Check out a post from BestPracticeAutism on back-to-school tips for parents of students with Autism Spectrum Disorders. While this time of the year is both exciting and stressful for everyone, this blog post will provide some suggestions as to how to make the most of it when preparing students for new school routines and experiences
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Life Along Water Street, by Aminah Robinson 
Celebrate Columbus’s Bicentennial with a historic journey of Columbus as seen through the eyes of artist Aminah Brenda Lynn Robinson. Songs for a New Millennium, 1812 – 2012: Works by Aminah Robinson Celebrating 200Columbus opens August 24 at CMA. Created to coincide with the city’s Bicentennial celebration, this exhibition is a continuation of Aminah’s illustrative stories about family, community, and migration in Columbus.

An article posted on Disability Scoop written by Michelle Diament describes the extension of an integral concept from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act(IDEA) beyond the typical classroom environment.

 


From Education Week Online, this article by Nirvi Shah features the story of a Colorado High School athletic program that integrates students with and without disabilities on the fields, tracks, and courts of various athletic activities.


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With the Olympics fast approaching, Paralympics athletes are gearing up for events in London that will begin in the Summer of 2012. New York Times columnist Vincent Mallozzi interviews Matt Scott, a wheelchair basketball player from the USA team on his hopes and goals for the 2012 games.

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According to Disabilityscoop.com, a recent case in Springfield, MA against online movie giant, Netflix, resulted in a federal court ruling that declares that websites are also subject to the rules and regulations set forth in the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990).

The Columbus Museum of Art now offers a newly designed tour of the museum's main galleries for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Sparking Imaginations is a collaborative effort by the Columbus Museum of Art, the Alzheimer’s Association of Central Ohio, The Ohio State University, and Abbott Nutrition. The Sparking Imaginations Program delivers one-hour tours led by specially trained docents for people with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. The tours, offered monthly, are limited to six people with Alzheimer’s accompanied by their caregivers.

 

New research from the National Governors Association (NGA) illustrates how the arts, culture and design can drive economic growth. New Engines of Growth: Five Roles for Arts, Culture and Design (pdf). uses a unique blend of cultural case studies and economic theory to demonstrate how the arts offer a competitive edge for cultivating high-growth industries, accelerating innovation, catalyzing entrepreneurial activity, reducing unemployment, building human capital and reviving distressed areas.

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