We’ve all been told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and according to Sam Kass, Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition to Barack Obama, that’s no joke; “research shows that when kids have a consistent, nutritious breakfast, their chances of graduating increase by 20%…. when we give our kids the nourishment they need, we give them the chance to thrive, both in the classroom and beyond.” (more…)
ONEder’s Jason Gross spoke with Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys), Jose Feliciano (Feliz Navidad), Diane Schuur, and The Blind Boys of Alabama about how they recognized their disabilities as special abilities…
“Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn’t mean he lacks vision.” – Stevie Wonder (more…)
Dr. Sheena Howard of Rider University talks about her comic book creation, Superb: the world’s first Down syndrome superhero.
By Emma Eisenberg
Dr. Sheena Howard is one of the writers behind Superb, a new comic book series that launched this summer as part of Catalyst Prime, the line of superhero comics published by Lion Forge. Superb follows two nontraditional protagonists who become superheroes—a teenage boy who has Down syndrome and a black teenage girl. (more…)
ONEder’s CODiE award nominated platform empowers educators with the tools they need to support students with Individualized Education Plans. In the session, Jon focuses on the challenges faced by districts in supporting students with IEPs, and closing the opportunity gap. He then discusses how ONEder is helping districts meet those challenges. To view the complete seminar, click here.
Andreas Demidont on Year-Round Education.
Why has Year-Round Education (YRE) expanded by 37% in public schools, and 149% in charter schools, with a 33% increase in students enrolled in YRE schools? Currently it exists in 46 states with over 2 million students. The answer lies in the many case studies which point to a reduction in the summer loss of learning by, at minimum, one whole month and the willingness of communities to acknowledge the dire need for holistic reform. (more…)
ONEder’s CODiE award nominated platform empowers educators with the tools they need to support students withIndividualized Education Plans. In the session, Jon will focus on the challenges faced by districts in supporting students with IEPs, and closing the opportunity gap. He will then discuss how ONEder is helping districts meet those challenges.
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By Emma Eisenberg
“What you wear has a profound impact on your psyche,” Chaitenya Razdan, founder of clothing company Care and Wear told The New York Times. “It can make you feel like yourself again.”
But the power of clothes to give the wearer authenticity and confidence is a feeling often denied to the 53 million Americans living with disabilities. Mainstream clothes are designed for people who spend their days standing upright, have one specific kind of proportions, and whose hands can unfasten buttons as tiny as a quarter-inch, to name some of the ways the fashion industry dictates what kinds of clothes are widely available. The few clothing options out there for people who use wheelchairs or amputees are often designed for geriatrics, using dated designs and polyester fabrics. The perception is that physically disabled people don’t care about fashion or don’t need fashionable items that fit their bodies. (more…)