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...

 


VSA is proud to announce that the 2013 International Art Program for Children with Disabilities is open for entries! Student-artists with disabilities are encouraged to create a family portrait that illustrates themselves among the people that provide love, support, and encouragement in their lives - their families. Portraying themselves with some of the most important people in their lives gives testament to the idea that family - no matter how big or how small - help shape who we are and provide the foundation for who we will be.

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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Join for a free, forward-looking webinar on the changing world of educational video description on October 24, 2012. This innovative webinar is presented by the Described and Captioned Media Program (DCMP), in collaboration with the Video Description Research and Development Center (VDRDC), and the Description Leadership Network (DLN). Register now at http://webinars.dcmp.org/.

This exciting and interactive presentation is perfect for teachers, administrators, and parents who want to learn about the latest developments in video description technology and how it can help students who are blind and visually impaired in educational settings.

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

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