"As human beings, our job in life is to help people realize how rare and valuable each one of us really is, that each of us has something that no one else has–or ever will have–something inside that is unique to all time. It’s our job to encourage each other to discover that uniqueness and to provide ways of developing its expression."

Fred Rogers

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By Jacinto Morales Skateboarding: a truly unique experience, one that takes the best of art & physicality and makes them one wonderful adventure. I am an Autistic man coming out of his shell and skateboarding has helped me enter with joyful freedom. It was only a short while ago that I discove…
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by Christian Berman I’m going through this right now, so it’s painfully fresh in my head. I happen to be out of the house early 3 weeks ago, which is rare for me. It was because I had an early doctors appointment. One I was procrastinating on because of the elevator. I had to go on to get there, bu…
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Mobility devices have played a significant role in the lives of individuals with disabilities, particularly wheelchair users. However, traditional wheelchairs have remained largely unchanged since 1864, limiting users in various aspects of their lives. With the advent of self-balancing devices such …
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Dr. Natalie L. Shaheen, an assistant professor at Illinois State University, has been awarded a substantial National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER grant of over $1.5 million to address inequities in science education for blind and low-vision (BLV) students. This five-year grant, the largest in her…
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