The Sunday Paper for May 29, 2011

May 29, 2011 Kyron No Comments

IMG 0915 259x300 The Sunday Paper for May 29, 2011…and a cup of coffee

Every Sunday I hope to offer you my version of the Sunday paper with articles from the past week or two, relevant or uplifitng (or both), on various issues within the special needs community.

Doctors: Electrical implants a big step in paralysis treatment

Electrical stimulation from a spinal cord implant, mimicking the signals the brain would normally transmit to move the body, has allowed a paralyzed patient to stand on his own and walk on a treadmill with assistance, researchers said

Be An Angel teaches golf basics to area special needs students

Several Houston area special needs students got the chance to work on their golf swing and drive the ball down the green as a part of a new pilot program known as S.U.C.C.E.S.S.,  (Students Undertaking Challenging Courses Ensuring development of Sportsmanship and Skills)

Young Special Olympics athlete wins hearts with kind gesture

This young Michigan athlete didn’t win an event to receive a medal and ribbon but instead won the hearts of all in attendance May 7 at Calvin College for the Regional Special Olympics Games.

Texas theme designed for guests with special needs but enjoyed by all

The carousel has chariots for wheelchairs. Braille games decorate side panels on the jungle gym. And table-high sandboxes allow just about any kid to build a castle. Morgan’s Wonderland aims to offer everything a special-needs guest might enjoy at a theme park — while appealing to non-disabled visitors too.

Asperger’s Syndrome: High-Functioning Autism to Lose Its Name

The American Psychiatric Association formalized the diagnosis of Asperger’s in 1994, 50 years after it was first described by Austrian pediatrician Hans Asperger. But the association plans to remove the term “Asperger’s” from its new diagnostic manual, set for release in 2013 — a decision that has sparked criticism from advocacy groups.

The Museum of DisABILITY

The museum wants to include a wide range of disabilities. People with disabilities have been marginalized, and part of our vision is to create a society accepting of people with disabilities. By our presenting to the public the role people with disabilities have played, perhaps that will better help society understand and accept them.

 

 


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