Closing schools and moving to online education is crucial in terms of social distancing and preventing the spread of Covid-19. Another purpose, however, has been to maintain the 180-day minimum without affecting budgets or breaking teachers’ contracts. Forty-two million students are being schooled from home and their teachers must create an entire system of online

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Occupational therapists help people to fully engage in daily life. They treat the whole person, whether they are recovering from injuries or have developmental or cognitive disabilities affecting their motor skills, emotions or behavior. It is a holistic approach that looks at how a client’s participation in activities has been impacted, but also at the

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When is reproducing the effects of traumatic brain injury a good idea? We never thought of asking such a question but, fortunately, researchers at the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center recently did ask such a question and the results are fascinating. By reproducing the effects and stimulating recovery in neuron cells grown in a

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Autistic Children Thrive Thanks to Interactive Robot Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) may have difficulty interacting with humans, but what about robots? Let’s face it. It’s a perfectly valid question in 2018. If you are a caregiver with limited time, resources and money for therapy, improving social skills such as eye contact, body language,

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Parents and educators alike will be discussing individualized education programs for their children this spring. According to disability legal experts, a U.S. Supreme Court ruling, in a case known as Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, is holding school districts to a higher standard. The unanimous decision is expected to set the stage for

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Almost 20 years after the release of The Matrix, quotes attributed to Laurence Fishburne’s Morpheus remain omnipresent on the internet. Early in the film, he leans in and asks Neo the following question: “What is real? How do you define ‘real’? If you’re talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, what you

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When we posted that Target was set to debut its own adaptive clothing line, we had a feeling that other brands would follow. After all, what designer could resist the challenge of inventing new styles for people who have disabilities? In Tommy Hilfiger’s new collection for differently abled adults, called Tommy Adaptive, the designer has

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We may come across as foremost experts as a result of our passionate advocacy for the disabled. The truth is that we are just as likely to learn from fellow advocates. When it comes to autism, we are all in this together. The medical community listens to parents and educators just as it hopes they

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