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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...

Supporting the Siblings of Children with Disabilities

Supporting the Siblings of Children with Disabilities

There is nothing quite like having a sibling. From arguments over toys and bathroom time to presenting a unified front to the world, a sibling makes life fun, challenging, and interesting. However, being a sibling to a child with a disability comes with its own sets...

Properly Interacting With Individuals Who Have Disabilities

Properly Interacting With Individuals Who Have Disabilities

Many people know of someone who possesses a disability, whether mental or physical. Too often, individuals tend to act differently in the presence of such persons. This behavior might, in turn, make the person with the disability uncomfortable and upset. Individuals...

Teaching Social Skills to Children with Disabilities

Teaching Social Skills to Children with Disabilities

Adolescent behavior has been studied for generations, and there are some fundamental challenges that seem to consistently show up in each age group. Social skills obviously vary from one child to the next, and this area has always been an outlier for researchers who...

Self-Driving Cars for Drivers with Disabilities

Self-Driving Cars for Drivers with Disabilities

How can self-driving cars make life easier for individuals with disabilities? It can be frustrating how the most simple of tasks can become quite a challenge for people with disabilities, especially those of which involve motor skills. When it comes to driving, these...

Adaptive Sports Equipment for Athletes with Disabilities

Adaptive Sports Equipment for Athletes with Disabilities

Few activities are able to bring as much joy and excitement to the participants as sports do. They are also a great workout that strengthens the muscles while providing a competitive outlet to experience teamwork. That is why it is very important for everyone to find...

Creating an Inclusive Workplace

Creating an Inclusive Workplace

Diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace is a highly encouraged practice. Businesses that absorb inclusivity in their workforce stand to gain from the numerous benefits of workplace diversity. Enforcing and creating an inclusive environment in the workplace...