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Apps as assistive technology: The widening world of apps

New apps for our smartphones, tablets, and computers seem to appear on an hourly basis and can range in price from several hundred dollars or are free to download, but may require a monthly fee or in-app purchases. Apps designed … Continue reading

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Honoring and Supporting Those Who Served

On November 11th, we will pause to honor the men and women who have served in the US military in times of war and peace. According to the National Center for Veterans Analysis and Statistics there are nearly 22 million veterans … Continue reading

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Day

Beginning in 2010, Congress named June 27th as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Day (S. Res. 455) and, for the last four years during the month of June, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has asked everyone to help them … Continue reading

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What is Vocational Rehabilitation?

Vocational rehabilitation (VR) is a group of services that are designed to enable people with disabilities to gain the skills and resources that they need to compete in the interview process, get a job, and keep a job. VR services … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup 11/4 – 11/8

Disability News Weekly Roundup -11/4-11/8 Health: Fox News— Depression: The Second Leading Cause of Disability Worldwide New research led by Alize Ferrari from the University of Queensland and the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research in Australia found that depression … Continue reading

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2012!

In 1990 the U.S. Congress established the first full week of October as Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW) in recognition of National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) efforts to raise awareness on mental illness and psychiatric disabilities.  Since its inception, … Continue reading

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1st Annual America’s VetDogs 5K Run/Walk

On Sunday, April 3, 2011 from 7:00 a.m. until 10 a.m. at the Quiet Waters Park in Annapolis, Maryland the 1st Annual America’s VetDogs 5K Run/Walk will take place. America’s VetDogs serves the needs and disabled veterans and active duty … Continue reading

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