Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Better Classrooms for Children with Disabilities

New study points to better classrooms for children with disabilities


A pilot study in 51 N.C. classrooms shows the effectiveness of a new measure in assessing the quality of practices in inclusive preschools. Not only is the Inclusive Classroom Profile (ICP) a reliable instrument, researchers say it also reveals the types of inclusive settings that may be best serving preschoolers with disabilities.

"Inclusion encourages active participation and a sense of belonging and membership for all children, with and without disabilities, who learn and develop in the same classroom," explained the study's lead author Elena P. Soukakou, senior lecturer at the University of Roehampton in London. "This is an important aim of early childhood education."

Soukakou explained that research already exists that can help programs to enhance the quality of their inclusive settings.

 

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

EdVenture Children's Museum Family Fun Event


Autism & Prodigy Share a Common Genetic Link

Autism and Prodigy Share 

a Common Genetic Link


Researchers have uncovered the first evidence of a genetic link between prodigy and autism. The scientists found that child prodigies in their sample share some of the same genetic variations with people who have autism.

These shared genetic markers occur on chromosome 1, according to the researchers from The Ohio State University and Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus.

The findings confirm a hypothesis made by Joanne Ruthsatz, co-author of the study and assistant professor of psychology at Ohio State's Mansfield campus.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Inclusive Classrooms for Children with Disabilities

Inclusive classrooms don't necessarily increase friendships for children with disabilities

Dropping off a child at kindergarten for the first time can be one of the most memorable yet terrifying experiences of parenthood. Among the many concerns parents face is the worry whether your child will make friends -- a key factor, research shows, in reducing anxiety, depression and the likelihood of being bullied.

For parents of children with disabilities, the concern is even greater as four-out-of-10 of their children will enter kindergarten without the social skills necessary to develop close friendships. The response from schools has been to create inclusive classrooms, where a significant number of students with disabilities now receive the majority of their education and are believed to have a better chance at developing close relationships with peers.

Click here to read the rest of this article in Science Daily.


 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Celebrating the Disability Rights Movement!

Wednesday, July 22

Falls Park, Downtown Greenville
8:00PM


Celebrating the 
Disability Rights Movement



Join us as we journey on and 
celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act 
by watching the documentary film: Lives Worth Living.

Lives Worth Living showcases the fight for equality that led to the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
 
Guests may bring their own chairs and blankets. 
Refreshments will be provided. 
 We hope you can join us!

                                                                           

Assistive Technology Advocacy Project




More in depth information on this topic can be found by following links in the document or calling staff of the National AT Advocacy Project at (716) 847-0650, TDD: (716) 847-1322.

Friday, June 19, 2015

EQUIP Summer Series Begins July 7th!

 
Sign up today for the Summer Series

During EQUIP, young adults will learn the skills to:
  • Empower Themselves
  • Learn Self-Advocacy Skills
  • Learn Communication Skills
  • Set Short and Long Term Goals
  • Learn Independent Living Skills
  • Promote Activism in the Community
 Summer Series Dates
  • Week 1: July 7
  • Week 2: July 14
  • Week 3: July 21
  • Week 4: July 28
  • Week 5: August 4
  • Week 6: August 13 (Thursday)

For more information or accommodation requests,
please contact: 864-235-1421, ext. 103
TTY: 864-235-8798
Click here to email for more information.


SC Spinal Cord Injury Association Newsletter

South Carolina Spinal Cord Injury Association
Summer 2015 Newsletter

 

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Columbia, SC 29210


Call (803) 252-2198.