Children’s Books Honored For Disability Storylines

Author: Posted on: Saturday, 14 February 2015 02:52 1195 Category: Latest News
Three books are being honored for their portrayal of the disability experience through a special set of awards given alongside the well-known Caldecott and Newbery Medals.

Autism can't stop elite prep runner Mikey Brannigan

Author: Posted on: Saturday, 14 February 2015 02:51 1262 Category: Latest News
He was diagnosed before the age of 2, and was completely nonverbal until he was 4. The middle of three boys, Brannigan started running through a Long Island-based group called Rolling Thunder Special Needs Program when he was 9, and all it did was give him a sense of belonging and self-esteem, and a sharper and more consistent focus that he’d ever had in his young life.

Man with Asperger's syndrome finds calm in his art

Author: Posted on: Saturday, 14 February 2015 02:50 1049 Category: Latest News
Collage artist John Williams, who suffers from Asperger's Syndrome, talks about how creating art helps him cope with his condition. Williams will have an art show at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center

People with disabilities find independence through skiing

Author: Posted on: Wednesday, 28 January 2015 01:37 1354 Category: Latest News
For 18 years, ORCA has been teaching people with disabilities how to ski at Juneau’s Eaglecrest Ski Area. Its Adaptive Ski and Snowboard program is helping people discover their own potential.
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