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A Safe Haven in Cartoon Confidants

The New York Times

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Children coming from abusive households are often reluctant to discuss their past experiences. A Mexican foundation is using animated characters to help abused and ill children speak about their lives.

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A Training Ground for Untrained Artists

The New York Times

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An Oakland nonprofit that uses art for therapy has a startling track record for helping developmentally disabled adults become prolific—and profitable—artists.

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Inclusion Pays Off

Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Today many disabled Vermont residents are thriving at jobs in the community – and the state is saving money.

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Big Ideas in Social Change, 2014

The New York Times

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A overview of 2014's Fixes columns - connecting the dots between 60 or so ways that people are trying to change the world.

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Building a More Inclusive Work Force

The New York Times

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People with disabilities like autism often struggle to find welcoming and meaningful jobs. Companies that place workers with disabilities in jobs that fit their skills will be well-positioned to succeed in the 21st century.

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From Institution To Inclusion

WAMU

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For the last 40 years, people with developmental disabilities in D.C. have been fighting for the chance to be like everyone else. This is their story.

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How are Special Needs Teens Being Prepared for Workforce?

Good4Utah.com

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Camp K in Utah provides job counseling and training for teens with special needs, helping them to bridge the gap between high school and the professional work force.

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The One Thing No Child Left Behind Did Right

The Atlantic

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Congress’s proposed rewrites of the law now known as No Child Left Behind, including the Senate’s widely touted Every Child Achieves Act would weaken federal provisions meant to track the academic progress of students with disabilities. Those who fight for the disabled population are pushing back...

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My Son Belongs in Your Child's Class

Bright Magazine

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Though a majority of students with disabilities today spend at least part of their school day in general education classrooms, many of these students are sequestered in a corner, not fully participating in the class. Inclusive classrooms teach everyone in the classroom to accept students with dis...

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In This World Cup, the Goal Is a Better Life

The New York Times

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The Homeless World Cup is the premier soccer tournament for homeless players. Programs around the world use soccer as a means of building a sense of community, sublimating negative energies, and encouraging personal growth.

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