Tobi Rates of the Autism Society of Oregon on how to deal with autism
Autism is a growing issue in the U.S. Host Paul Van Dyck speaks with Tobi Burch Rates, Vice President of the Autism Society of Oregon, about what autism is and how it affects children and how to improve the lives of all affected by autism.
"Unlimited Visibility," a history of The Washington State School For the Blind, tracking the school’s 125 year history and an overview of the evolution of education of blind children in Washington State. The book is available in large print and Braille from:
"Unlimited Visibility," a history of The Washington State School For the Blind
Unlimited Visibility," a history of The Washington State School For the Blind, tracking the school’s 125 year history and an overview of the evolution of education of blind children in Washington State. The book is available in large print and Braille from:
Washington State School for the Blind, ;2214 E. 13th Street ▪ Vancouver WA USA 98663. Telephone 360-696-6321. An audio version may be obtained by contacting the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library.
Helen Keller is a beloved bleeding-heart symbol of personal perseverance, an "unmitigated American folk-hero" even, but what we hardly hear in school is that she persevered against capitalism and in solidarity with the radical left movements of her time. This short essay, read by Joe Clement and published at On This Deity, pays tribute to that legacy. At the end is a clip of a Joe Hill song, The Rebel Girl, sung by Hazel Dickens. That song can be found HERE, but note that the music is preceded by about a minute of narration.
For the Old Mole Variety Hour 23 May 2011: (audio here): A recent episode of National Geographic's TV series Taboo featured a profile of Stanley Thornton, a 30-year-old "adult baby" in California, who wears diapers and onesies, drinks from a bottle, and sleeps in a giant crib.
An estimated 137,000 Oregonians suffer from serious mental illness and nearly 39,000 children live with serious mental health conditions. How well do we support these individuals and their families?
Oregon's public mental health system provides services to only 43 percent of adults who live with serious mental illnesses, spending only $117 per capita or 2.1 percent of total state spending. With the legislature struggling with budget cuts, how will mental health services fare?