Dis/Ability

What I’ve Learned About Human Behavior From Children With Autism

Five things I’ve learned working as Behavioral Interventionist for Children with Autism have changed my mental and physical health for the better – and I want to share them with you. 1) Identify the triggers. Breakdowns happen to all of us. Sometimes far too often. Identifying the triggers of when and how these happen is a huge step in lessening the degree to which they happen. In my readings on Autism, this is a huge point that is constantly trying to be made. What causes the unwanted behavior? What times…

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Adorable Girl With Cerebral Palsy Lands Major Modeling Gig

It becomes a miracle in itself when someone can overcome things no matter what and prove that we can defy all odds – especially when having disabilities and numerous challenges. Many people, especially children, get mocked or ridiculed for something out of their control. Instead of doubting or making fun of children and people who have these disabilities, people should all show support and love because anyone with disabilities deserves to shine like the rest of the world. A beautiful little soul named Holly Greenhow, who is only seven years…

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Employee with Asperger’s Humiliated by Customer

Chris Tuttle, a 28 year old man who has Asperger’s syndrome, was humiliated by a customer at the Wegamns he works at. The customer berated Tuttle for not scanning his items fast enough and even complained to a manager while Chris was visibly upset with tears running down his face. After hearing Chris’ story, his sister Jamie reached out to her friends on Facebook about the situation in hopes that they would help build up his spirits. Little did Jamie know, the story would become an internet sensation. By the…

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Armless Body Builder Inspires Fitness World with her Ability

In each part of the world there are people that seem to amaze us, inspire us no matter the challenges they may be facing. In this instance we have an inspiring story of a woman named Barbie Thomas that overcame the loss of her arms at an early age and proved to the world that nothing would stop her. I came across this story at a time I think I needed it most. Matter of fact sometimes we all need to hear a story like this. No way am I…

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Tourism officials arrange for boy with prosthetic legs to swim with dolphin with prosthetic tail

This is such a wonderful, heartwarming story! I bawled my eyes out when I saw the pictures and watched the video! Cieran Kelso got to meet one of his idols – an idol you wouldn’t expect! Just a few weeks ago, Cieran sat quietly and gently stroked Winter, a dolphin, while a trainer put a prosthetic tail over the dolphin’s stump and secured it with a strap. Local tourism officials had flown Cieran and his family from England to Florida to surprise him with a visit to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium…

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