The fantastic search engine that is Google enabled me to locate Disability Scoop, a website dedicated to the collection and distribution of developmental disability news. The site covers issues relevant to the realms of Autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and intellectual disability (as well as to several other areas). I found it rather easy to navigate. News stories may pertain to scientific research (read “FDA Warns Against Alternative Autism Therapy” to learn about the controversy surrounding hyperbaric oxygen therapy), heartstring-tugging, optimistic happenings (check out “With Facebook Support, Teen With Down Syndrome Lands Photo Shoot” for the uplifting tale of a young aspiring model named Karrie who, thanks to a successful Facebook campaign, is being given the chance to model for the Wet Seal clothing line), and humorous, yet meaningful endeavors (definitely give “Can Disability be Sexy?”, which introduces readers to a disabled woman who spoofs American Apparel advertisements, a shot). Take a look. Disability Scoop is worth the exploration, and may even provide some opportunities for last-minute paper research!
http://www.disabilityscoop.com/ (Disability Scoop homepage)
http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2013/08/23/fda-warns-autism-therapy/18572/ (“FDA Warns Against Alternative Autism Therapy”)
http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2013/08/20/with-facebook-photo-shoot/18553/ (“With Facebook Support, Teen With Down Syndrome Lands Photo Shoot”)
http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2010/05/14/can-disability-be-sexy/8048/ (“Can Disability be Sexy?”)