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Promoting Health through Biking Programs for Youth with Developmental Disabilities

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Students: Michael Coley, Kelly Decker, Brianna Hunt, and Kathy Mishin; Temple University, Phila., PA

Faculty Approval: Rhonda Nelson, PhD, CTRS; Temple University, Phila., PA


This lesson plan revolved around teaching what body image means, understanding that people feel differently about their bodies, and that people change how they feel about their bodies over time.  181 more words


The Cosmo Effect

My feature about how our guide dog, Cosmo changed my profoundly autistic son’s life appeared the Irish Times on January 25, 2012:

To read the entire feature click here Cosmo


The VSA North Fourth Art Center

Established 1981 Albuquerque, New Mexico

The VSA North Fourth Art Center has quite a large day habilitation facility located on Fourth Street including traditional, structured visual art classes. 415 more words

Progressive Art Studio

Damaged Merchandise Myth in the 21st Century

According to Southern California Public Radio (KPCC 89.3FM), Dr. Stan Katz, acting as an expert witness for the Los Angeles Unified School District in a 2013 trial to determine the amount of damages due to a student who had been repeatedly sexually assaulted, suggested that the victim’s low IQ “acts as a protective factor.” The logic being that because of her disability, victim who was 9 years old when assaulted should receive less compensation. 462 more words

Social Justice

Make Studio

Established 2010, Baltimore, Maryland

Make Studio is an ambitious little program that originally started in Baltimore with just one artist – they’re presently looking for support to make an important step in their development. 171 more words

Progressive Art Studio

For our sexual health week we talked focused on STDs and contraception methods although we did include more general health information in the newsletter.  We did a condom demonstration and then practiced putting on condoms (we used bananas as our phallics).  198 more words