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AFA Summer 2023

What is fatigue? Understanding fatigue among students with disabilities can help schools moderate it

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we heard about people experiencing different kinds of fatigue, whether related to burnout, being unmotivated to follow pandemic restrictions or as a symptom of infection. But what exactly is fatigue? Fatigue is not synonymous with tiredness. When one is tired, sleep helps. Fatigue results when cognitive, emotional or physical attentiveness is required for prolonged periods of time

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A Disabled Activist Speaks Out About Feeling ‘Disposable’

SAN FRANCISCO — In early January, one of the country’s top public health officials went on national television and delivered what she called “really encouraging news” on Covid-19: A recent study showed that more than three-fourths of fatalities from the omicron variant of the virus occurred among people with several other medical conditions. “These are people who were unwell

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Why it’s hard to find safe homes for some people with disabilities

Zainab Edwards is an ice skater. It runs in the family. Edwards’ mother, Cynthia Elliott, grew up on the ice in Minnesota and her older daughter skated competitively for years. So when Elliott and her husband Dave agreed to foster Edwards five days after her fourth birthday, the little girl was in skates almost immediately.

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Q&A with Antoine Hunter, passionate urban dance warrior
By Angela Lynn

Tell us a little about yourself and what brought you to where you are today? I am Antonie Hunter, the Founder and Artistic Director of the Urban Jazz Dance Company in Oakland, California. Being based where the Black Panthers organization was once headquartered, I am a multi-talented individual, teaching dance to both Deaf and hearing

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What is rejection sensitive dysphoria?
By Bart Vulliamy

Rejection sensitive dysphoria (RSD or rejection sensitivity) is an affliction common amongst people with ADHD, autism, personality disorders and other mental health conditions. RSD is the heightened emotional sensitivity to real or perceived rejection, criticism or feelings of inadequacy, causing overwhelming emotional and/or physical responses. This is not just limited to negative social feedback but

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Twin sisters, Liz and Maddie Adams, champion the power of kindness and self-acceptance
By Alice Williams

In a world that often overlooks the beauty within, the extraordinary bond between twins Liz and Maddie stands as a testament to the power of love, care, and family. Liz, born with Goldenhar Syndrome, has faced unique challenges throughout her life, but her journey has been defined by resilience, kindness, and an unwavering determination to

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Facilitating access to exoskeleton technology

What started as a slogan on fundraising t-shirts, I GOT LEGS became an official nonprofit in 2016, helping people walk again via exoskeleton technology. AfA interviewed founder Adam Gorlitsky, whose vision is to propel “science and innovation towards reversing paralysis.” He holds the Guinness World Record, Fastest Marathon Distance in a Robotic Walking Device. AfA:

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