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Saturday, 22 December 2012

Weekend reading 22nd - 23rd December

Where great art transcends disability, Amelia Rachel Hokule’a Borofsk, The Atlantic, 13th December 2012. A new article on Judith Scott, the artist whose work is the subject of Metamorphosis, featured in last week's Library Thursday post, and the studio in which she worked.

Creative arts help break down barriers for people with disability, Robyn Archer, International Day for People with a Disability Australia and FAHCSIA, 3rd December 2012

Is there reason to be averse to Down syndrome? Amy Julia Becker, Thin Places, 14th December 2012

School gadgets boost student communication, Kathleen Dyett, ABC News (online), 17th December 2012

My son the vice president, Valle Dwight, Great Schools, 24th September 2012

6 Toys and Play Products To Help Develop Gross Motor Skills, Ahren Hoffman, Friendship Circle (blog), 26th November 2012

10 toys and household items to help develop fine motor skills, Ahren Hoffman, Friendship Circle (blog), 20th December 2012

Baby benches: how sitting helps a child walk and DIY benches! Jennifer Bekin, let's talk - Down syndrome, 20th December 2012

New generation to support Down syndrome research, University of Queensland News, 7th December 2012

Is our Disability Discrimination Act a bit of a dud? Craig Wallace, Ramp Up, 21st December 2012

Pension reform key to NDIS success, Andrew Baker, Australian Financial Review, 20th December 2012

Emerging Leader's Awards,National Disability Awards 2012, International Day of People with Disability Australia, 28th November 2012.  Video of the presentation of the award to Gerard O'Dwyer, and footage supporting his nomination.

Challenging Perceptions, Callan Lawrence, The Parramatta Holroyd Sun, 1st December 2012.  Local news article about Gerard O'Dwyer's award (see above), his work, and a terrific photo.

Executive function, Bill Nason, Autism Discussion Page Series of posts on 'executive functioning' skills, starting on Monday 17th December 2012 - much of this information applies to any people with Down syndrome too.

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