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In Their Own Words: People With Intellectual Disabilities Talk About Rape 

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Reposted from Brinkwire and NPR Original Post  By Brinkwire     Somebody with an intellectual disability by definition has difficulty learning, reasoning or problem-solving. But many often think deeply about the things that affect them — and the things that isolate them, like sexual assault. As part of its investigation into the hidden epidemic of… Read more »


These Intellectual Disability Sexual Assault Statistics Will Alarm You

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Reposted from Bustle.com  Original Post By: Lauren Holter The #MeToo movement shed a light on how pervasive sexual harassment and assault are in the United States and abroad, but the most vulnerable haven’t yet become part of the conversation. According to new statistics, people with intellectual disabilities are sexually assaulted at a higher rate than almost any… Read more »


For People Living with Disabilities, New Products Prove Both Practical and Stylish

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Reposted from Smithsonian.com Original Post  By: Alex Palmer When buying a pair of shoes, a pen, or a new car—the expectation is for the product to do the job. But you also want it to look good: stylish, current, cool. Why wouldn’t the same be true of products—wheelchairs, hearing aids, and more—designed to aid those with… Read more »


Justice Department Reaches Agreement with Denver to Improve Accessibility

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Reposted from The Department of Justice: Office of Public Affairs Original Post The Department of Justice today announced an agreement with Denver, Colorado, to improve access to civic life for people with disabilities.  The agreement was reached under Project Civic Access (PCA), the Department’s initiative to ensure that cities, towns, and counties throughout the country comply with… Read more »


REPORT FINDS ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES FACE NUMEROUS FINANCIAL CHALLENGES

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Reposted from GlobeNewswire Original Post  New report highlights the prevalence and impact of financial stress on people with disabilities. December 11, 2017- Today, National Disability Institute (NDI) released the new report, Financial Capability of Adults with Disabilities: Findings from the FINRA Investor Education Foundation National Financial Capability Study. The report finds that, in the 27 years since… Read more »


Ginnie Graham: Broken Arrow brothers honored for being pioneers in self-advocacy for people with disabilities

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Reposted from Tulsa World Original Post By Ginnie Graham News Columnist Going through high school, James Meadours was kept separate in special education classes from his Broken Arrow classmates, never really getting to know them. After graduating in 1986, he was put in a 10-bedroom group home and felt isolated from the world, being at… Read more »


Guardianship Reform on Tap in the North Carolina Legislature

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Reposted from North Carolina Health News Original Post By: Taylor Knopf Adults with disabilities are leading longer lives thanks to advances in medicine and technology and where once people with disabilities died young, now a good number will likely outlive their parents. But many of those parents have been the guardians for their children, providing guidance,… Read more »



Thousands share their invisible disabilities on Twitter

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Reposted from the BBC Original Post  By: Paul Harrison Using the hashtag #InvisiblyDisabledLooksLike, Twitter users across the world with hidden disabilities have been sharing pictures and stories to challenge society’s perceptions. Many people live with hidden disabilities – a physical, mental, sensory or neurological condition which don’t have physical signs but are painful, exhausting and isolating. They… Read more »


The NYPD is Testing Video Conferencing for the Deaf to Better Serve Communities

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Reposted from VC Daily Orignal Post By: Brianne S.   At times, it must feel like being a stranger in your own home. The 200,000 deaf and hard of hearing people living in New York and relying on sign language as their chief form of communication must often feel like their neighbors just don’t understand them…. Read more »