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Williams Syndrome and Social Media Safety

Michigan State University research: Social Media Poses Threat to People with Intellectual Disabilities. “A first-of-its-kind study co-authored by a Michigan State University scholar finds that adults with Williams syndrome – who are extremely social and trusting – use Facebook and other social networking sites frequently and are especially vulnerable to online victimization. 55 more words

Research & Opinion

Researcher profile: Hope Davidson

I am a former solicitor and current PhD candidate in the School of Law. My main research interests are in medical law and ethics, mental health law and research ethics. 504 more words


Giving a Name, and Dignity, to a Disability - The New York Times

Interesting account of the evolution of terms for those with intellectual disabilities:

OTHER organizations and state agencies have done the same, most of them joining the medical and scientific communities in adopting the term now in favor: intellectual disability.

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Experimental cancer drug reverses intellectual disability in mice.


When the drug was given to mice it could reverse the damage of a genetic mutation which prevents the formation of new neurons.

An experimental cancer drug may help reverse the effects of an intellectual disability known as fragile X syndrome, which is commonly found in people with autism, researchers said. 310 more words


EasyRead Resources

Why create EasyRead versions?

Creating accessible research outputs is supported by the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The preamble to the CRPD recognises the importance of accessibility… 546 more words


Making the "Short" Bus Cool

Shared from GoFundMe

Michael Beers grew up in Missoula, MT riding the “short bus” to school.  Today Michael works at Summit Independent Living in Missoula as the Youth Transitions Coordinator. 

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by David Morstad

Several years ago, an interdisciplinary team meeting was held concerning a man with a developmental disability.  The man in this case, I’ll call him R.J.,  had spent a lifetime being described with various euphemisms.  608 more words