Tag Archives: Disability Awareness

Nearly 8 In 10 Kids Don’t Get Developmental Screenings

The vast majority of American children may not be receiving recommended screenings for developmental delay, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. In a government survey, parents of 79 percent of young children reported that they had not been asked to participate in screening efforts in the previous year. This, despite recommendations that […]

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In First, State Adopts Updated ‘Handicapped’ Symbol

A revamped version of the blue and white icon that’s long symbolized accessibility everywhere from parking lots to restrooms will soon be commonplace in more communities. Under a bill signed late last week, New York will be come the first state to require all new and replacement signage used to signify accessibility for people with […]

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Inclusive Classrooms Provide Language Boost, Study Finds

For young children with disabilities, the key to mastering language may be surrounding them with their typically-developing peers, researchers say. Over the course of just one school year, a new study finds that preschoolers with disabilities who attended mainstream classes with highly-skilled peers were using language on par with their classmates without disabilities. By comparison, […]

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In Shift, Supreme Court Moves Away From ‘Mental Retardation’

A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling clarifying what constitutes intellectual disability also marked a major milestone in efforts to put an end to use of the term “mental retardation.” For the first time ever, the nation’s highest court used the term intellectual disability in its decision last week in a case known as Hall v. […]

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Teen Finishes 40-Mile Trek Carrying Brother for Cerebral Palsy Awareness

The trek will end at the University of Michigan. (Detroit Free Press, Eric D. Lawrence/AP Photo) After walking 40 miles in the summer sun, Hunter and Braden Gandee completed their remarkable trek today to raise awareness about cerebral palsy. During the entire walk Hunter Gandee carried his little brother Braden, to give a face to […]

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    Events on October 5, 2014
    • Browns Tailgate Fundraiser

      Starts: 12:30 pm, October 5, 2014

      Ends: 2:30 pm, October 5, 2014

      Location: Harry Buffalo, 18605 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH, United States

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    Events on October 8, 2014
    • BAC Cocktail Reception

      Starts: 5:30 pm, October 8, 2014

      Ends: 7:00 pm, October 8, 2014

      Location: United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cleveland, 10011 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH, United States

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    • Fall Fling

      Starts: 6:00 pm, October 17, 2014

      Ends: 8:00 pm, October 17, 2014

      Location: Around the Corner Saloon & Cafe, 18616 Detroit Ave, Cleveland, OH, United States

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    • Community Employment Cocktail Party

      Starts: 5:00 pm, October 23, 2014

      Ends: 7:00 pm, October 23, 2014

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