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August 21, 2017

When Those With Autism Age Out, What's Next? - DisabiltyScoop
With little for her daughter with autism to do after aging out of school, one mom took matters into her own hands organizing regular activities for adults on the spectrum.
August 19, 2017

Wounded Veterans Ride Together and Forge New Path to Recovery with Wounded Warrior Project - PRNewswire

MINNEAPOLIS and ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marine Corps veteran and wounded warrior Greg Padilla was on the last stretch of road before the last stop of the day when he opened up about his experiences on a bicycle over the last two days. "There's been...

Study: Early Intervention Pays Off Quickly - DisabiltyScoop
Intensive early intervention for kids with autism can be extremely costly, but new research finds that such treatment can pay for itself in short order.

Teen With Down Syndrome Finds Brotherhood In Former MMA Fighter - DisabiltyScoop
Often the underdog during his run as a mixed martial arts fighter, a personal trainer is now helping a teenager with Down syndrome learn what he's capable of.
August 17, 2017

'Billion Dollar Roundtable' Now Includes LGBT, Disability, And Veteran-Owned Businesses In Corporate Supply Chains - PRNewswire

WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), the business voice of the LGBT community, and the USBLN (US Business Leadership Network), the disability inclusion business resource, are pleased to share that The Billion...

Target Unveils Clothing For Kids With Special Needs - DisabiltyScoop
Target is rolling out a collection of sensory-friendly apparel for children and says adaptive clothing for those with disabilities is on the way too.

Berry Law Firm Named to the 2017 Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies - PRNewswire

LINCOLN, Neb., Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --Inc. Magazine announced its annual list of the fastest growing private companies in America on Wednesday, including Berry Law Firm among its honorees based on the firm's rapid revenue growth and commitment to innovation, service, and strategy....

August 16, 2017

Food Insecurity Among Seniors Still High Nearly A Decade After The Recession - PRNewswire

CHICAGO, Aug. 16, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Feeding America and The National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH) released today The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2015, a study about food insecurity among seniors in the U.S. The report shows that 5.4 million seniors age 60...

Book Club Doesn't Let Disability Get In The Way - DisabiltyScoop
Fifteen years ago the idea of creating book clubs for people with developmental disabilities was met with skepticism. But today, chapters are thriving in 34 states and four countries.
August 15, 2017

Special Olympics Georgia's Masters Bowling Tournament Returns To Warner Robins - PRNewswire

ATLANTA, Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On August 18- 20, Georgia's own Warner Robins will once again host Special Olympics Georgia's Masters Bowling Tournament. During this time, approximately 1,200 Special Olympics Georgia athletes and unified partners at the "masters" age...

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Awards over $800,000 in Quality of Life Grants - PRNewswire

SHORT HILLS, N.J., Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, a national nonprofit dedicated to improving quality of life for individuals living with paralysis, announced it has awarded over $800,000 in Quality of Life grants this year. Quality...

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to Lead New Pediatric Data Resource Center for Research in Childhood Cancer and Structural Birth Defects - PRNewswire

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Data Driven Discovery in Biomedicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) will lead a new, collaborative effort funded by the National Institutes of Health Common Fund to discover the causes of pediatric cancer...

Perceptive Devices and Tobii Dynavox Partner to Bring Smile and Head Mouse Control to AAC and Eye Tracking Devices - PRNewswire

MASON, Ohio, Aug. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Perceptive Devices LLC announced today a worldwide, multi-year partnership agreement with Tobii Dynavox (a business unit of Tobii AB) to bring a new generation of hands-free and voice-free control for those with physical difficulties. This...

Behavior Therapy Benefits Parents Too, Study Finds - DisabiltyScoop
Behavior therapy for kids with autism can have an impact that goes far beyond the child, new research suggests, with parents who play an active role in treatment seeing major gains as well.

Hotel Looks To Make Stays Easier For Guests With Special Needs - DisabiltyScoop
A teen inspired a major hotel to make stays smoother for those who might need amenities like easy-to-use plates and utensils, light-up toys, oversized strollers, iPads or weighted vests.

Down Syndrome Documentary Coming To PBS - DisabiltyScoop
Deep questions about independence — or lack thereof — for adults with Down syndrome are at the center of a new film that's set to make its television debut.
August 14, 2017

Kid Meccas Increasingly Go Sensory Friendly - DisabiltyScoop
More and more, recreational and cultural institutions are offering special programs and accommodations to welcome children on the spectrum and their families.

AUCD Statement in Response to Violence in Charlottesville - AUCD
AUCD joins with many in the disability and civil rights communities to condemn the hate and violence that were on display this weekend at the University of Virginia campus and in Charlottesville, VA. We stand in solidarity with all who have been and may be targeted by these hate groups and call on bipartisan elected officials at every level of government to condemn the racism and hate that we witnessed this weekend. We recognize the important role that we can play as leaders in higher education to help create campus environments where all can learn, all are welcomed, and no one experiences harassment, bullying, or violence because of who they are.

Bacon Receives Special Retirement Message from Senator Harkin - AUCD
Robert Bacon, MA retired from Iowa's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) after 19 years as director. Bob joined the Center for Disabilities and Development at the University of Iowa in 1979, initially hired as the Coordinator of the Instructional Technology Unit back when the University of Iowa housed the University Hospital School.
August 11, 2017 facilita el regreso a clases para las familias de alumnos que batallan en el aula - PRNewswire

NUEVA YORK, 11 de agosto de 2017 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ --El Ad Council (Consejo Publicitario) yUnderstood.orgse han unido para promover maneras en que los niños y sus familias puedan estar "Preparados para el Primer Día de Clases" ("First-Day Ready") para el nuevo año...

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