October was national ADHD Awareness Month. To help spread awareness of this often misunderstood diagnosis, we interviewed a student with ADHD to get a first-hand perspective!
Every August, my kids get excited about going back to school. Don’t get me wrong, as a parent of four children, I’m thrilled when back-to-school time approaches! However, one part of this time of year makes me anxious. That is, trying to decide whether to tell my daughter’s teacher that she has Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).
We’re excited to announce our latest webinar!
The webinar will be based on Rachel Israel’s award-winning film Keep the Change, and hosted by MaryBeth Morrison and Jamie Lupia from Penn State.
Participants will be granted access to a free trial in ONEder and will be able to access or develop lesson plans using clips and topics from Rachel Israel’s film, to teach communication skills, social skills, and self-advocacy skills to students and clients with disabilities.
To register for the webinar, which will be hosted on September 15th click here
Check out the trailer for Keep the Change below:
It’s no secret that taking career and technical education (CTE) classes can make a difference in the lives of students at both the secondary and post-secondary level. Offering students hands-on experience in any field, from construction to information technology, can give students a greater understanding of the purpose of their education, and in turn motivate them to graduate and even pursue higher education–93% of students who took CTE classes graduate high school nation-wide compared with 80% of regular students. Further, graduates with technical or applied science associate degrees may even out-earn bachelor’s degree holders by as much as $11,000 per year. But are these same benefits born out for students with disabilities?
With the right supports, anyone can meet their potential!
ONEder recently had the opportunity to interview Moshe Gaon, a founder of Yoocan: the global collaborative community for sharing experiences and knowledge by and for people with disabilities. Yoocan’s mission is to make sure that people in the disability community don’t feel alone. “… No matter where you are, you will be able to find a story, a tip, a recommendation, a connection that can improve your life and actually help you do more,” says Moshe. (more…)