January 2013

Sports Now a Civil Right for Persons With Disabilities

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Created by akram on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 23:55

In a 13-page directive issued January 25, the U.S. Department of Education informed all public schools they must either include students with disabilities in school-sponsored athletic programs or provide "equal alternative options."

Life-changing technology

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Created by akram on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:54

A student in class listening with Cochlear Implant The deaf and hard-of-hearing often speak of wanting to be ‘part of the conversation’, to hear their children and grandchildren, to listen to music or enjoy the simple sounds of nature.

SJU Offers Program for Teachers of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Students

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Created by akram on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:48

PHILADELPHIA (January 30, 2013) — The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) recently approved Saint Joseph’s University’s Teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (K-12 Hearing Impaired) certification in the Department of Special Education.  The new program includes an online-only curriculum that will successfully prepare teachers in educating individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Gambia: How Do Some Differently-Able Persons Acquire Their Disability?

Created by ghulam on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 21:37

This column from FOROYAA Newspaper (Serrekunda)focusing on the causes of disability and prevention, this discusses mostly the prevention from disability in aging population.


Deaf musician?s music, talents, experience bring community together

Created by ghulam on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 20:07

deaf musician Sean Forbes

This group of musicians repeatedly emphasized that his primary mission was to “make music accessible for the community that is Deaf.


Legally blind, Palatine teen's vision for life is clear

Created by rahim on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 19:53

Alex Taikwel won't become a traditional medical doctor, but every weekend you'll find him volunteering in a hospital. Reading his short stories in front of a packed auditorium for Fremd High School's annual Writers Week may not be feasible, but he'll churn one narrative after the next. And the Palatine teen can't take the football field for the marching band's halftime performance, but that won't stop him from playing instruments just as enthusiastically. Being legally blind, he says, is no reason to sit on the sidelines altogether.

IL Newslette - 30th January? 2013

Created by ghulam on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 19:49

Contents of this newsletter are:

1. A Political Week
2. PIP Assessments Update
3. Panorama Disappoints
4. Nutrition Blogspot: Rock of Ages
5. Kingkraft Open Day
6. And finally...


Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behaviour

Created by ghulam on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 19:42

title page of journal

The Journal of Intellectual Disabilities and Offending Behavior is aimed at everyone who is involved in supporting people with intellectual disabilities, this free offer is limited.


They keep a steady beat

Created by rahim on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 19:39

A group of young men greet visitors at the IDL (Indian Disability League) Foundation in Mathikere, exuding confidence as they play a number of instruments. They render a beautiful Kannada classical number, maintaining precision of their musical notes, both vocal and instrumental. The IDL Blind Band prides itself on having done more than 500 shows and rendered more than 1,500 songs in different languages. “We have a professional musical troupe trained over a period of seven years.