A Disabled Genius Finds Her Voice on the Web

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Last night in Sydney, Australia, Childnet International held its second annual awards ceremony honoring "children (and those working with them) who are developing innovative communications projects using the Internet." Hero Joy Nightingale -- who received an award in the Individual category for her webzine, From the Window -- had to skip the ceremony for a trip to the hospital. This is nothing unusual for Nightingale. She has suffered all her life from what she herself describes as "a kind of locked-in condition characterised by a profound apraxia of all muscles, choreic movements and hypotonia, an unknown neurodevelopmental disorder of unknown aetiology." Did we happen to mention she’s 12 years old? MORE>>