Tuesday
Sep202011

Are We Nearly There Yet

Contents:  The results of a survey in 2001 of 100 wheelchair using school students, carried out by a 16 year-old wheelchair uswer, revealed a shocking lack of access and disability equality. Summary  Checklist for Action.

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Full Report is available from Eleni Burgess for £4 including postage. e-mail eleni.burgess@googlemail.com  

Wednesday
Nov162011

Artists First

Artists First is a group of 16 disabled visual artists with learning difficulties based in Bristol.

Artists First includes artists who met while attending Social Services' Day Centres and artists who have lived in long stay residential hospitals. We believe that as a group we can support each other and that we can do powerful work together, things that we could not do alone.

To watch a short film introducing Artists First, go to www.redweather.co.uk/artistsfirst

or go to their website at: http://www.artistsfirst.org.uk/

Tuesday
Sep202011

Autism 100

Autism 100 aims to celebrate the success of those experiencing autism through stories, videos, poetry and photography.  This website gives a chance for people with autism to speak up about succeeding and to give a voice to those that sometimes don’t have one.

http://www.autism100.co.uk/

Thursday
Oct272011

Bethany Hamilton

The inspirational Christian athlete from Hawaii who courageously returned to surfing after surviving the loss of her arm.

 

About Bethany on wikipedia 
Bethany Fans on Facebook 

Tuesday
Sep202011

Bibliography of Inclusive Children's Literature

 Check out this long bibliography with many books for children in EYFS and KS1 -  

TO A FULL LIST OF ALL OUR CHILDREN'S LITERATURE RECOMENDATIONS CAN BE FOUND BY CLICKING THIS LINK... 

Wednesday
Nov162011

Born on the Fourth of July - Ron Kovic

Antiwar activist and Vietnam veteran Ron Kovic has turned his personal tragedy into a blessing by helping other people. As a young ma, Kovic thought that fighting a a war was a heroic, glamorous job.

Kovic was paralyzed from the waist-down after he was shot in the shoulder. Physically wounded and mentally unstable, Kovic thought he would return home to a hero's welcome. Instead, he was spat on by Americans, and placed in a miserable Veteran's Hospital.

See this link for more details -http://www.heroism.org/class/1970/kovic.html

or check this out : http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ron-kovic/a-letter-to-the-president_b_337002.html

 

Wednesday
Nov162011

British Sign Language .com

Guide to signing over four hundred common words in BSL, with animated GIFs and instructions on how to make each sign.

http://www.britishsignlanguage.com/

Thursday
Oct272011

Camden Society book

"I Want What You Have: Five Decades of Making it Happen"

A book telling the story of the Camden Society, an organization with the human rights of people with learning difficulties at its heart, in the context of the social care policy of 20th century Britain.

Click here to read a fantastic review

Wednesday
Nov162011

Ceda Charity 

CEDA works for disabled adults and children in ways which make sense for them, always keeping the individual at the centre of the service. We will listen, learn and act, to enable each person to be who they want to be, as visible and valuable members of the community.

http://www.cedaonline.org.uk/

Wednesday
Nov162011

Cerrie Burnell

(born 30 August 1979)

is an English actress, singer, playwright, and television presenter for the BBC children's channel CBeebies. She was born with a right arm which ended below the elbow.

Find out more about her through wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerrie_Burnell