Illumination Blog


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Oct 2017

IFNC Daily 5: October 19

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

Capitol Building

The so-called ADA Education and Reform Act would essentially nullify the requirement of businesses to be accessible until a complaint is filed. 😡

Tommy Hilfiger has a new clothing line that was developed for people with disabilities. 👕

The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation has released a new Paralysis Resource Guide (PRG). ♿️

Autism Speaks has created a post-secondary school resource guide for students with autism. 🎓

Cutting-edge technologies are making travel more accessible than ever. 🗺


18

Oct 2017

IFNC Daily 5: October 18

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

Pyramids of Giza

Socioeconomic factors may influence the diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder. 💵

The Atlas of Caregiving Project’s pilot study seeks to help society better understand the experience of family caregivers. 💙

Children on the autism spectrum benefit most with an early diagnosis and intervention. 👧

Some of the most historic sites in the Middle East and Africa are accessible by wheelchair. 🗺

An EMT who helped in the cleanup effort at Ground Zero after 9/11 has been denied his disability pension. 🚑


17

Oct 2017

IFNC Daily 5: October 17

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

UCLA

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will fund a $9.7 million dollar autism research and treatment study at UCLA. 🔬

Dr. Mark Cerrone answers common questions from parents about vaccine safety. 💉

An expert gives tips for pleasurable sex to a quadriplegic reader. 🍩

Living with a disabilty while living in poverty is a vicious cycle. 😕

Mom and nonverbal son win “Say Mama” contest to celebrate the release of Jimmy Fallon’s new book. 👩‍👦


16

Oct 2017

IFNC Daily 5: October 16

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

Disability Flag

Autism reasearch in Puert Rico suffers a major setback due to Hurricane Maria damage. 🇵🇷

Disability Rights Wisconsin celebrates 40 years of helping disabled people live their best lives. ✊️

A new project in Chicago’s Jewish community aims to make congregations more inclusive to the region’s disabled population. ✡️

NeoMano is a wearable device that improves quadriplegics’ hand dexterity. 🤚

The ADA requires that recreational facilities be made accessible to people with disabilities of all types. ♿️


13

Oct 2017

IFNC Daily 5: October 13

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

Milwaukee

Executive order likely to destabilize health insurance markets and damage those with pre-existing conditions. 🤒

Three ways the Trump executive order will harm young people with pre-existing conditions. 😷

Watch this young girl with autism get emotional when she is surprised with a puppy. 🐶

The disabled community does a lot with little political power. ✊️

Read a glowing report on attractions and wheelchair accessibility from a week-long visit to Milwaukee. 🧀


12

Oct 2017

IFNC Daily 5: October 12

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

GeorgiaSiblings are taking over as caregivers of disabled people as their parents age. 👩‍👧‍👦

In Georgia, at least 160 people with developmental disabilities died under state care in fiscal year 2017. 💀

Florida man gets back to the job he loves with the help up a stand-up wheelchair. 👨‍🍳

Research suggests that children who are deaf or hard-of-hearing can achieve language levels more closely aligned with their cognitive abilities. 👂

10-year-old with muscular dystrophy has his wish granted by Bossier City Police Department’s K-9 unit. 👮


11

Oct 2017

IFNC Daily 5: October 11

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

DLR

The Disability Rights Legal Center (DRLC) presented Apple with the Business and Technology Award for their accessibility work. 📱

Nine months after being paralyzed at his bachelor party, Brett Greenhill marries his love. 👰

The Randolph County, NC Sheriff’s Office deputized a 20-year-old autistic man to be an honorary deputy. 👮

Disabled employees at MIT describe their work experiences at one of the world’s top institions of higher learning. ♿️

The Buonoconti Fund’s annual Sports Legends Dinner brought out some of sports’ brightest stars. ⭐️

Photo: boingboing.net


09

Oct 2017

IFNC Daily 5: October 9

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

TippyTalk app

A bipartisan group in Congress is prioritizing disability employment. 🇺🇸

An act of kindness leads to a brilliant campaign to offer help to the caregivers of autistic children. 💙

The TippyTalk app helps those with verbal disabilities communicate with others. 📱

Nigeria’s Osinbajo calls for state governments, civil organizations and the private sector to change their mindsets when it comes to disabilities. 🇳🇬

Job growth for Americans with disabilities increases for the 18th consecutive month. ♿️


08

Oct 2017

IFNC Daily 5: October 10

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

Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan will donate $7 million to open medical clinics for Charlotte’s underserved communities. 🐐

Aleksandra Chichikova has been crowned as the first-ever Miss Wheelchair World. 👑

John Morris travels the world in power wheelchair and helps inspire others to do the same. ✈️

It took a world-renowned expert on Asperger syndrome 30 years to recognize that his own son had the condition. 💡

Nick Scott overcame physical and mental obstacles to become an award-winning bodybuilder. 💪


06

Oct 2017

IFNC Daily 5: October 6

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

Air Travel

Why the tech industry needs disabled people and disabled people need the tech industry. 🖥

Magee Rehabilitation has produced a video to help wheelchair users prepare for air travel. ✈️

The Puzzle Piece Project tool kit for grade levels K-12 is designed to increase understanding and acceptance of autism. 🛠

Study reveals possibility that multi-vitamin use during pregnancy could reduce risk of autism. 💊

At the 37th Annual Secretary of Defense Awards, 21 service members and civilians were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the DoD’s mission. 🎖



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