ASHA, Other CSD Organizations, Collaborate to Raise Communication Disability at the UN

Miles Forma really doesn’t like when people think he is stupid because he’s unable to talk. “I’ve had many experiences in my life where people assumed because I am a non-speaking person and sit in a wheelchair, I’m not intelligent,” Forma said recently using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). The young man wasn’t saying this to just anybody. His audience included people with the power to change things—attendees at a major conference on disability at United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York a few weeks ago. Mike Froma addresses the United Nations Forma was a presenter at a session—or “side event” in UN parlance—hosted by the International Communication Project (ICP), an initiative ASHA helped found. This ICP event—People With Communication Disabilities Speak Up For Inclusion and Participation—was co-sponsored by the government of Australia and organized by two other ICP founders, Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) and the Royal College of Speech &Language Therapists, with help from ASHA. Gail Mulcair, chief executive officer of SPA, presented alongside Forma, and Derek Munn, director of public policy and public affairs at the Royal College, moderated. Forma wasn’t the only AAC user who had his say at the ICP event. Meredith Allan, president of the International Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, also presented. “Probably the most important i...
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Publication date: Available online 10 December 2019Source: Microvascular ResearchAuthor(s): Mengjiao Liu, Kate Lycett, Melissa Wake, Mingguang He, Jessica A. Kerr, Richard Saffery, Markus Juonala, Tim Olds, Terry Dwyer, David P. Burgner, Tien Yin WongAbstractTraditional retinal microvascular parameters (smaller arteriolar and greater venular caliber) are associated with cardiovascular risk factors, pre-clinical vascular phenotypes and clinical cardiovascular events in adults. Although novel retinal microvascular geometric parameters showed analogous associations in adults, less is known whether these parameters are associa...
Source: Microvascular Research - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
The Commonwealth Fund surveyed more than 13,000 primary care providers in 11 high-income countries — Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States — to compare their experiences providing extended access to patients through home visits or after-hours care, coordinating care among different providers, and using health information technology. The results of the survey, conducted January to June 2019, are published in the January 2020 issue of Health Affairs.        
Source: The Commonwealth Fund: Publications - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
Chairman of The Nippon Foundation Yohei Sasakawa and BRAC Executive Director Asif Saleh announcing $2 million partnership. Credit: Rafiqul Islam / IPSBy Rafiqul IslamDHAKA, Bangladesh, Dec 11 2019 (IPS) In the light of limited access to education for displaced Rohingya children, the Nippon Foundation has announced US$ 2 million support to BRAC to launch a project to ensure educational facilities to both Rohingya and local community children. The Nippon Foundation made the announcement at a press conference at the BRAC Centre in Dhaka, which was attended by Nippon Foundation chairman Yohei Sasakawa and BRAC Executive Direc...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Asia-Pacific Conferences Development & Aid Education Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Migration & Refugees Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations National Leprosy Conference - Dhaka 2019 Source Type: news
Condition:   Glioblastoma Multiforme Interventions:   Drug: Nivolumab;   Drug: Temozolomide Sponsors:   University of Sydney;   Cooperative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology;   National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia Recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
I read with great interest the articles by Lee and Amdur and Wallner et  al on radiation oncology examinations in the United States.1,2 I have been an examiner in Australia for 10 years. Lee1 was incorrect when stating our written phase 1 component in Australia is taken after the completion of training. It is taken usually at the end of the second year of training and is composed of essays on anatomy, physics, and radiation biology. The phase 2 component is taken at the completion of training (5 years) and is composed of essays on radiation oncology, clinical oncology, and tumor pathology.
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Tags: Comment Source Type: research
Miles Forma really doesn’t like when people think he is stupid because he’s unable to talk. “I’ve had many experiences in my life where people assumed because I am a non-speaking person and sit in a wheelchair, I’m not intelligent,” Forma said recently using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). The young man wasn’t saying this to just anybody. His audience included people with the power to change things—attendees at a major conference on disability at United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York a few weeks ago. Mies Forma addresses the United Nations Forma was a...
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Novel Contribution of Secreted Amyloid-β Precursor Protein to White Matter Brain Enlargement in Autism Spectrum Disorder Deborah K. Sokol1, Bryan Maloney2, Cara J. Westmark3 and Debomoy K. Lahiri2,4* 1Pediatrics Section, Department of Neurology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, United States2Indiana Alzheimers Disease Center, Department of Psychiatry, Stark Neuroscience Research Institute, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, United States3Department of Neurology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, United States4Department of Medical and Molecular Genetics, Indiana Un...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Vincenzo Tigano1, Giuseppe Lucio Cascini2, Cristina Sanchez-Castañeda3, Patrice Péran4 and Umberto Sabatini5* 1Department of Juridical, Historical, Economic and Social Sciences, University of Magna Graecia, Catanzaro, Italy 2Department of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, University of Magna Graecia, Catanzaro, Italy 3Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain 4ToNIC, Toulouse NeuroImaging Center, Université de Toulouse, Inserm, UPS, Toulouse, France 5Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Magna Graecia, Catanzaro, Ita...
Source: Frontiers in Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
A new exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York City features innovative designs by and for people with disabilities. The exhibition—Access + Ability—runs through September 3. Visitors can view more than 70 products ranging from low- to high-tech. Several items useful to people with communication disorders are included in the exhibit: The Laugh Out Loud Aid (LOLA) is a free app—available for Apple and Android devices—that provides silly social stories to help children with autism with social and daily living skills. A book by Sam Barclay is also on display: “I Wond...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: Audiology News Slider Speech-Language Pathology Autism Spectrum Disorder Health Care Hearing Assistive Technology Source Type: blogs
The number of people worldwide living with dementia—more than 47 million people—is projected to nearly triple to 135.5 million by 2050. As the leading cause of disability and dependency among older adults, dementia is considered one of the leading public health challenges. Researchers around the globe are working to identify effective treatments to stop, slow and prevent the disease. Among those myriad studies, several are finding art therapy to be a powerful tool for helping to enhance cognitive performance, self-expression, social interaction and quality of life in people with dementia. Activities such a...
Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Press Releases - Category: Speech Therapy Authors: Tags: Speech-Language Pathology Cognitive Rehabilitation dementia Source Type: blogs
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