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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, January 12 – Friday, January 16

Human Interest: Heart problems, deafness influenced Beethoven’s music, study says (The Hearing Review) According to researchers from the University of Michigan and the University of Washington, Ludwig van Beethoven’s musical compositions might have been affected by both his deafness and … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, December 1 –Friday, December 5

Human Interest: Navigating the stage with a disability (The Wall Street Journal) At a New York Festival of Song concert in November, the organization’s co-founder, pianist Steven Blier, zoomed onto the stage in his battery-operated wheelchair. “This takes a minute, … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, September 8 – Friday, September 12

Employment: ‘It means the world’: Special Kneads bakery gives special needs adults jobs – and a purpose (NBC TODAY) The Special Kneads and Treats bakery was created by parents of a young adult with a learning disability to give their … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, August 11 – Friday, August 15

Human Interest: Mothering with mental illness (The Washington Post) A mother living with major depression worries that she cannot be a good enough parent to her three-year-old son. And she is concerned that there is nothing she can do to … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, July 7 – Friday, July 11

Policy: Supreme Court rules on disability caregivers (Disability Scoop) The Supreme Court ruled last week that personal home care employees cannot be forced to pay dues to a union. According to the ruling, these employees, some of whom care for … Continue reading

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Day

Beginning in 2010, Congress named June 27th as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Day (S. Res. 455) and, for the last four years during the month of June, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has asked everyone to help them … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, May 19 – Friday, May 23

Human Interest: How a brain treatment for OCD turned a man into a Johnny Cash fanatic (The Washington Post) “A case of musical preference for Johnny Cash following deep brain stimulation of the nucleus accumbens,” published in the May issue … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, May 12 – Friday, May 16

Human Interest: A man became a math wiz after suffering brain injuries. Researchers think they know why. (The Washington Post) A severe concussion has turned a furniture salesman from Tacoma, Washington into a mathematical genius who sees the world through … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, April 28 – Friday, May 2

Human Interest: Soldier who lost leg in Afghanistan vowed ‘I will return.’ This is what it took to get back. (The Washington Post) Following a leg injury sustained by a roadside bomb that resulted in amputation, a US Army soldier … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, April 14 – Friday, April 18

Human Interest: Amy Purdy’s bionic grace on ‘Dancing With the Stars’ (The Washington Post) A dancer who is a double amputee wears her prosthetic limbs to get through four weeks of competition on ABC television’s Dancing With the Stars. The … Continue reading

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