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Being the Change

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Submitted by Jackie on Wed, 09/07/2022 - 10:51am

White Pine High School senior Autumn Cavender says her teachers generally follow IEP guidelines, but for her (and presumably other IEP students), they need more individualized accommodations to help them succeed.  

Autumn has been diagnosed with dyslexia and Irlen Syndrome, a problem with the brain’s ability to process visual information. Irlen Syndrome manifests differently for different people — in Autumn’s case, it causes light sensitivity which combined with dyslexia can make reading and processing information a big challenge.  

Enjoying The Great Outdoors with a Disability

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Submitted by Jackie on Fri, 06/24/2022 - 7:58am

People flock to Nevada from all over the world to spend time in our amazing mountains, deserts, rivers and lakes. In addition to enjoying the beauty that surrounds us, there is plenty of evidence that being outside is good for our minds and bodies. Though this can be challenging for people with disabilities and older adults, there are resources available.

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