Disability Articles

Pride in Disability and Self-identifying as Disabled Aids Overall Well-being
Study reveals experiencing stigma, severity of disability, and a persons age and income level help determine whether someone considers themselves to be disabled
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New Model to Support Workers with Disabilities
New employment model piloted by Aramark people with intellectual and developmental disabilities could have better odds at getting meaningful work and an independent life
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Common Risk Factors That Impact Disability Rates
University of Michigan research reveals reducing or eliminating 5 common risk factors could decrease prevalence of disability across the U.S.
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Access Board Issues Guidance on the International Symbol of Accessibility
Guidance addresses questions on use of alternative disability accessibility symbols, and explains how use of symbols other than ISA impacts compliance with ADA
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Cyber-victimisation of People with Disabilities
Information and research survey regarding online victimisation of people with disabilities
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How Prison Solitary Confinement Harms People with Physical Disabilities
First-ever national report on how solitary confinement harms people with physical disabilities - Wheelchairs, braille materials, hearing aids, and other vital devices are often denied in solitary
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Countries Efforts to Address Rights of People with Disabilities
UCLA WORLD Policy Analysis Center assesses countries efforts to address rights of people with disabilities
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Overcriminalization of People with Disabilities Must Be Addressed in Criminal Justice Reform
Report puts disability issues in perspective within criminal justice reform, highlighting steps to combat inappropriate and unjust incarceration and criminalization of people with disabilities, and ensure appropriate and humane treatment of people with disabilities throughout the justice system
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Report Outlines Need for Accommodations for Prisoners with Disabilities
AVID releases Making Hard Time Harder: Programmatic Accommodations for Inmates with Disabilities Under the Americans with Disabilities Act outlining lack of accommodations for inmates with disabilities
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The Thin Line Between Disabled and Abled
We enter the world almost completely disabled, and many of us will become so again in our later years
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Spinal Muscular Atrophies: Signs, Symptoms & Treatments
General overview of Spinal Muscular Atrophies, conditions that sap physical strength by affecting motor nerve cells in the spinal cord, and takes away ability to walk, eat, or breathe
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Usher Syndrome: Types, Causes and Treatment Options
General information and overview of Usher syndrome, a rare inherited disorder that causes gradual vision loss and deafness
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Aphantasia: Inability to Visualize Images
Information and studies regarding Aphantasia to find why some people are born with poor or diminished visual imagery ability
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Nazis, Sterilization & Deaths of People with Disabilities
Forced sterilization in Germany was the precursor to systematic killing of people with forms of mental illnesses and the physically disabled
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Zero Project: 337 Nominations from 98 Countries
The Zero Project nominations demonstrate there is a global movement of practitioners implementing inclusive education helping children with all kinds of disabilities around the world
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Can Brits Really be Educated About Disability?
Scope reports that around 67% of British people feel so awkward and uncomfortable around disabled people that they avoid any form of contact at all
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How Our Ancestors Turned Disability into Advantage
New evolutionary theory explains how small populations of early humans survived, despite increased chance of hereditary disabilities being passed to offspring
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Experts Discuss Whether Obesity is a Disability
Although obesity may not always be a disability by itself, it can lead to health problems that constitute disability
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ABLE Act Major Victory for Persons with Disabilities and Their Families
Information regarding ABLE accounts that individuals with disabilities and their families should know
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Conquer Paralysis Now: Challenge to Find a Cure in Next Decade - $20M in Grants and Prizes
Conquer Paralysis Now (CPN) launches groundbreaking competition to cure paralysis in the next 10 years
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