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Are you one of the 94 percent of American adults who knows how to ride a bike? Do you know that you are a mathematical marvel, a scientific superstar? We’ve been told for decades that riding a bike is easy, however the reality is that when it comes to staying upright on two wheels, there is nothing more complicated, according to the Daily Mail. The writer Catherine Hess puts it this way: How in theRead More
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Today I’m going to be talking about identifying as disabled and how I feel about the word itself, the meaning of the word disabled and also what it implies. I have noticed throughout my life that many people are unhappy to use the world disabled –  admittedly, I was once unhappy to describe myself as disabled, too. I’d like to say that these opinions are 100% my own, and that I am NOT asking thatRead More
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Our daughter Amanda is totally and permanently disabled by IRS definition. We have for years been correctly claiming her as a qualified dependent under 26 USC 24 Child Tax Credit based on the plain language of the law. It directs the IRS use 26 USC 152 (c) in defining dependent for the purpose of 26 USC 24 Child Tax Credit. All of a sudden in 2010 and 2011 the IRS denied the tax credit because she was over 17.Read More
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When 5-year-old Thomas was handed an Android tablet at the start of his regular weekend children’s class, he probably thought he was going to spend the next two hours playing a video game. But battling enemies, seeking power boosts, and conquering levels were not what his teacher had in mind. Like 1 in 68 children in the United States, Thomas had been diagnosed with autism and like nearly 40% of autistic children, he was almostRead More