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Accessibility Guidelines for Cruise Ships Proposed

 The Federal Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (known as the “Access Board”) has issued proposed accessibility guidelines for cruise ships that are required to abide by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The guidelines will apply to passenger ships that provide public transportation services such as ferries and excursion boats, and public accommodation passenger […]

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 […]

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 […]