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Making a Difference for Students with Disabilities in STEM Education: Understanding Facilitators and Barriers to SuccessPosted byon May 7, 2012 at 12:35 PM EDT
Using her own disability as a barometer for change, Maria Dolores Cimini, a practitioner, scientist and Assistant Director for Prevention and Program Evaluation at the University at Albany Counseling Center, addresses the proof that people with disabilities can succeed in STEM.
Posted byon May 7, 2012 at 12:30 PM EDT
Dr. David Rose, co-founder of CAST, a not-for-profit research and development organization whose mission is to improve education, for all learners, through universal design for learning (UDL), seeks to ease the challenges educators face when trying to adequately teach different types of students and "expand and improve educational opportunities" for all learners.
Posted byon May 7, 2012 at 12:25 PM EDT
Deaf since infancy, Rafael San Miguel, former scientist for NASA and current scientist as Coca Cola, inspires youth to get excited about STEM. Using his disability as a means for motivation, Miguel far exceeded his dreams.
Posted byon May 7, 2012 at 12:20 PM EDT
Steve Jacobs, through his work as president of IDEAL Group, strives to continue providing tools and resources that enable American students to stay competitive in the global STEM arena. Specificially for Americans with disabilities, making sure there are ways to assist in their success is crucial for the advancement of this country.
Posted byon May 7, 2012 at 12:15 PM EDT
Determined not to let Spinal Muscular Atrophy hasten his independence, Ralph Braun, founder and CEO of the The Braun Corporation, engineered the the world's first motorized scooter, among other mobility assistants, and continues to revolutionize the way Americans with disabilities see their futures.
Posted byon May 7, 2012 at 12:05 PM EDT
Joseph Sullivan, president of Duxbury Systems, Inc. has been a proponent of braille resources since the company opened in 1975, and was calls chairing "the technical design subcommittee of a BANA-ICEB project, charged with bringing together diverse English braille codes into a single Unified English Braille Code" a high point in his career.
Posted byon May 7, 2012 at 12:00 PM EDT
Nasrin Taei is proud to be making a difference in the lives of Americans through her work in biochemistry -- specifically, "hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a heart-related abnormality, [that] is the most common cause of sudden death in young athletes at sporting events."
Posted byon April 26, 2012 at 4:45 PM EDT
The Affordable Care Act helps all Americans, including people with disabilities and seniors, live at home with the supports they need, rather than in nursing homes or other institutions, and participate in communities that value their contributions.
Posted byon April 20, 2012 at 7:47 PM EDT
Injured servicemembers take a spin around the South Lawn as part of a four day ride to raise awareness of their cause
Posted byon April 12, 2012 at 2:17 PM EDT
More than 150 nursing organizations and 500 nursing schools throughout America will arm our nation's nurses with a better understanding of Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome and Traumatic Brain Injury in the coming years.