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Disability Resource Office supports Saint Mary’s students

first_imgEditor’s note: This is the second day in a series on disability at Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s. Today’s stories examine the services available to students at the University and the College.Saint Mary’s created the Disabilities Resource Office (DRO) in 2004 to provide students with access to accommodations granted under the Americans with Disabilities Act, director Iris Giamo said. Prior to the creation of the office, associate dean Susan Vanek worked with students to ensure they received the accommodations they needed.Giamo said there are three prongs of disability that the office serves including “learning, chronic medical and psychiatric disabilities.”Eric Richelsen | The Observer Students with disease vary from serious asthma, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome and immunological diseases, she said. Learning disabilities include dyslexia, dyscalculia, executive function and attention disorders. Psychiatric disabilities include anxiety disorders, bipolar, Asperger’s and others.Students must register with the DRO to receive accommodations, which are reviewed on a case-by-case basis, Giamo said.Students eligible for educational accommodations might receive extended time and reduced-distraction room, note-takers and print materials in alternate formats — electronic and audio.Giamo said the DRO provides students access for what they need under the law and any grade they earn is a result of hard work.“We consider the established history, self-report and third party documentation and evaluations,” she said. “Saint Mary’s is a small campus, and it spreads responsibility for compliance with disability protections to each member in our community.”Giamo said her office teaches students to be independent and learn to advocate for themselves.“The office empowers students,” she said. “Disabled students may need extra time to show mastery of a subject, and it’s essential that they have access to curriculum.”Giamo said Saint Mary’s has attracted several students with physical disabilities over the years, but this fall the College will welcome the first student in a wheelchair in at least 12 years.The DRO works closely with Residence Life and Facilities staff to provide the physical access needed and updates in adherence to legal architectural guidelines are made when necessary, Giamo said.Giamo said ADA has increased the number of students that can attend college.“Eight percent of the student population at Saint Mary’s identifies as having a disability,” she said. “Only 75 percent of that eight percent use their accommodation.”According to Giamo, the reason only 75 percent of students may use their accommodations is because many students learn to compensate or may not need it for a certain classes.Many practitioners in the field think the number is close to 10 percent nationally, Giamo said.Equal access for people with disabilities is part of civil rights and for this reason professors are required to include information about the DRO on their syllabi, Giamo said.“This has definitely raised the profile of the office and allowed students to address what they might need,” she said. “We have an exceptional faculty here and not only for students with disabilities”Giamo said it is crucial for students to share their concerns about accessibility and accommodations with the College and the DRO.“It is only when people write or talk about it that we can deal with these issues.”Other resources for students with disabilities include Office for Student Success to assist students with their academic careers.Giamo said the Office promotes academic skills and healthy study habits for students with and without disabilities. There are also volunteer tutors in each department as well as tutors in the Writing Center to help students succeed.She said there is a heightened awareness especially with the emerging field of disability studies and theory.“There’s a saying in the field that ‘anyone at any time can become disabled,’” Giamo said.Tags: ADA, Disabilities Resource Office, disability, DRO, saint mary’slast_img read more

Fury Vs Chisora II official for July 26th in Manchester

first_imgIt has just been made official how British heavyweights Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora will meet in a rematch of their 2011 clash on July 26th. The rematch, which will be an official WBO final eliminator, will take place in Manchester at The Phones 4U Arena.Unbeaten 25-year-old Fury (22-0, 16 KOs) outpointed 30-year-old Chisora (20-4, 13 KOs) three years ago, but Chisora was carrying excess weight and “Del Boy” has promised he will be in tip-top shape this time. Both men want a shot at Wladimir Klitschko and a win on July 26th will take either man a big step closer to that.Fury-Chisora II has been dubbed “The Fight for The Right.” BoxNation TV channel in the UK will show the fight livelast_img read more

Kelly Lake Cree Nation speaks out against bombings

first_imgThe chief of Kelly Lake Cree Nation is denouncing the recent bombings of an EnCana pipeline just a short distance from the homes of band members.Chief Caillou says although his band engaged in a two day community disaster drill and pamphletting event that blocked oil and gas traffic on a road near Wapiti River earlier this year, they would never consider resorting to this kind of action to get their point across. [asset|aid=455|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=776e798d4beec0f5fa55ee22a818edbe-Caillou-1_1_Pub.mp3] – Advertisement -Lynette Hodges, who works with the band, says many members actually work for EnCana and other oil and gas companies in the area. [asset|aid=456|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=776e798d4beec0f5fa55ee22a818edbe-Lynette Hodges – 1_1_Pub.mp3] Police spokesperson Tim Shields says the safety of residents in the area is the force’s number one priority, and a community meeting has been planned for today to address the issue. The RCMP has said it’s bringing more forensic experts into the area this morning to aid in the investigation.Advertisementlast_img read more

On Working Hard and Effectiveness

first_imgSometimes success requires that you work harder. But the fact that you are working hard doesn’t mean you’re necessarily working. Your work is about achieving certain outcomes, not about being impressively busy.You can work really hard and still not get anything done. You can work long hours, come in early, stay late, and still not accomplish anything. You’ve had this experience, haven’t you?You can work very hard on tasks that don’t produce the results you’re really after. Some of these come dressed like real work. They look like the kind of work that might show up on your job description. But because something looks like work doesn’t mean that it’s the right work. And just because something needs done doesn’t make it the right work either.You can work really hard without producing results by choosing to do the work in the wrong order. It’s easy to choose tasks that are more pleasant over tasks that are unpleasant; it feels like you’re actually working. That work is better saved for some time after you’ve completed your most important work.Your effectiveness is determined by what tasks you choose to focus on and the effort you put into completing those tasks.On the long list of things you have to do each day, being effective may mean that you only cross off one item from your massive to do list. You can spend the whole day on a single task, not getting anything else done on your list, and still have a more effective day then you would have had you crossed off five items from the bottom of the list.It’s normal to gravitate towards more pleasant work. It’s normal to seek out less challenging work that can be completed faster. But how effective you are it’s going to be determined by what you choose to do and how willing you are to commit yourself to doing the very best work you are capable of.Less is more. More is less. Fast to slow. Slow is fast. The key is effectiveness.QuestionsAre you working hard?Is the work you’re doing the work that you need to do to produce results?What work keeps you busy but doesn’t really produce results?How do get the difficult, results-producing work done first each day?What do you do to be effective? Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

The Hustler’s Playbook: Let No One Tell You What To Do

first_imgIf you want to be successful, let no one ever tell you what to do.If someone has to tell you what your goals are, then the only goals you have are someone else’s goal.If someone has to tell you what your major responsibilities are, then you aren’t doing enough to be as successful as you might be.If someone has to remind you of what you need to do, you might be failing them, but more importantly you are failing yourself.Heaven forbid anybody ever having to tell you what to do. If someone has to tell you what to do, then you squandering the gift of being human and wasting your initiative, your resourcefulness, your creativity, and your determination.If you work for someone else, develop your own goals and define success for you above and beyond what your company needs you to do. Seek out new responsibilities, and take it upon yourself to find what needs to be done and do it. Be so proactive that no one will ever dare to remind you or tell you what to do. Do all of these things and you will soon find yourself in a leadership role.If you want to be an entrepreneur, own your own company, and do your own thing, there won’t be anyone there to tell you what to do. Unless and until you develop the ability to do what is necessary without ever being told what to do, you aren’t ready to strike out on your own. And until you are willing to do what must be done–even when you absolutely don’t want to–you’ll never reach the level of success of which you are capable.Learn from everyone. Seek out good advice. But let no one ever tell you what to do. Essential Reading! Get my 3rd book: Eat Their Lunch “The first ever playbook for B2B salespeople on how to win clients and customers who are already being serviced by your competition.” Buy Nowlast_img read more

NC hints at contesting Assembly poll

first_imgNational Conference vice-president Omar Abdullah on Wednesday hinted that his party may not boycott Assembly election in J&K, hours after BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav questioned the regional parties, the NC and the Peoples Democratic Party’s demand to dissolve the Assembly. “You (BJP) got the control of a handful of towns and cities because the NC and the PDP stayed away (and the Congress did such a poor job of putting up a fight). Do you really think we will give you a walkover in the Assembly poll?” said the former Chief Minister Abdullah.The remarks came after Mr. Madhav questioned the regional parties’ boycott politics.last_img read more

In-form NU, Adamson nail 4th victories

first_imgKammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Three-leg winner Mondilla favorite in ICTSI Players Championship LATEST STORIES The San Marcelino-based Lady Falcons thus stretched their impressive run to four and took the first Final Four seat in their side of the two-division tournament organized by Sports Vision.University of the Philippines and Arellano, tied at second with 3-1 marks, dispute the other slot this Saturday.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutBut the victory proved costly for the Lady Falcons, who lost top spiker Jema Galanza in the third set after the Adamson skipper twisted her right foot after landing off a block.Earlier, National U dominated Jose Rizal U, 25-11, 25-15, 25-13, to also go 4-0 and clinch at least a playoff for the other Final Four berth in Group A. —CEDELF P. TUPAS Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Adamson warded off St. Benilde’s second-set comeback to post a 25-19, 25-20, 25-17 victory and clinch the first semifinal berth in Group B of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Center on Monday.The Lady Falcons struggled against the Lady Blazers, who led midway through the second set, before escaping with a straight-sets triumph.ADVERTISEMENT E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd PLAY LIST 02:25PH women’s volleyball team motivated to deliver in front of hometown crowd00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments MOST READlast_img read more

Ray Rice Suspension Overturned

first_imgNEW YORK — Ray Rice has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL, which has been “vacated immediately,” the players’ union said Nov. 28.The appeal was heard earlier this month by former U.S. District Judge Barbara S. Jones.She was deciding whether the NFL overstepped its authority in modifying Rice’s two-game suspension, making it indefinite after video of the Baltimore Ravens running back punching his fiancee— now his wife — became public.Rice was released by the Ravens and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made the suspension indefinite shortly after the video was made public.(BARRY WILNER, AP Pro Football Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

a month ago​Rodgers: Maddison still an injury doubt for Leicester recall

first_imgTagsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your say ​Rodgers: Maddison still an injury doubt for Leicester recallby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLeicester boss Brendan Rodgers has been giving the latest update on the injured James Maddison.”We’ll see over the next couple of days. He’s obviously going to be a doubt. He’s put some weight on his ankle so we’ll see over the coming days.”He’s a big talent and he’s been playing great. We’ve got a really strong squad. We made some changes in the week, and the rhythm, speed and intensity in the team was the same.”It’s just the risk of whether he’s going to last the game or not. It’s questionable whether he’ll play or not. He’s such a talented player, we’ll give him every chance.” last_img read more