By Darren Murph posted Dec 11th, 2012 at 1:40 AM1 The innovation world at large has been crafting ways for handicapped individuals to interact with computers for years on end, but the issue of tablets has created another predicament entirely. How do you enable someone to masterfully control a touch-centric device, when the mere act of touching is a…Details
The John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights, a non-profit human rights education organization located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.The John Humphrey Centre is dedicated to programming that fosters a sense of dignity, responsibility and justice. We have undertaken projects in partnership with organizations throughout Edmonton and Alberta that have worked to build communities where…Details
From Love THAT MAX BLOG It’s the sort of story that’s supposed to restore your faith in humanity, only it left me concerned. Chy Johnson, 16, a sophomore at Queen Creek High in Arizona, was getting bullied by other kids. She has a brain disorder, and she says kids stooped to throwing trash at her. Chy’s…Details
by Renee Laporte | Beyond The Crayon Hands down the greatest thing to come out of Nathan’s journey through school is the relationships he has with his friends. Initiating, fostering and maintaining authentic friendships can be one of the most important yet most challenging aspects of inclusive education. So what did it take? An educational…Details
SUNDAY, 14 OCTOBER 2012 by Caroline Zentner Lethbridge herald Inclusive education was a reality for Edmonton’s Nathan Devlin throughout his education and for the past four years he’s been inspiring others with his story. Renee Laporte, inclusion facilitator with INspired Youth Inclusion Initiative, is Nathan’s assistant and she’s been with him since kindergarten. She continues…Details
I have to admit, I have been giddy ever since I began researching college opportunities for children with special needs. How exciting! We have always told our 13-yr old daughter with Down syndrome she would be going to college some day, but it was one of those hopeful comments where I wasn’t really sure it would…Details
John speaks about his son, Sean, and his progression with cerebral palsy while at Health in Motion Rehabilitation.
Bed-wetting is a frustrating, yet extremely common problem amongst children with special needs. For many, the issue continues into adulthood, making life very stressful for parents and carers. While some children do grow out of bedwetting, it can take time and there may be relapses. Illness, changes in routine, sensory issues, house or school moves –…Details