I have always wondered why there was not more emphasis on environmental pollution, instead of vaccines. I would not doubt that Big-Ag (Monsanto, DuPont, Syngent–the three leaders) played a role in pushing the vaccine scare to throw us all off their trail. It would be huge to see herbicides studied as well, since they are used as often, if not more than pesticides.
#BigAg #Pesticides #organophosphate #pyrethroid #carbamate linked to #Autism #ASD
Read more… Chemical Exposure Linked to Disabilities
MyPath101 assists students in defining who they are which allows them to set clear goals for their education and their future. This valuable resource facilitates a more focused, successful, and enjoyable college experience.
College can be a difficult transition for many students who arrive underprepared and unsure of their career aspirations. As a result, they struggle both academically and emotionally. Only one-third actually finish in four years–many don’t finish at all–and when and if they do they are faced with crushing debt and limited job options.
That’s where MyPath101 comes in. We help students discover their passion, finish college, forge their paths, and realize their full potential.
Developed by experts in identity development, personal branding, social media strategy, online identity, and career marketing, MyPath101 is a web-based membership site that provides students with interactive exercises, online advice, tips, and techniques for mastering everything from applying to schools and choosing classes, to getting involved in campus activities, to securing internships and job searching.
Think of MyPath101 as a virtual counselor, tech guru, and career advisor all rolled into one–and available 24/7–a legitimate college fit and readiness tool! Set students on the path to success in college and career success with MyPath101.
MyPath101 can work with schools in two ways: Schools can purchase MyPath101 for their students at a discounted price, or we can market directly to students through existing marketing channels allowing parents to order this fantastic product for their child on their own. Parents and students are always able to purchase a subscription for themselves or a loved one at any time. MyPath101 makes the perfect gift for any high school or college student.
For more information visit MyPath101.com or email Gina@MyPath101.com.
School Partnership Coordinator, MyPath101.com
Putting students on the path to success, in college and beyond!
Another good instructional technology tool for the differentiation of instruction: Storify
Storify can help learners draw together diverse sources of information to tell a story. This requires them to:
- identify relevant information
- order information in a way that fits the story they’re telling
- draw upon multimedia sources to illustrate a story, which requires them to reflect on the messages provided by these sources
- create text annotations to help a story flow
Learners can use Storify to:
- explore research questions
- identify social trends
- create more meaningful notes for themselves
- create digital stories (e.g., using a combination of Flickr images, their own text, and other media sources)
It’s been a few years since Nuance’s Dragon Naturally Speaking went mainstream. Previously only used for people with dyslexia, other LD and those with motor skill issues, it’s now a staple in offices, courtrooms, high school and colleges across the country.
If you can verbalize your ideas but have any trouble getting them onto paper, this is your answer. And the fastest way to take advantage of technology without breaking your bank is to get the previous version when a new version is released.
I love this simple tool for sharing urls. Here are some ideas I have for it:
- Share ordered list of links to visit
- Display sites used for research and presentations
- Easily and quickly show examples of websites or pages to visibly support the change you want to see on your work/personal site
- Show comparison pricing of an item across online stores
- Show comparison of online stores’ return policies or shipping prices
- Collect all available items in an area to compare/contrast/choose with speed, i.e. my Craigslist search for table and chair set
- Compare high schools, colleges, degree programs, support services like disability resources
- Teen could show parents all the used cars they want to buy
- Allow friends to compare all the events going on Friday night in any given city
Tell me what you would use Stich.It for?
The word “stich” means a line of poetry. We like to think that’s a nice metaphor for what we’re trying to accomplish. Let’s keep turning the Web into stiches!
Traumatic Brain Injury is no joke. TBI and mTBI (mild TBI) can occur from just about any head trauma. Repeated traumas to the head only increase the chance of negative consequences. Some people can sustain multiple head traumas without noticeable issues, while others may have issues with their memory or executive functions, after just one head trauma. People can have immediate problems, while others will not notice problems until later in life.
“Executive function” refers to a group of essential mental tasks, including planning, strategizing, organizing, setting goals, and paying attention to the important details, that will help to achieve those goals.
TELL YOUR SENATORS TO SUPPORT DISABILITY RIGHTS EVERYWHERE!!
Support the Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities (CRPD)
ATTEND THE SENATE HEARING SCHEDULED FOR THURSDAY, JULY 12TH
AND CONTACT KEY SENATORS!
The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) is an international treaty that outlines the obligations of ratifying countries to promote, protect, fulfill, and ensure the rights of persons with disabilities. It embodies the American ideals that form the basis of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by empowering persons with disabilities to be independent and productive citizens. The US signed the CRPD on July 30, 2009.
Three years later, the Convention has yet to be ratified by the United States! 153 countries have signed it and 115 others have already ratified it!
On May 17, 2012, the Obama Administration submitted its treaty package to the Senate, which has since been supported by a bipartisan group of Senators.
Thanks to the disability community’s hard work, a hearing on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) has FINALLY been scheduled for Thursday, July 12 in the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
But we still need your help convincing the Foreign Relations Committee to VOTE YES and send the treaty to the Senate floor for a vote!
We need you to fill the room at the hearing to show our support for the CRPD!
We have received word that the Home School Legal Defense Association, which opposes the CRPD, has activated national calls in opposition to the Convention based on inaccurate statements about the treaty. They will NOT stop us with stall tactics nor erroneous interpretations of the treaty language. Let our voices be heard over the opposition … make a call to your Senator on the Foreign Relations Committee and tell them that the disability community needs their support!
Attend the hearing currently scheduled for THURSDAY, JULY 12TH AT 9:00 AM IN SENATE DIRKSEN OFFICE BUILDING ROOM G50 (note that the time is currently scheduled for 9 am but may change. To see the latest schedule click here)
MESSAGE: “Senator, I am a constituent from your state and I support the CRPD. I look to you to attend the Foreign Relations Committee hearing on July 12th and to support ratification. The CRPD is in the United States’ interests, protects our citizens and veterans abroad, and honors the Americans with Disabilities Act.”
Chairman: Senator John Kerry (D-MA) (202) 224-4651
Ranking Member: Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) (202) 224-6797
Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) COSPONSOR OF CRPD (202) 224-6441
Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) (202) 224-3553
Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) (202) 224-4524
Senator Bob Casey, Jr. (D-PA) (202) 224-6324
Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) COSPONSOR OF CRPD (202) 224-5042
Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) (202) 224-3344
Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) (202) 224-6121
Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) COSPONSOR OF CRPD (202) 224-2152
Senator Jim Inhofe (R-OK) (202) 224-4721
Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) (202) 224-3643
Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) (202) 224-5444
Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) (202) 224-4744
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) (202) 224-3041
Senator Jim Risch (R-ID) (202) 224-2752
Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) (202) 224-2841
Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) COSPONSOR OF CRPD (202) 224-6621
Senator Jim Webb (D-VA) (202) 224-4024
FYI…from a 21-year old student at George Washington University: http://wheelchairdiaries.com/
This week marks the thirteenth anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Olmstead v. L.C., where the Supreme Court recognized that the civil rights of people with disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are violated when they are unnecessarily segregated from the rest of society. The promise of Olmstead is that people with disabilities will have the opportunity to live like people without disabilities – to have friends, work, be part of a family, and participate in community activities. As the Department of Justice commemorates the anniversary of the Olmstead decision and reaffirms our commitment to its enforcement, we are pleased to present “Faces of Olmstead,” a website profiling stories of some of the thousands of people whose lives have been impacted by the Olmstead decision and the Department’s enforcement efforts.
To learn more about the Olmstead decision and the Civil Rights Division’s enforcement activities, please visit our Olmstead: Community Integration for Everyone website. For more information about the ADA, you may call our toll-free ADA Information Line at 800-514-0301 or 800-514-0383 (TDD), or access the ADA Website at www.ada.gov.