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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

Eye-Opening Video Will Make Adults Reconsider The Way They Talk To Children

A powerful video is highlighting the way kids’ interactions with adults may affect their education.…

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Added by FIND Support on October 18, 2016 at 9:44am — No Comments

Happy New Year!

We hope your 2016 is off to a great start. The FIND Support staff is looking forward a productive, exciting year ahead! We hope to have a year of sharing and making connections right here on FIND. As always, if you have questions or comments,do not hesitate to contact us via private…

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Added by FIND Support on January 8, 2016 at 1:35pm — No Comments

Monthly Mental Health Support Groups in DSM Area

PLEASE PASS THE LOVE has organized three mental health support groups in the Des Moines area for young people, parents, and providers. 

Monthly meetings for young people (high school-college with pizza), parents (childcare provided), and provider meetings are to help increase networking and relationship building. 

Here are the flyers:…

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Added by FIND Support on December 18, 2015 at 12:03pm — No Comments

40th Year of IDEA Celebration on FIND

Hello FIND Members!

You’re reading this because your life has been impacted by disability. This is the common thread that connects all FIND members. This year is a big year for the disability community as we celebrate the 25th year of ADA and the 40th year of IDEA.

On November 30, 1975, President Gerald Ford signed into law the Education for All Handicapped Children Act. The passage guaranteed access to a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in the…

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Added by FIND Support on October 22, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

How to Upload a Video

The easiest way to add videos to your social network is to use the bulk media uploader which allows you to add up to 30 videos at a time. We support videos in the following formats: .mov, .mpg, .avi, .3gp and .wmv formats.

To upload videos, go to the Videos tab and click the “Add Videos” link. Then,…

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Added by FIND Support on October 21, 2015 at 2:07pm — No Comments

Comment Wall Tutorial

Everyone on FIND has a Comment Wall. Comment Walls are excellent for contacting FIND members who are not your friends. On FIND, you have to be friends with someone to private message them. If you wish to reach out to someone who hasn’t accepted your friend request, try leaving them a brief message on their profile. You’ll usually find the Comment Wall at the bottom of a person’s profile. …

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Added by FIND Support on July 6, 2015 at 3:45pm — No Comments

How to Change Your Email

If you ever need to change your email address, follow the steps in this tutorial to do so.

Step 1: Click the “Settings” tab in the left sidebar. 

Step 2: Click the “Change” link next to your email address.…

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Added by FIND Support on June 4, 2015 at 2:49pm — No Comments

Dr. Brenda Bassingthwaite Live Chat Transcript

Live Chat Transcript -- 5/28/15

Karen Thompson

HELLO EVERYONE and THANK YOU for joining us for this FIND live chat. Today, we welcome guest expert Dr. Brenda Bassingthwaite. She will be answering questions about functional behavioral assessments and the Challenging Behavior Training Service at CDD.

Please note that we are recording this chat so that it can be viewed later. THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND: 1. Please DO NOT private message Dr. Bassingthwaite. Place…

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Added by FIND Support on May 28, 2015 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Live Chat with Dr. Brenda Bassingthwaite!

 

Dr. Brenda Bassingthwaite of the Center for Disabilities and Development will be chatting with us on May 28th at noon right here on FIND as part of her "CHALLENGING BEHAVIOR TRAINING SERVICE" webinar. The live chat will take place at noon on May 28th, the day following her…

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Added by FIND Support on May 22, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

Making the Most of Your Group

To learn how to create a group, click here.

Making the Most of Your Group on FIND

Groups can be a powerful, useful connection tool when used correctly. This tutorial will describe how you can get the most out of your FIND group. 

Tip 1: Options

Know that after your group is created, you can always edit it. All you have to do is click…

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Added by FIND Support on May 8, 2015 at 1:40pm — No Comments

Home-Schooling Parents Protest Draft IEP Proposal by Sandy Hook Panel

Home-Schooling Parents Protest Draft IEP Proposal by Sandy Hook Panel

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Added by FIND Support on March 13, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

A Case for Inclusion

The attached document is the Case for Inclusion 2014 Report issued by United Cerebral Palsy. The Case for Inclusion is an annual ranking of how well state Medicaid programs serve Americans with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD).

The University of Minnesota’s Research and Training Center on Community Living concisely identifies the four key aspects of a high functioning and effective Medicaid program.

The Case for Inclusion’s five major…

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Added by FIND Support on January 20, 2015 at 11:31am — No Comments

A personal journey into special education

"Welcome to a new year and your next issue of Each and Every Child! In today’s issue, meet Jason Volmer, the coordinator of special education in the Urbandale Community School District. You’ll understand what motivates Jason on a very deep level." - Jim Flamsburg…

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Added by FIND Support on January 6, 2015 at 11:28am — 2 Comments

Happy Holidays

Holiday holidays from the ASK and FIND staff. We hope you're all having a wonderful holiday season. 

We had our staff holiday party last night and went around, each sharing some of our holiday traditions. We wanted to share some of those traditions with you and ask you to share yours with us. We know that as…

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Added by FIND Support on December 24, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Uploading a Photo to FIND

So you want to share a photo? Photos are a great way to get interactive on FIND and share moments from your life with the FIND community. Here’s how to get started.

Click the “Photo” button under Latest Activity. …

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Added by FIND Support on December 15, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Winter & Holiday Assistance - 2014

Are you in need of assistance this holiday season? Please refer to this list. Note: Please pay attention to dates and deadlines, since some are rapidly approaching!

Holiday & Winter Assistance 2014

*This list is not all-inclusive. Please call the agency before going in to apply for a program to get specifics. Please call 211 for more information about these or other programs. Updated 10.27.2014 …

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Added by FIND Support on December 2, 2014 at 1:01pm — No Comments

Congratulations to the "Trick or Treat Your Feet" Basket Winners

Congratulations to Linda Brundies and Lisathe winners of the "Trick or Treat Yourself" Basket! …

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Added by FIND Support on November 4, 2014 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Introducing the "Trick or Treat Your Feet" Basket Giveaway!

Did you know that kids with disabilities are two to three times more likely to be bullied than their non-disabled peers?

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, so we are spreading awareness across the state via social media. On Facebook, Walk the Talk Iowa is asking users to post a photo of their shoes and add the…

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Added by FIND Support on October 10, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

How to Change Your Profile Picture

Your profile picture represents who you are on FIND. This is a picture that makes "you" to life. You don't have to upload a photo of you - you can upload a picture of your child, your pet, your favorite stuffed animal, etc. Upload a profile picture that best represents who you are! Here's how:…

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Added by FIND Support on October 9, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

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