Illumination Blog


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Dec 2017

IFNC Daily 5: December 1

News and notes on disability-related info from around the internet.

Modern PeachHouse version of the tax bill would eliminate important tax credits that help employ the disabled people, including veterans. 🤬

Minnesota has approved medical marijuana for autism and sleep apnea. 👍

Dr. Mary Bartlett Bunge, a major contributor to The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, is retiring. 🧠

The new ‘Modern Peach’ sculpture at the Georgia World Congress Centre’s East Plaza was created by a quadriplegic welder. 🍑

Autism Parenting Magazine has some important strategies that can help autistic students in the classroom. 👩‍🏫


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Nov 2017

IFNC Daily 5: November 30

News and notes on disability-related info from around the internet.

Adaptive SkiingA restraining order has been granted against the ousted CEO and board of Cardinal Innovations. 👨‍⚖️

The Senate tax bill would result in sweeping changes to every part of the federal healthcare system, and not in a good way. 🤒

Alex Bregman, third basemen for the World Series Champion Houston Astros, is an advocate for autism awareness. ⚾️

Becoming a mother can be very complicated for women with disabilities. 👶

Ski centers across the country provide adaptive sports programs for disabled people. 🏂


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Nov 2017

IFNC Daily 5: November 29

News and notes on disability-related info from around the internet.

American HealthcareThe looming tax legislation results in taxing disability. 🤬

Google is asking users to add information about wheelchair accessibility for Google Maps. 🗺

Congressional failure to extend CHIP is already doing damage to the health insurance of children. 👧

Autistic man offering sensory-friendly Santa visits. 🎅

A wheelchair-accessible Harry Potter studio tour in London. 🧙‍♂️


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Nov 2017

IFNC Daily 5: November 21

News and notes on disability-related info from around the internet.

FarmingFlag football has given a disabled 7-year-old a new direction and more confidence. 🏈

AgrAbility helps farmers and ranchers with disabilities overcome barriers. 🐖

A trial is underway to see how smart speaker technology might help people with disabilities live more independently. 🗣

Self-driving vehicle technology could find a new market with wheelchair users. ♿️

UNICEF study reveals lack of understanding and awareness about disability in Malaysia. 🇲🇾


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Nov 2017

IFNC Daily 5: November 17

News and notes on disability-related info from around the internet.

Santa

Book a sensory-friendly visit to Santa at a mall near you. 🎅

A community comes together for a child with autism after none of his classmates RSVP to his party. 🎉

Spectrum Productions is a place where aspiring filmmakers who are on the spectrum can hone their crafts. 🎬

The do’s and don’ts of traveling as a user of catheters. ✈️

This fall, Stanford introduced a human rights course on disability studies and disability rights. 🌲


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Nov 2017

IFNC Daily 5: November 16

News and notes on disability-related info from around the internet.

Graduate

Repeal of the ACA’s individual mandate would severely damage the entire healthcare market. 🤕

The ‘quiet attack’ on disability rights continues to work its way through Congress. 😡

A lack of acceptance is impacting the mental health of people with autism. 🙁

Why more students with disabilities are not graduating on time. 🎓

Paralyzed volunteer for non-profit ‘Surf 4 Kids’ inspires orphans and foster children through sports. 🏄


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Nov 2017

IFNC Daily 5: November 15

News and notes on disability-related info from around the internet.

Reeve Foundation

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is holding an online charity auction to fund spinal cord injury research and advocacy. 💵

Paraplegic man from Arizona is the world’s first hot air balloon pilot. ♿️

Amazon’s Alexa is helping a disabled child connect and engage. 🗣

Six years after being paralyzed in a motorcycle accident, Andrew Meas is now standing on his own. 🙌

Autism library in Canada helps children experience a welcoming public place. 🇨🇦


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Nov 2017

Bender Consulting Virtual Career Fair

Bender Consulting
Each year, Bender Consulting Services organizes a virtual career fair to connect employers from across the nation with disabled job seekers. It is free for students and alumni.

Register here.


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Nov 2017

IFNC Daily 5: November 14

News and notes on disability-related info from around the internet.

504 Sit-In

A look back at the 1977 disability rights protest that broke records and changed laws. ♿️

A message to the parents of newly-diagnosed autistic children from someone who has lived and succeeded with autism. ✊️

The Republican proposal to overhaul the tax code will punish the disabled and those who care for them. 😡

Sensory processing disorder (SPD) is controlling the lives of many families. 👂

How and why to include disabled characters in comics. ⚡️



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