what was once a plaster mill can be seen in Stanhope, NJ (Sussex County). Photo: Daniel L. Berek

Please stop by our website, http://advopps.org/, and find out all we have to offer.  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:

The Assistant Director of Intake and Behavioral Services shall be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive internal and external marketing and intake plan that fulfills Advancing Opportunities residential contract and expands the residential services throughout the state. The Assistant Director of Intake and Behavioral Services promotes the professional development that enhances operational activities and the specialized services provided to learners/clients of Advancing Opportunities. The Assistant Director of Intake and Behavioral Services will be proficient in Behavior Analysis in order to complete professional assessments of those consumers referred for services. Performs other duties as deemed necessary for the agency.

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You can also visit us online, at: http://advopps.org/careers/

 

 

Advocacy and self-advocacy:

“Why Inclusivity Is Important, from Obama’s Champion of Change”

 

 

Assistive technology:

Often, our desire to find a new kind of input — something beyond a mouse, trackpad, or game controller — is strictly for novelty’s sake or some kind of intellectual curiosity: a genuinely useful hands-free pointing device.

People with visual impairments could identify scientific images on a computer screen through this piece of STEM-designed assistive technology.

Here’s a handy piece of assistive technology for reading, especially for students with dyslexia

 

 

Civil rights and accessibility:

The denial of organ transplants to people with intellectual disabilities raises important medical ethical questions.

 

 

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

Researchers use an advanced-technology driving simulator to compare driving performance of novice drivers with autism with those of novice drivers without autism.

 

 

Disability awareness and appreciation:

When an autistic woman logs back on at Facebook, she is reminded why she left the social media site. Autism is a controversial issue, with people (many who do not fully understand autism) fighting online.

“Changing attitudes toward disabled people is an act of activism that begins with respect.”

 

 

Medical news – research:

It has been believed that people on the spectrum do not get hooked on alcohol or other drugs. New evidence says otherwise.

Although autism appears to be on the rise, there are still no reliable biomarkers. A new study looking at links with cerebrospinal fluid may change this.

Researchers have isolated 18 new genes believed to increase risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), a finding that may pave the way for earlier diagnosis.

The World’s largest autism genome database shines new light on many “autisms.”

Our Most Notable and Favorite Disability Articles for the Week Ending February 17, 2017

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There is often artistic beauty to be found in abandoned places. This was once a major tire factory in Monroe, NJ. Seen in the waning evening light, it still exudes an aura of elegance. Photo: 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, 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.

 

Please stop by our website, http://advopps.org/, and find out all we have to offer.  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:

That there is a full-time Residential Manager position in Robbinsville, NJ. This position will also oversee the Project Freedom-Hopewell program.

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If you are interested in applying for the position, please visit us online, at: http://advopps.org/careers/

 

 

 

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

Individuals with special needs who are cognitively capable have greater say in setting up their own Special Needs Trust.

  

 

 

For parents of a child with a disability (parenting):

ADHD in the News, compilation from CHADD

“Is it teenage moodiness or depression?” External signs can be confusing and deceiving.

 

 

 

College for students with a disability:

This report examines the beneficial aspects of online learning for students with disabilities.
 
 

 

Employment for people with disabilities:

NCSES U.S. federal government report: “2017 Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities in Science and Engineering (WMPD)”

  

 

 

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

Sensory-friendly movies, a rising trend, are for children with autism and many others. It’s an important development in inclusion and accommodation.

 

 

 

Disability awareness and appreciation:

A survey reveals adults on the autism spectrum see their interests as possible fields of study and career paths, as well as ways to mitigate anxiety.

It’s not always visible: Here are six secret signs of hidden depression.

My Autism is not my disability – unaccommodating people are.

  

 

 

Medical news – research:

The faster the brains of children with autism grow in their first year of life, the more severe their autism features are likely to be at age 2.

A major genetic sequencing study spanning seven countries links 38 new genes to autism and developmental delay.

Distinct mutations in the sodium channel may trigger autism and epilepsy.

The largest study of its kind provides robust evidence to confirm ADHD is a brain disorder characterized by delayed development of several brain regions.

Predicting whether someone will go on to develop autism is currently impossible. A new algorithm that measures brain development may change this.

 

 

 

Animals and animal therapy:

For one young woman with autism, black cats are very lucky!

A pet chicken helped a mom understand her autistic son.

A South Dakota man with Tourette syndrome finds peace around the animals he loves.

 

Our Most Notable and Favorite Disability Articles for the Week Ending February 3, 2017

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Movie buffs must visit this landmark. This structure, called the Black Maria, was where Thomas Edison made the very first motion pictures. It is located at the Thomas Alva Edison National Historic Site, West Orange, NJ. Photo: 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, 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.

Please stop by our website, http://advopps.org/, and find out all we have to offer.  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.

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Advancing Opportunities job announcement of the week:

We’re hiring! Advancing Opportunities has immediate openings for part-time Direct-Support and Family-Support Professionals in residential care programs throughout New Jersey.

The next job fair is on Tuesday, February 7: Monmouth County Library, 125 Symmes Dr., Manalapan, NJ. If you cannot make the event, please check us out, at http://advopps.org/jobs

 

Special Education:

Autism: The importance of collaboration across therapeutic organizations.

New resource – CEC position statement: Resources within Reason: The Evidence for Inclusion

 

Advocacy and self-advocacy:

A young woman, an athlete with a disability, advocates for fellow people with disabilities.

ASAN launches an Affordable Care Act (ACA) toolkit for self-advocates.

“I saw being autistic as an employment opportunity, not a weakness.”

 

Assistive technology:

 Here are 27 apps and other assistive technology tools for veteran students.

These adaptive glasses allow people with no hands or limited mobility to successfully use technology in a simple and efficient way.

 

Employment for people with disabilities:

These are some common misconceptions many employers have about people with disabilities.

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

Here are some good travel tips for people with disabilities.

 

 

People with a disability in the arts:

Blind since she was only three months old, this musician has perfect pitch.

 

Disability awareness and appreciation:

A woman confronts and seeks to understand her selective mutism.
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Medical news – research:

A new study led by scientists is giving researchers a first look at the early stages of brain development in patients with Fragile X syndrome.

Researchers suggest that an antibiotic prescribed for the treatment of tuberculosis might help to reduce the social deficits seen in people with autism.

 

Beauty, glamour, and fashion: the inclusion of people with disabilities:

Sinead Burke wants disability to be recognized on the catwalk.

A woman from Ukraine seeks to become a model and grace the runway … in her wheelchair.