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September 2015 Blog Posts (13)

International Week of the Deaf

Resources and tools for 'International Week of the Deaf'

Sep 22, 2015

Deaf children signing in India

Did you know September 21-27 is the International Week of the Deaf?

The International Week of the Deaf was launched in 1958 in Rome, Italy,…

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Added by Lori Moore on September 30, 2015 at 12:35pm — No Comments

Broadway star seeks compassion after child with autism disrupts show

Broadway actor Kelvin Moon Loh had barely left the stage after a performance of "The King and I" in New York City this week when he felt he had to speak out about a situation involving a boy with autism in the audience.

During Wednesday's matinee at Lincoln Center, Loh said a young boy with autism began making some loud noises…

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Added by Ashley Gill on September 29, 2015 at 11:13am — No Comments

3D tactile drawing pad

From an early age, sighted kids are coloring; from scribbles to shapes to sine waves, students learn and grow through drawing at every stage of their education. Now, with inTACT products, blind or low-vision children can learn and grow by interacting with tactile drawing in the same way. A blind kid doodling on an inTACT Sketchpad today is a student who’s ready for tomorrow.

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Added by Jane Gay on September 29, 2015 at 9:58am — No Comments

The Alert for Special Assistance Program.. A.S.A.P. for short

How many times have you asked yourself "What if?".

What if you were unable to communicate your medical needs or special needs to law enforcement and first responders?

What if you were rendered unable to speak for your child who could not speak for themselves?

 When an accident…

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Added by Jane Gay on September 28, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Assistance With Utility Bills for Eligible Individuals

Please share this information with friends, families, and others in your networks:

From: Iowa Work Incentive Planning and Assistance [IowaWIPA@lists.ia.gov]

Sent: Thursday, September 24, 2015 10:42 AM

To: IowaWIPA

Subject: LIHEAP applications begin October 1st!

It's that time of year again! Don't forget to remind those you support to apply for the Low-income Heating Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)! This application has to be…

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Added by Paula S. Connolly on September 25, 2015 at 6:19am — No Comments

Emily Brown Sings for President Obama at North HS

Eighteen-year-old Emily Brown is a senior at North High School in Des Moines. Since she was in the sixth grade, she has had a dream to sing for the President of the United States. Her dream became a reality when President Barack Obama visited North High School on September 14, 2015.

Emily has been singing longer than she has been talking. She was born with…

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Added by Nicole Hill on September 24, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Able Outdoors > new magazine

Able Outdoors

 

This  new magazine is covering hunting, fishing, camping, outdoor adventure and travel. Able Outdoors printed its first issue in July and  plans to publish three times a year.

“The goal is to reach as many people as we can and show them what’s…

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Added by Jane Gay on September 23, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

Tuesday with Liz Interview with Senator Harkin

Added by Paula S. Connolly on September 23, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments

One Summer. Endless Abilities

 It's the summer of 2012. Four best friends set out on a road trip across America, not in search of a perfect wave, but of a story.  The people they meet are surfers, skiers, hockey players, and mountain climbers. The stories they tell are about broken boundaries, realized potential, and the…

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Added by Jane Gay on September 21, 2015 at 11:37am — No Comments

Resources to promote physical activity

Alaska has launched a website focusing on active play for children of all abilities

The Alaska State Health Department has launched a website (http://dhss.alaska.gov/dph/PlayEveryDay/Pages/Physical-Activity-for-Children-of-All-Abilities.aspx) focusing on active play for children. Working in collaboration on Alaska’s…

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Added by Jane Gay on September 16, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

Safco Runtz ball chair

Welcome back to the school year.  I saw this in the Pacer Center newsletter and just had to pass it on to you! It is described as " May help children stay active and support better posture and balance".  It could also be the answer to your child's fidgeting.  Just a new idea and possible solution. You can see it at…

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Added by Jane Gay on September 8, 2015 at 10:35am — No Comments

Build a better backpack and the world will beat a path to your door

Ergonomic backpacks 

I know you are saying “Jane, how is this AT?”  Well, AT can be a device that is used by everyone but for a person with a disability it is AT because it allows them to do it. Like a garage door opener. Or in this case a backpack.  The ergonomic design is better on backs for everyone,…

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Added by Jane Gay on September 2, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments

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