By Ameera Ladak: For Complete Post, Click Here… Navigating social media can be a bit tricky when you have any mental health conditions. For starters, there are studies linking social media use to mental health issues. This can be due to a number of factors such as FOMO (fear of missing out), comparing yourself to others, and feelings of … Continue reading Diagnosed With Depression? Here Are My Top 10 Must-Follow Social Media Accounts →
From US DOT: For Complete Post, Click Here… Equity is a top priority for the Biden-Harris Administration, which is reflected in the Department’s strategic priorities. The objective of the reestablished Committee is to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Transportation on comprehensive, interdisciplinary issues related to transportation equity from a variety of stakeholders involved … Continue reading DOT is pleased to post the notice of the establishment of an Advisory Committee on Transportation Equity →
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Summary: Study reports medications for ADHD have little detectable impact on how much a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder learns in the classroom. However, the medications helped children retain attention, improve classroom behavior, and improve seat-time work.
Source: Florida International University
For decades, most physicians, parents and teachers have believed that stimulant medications help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) learn.
However, in the first study of its kind, researchers at the Center for Children and Families at FIU found medication has no detectable impact on how much children with ADHD learn in the classroom.
Approximately 10% of children in the U.S. are diagnosed with ADHD and more than 90% of them are prescribed stimulant medication as the main form of treatment in school settings because most physicians believe that medication will result in better academic achievement.
“Physicians and educators have held the belief that medication helps children with ADHD learn because they complete more seatwork and spend more time on-task when medicated,” said William E. Pelham, Jr., senior author of the study and director at the Center for Children and Families. “Unfortunately, we found that medication had no impact on learning of actual curriculum content.”
By Andrew Pulrang: For Complete Post, Click Here… Disability activism can be exciting, empowering, and enormously fulfilling — especially for people with disabilities themselves. It can also be exhausting and frustrating. And to outside observers, newcomers, and longtime activists, disability activism can seem futile, maybe even fatally flawed. In 2017, disability activists were instrumental in fighting off … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Disability Activism Is Still Hard →
From Michigan Department of Civil Rights: For Complete Post, Click Here… Hosted by the Michigan Department of Civil Rights on June 15th, the 2022 Michigan Civil Rights Summit is a call to action in our current national climate. The event will provide an opportunity for activists, policymakers, funders, academics and public servants to discuss, strategize … Continue reading Racism and other ‘Isms’- Shaping Systemic Change Through An Equity Lens →
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Disability activism can be exciting, empowering, and enormously fulfilling — especially for people with disabilities themselves. It can also be exhausting and frustrating. And to outside observers, newcomers, and longtime activists, disability activism can seem futile, maybe even fatally flawed.
In 2017, disability activists were instrumental in fighting off efforts to abolish the Affordable Care Act and severely limit Medicaid. In 2020, most of the Presidential candidates felt it politically necessary to offer some kind of detailed disability policy plans. A few of them were notably comprehensive and ambitious.
But despite these encouraging signs of greater political influence over the last few years, the disability community still seems politically underdeveloped and underpowered. It’s worth thinking about exactly why. Here are five likely factors:
1. Disabled people are discouraged from being part of the “Disability Community”
2. Disabled people have vastly different needs and goals
3. Ableism and other prejudices within the disability community elevate some disabled people while marginalizing others
4. Like the rest of society, disabled people are divided and polarized
5. Congress and state legislatures are divided and distracted
From Rollins College: For Complete Post, Click Here… Rollins College’s 2022 Valedictorian Elizabeth Bonker, who is affected by non-speaking autism and communicates solely by typing, urges her fellow graduates to use their voices, serve others, and see the value in everyone they meet in her valedictory address. Read more about Elizabeth’s story: https://bit.ly/3P4rsdPhttp://dlvr.it/SR383z
From Apple: For Complete Post, Click Here… Apple this week celebrated Global Accessibility Awareness Day by announcing new accessibility features that will be available later this year with iOS 16 and other software updates. However, while we wait for those updates, the company has been promoting accessibility tips that anyone can take advantage of. For instance, Apple shows … Continue reading Apple Promoting New Accessibility Features For IOS Users →
BY MARK WILSON: For Complete Post, Click Here… A new wireless button design will let anyone make Microsoft’s hardware their own. The mouse looks tiny. It’s a small square, reminiscent of one of those novelty mice sold to people who refuse to use the trackpad on their computer. It has two buttons and a scroll … Continue reading Microsoft reinvents the mouse for people with disabilities →
By Kishan Vyas: For Complete Post, Click Here… Over the years, Google has added many features to Android to make the operating system more accessible to people with special needs. For instance, Andriod 10 brought Live Caption and Live Transcribe, while Android 12 added a new feature called Camera Switches, allowing users to control their phones with … Continue reading Android 13 Beta 3 will bring native support for braille displays →