The Blind Man Who Taught Himself to See - To save his life from an
aggressive cancer, both of Daniel Kish’s eyes were removed by the time he was 13
months old. In the decades since he has adapted to his blindness in such
remarkable ways that some wonder if he’s playing a grand practical joke. Even
though completely blind, he’s able to pedal his bike through streets heavy with
traffic. He climbs trees. He camps out, by himself, deep in the wilderness. He
travels around the globe. He’s a skilled cook, an avid swimmer, a fluid dance
partner. Using what he calls “FlashSonar” Kish can see...and he’s teaching
New York Changing Its Model of Support For Parents of Kids with Special Needs
Taco Bell is giving away $21 million in college scholarships—and they don’t
care about SATs or GPA
Mightier.com by Neuromotion Labs -
“With our bioresponsive games, kids learn self regulation to help them thrive.”
Developed and tested at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
RESOURCE: Fully Accessible Guide to Flying With Physical Disabilities:
"Our guide provides accessibility information for the top 15 U.S. airports and
the types of services provided for disabled travelers, such as:
• Accessible Restrooms
• Service Animal Relief Areas
• Handicap Parking
• Wheelchair Service
Our entire article was published in conformance with the Web Content
Accessibility Guidelines to allow easy interpretation for readers with
disabilities." You can view the guide here:
New Resource from Galludet!
What is ASL Connect all about? - ASL Connect is intended to be a central
resource for learning ASL and about Deaf Studies online, with all content
created by Deaf ASL-fluent scholars. We offer ways to learn some basic ASL
online to get you started, and then we offer highly engaging and interactive ASL
and Deaf Studies courses online.
http://www.campqualityusa.org/ Camp Quality is a nonprofit
organization dedicated to creating a medically- supervised camp
experience for children with cancer at no cost to the family.
Located in Boyne City, the camp offers year-round programs such as
archery, arts and crafts, rock climbing, obstacle courses, and
plenty more. While at camp, children foster new friendships, have a
chance to try new activities, and get to feel like a kid again.
Featured Resource: Grand Rapids Academic
Summer Program (For All Michigan Kids!) - GRASP is a Reading and Math
correspondence program for children completing grades K-8. There is also an
online version for grades 4-8. The program seeks to help students retain
skills learned during the past school year by providing review exercises
created by curriculum professionals and teachers. GRASP has 9 lessons to be
submitted during the summer—one per week or at their own pace to work around
other activities, as long as everything is submitted by the deadline. Each
lesson reinforces the basic skills typically found in most curricula at that
particular grade level. GRASP staff score the lesson and return it to the
student with comments. Online students get immediate results. Students who
successfully complete at least 7 of 9 lessons by the deadline are awarded a
GRASP certificate. A medal is awarded for 9 successfully completed lessons.
For more information or to enroll, go to
http://grasp.grps.org or call (616) 819-2548.
New Math Resources!
- How do you get a middle schooler stoked about graphs? One word: puppies!
Activities for Kids
- What better way to learn about geometry and other core concepts than
designing a room or even a whole home?
10 Enjoyable Math
Crafts And Activities For World Maths Day
- If your student thinks they’re destined to hate math because they prefer
to use the creative side of their brain, give a few of these activities a
70 Cool Math Games
- If you disguise math as a game (or 70!), kids won’t mind learning
Cooking with Recipes
- Kids won’t be able to resist learning about fractions, multiplication and
division if their favorite recipe plays a part. This lesson also has
customizable, printable worksheets.
Which Dyslexia Program is Right For Your Child? - Read about the
differences between Barton, Lindamood-Bell LiPS and ABeCeDarian.
Autism Resource Map of Michigan Updated
» Articles Added:
15 Behavior Strategies for Children on the Autism Spectrum,
How to Create a Backyard Sanctuary for Kids with Disabilities,
For Educators: Strategies for Working With Children With Autism Spectrum
Helping Asperger’s Teens To Survive and Thrive: 15 Key Steps and
Creating a Home Atmosphere of Solitude to Help Cope with Adult Autism.
Thriving in College with ADHD - A guide to accommodations and modification
for students with ADD/ADHD.
Child Lead Exposure Elimination Commission Hosting Community Forums to
Gather Feedback on Action Plan - LANSING, Mich. – To gather feedback on a
plan to create a lead-free Michigan, a series of public forums are being
hosted by the state’s Child Lead Exposure Elimination Commission (CLEEC) in
May and June. The CLEEC's five-year Action Plan builds upon the work of the
former Child Lead Poisoning Elimination Board with 51 specific action steps
to be taken to benefit the health of Michigan’s children. The action plan
places a priority on the prevention of exposure before children are lead
poisoned. Federal, state, local and community leaders, healthcare providers,
private sector/academic experts, privacy law experts, local health
departments, childcare centers and homeowners and tenants are invited to
attend any of the forums to provide input on the next steps for
implementation. “We are hoping to gather feedback from a wide variety of
individuals on how to move forward,” said Dr. Eden Wells, Michigan
Department of Health and Human Services chief medical executive and CLEEC
chair. “The action plan is the state’s guide to a state free of lead
exposure and I look forward to seeing the results it brings to fruition.”
Forums are being offered: • Thursday, May 31, 3 – 5:30 p.m. and 6 – 8:30
p.m. at the Kent County Health Department, 700 Fuller Avenue, Grand Rapids.
• Wednesday, June 13, 2:30 – 5 p.m. at the Jackson County Health Department,
1715 Lansing Avenue, Jackson. • Monday, June 25, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Wayne
County Community College’s Downtown Campus, 1001 West Fort Street, Detroit.
• Wednesday, July 18, 4 – 6:30 p.m. at the Grand Traverse County Health
Department, 2600 Lafranier Road, Traverse City. Additional forums may be
scheduled in other areas of the state. For a full listing of forums, visit
the flyer here (PDF).
ChildMind.org - a comprehensive site
providing information on mental disorders and learning disabilities