Disability Spotlight

April – Awareness Month

By Mandy Smith | April 23, 2018

I’m sure you have seen “Awareness Month” for one reason or another from month to month.  I know April is almost over but I thought I’d share some facts and resources about this month’s observations including Autism Awareness and Parkinson’s Awareness. Autism Awareness Month http://www.autism-society.org/get-involved/national-autism-awareness-month/ Autism short of Autism Spectrum Disorder is a development disability 1 out of 68 children have…

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April is National Autism Awareness Month

By Mandy Smith | April 13, 2015

Since April is National Autism Awareness Month I thought I would share some information about Autism. What is Autism? “Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability; signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate, and interact with others. ASD is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is…

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Invisible Disabilities

By Mandy Smith | March 6, 2013

If you can’t see it, it’s not real.  Right?  But we don’t see the air that we can feel in our lungs.  We don’t see the wind that we can feel on our skin and blow our hair.  And the same goes for people with disabilities that we (society) can’t see, they can feel them and…

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Disability Spotlight – Glaucoma

By Mandy Smith | October 26, 2010

While you’ve probably heard of glaucoma, you may not know exactly what it is.  Glaucoma is not one disease but rather a group of eye diseases that slowly steals a person’s sight without warning.  The vision loss occurs due to damage to the optic nerve, which is responsible for carrying images from the eye to…

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