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“We’re the Superhumans:” A Look at the 2016 Paralympic Games Ad Spot

Occasionally, a book, song, film or even an advertisement comes along that has the ability to stir something in us, to evoke a powerful emotional response. From the beginning drum roll, to the warm and affectionate tone of the music (a cover of Sammy Davis Jr’s Yes I can, sung by singer Tony Dee from… Read more

 
9.1.16

The 26th Anniversary of the ADA: Progress and Lingering Obstacles

Last month marked the 26th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by President H.W. Bush in 1990. A law that ensured that people with disabilities have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else; giving civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those provided to individuals on the… Read more

 
8.18.16

More than a wheelchair; Emojis to better represent people with disablilties

Every day, billions of emojis are sent back and forth on social media applications and have come to play a quite significant role in the world of text communication. There has been quite a bit of initiative to make emojis more diverse, to depict people with different skin tones and same sex couples and so on; however,… Read more

 
8.8.16

Why Hiring Those on the Spectrum is Good for Your Company

According to Disability Scoop, an estimated 50,000 students with autism graduate from high school each year, entering into the scary realm of adulthood. However, now that they are adults and no longer children, they enter into a world where they may not have access to the support systems they were given in childhood. Thus, more… Read more

 
7.21.16

Admin Corner – July 2016

College of Direct Support Updates Several media have been updated to current courses. Some of these include: Cerebral Palsy Depression Diabetes Supporting Healthy Lives …and others Resource Center Reminder: The Elsevier Resource Center is where you can find the latest product enhancements and admin updates on DirectCourse and Elsevier Performance Manager. Access this from within your DirectCourse… Read more

 
7.15.16

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