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Animals and Autism: Exploring Animal Therapy

Animals and Autism: Exploring Animal Therapy

Autism is a complex spectrum disorder that affects every person differently. Researchers are constantly looking into how animals can help with therapy for people with autism. When thinking about animals to use in therapy, the first thought is likely a dog. However,...

Pros and Cons of Remote Learning for Special Needs Students

Pros and Cons of Remote Learning for Special Needs Students

Remote learning can be helpful for some kids with sensory issues, health issues or social challenges. Such students may be more comfortable relating to their classmates and teachers via the internet than in person.   One of the big pros of remote learning is...

Podcasts That Are Promoting Inclusivity

Podcasts That Are Promoting Inclusivity

If you think the world of podcasts is all true crime and political commentary, think again. Among the millions of podcasts available that promise to entertain and educate, listeners will find various podcasts, including the following, that tackle the complex,...

The Importance of Adaptive Clothing

The Importance of Adaptive Clothing

Disabled representation in the fashion industry has been practically non-existent until now. Despite the fact they comprise the third-largest market segment in America, people with disabilities are largely excluded from contemporary fashion design.   In order to...

Teaching Students with Disabilities

Teaching Students with Disabilities

Every type of teacher plays a crucial role in their students' lives and should consider it an opportunity to instruct all different types of people. When working with children with disabilities, there is a unique set of challenges that come with the job. It might be...

Avoid Confusing Diversity for Inclusion

Avoid Confusing Diversity for Inclusion

The terms inclusion and diversity are interconnected, however, it is dangerous to behave as if they are the same. Just because you adhere to one does not mean you are adhering to the other.   It has been a long road for many companies to overcome their intensely...

Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapy

Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapy

Applied Behavioral Analysis Therapy (ABA) can teach skills and change behaviors. The therapy is used as a system of treatment for autism and essentially uses rewards and consequences to teach behavior. This practice has been around for an incredibly long time. The...

Accessible Fashion for People with Down Syndrome

Accessible Fashion for People with Down Syndrome

Children, teenagers and young adults with Down syndrome will soon have more options when it comes to fashionable clothing. The University of Delaware’s Innovation, Health and Design Lab is working closely with those who have Down syndrome to develop a size guide. The...

Carnival Cruise Ships Sail Towards Inclusion

Carnival Cruise Ships Sail Towards Inclusion

In recent years, a growing number of institutions have been doing their part to be more sensory-inclusive and help those with autism, Down’s syndrome, PTSD, and ADHD. Now, Carnival Cruise Line is taking part as well.   In an announcement made this month, Carnival...