What’s Wrong Wednesday: Instagram Takes Down Picture Of Child With A Disability

Charlie Beswick, author of “Our Altered Life,” started her Instagram account in February to show life with her twin boys in a real, honest and often amusing way. One of her twins, Harry, has a rare genetic condition called Goldenhar syndrome, which means he was born without an eye, eye socket, nostril or ear, and a short jaw. In August,…
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Motivational Monday: The Power Of Positivity

Being positive is not just a nice, feel-good way to live but, in fact, is the way to live if you want better health, meaningful relationships and greater individual and team success. Research (Manju Puri and David Robinson, Duke University) has confirmed that optimistic people work harder, get paid more, win at sports more regularly,…
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Freedom Friday: Integration Mandate

An integrated setting is defined as one that “enables individuals with disabilities to interact with nondisabled persons to the fullest extent possible. Integrated settings are those that provide individuals with disabilities opportunities to live, work and receive service in the greater community, like individuals without disabilities, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)…
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What’s Wrong Wednesday: Access Aisle Violations

                I was at Target recently and saw two car the parked in the accessible parking access aisles. People often use access aisles as parking spaces when they were not supposed to making it more difficult when someone uses a wheelchair, walker or scooter and need to use…
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Motivational Monday: Our Deeds Are Our Monuments

“Your deeds are your monuments” means that we should be remembered for the things we do.  The things we do are the most important things of all.  They are more important than what we say or what we look like. The things we do outlast our mortality.  The things we do are like monuments that…
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