25th Anniversary of the American Disability Act

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Wow! it is so hard to believe that its been 25 years since the Americans With Disabilities Act was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990. imagine just 25 years ago a world that prevented people with disabilities using public transportation such as buses and trains or having the ability to use public bathrooms and shop at retail stores and enjoy a night out at a restaurant .  We have come a long way and still have a way to go.

Click on the links below to learn more about the ADA Act and ways to promote the 25th Anniversary.

ADA Anniversary Tool Kit


Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Center for Parent Information and Resources
Department of Labor- American Disability Act Resources
EEOC-Facts about the Americans with Disability Act
Introduction to the ADA
Timeline of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Wikipedia- Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990


How to Print on Post It Notes

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Okay. I will admit it. I am a post it note junkie! I buy post it notes every time I walk into a store that sells them. No color, shape or size is safe from my clutches! Long gone are the days when post it notes were used for taking messages and writing down information.As a learning and development trainer, I use post it notes not only in my training as part of a learning activity, but also in organizing my own ideas in creating a lesson plan or a training event.

Through the magic of pinterest, I discovered ways to print on post it notes that I would like to share with you.

  • Using a 3×3 post it note on word 2007, I created a post it note template which you may download the post it note here. I decided to use the printed post it notes…

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Causes Of Spinal Cord Injuries

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Spinal cord injuries occur in a variety of ways. In adults, damage to the spinal columnis usually also involved and the cord is stretched, bruised, impacted or compacted because of an external force or movement.

Age-related wear and tear on the spinal column, can cause narrowing of the intervertebral canal called stenosis. This results in pressure on the spinal cord and thespinal nerves, causing loss of function.

In children, a spinal cord injury often occurs by an over-stretching of the spinal cord.

What are the common causes of traumatic SCI?

Most traumatic SCI in Australia is caused by:

Motor vehicle accident involving either occupants or pedestrians


Sporting related accidents

Diving into shallow water

In Australia, traumatic SCI occurs in about 15 adults for each million in the population, every year. This has not changed for many years. It is expected to increase gradually in the years ahead due to…

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You’ll grow to love that extra chromosome! 

If only I could go back to the day our daughter was born. There’s so much I’d say to comfort myself. Hopefully, I’ll eventually help someone else at the start of their journey. I want someone to see that everything is going to be alright! You’ll survive this storm of emotions! Your baby isn’t the baby you dreamed of but I’m here to say your precious baby will be so much more than you could ever imagine!

Continue reading You’ll grow to love that extra chromosome! .

I am just Stimming.

A Mother’s viewpoint on Stimming

Dac's Mommy

Dac has Tuberous Sclerosis and as part of that

she is Autistic. Autism, can make her have a difficult

sometimes seemingly impossible time with coping with

the real world. In an attempt to combat the stress she self soothes.

Some of her calming techniques also known as

stimming are flapping, rocking and spinning. I swear this

child of mine can spin in circles for an hour and never

ever get dizzy. How does she do that?

Well, i have decided to take legal license with the term


Parents need to stim sometimes too!

My stimming desire comes after a day of getting by on

three hours of sleep.

Stumbling and almost falling flat faced over a toy on the

way to the kitchen. Finding no milk

for cereal. dropping an egg on the floor.

The power goes out for some unknown reason so no shower.

Discovering my bank account is…

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Intellectual Disability Resources

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An intellectual disability is defined as significant limitations in a person’s cognitive and emotional development. For additional information. click on the links below:

Medical Sites- includes information on diagnoses, causes, prevalence and characteristics.

Kids Health
Merck Manual
Medline Plus
Psych Central


AAIDD- American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
APDDA- Association of Professionals Developmental Disabilities Administrators
NADD- An Organization for Persons with Developmental Disabilities and Mental Heath Needs
The ARC- For People With Intellectual Disabilities and Developmental Disabilities

Family Links

Center for Parent Information and Resources
Special Education Guide


Disability Blog
Education Week
Love that Max


PICA Disorder Resources


PICA Disorder refers to non-edible cravings such as string, mud, paste, glue, hair and clay which often leads to iron-deficiency anemia. For more information on causes, symptoms and treatment, please click on the links below:

Medical Sites

Autism Speaks
Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders
Kids Health