Tag Archives: intellectual and developmental disabilities

Support and advocacy: The role of siblings of individuals with disabilities

April 10th, 2016 was National Sibling Day.  The relationship between siblings can play a very important role in the lives of individuals with disabilities—particularly those with intellectual and developmental disabilities—through support and advocacy.  Founded in 2007, the Sibling Leadership Network … Continue reading

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To Your Health!

It’s National Health Education Week, sponsored by the Society for Public Health Education. Health education range from large-scale campaigns, like tobacco-free kids or getting 30 minutes of exercise, to outreach to underserved communities, like bringing farmer’s markets to inner city neighborhoods. … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, April 6 to Friday, April 10

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español Employment: Microsoft recruiting employees with autism (Disability Scoop) Corporate giant Microsoft has announced it will hire people with autism for full-time positions in Redmond, Wash., through a new pilot program. The company will … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, March 10 – Friday, March 14

Human Interest: The “boys” in the bunkhouse (The New York Times) Article reports on the abuse and eventual rescue of 21 men with cognitive and developmental disabilities. The men had been underpaid workers in a turkey processing plant and housed … Continue reading

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Developmental Disabilities: What are they?

The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) defines developmental disability as a “severe, chronic disability (cognitive, physical, or a combination of both) that begins any time between birth through age 21 and is expected to last a life … Continue reading

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