Tag Archives: autism

Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community for April 2017

Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. NIDILRR Projects: The ten ADA National Network Regional Centers (English) (various) provide information, technical assistance, and training to maximize the full inclusion and … Continue reading

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Working Side-By-Side – DDAwareness17 and DSWorks

March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, sponsored by the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), and the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN). The theme for 2017 is Life Side By … Continue reading

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Focus Group Opportunities for Young Adults in Transition and Adults with Autism

The NIDILRR-funded Center on Knowledge Translation for Employment Research (KTER) is conducting focus groups of youth in transition and adults with autism. Each focus group has different eligibility criteria. All focus groups will be conducted by phone. Please see the … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, May 30 to Friday, June 3

Employment: Ford eyes workers with autism (Disability Scoop) Ford Motor Company is launching a pilot program this week designed to improve recruitment and retention of employees with autism. Through an initiative called FordInclusiveWorks, the company intends to establish five new … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, May 16 to Friday, May 20

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Rehabilitation: This nonspeaking teenager wrote an incredibly profound letter explaining autism (The Washington Post) For the first 14 and a half years of Gordy’s life, his parents had no reason to think their … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, April 4 to Friday, April 8

Media: Ad campaign targets Hollywood disability references (Disability Scoop) With a new advertising campaign, Family Member, a disability advocacy group, is putting Hollywood on notice that it is not acceptable to mock people with disabilities. A quarter-page advertisement running in … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, March 21 to Friday, March 25

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Education: UCF Students with disabilities find their place on campus (Orlando Sentinel) This story introduces a freshman at the University of Central Florida (UCF) who is one of a handful of students with … Continue reading

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Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Since 1987, March has been designated Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, recognizing the many ways people with developmental disabilities contribute to society. The NIDILRR community has a long history of conducting research and developing resources, technology, and interventions to support people with … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, October 26 to Friday, October 30

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Human Interest: Paying it forward: Boston Marathon amputee funds another woman’s artificial leg (The Washington Post) Heather Abbott has come full circle, from patient to philanthropist. She received a prosthesis after her left … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, October 19 to Friday, October 23

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Human Interest: When a toddler with cerebral palsy couldn’t ride in a shopping cart, this grocery store found a solution (The Washington Post) King Soopers supermarket in Loveland, Ohio, has purchased a special … Continue reading

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