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Young boy with autism attends first birthday party thanks to gracious invitation

Posted by Ashley Gill on July 1, 2015 at 12:31pm 0 Comments

Because of his autism, 7-year-old Timothy Rhynold had never attended a birthday party. His mother, Tricia Rhynold, felt it better to keep Timothy away from settings where he would be overstimulated. …

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BIG NEWS: Telecommunications Access Iowa will now purchase iPad

Posted by Jane Gay on July 1, 2015 at 10:35am 0 Comments

Telecommunications Access Iowa, TAI, is a program supported by the Iowa Utilities Board. They will now purchase/give an iPad to those individuals who meet the criteria listed below.  The device comes with an OtterBox, a 3 year warranty and Prolouque2Go.  The user is able to use the iPad for additional communication instance beyond the typical replacement of phone access.  This is HUGE!  The user can purchase any additional apps for communication if necessary. 

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Stella Young: “I am not your inspiration, thank you very much”

Posted by Nicole Hill on July 1, 2015 at 9:49am 0 Comments

Stella Young is a comedian and journalist who happens to go about her day in a wheelchair — a fact that doesn’t, she’d like to make clear, automatically turn her into a noble inspiration to all humanity. In this very funny talk, Young breaks down society's habit of turning disabled people into “inspiration porn.”

Stella raises some interesting points in her talk. Living – just living – with a disability doesn’t have to be inspiring. Disabled individuals may be…

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“Go Leah Go” is a heartwarming video of one family’s story

Posted by Jane Gay on July 1, 2015 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Three-year-old Leah has a…

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Stella Young: “I am not your inspiration, thank you very much”

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Family Camp at Camp Tanager

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Summer Reading Tips for Parents of Kindergartners, First Graders and Readers & Writers

PBS Parents has some great summer reading tips for parents. Here are just a few:Be a reader and writer yourself. When you spend time reading books on the beach or even directions for how to put together the grill this summer, you demonstrate for…See More
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