The Unexpected Connection: Dancing in Cyberspace

The Unexpected Connection: Dancing in Cyberspace

By Margot Greenlee, Artistic Director, BodyWise Dance If you had told me on March 1 I’d be wearing a face mask to pick up milk, pulling on gloves to pump my gas and limiting in-person contact to my children before the month was out, I’d have looked at you

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How to Improve Inclusivity in Higher Education

How to Improve Inclusivity in Higher Education

By Bojana Petkovic It’s 2020, and it’s high time we ditched the stigma related to students with disabilities. The good news is, higher education is more accessible than ever. Thus, every student should be able to get equal opportunities to learn and develop their skills. What’s more,

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Make Words Sing: Making Poetry & Music

Make Words Sing: Making Poetry & Music

By Donnie Welch   In his short poem “To Make Words Sing” Langston Hughes writes: To make words sing Is a wonderful thing– Because in a song Words last so long.   I’ve always found this to be sound advice! In first approaching poetry as a reader,

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Inclusion, Mental Health, and Autism

Inclusion, Mental Health, and Autism

By David Gray-Hammond Autistic People Make Excellent Teachers and Advocates Gaining access to mental health services can be extremely challenging for autistic individuals, especially for those affected by addiction, and whose early years are marked by a lack of strong social, familial, and professional support. While my

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Northlandz offers a sensory-friendly experience for all

Northlandz offers a sensory-friendly experience for all

In an effort to welcome those impacted by autism and other sensory-processing challenges, Northlandz has created a sensory-supportive relaxation area at it’s impressive exhibit, which boasts the world’s largest miniature railroad. Located in Flemington, New Jersey, the Northlandz complex is spread over 52,000 square feet with 8

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What Is Inclusion?

What Is Inclusion?

Community inclusion looks different for everyone.  By Amy Pinder, MA, CCC-SLP Inclusion is a vision in which all people, regardless of abilities, disabilities, or health needs feel welcomed to participate in community activities they enjoy, receive fair compensation in jobs that allow them to use their fullest

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Coffee As a Pathway to Peace

Coffee As a Pathway to Peace

Working with the Coffee Quality Institute to create architectural-design standards for coffee facilities that accommodate people with disabilities By David Hill It sounds strange. And yet, on an island in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo, that’s exactly what’s percolating. University at Buffalo researchers are working with

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