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January 2017 Blog Posts (8)

Girls on the Spectrum

Hello world.  I would love to find other families with girls on the spectrum.  We are feeling isolated and a bit "too unique".  I know there have got to be others out there.

Added by Tammy S. on January 31, 2017 at 11:43am — 1 Comment

Is your child getting what he/she needs from his/her IEP?

PARTICIPATION IN A RESEARCH STUDY –

BE ENTERED INTO A DRAWING FOR A $50 AMAZON GIFT CARD!

You are invited to participate in a research survey that will ask your opinions on how well your child’s IEP addresses the mental health needs of your child. You are eligible to participate if you have a child who has an IEP with a behavior or adaptive behavior goal and who struggles with mental health difficulties such as depression, anxiety, attention deficit, or anger (these are just…

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Added by Nicole Skaar on January 31, 2017 at 8:38am — No Comments

Melio: Catheter Legbag emptying device

Think about independence for your child relating to their catheter legbag.  This device can give them independence and confidence to go out more own their own.  Definitely a device to consider for transitioning youth!  Learn more at    http://meliolegbag.com/

Added by Jane Gay on January 25, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments


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Google Doodle Honors Pioneering Disability Activist Ed Roberts

Google Doodle payed homage on Monday to what would have been the 78th birthday of pioneering disability campaigner Ed Roberts — who fought throughout his lifetime for people with disabilities to have the right to fully participate in society — with artwork featuring the activist giving a lecture from his wheelchair.

Roberts’ lifetime of activism began in high…

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Added by FIND Support on January 23, 2017 at 10:12am — No Comments

1st Wheelchair accessible motorhomes

From New Mobility Magazine  

2014 Dutch Star Wheelchair Kitchen RV Manufacturer Offers World’s First Line of…

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Added by Jane Gay on January 20, 2017 at 7:00am — No Comments

Cub Scouts Help Jayden Join Their Pack Events

This story came from Wheel:Life.  It is a story about an neat wheelchair, a funding strategy, but most importantly a story about what REAL inclusion looks and feels like.

 

When Cub Scout Pack 42 in Slidell, LA realized that one of their members, Jayden, wasn’t able to join his troop on their weekend camping trips because his regular wheelchair wasn’t up to the task, they knew that they had to do something. They created a GoFundMe page to raise the funds to purchase Jayden a…

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Added by Jane Gay on January 18, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

College Board simplifies provision of test accommodations

Do you have Junior or Seniors getting ready for college tests?? GOOD NEWS!!

Beginning January 1, 2017, the vast majority of students who are approved for and using testing accommodations at their school through a current Individualized Education Program (IEP) or 504 Plan will have those same…

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Added by Jane Gay on January 5, 2017 at 9:47am — No Comments

Youngest wheelchair user

 I wanted to start out 2017 with this happy and powerful story. This story is from New Mobility magazine. It  shows the power and resiliency of children (1st) and the power of assistive technology (2nd).  Plus the creativity and determination that parents bring to their children’s life story (3rd). …

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Added by Jane Gay on January 4, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

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