A team of Swiss university students want to make life easier for wheelchair users, so they’re developing a wheelchair that can climb stairs. Continue reading This wheelchair can climb up and down stairs
DiversityBusiness has changed its name, focus and more – to serve and to be in step with a rapidly-changing business world. Continue reading DiversityBusiness.com rebrands as Omnikal
In response to President Donald Trump’s proposal to defund the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) led two bipartisan letters to the House Appropriations Committee imploring Congress to fund the MBDA in the FY2018 appropriations, and recommending that MBDA provide an annual policy report to Congress to address gaps in equity between minority and non-minority owned firms. Continue reading Rep. McNerney Leads Bipartisan Effort to Save the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
YouTube continues to grown overtime as a platform where millions of creators upload thousands of videos each day. From Tag Videos to Short Films, YouTube provides a space for creators of all kinds to share their work with the world. However, it can become hard to find new creators with the overwhelming amount of content that exists on the website. With March being International Women’s History Month, what better time to highlight some of the amazing women on YouTube that are making content about disabilities, educating others on their experiences, and making online content more accessible to others. Continue reading These Women are Bringing Disabilities Education to YouTube
The prototype technology could be useful for people with disabilities or in hands-free situations Continue reading These earbuds can be controlled with a smile
The only worldwide simultaneous game of chase returns to Westfield Valencia Town Center; 100% of registration fees dedicated to fund research to cure spinal cord injury Continue reading 4th Annual Wings for Life World Run Set to Return to Santa Clarita
It wasn’t your typical Sunday at the Chuck E. Cheese’s in Burbank. That’s because it was a little quieter than normal. Hundreds of the chains brought it down a notch for children with special needs. Continue reading Chuck E. Cheese’s Offers Sensory-Sensitive Sunday’s For Kids With Special Needs
Children with autism react to sensory stimuli in very different ways. Some children on the autism spectrum are overly sensitive, while others are just the opposite. The Huntington offers a range of environments to suit any child’s needs.
“The Huntington can be a wonderful place for someone with autism because it offers so many opportunities to see, smell, hear, and touch. But it also offers quiet, open spaces,” says Ricki Robinson, M.D., co-director of Descanso Medical Center for Development and Learning in La Cañada, California, and a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She’s also a member of The Huntington’s Board of Overseers.
April is National Autism Awareness Month, a great time, says Robinson, to consider visiting The Huntington—given the mild weather and plants bursting forth in bloom.
We asked Robinson what she’d recommend to caregivers bringing their kids:
“A first stop for many children (autistic or otherwise) is the Helen and Peter Bing Children’s Garden. Designed by California kinetic artist Ned Kahn, children get to splash in water, make music with pebbles, dance under rainbows, disappear into a swirl of fog, and hold the magic of magnetic forces in their hands.
“Many autistic children have a heightened sense of smell. For them, the dozens of fragrances in the Rose Garden may hold great appeal. But each child reacts differently to their environment. What may be a joyous experience for one autistic child may be frightening for another. One child may find the waterfall in the Chinese Garden fascinating. To another, its sound can seem like pounding nails. With so many different sensory experiences that can be explored throughout The Huntington’s gardens, parents of a child with autism can tailor their visit to match their child’s interests and sensory likes and dislikes.
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Abilities, Inc. at The Viscardi Center is hosting its annual Career Fair for job seekers on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at the Viscardi Center in Albertson, NY. Continue reading Career Fair for People and Veterans with Disabilities is Approaching Soon!– Register Now!