Blind dance pupil Katy Orr overcomes disability to win top award from her school – Daily Record

A girl has been named Pupil of the Year at her dance school – despite being blind. Katy Orr’s mother told of her family’s pride at how the ave eight-year-old has overcome her disability and keeps facing her daily challenges with a smile. The remarkable youngster suddenly lost most of her sight at the age of three. Mum... more →
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Lord Freud apologises unreservedly for comment about disabled people not being worth minium wage: Politics live blog | Politics | The Guardian

The Liberal Democrats have condemned Lord Freud’s remarks. This is from a spokesman. The views expressed by Lord Freud are completely unacceptable. The Liberal Democrats are proud to have raised the minimum wage repeatedly in government and will resist any attempt to cut it for anybody, not least the disabled. Here’s... more →
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Disney Adapts to Special Needs Visitors

Disney Reportedly Altering Special Needs Access … – Disability Scoop http://www.disabilityscoop.com Fri, 20 Sep 2013 04:02:22 GMT Big changes may be in store for a Disney program that has allowed theme-park guests with disabilities to skip to the front of the line for many rides. Read more … more →
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Sport and disability

Is It Bad to Give Kids and Teens With Disabilities Special Sports Treatment? – Huffington Post http://news.google.com Mon, 04 Nov 2013 17:36:04 GMT Is It Bad to Give Kids and Teens With Disabilities Special Sports Treatment?Huffington PostWhile kids with special needs may have always gotten special passes here and there,... more →
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Disney adapts for special needs visitors

Disney Reportedly Altering Special Needs Access … – Disability Scoop http://www.disabilityscoop.com Fri, 20 Sep 2013 04:02:22 GMT Big changes may be in store for a Disney program that has allowed theme-park guests with disabilities to skip to the front of the line for many rides. Read more … more →
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Feline Power in Special Needs

Special Needs Child Meets A Cat. This Happens… – Love Meow http://lovemeow.com Tue, 26 Nov 2013 17:46:18 GMT Somehow, animals seem to know. ”My daughter has special needs and I took her to see my aunt’s cat to see how she responded to it,” the mother wrote on reddit. Since then, they have adopted a stray... more →
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Special Needs Hero

Special-needs kids’ hero makes a lot of new friends – Houston Chronicle http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Special-needs-kids-hero-makes-a-lot-of-new-4261607.php Hero to special-needs kids makes many new friends Garcia is the waiter at Laurenzo’s Prime Rib on Washington Avenue who refused... more →
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Depression is a serious disability

“Depression Can Be As Much of a Disability As Blindness” | Doctors … http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org Thu, 21 Nov 2013 08:00:00 GMT MSF psychologist and health advisor Ana Maria Tijerino describes the scale of the mental health needs in the Philippines, and how MSF is responding. Read more … more →
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