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Service Dogs

 Service dogs are the best friends of the physically challenged. They are not just for the blind. I don’t know what I would do without Fred, my service dog. He picks things up for me, open doors, turns lights on and keeps me company. Wherever I am you will find Fred. Whether at the school where I […]

Learning Disabilities

Learning disabilities affect both children and adults. It generally affects more boys than girls. The term learning disability is used to describe the unexplained difficulties someone of average intelligence has in acquiring basic academic skills. These skills are essential for success at school and work, and for coping with life in general. It’s a term that refers to a […]

Behavioral Therapy for Those With Disabilities

Behavior therapy is a form of psychotherapy used to treat depression, phobias, anxiety disorders and other forms of psychopathology. The therapy is important for individuals with disabilities, specially developmentally disabled children, as it will help break unwanted behaviors that exist as a result of their physical and mental condition.  Behavior therapy is based upon the behavior […]

Autism and the Disabilities of those with Autism

Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder of children that is characterized by impaired communication, excessive rigidity and emotional detachment. Autistic children have impaired social interaction along with restricted and repetitive behavior. Autism is thought to be the result of genetics. The genetics of autism are complex and it is unclear whether autism is the result […]

Blind is a Visual Disability

Blind is a visual disability and the condition of lacking visual perception due to physical or neurological factors. Various scales describe the extent of vision loss. Total blindness is the complete lack of form and visual light perception. Clinically it is called no light perception. Blind is frequently used to describe severe visual impairment with residual vision. Those […]

Disability ART Program in Miami

  A few months ago we had our 2nd annual ART exhibition “Colours Erupted”. Twenty disabled artists displayed their work at the MAC center in Coral Gables, Florida. It was held to support the ART program and I sold all my pieces! We even had a mosaic composed of  individual pieces by the artists. I […]

Welcome to Disability News

Disability News is finally up. My goal is to help those who have the incredible ability of succeeding, not withstanding their disabilities. I will be posting information on the latest developments and the best resources related to disabilities and the services provided to enhance your life. From the innovations coming from stem cells to the […]

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