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August 2014 Blog Posts (10)

Ba Baby bottle holder

Okay - even a little one can use AT to be more independent. The Ba Baby Bottle Holder  has many possible ways to grip and hold a bottle, many more than a standard bottle!  You can find them on Amazon and other on-line stores…

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Added by Jane Gay on August 27, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

New federal legislation supports transition planning and competitive employment

President Barack Obama signed WIOA into law on July 22,2014!

Senator Tom Harkin has once again championed legislation that will benefit individuals with disabilities and their families.  The workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) will help job seekers and workers access employment, education, training and support services to succeed in today's job market and match employers with skilled…

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Added by Lori Moore on August 26, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments


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How to Post an Event

Posting an Event on FIND

Everyone on the FIND network has the ability to post events to the network. Organizations across the state of Iowa are encouraged to share their events on FIND.

Note: It is recommended that a representative from your organization post your events, rather than the FIND Support account. Otherwise, it looks like we are hosting the event. …

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Added by FIND Support on August 26, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

People with Down Syndrome are Pioneers in Alzheimer's Research

It looks like scientists have linked pathological similarities between the brains of individuals with Down Syndrome and the brains of individuals with Alzheimer's. 

"Down syndrome is caused by the presence of an extra copy of chromosome 21. And one of the genes on chromosome 21 happens to control the production of amyloid, the substance that forms the sticky plaques associated with Alzheimer's." 

Can individuals with Down Syndrome help aid in the…

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Added by Nicole Hill on August 25, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Hi my name is....

Okay this may not be the usual  AT post. I started thinking about this after seeing a current TV ad that has Kindergarten Maisey asking to sit and introducing herself on the school bus.  All students need to be ready to do that!!    As my daughter said the first day of kindergarten, "They are strangers, they are just friends I haven't met yet".  For students with communication disabilities, this might mean more…

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Added by Jane Gay on August 20, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

TV show to focus on transition starts Sept 7th

A new show focusing on the experiences of five young adults with intellectual disabilities is coming to television.

The documentary-style series “The Specials” follows real-life housemates Sam, Hilly, Lucy, Lewis and Megan over the course of four years beginning when they were between the ages of 19 and 23.

Friends since childhood, the group is seen as they go through the ups and downs of dating, job hunting and everyday life together in their home in Brighton,…

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Added by Jane Gay on August 19, 2014 at 2:13pm — No Comments

On High Expectations

Here's an interesting article about high expectations for students with learning disabilities:

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) creates high expectations for student success by outlining the set of skills that students need to master at each grade level. At the end of the day, students are supposed…

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Added by Kathy Specketer on August 19, 2014 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

EEEK - a Mouse House (DIY computer mouse adaptation)

 

 

 

 

Special software has been created for very young children, children with physical challenges, or…

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Added by Jane Gay on August 13, 2014 at 5:00am — No Comments

NOA – Now? – no NOA

NAO Evolution is the fifth version of the NAO humanoid robot. It is one of the most sophisticated humanoid robots on the market today. He walks, talks, sings, dances, and does so much more! He can serve as a model for children and offers facial and vocal recognition with his two cameras and four…

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Added by Jane Gay on August 6, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

ADA Bus - On the Road Again!

A few "seasoned" advocates had a chance to visit with fellow ADA Bus advocates during a fueling stop on their way to a MN event.  Senator Harkin "rolled out" his organizing skills and gathered us for a photo!  Watch for future blogs from Bus as they celebrate ADA across the States.  It is an amazing legacy to…

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Added by Paula S. Connolly on August 4, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

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