Photographer Brian Steel reacts to both criticisms and praise of his recent work in a series of photographs called Impaired Perceptions that opened in Atlanta in 2012. He answers questions about the inspiration for this project in an interview on CNN.com. His responses also lead to discussion of other important topics and news stories pertinent to his message.

Governor John Kasich joined Autism advocates to celebrate a new mandate for health insurance coverage of Autism services.

Popular online streaming company agrees to caption all media by 2014...

For those of you who did not hear through Open Door's announcements, Paula Lasky passed away a few weeks ago. Below is some information from her memorial announcement as well as links to Open Door's tribute to her.

 

Ohio mom creates app for autistic children...



 A Cincinnati-area mother is on a mission to help children and families across the globe break through some of the daily challenges faced by those with autism and Asperger's Syndrome. Read further to learn more about this exciting application and what it means for individuals with Autsim.

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Support the Arts this Holiday Season...
While spending time with family and giving gifts around the holidays, support your local arts venues and artists by buying artful gifts and gifting experiences like tickets to concerts and performances! Below we have listed some Ohio studios and venues (organized by location) that make holiday gift giving easy as they provide you with high quality art and arts experiences.

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Art.sy is officially Online. Explore the Art Genome. Discover the world’s greatest art.

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Tickets are now available for the ReelAbilities Columbus Disabilities Film Festival. Nine award-winning, international films will be screened in central Ohio from Saturday, November 3 through Wednesday, November 7, 2012. This is the first time Columbus and VSA Ohio will present a disability film festival. Venues include the Columbus Museum of Art, Arena Grand Movie Theatre, OSU Urban Arts Space, King Arts Complex, and Ohio Historical Society. A full schedule, trailers, tickets and more information is available at Columbus.ReelAbilities.org.

Tickets can be purchased by credit card, online at Columbus.reelabilities.org or with check or cash by contacting VSA Ohio at 614.241.5325. Ticket options include a Festival Pass ($75, valid for all 9 screenings), Opening Night ($20, Saturday, Nov. 3), or as individual screenings ($10, Sunday Nov. 3 – Wednesday, Nov. 7). Discounted rates for each ticket option are available to students, seniors, people with disabilities, veterans, and groups over 20. All ticket purchases include access to discussions and art experiences. Due to space limitations pre-purchases are recommended, but can be bought at the door.

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