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There’s A National Mental Health Crisis And This High School Wants To Fight It

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“All politics is local” is a phrase commonly used in U.S. politics, but in many cases, so is change.  This article by Sarah K. Satullo from lehighvalleylive.com demonstrates how a local high school is working to address the national mental …

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Sir Richard Branson Reframes The Potential Of Being Diagnosed With Dyslexia

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Dyslexia is considered a learning disorder that is estimated to affect 5-10% of the population.  While its effects can create challenges in a student’s educational pathway, Sir Richard Branson, sees the diagnosis as a sign of potential.  He would know, …

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Robotic Breakthrough Enables Children In Wheelchairs To Walk

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Technological breakthroughs in the field of medicine occur have positively changed to lives of many people and the field of robotics is no exception.  This feature from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers highlights the work of University of Toronto …

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Brothers Compete In The Ultimate Athletic Event

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As children, Kyle and Brent Pease were inseparable.  At age 35, when brother Brent decided to get into shape it was only natural that Kyle joined him.  Kyle has cerebral palsy, but that has not stopped the two from training …

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Court 16 Tennis Brings The Game To The Visually Impaired

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Physical activity is an important component of leading a healthy lifestyle, but for someone with a visual disability, the options can be limited.  This article from Channel 7 in New York, highlights the work of Court 16 Tennis who are …

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Meet The Dreamscape Foundation

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Just over 6 years old now, this article highlights the work of Joe Sehwani, founder of the Dreamscape Foundation to create a more accessible life for the visually impaired.  Read Joe’s story.

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Innovations In Hiring Individuals With Autism

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This article from CBS News highlights innovative hiring practices employed by organizations to be more responsive to the needs and talents of candidates with autism. Read the article.

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The Foundation Fighting Blindless Funds Groundbreaking Research

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Groundbreaking research is being conducted all over the world to treat vision robbing conditions.  This video from the Foundation Fighting Blindness highlights some of that work.  See the video.

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Profile of the Runway of Dreams Foundation

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The Runway of Dreams Foundation is working to ensure that the  individuals with disabilities and their needs are represented in the world of fashion.  This short film highlights their work and that of their founder, Mindy Scheier.  Watch the film!

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Supporting Students With Disabilities in Their Job Searches

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The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) offers insights and strategies on how campus stakeholders can work collaboratively to support students with disabilities in their job searches.  Read the article.

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