Inclusion has come a long way.
I attended an elementary school in BC in the early 1970’s as a ward of the
Province. At that time, inclusion meant the public school system, but a
separate classroom and curriculum. All the children with a recognizable
disability were in the same classroom. At recess we segregated ourselves. It
was a BIG deal when early in grade five, I was finally admitted to the
“regular” classroom. My peers had been prepared for my arrival by a
well-meaning system and teacher that failed to take into account my feelings
as the “object” of discussion. I wasn’t present, so there was no
initial opportunity for my classmates to ask me questions about my
disability. There was no attempt at real ice-breaking back then, though the
teacher tried very hard to make me feel welcome. Still, I had to deal with
some teasing and bullying, both subtle and obvious. ... (more)
An article by Karen Lynn from http://www.whispersofhope.org
In my last article, I wrote about people bullying others. Well today, my dear
readers, I am going to take this topic a step further. I am going to expand
and give more detail about how this thinking applies in other parts of our
lives. The hardest part of our existences; whether disabled or not, is
learning to get along with everybody. It is in the learning to maneuver, in
staying neutral, and the ability to adapt, and adjust, that we find our
greatest challenges and joys.
Many in our community must be very smart in finding a way to alter outworn
concepts about what we are capable of. When a person has to spends three
and a half decades trying to make the degree they won pay off, in terms of
the job they deserve without much luck, something is defiantly and undeniably
wrong. Still, when doctorial cand... (more)
New York, NY, July 17, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Themed “CONNECT – COMMUNICATE
–COLLABORATE,” the IEEE International Conference on Communications
(www.ieee-icc.org/2012) recently concluded its first “paperless+” event
in Canada’s capitol city of Ottawa with thousands of international
communications professionals attending nearly 1,500 presentations dedicated
to the next wave of global voice, data, image and multimedia technologies.
Proclaimed IEEE Week by Mayor Jim Watson, IEEE ICC 2012’s six-day program
held at the newly-opened, $170 million Ottawa Convention began Sunday, June
10 with the “Workshop on Telecommunications: From Research to Standards.”
Due to the record number of submissions, this international forum was
expanded to two full days for the first time to accommodate 30 keynotes and
technical presentations designed specifically to “bridge the gap” between
Expanding agency benefits from fast, accurate SEO data to support current
campaigns and win new business
London, 10 January 2013 - Fast growing digital marketing agency LimeTree has
signed up to Searchmetrics' online search and social analytics software to
support its Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) practice. It is using
Searchmetrics to plan and evaluate international organic search campaigns for
clients and drive new business activity.
Based in London, LimeTree has doubled turnover and headcount over the last
year. Through its transparent operating model, which relies on data and
analysis, LimeTree provides organisations of all sizes with high profile SEO
campaigns that deliver outstanding results. Clients include FT.com, The
Epilepsy Society, Realex Payments and patent lawyers AvidityIP. As well as
SEO, LimeTree provides website design and build, creates mobile ... (more)
ARMONK, N.Y., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scientists have devised a way
to automate and accelerate a manual, complex process that enables researchers
to more easily discover the structure of cancer-related proteins, and,
eventually, formulate cancer cures. This new, automated approach may also
help the exploration of other diseases and food-related research.
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The breakthrough announced today was made by the Help Conquer Cancer project
in conjunction with IBM (NYSE: IBM) and World Community Grid, a system of
linked personal computers from volunteers who donate spare processing power
for humanitarian projects. World Community Grid,... (more)
KIRKLAND, Wash., April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent clinical trial
conducted at Evergreen Healthcare shows that a new form of a common drug used
to treat Parkinson's Disease greatly improves the quality of life for
patients and reduces the affects of symptoms such as tremors, slowness,
stiffness and difficulty walking.
Evergreen was the only site in the Pacific Northwest to hold the trial, which
was led by Dr. C. Warren Olanow, a Fellow of the American Academy of
Neurology and Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at the Mount Sinai
School of Medicine in New York.
The trial tested standard oral dosages of a Parkinson's drug against the
newer levodopa-carbidopa intestinal gel (LCIG) and found that the intestinal
treatments gave patients an average of two extra hours per day of reduced
symptoms and improved movement.
"We have been involved in the trials since ... (more)
ATLANTA, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Craneware, Inc., the healthcare market
leader in automated revenue integrity solutions, today announced that, as
part of its 2012 Craneware Cares program, employees supported the Villa la
Paz (House of Peace) Center for Destitute and Sick Children in Peru to help
children whose families are unable to afford medical treatment. As part of
Craneware's corporate responsibility efforts, two teams of "Leadership in
Action" volunteers spent a week in Peru and worked with Villa la Paz medical
staff to care for children suffering from a wide range of ailments such as
leukaemia, cancer, cleft lip and cerebral palsy.
The Villa la Paz was founded in 1983 by Dr. Tony Lazzara, a pediatrician and
former tenured professor of Neonatal Medicine at Emory University. As 50
percent of all deaths in Peru occur in children under age 15, often because ... (more)
SAN JOSE, California, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ariosa Diagnostics is
pleased to announce that they have entered into a mutual partnership with The
Doctors Laboratory, in London, to promote and distribute the Harmony Prenatal
Test. Under the terms of the agreement, TDL will offer the Harmony test
through their reference laboratory services to doctors and their pregnant
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Ken Song, M.D., CEO of Ariosa Diagnostics, said, "We are pleased to have
partnered with TDL Genetics to offer the Harmony test. The quality of
service that TDL offers aligns with our goal to responsibly introduce our
test in markets outside of North America."
Dr. Lisa Levett, director of TDL Genetics, said: "Non-invasive prenatal
testing is one of the most excitin... (more)
SEATTLE, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A father and daughter duo from Seattle
have worked together to develop a calculator app which has hit the top of the
Amazon Kindle Fire charts.
Calculator Plus, invented by Aidan and Isabel Hughes (12), is now the number
one calculator app for the Kindle Fire tablet in the US and UK and is the
second-highest rated app in all categories out of a total of 66,280 apps on
Amazon's Android App Store.
They had a special reason to celebrate the New Year when they reached one
million copies downloaded on Dec 29.
USA Today recently named Calculator Plus as one of their 25 essential Kindle
Fire apps and Amazon have pre-installed it on their shop demo models across
Their new Windows 8 app, Calculator Free, is already the most downloaded
calculator on that platform after just a month.
Calculator Plus is now available for smartphon... (more)
CHICAGO, Jan. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zacks.com announces the list of
stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research
analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the
financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include Biogen Idec
Inc. (BIIB), Elan Corporation (ELN), Chevron Corporation (CVX), CNOOC Ltd.
(CEO) and ExxonMobil (XOM).
Today, Zacks is promoting Four daily picks are offered free.
Here are highlights from Friday's Analyst Blog:
Biogen, Elan Seek Label Expansion
Biogen Idec Inc. (BIIB) and partner Elan Corporation (ELN) recently submitted
applications to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and European
Medicines Agency (EMA) seeking to update the label of their multiple
sclerosis (MS) drugTysabri (natalizumab).
The companies are lookin... (more)
CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - January 28, 2013) - On Sunday, February 24,
2013, Autism Speaks is proud to announce the 5th Annual, An Evening with the
Stars Red Carpet Spectacular, taking place at the InterContinental O'Hare
Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois.
An Evening with the Stars, which raised over $150,000 for autism research and
awareness last year, will once again bring the glitz and glamour of Hollywood
to the Windy City this February, featuring red carpet arrivals, pre-show
interviews broadcast live on the big screen, and live and silent auctions
with prizes ranging from dinner-theater packages to all-expense paid trips to
Hollywood, New York City, and the Dominican Republic.
An Evening with the Stars is the only Oscar-themed fundraiser in Chicagoland
to benefit children and families struggling with autism, a neurological
disorder that affects 1 out of every 88 c... (more)