Dyslexia link to eye spots confusing brain, say scientists.

A BBC news article covers this story: French scientists say they may have found a potential cause of dyslexia which could be treatable, hidden in tiny cells in the human eye.

Read more…. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41666320

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Is self employment: the better option for people with disabilites?

Thanks to Chris and our Careers Team @ BU for this relevant website & blog about the employment progress made with the increasing number of people with disabilities setting up their own businesses and entering self-employment.

Self-employment offers obvious advantages for many people with disabilities. This is becoming increasingly self-evident as the number of disabled entrepreneurs increases and their achievements are becoming more widely known and celebrated.

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Find out more at this link, and you could sign up to their newsletter:
http://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com/self-employment-better-option-people-disabilities/

 

 

Beautiful Video explaining Autism

Alex Amelines spent two years creating an animation about autism in his spare time. His goal was to create tolerance and understanding of autism. His animation shows children things from another child’s perspective. I hope you will enjoy this clip as much as we have (also watchable in different languages) :

http://www.studiotinto.com/amazing-things-happen/

Thanks to Jackie for this!

England’s first Disability Pride 2017

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England’s first Disability Pride festival took place in Brighton. The one-day festival celebrated and educated people about all physical and mental disabilities.  The event in New Road was supported by disability charities Scope & Amaze, and was funded by a £10,000 National Lottery grant. It was the brainchild of Jenny Skelton who has three adopted children, all with special needs.

The event ran concurrently with Disability Pride events in New York & Italy.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-40542288