Special Needs and Disabilities

INDIVIDUAL WITH DOWN SYNDROME TESTIFIES FOR PHASING OUT SUBMINIMUM WAGES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

INDIVIDUAL WITH DOWN SYNDROME TESTIFIES FOR PHASING OUT SUBMINIMUM WAGES FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), the leading organization for all individuals with Down syndrome, and the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress (MDSC), the premier resource for information, advocacy and networking in Massachusetts, applaud the testimony of John Anton at today’s…

Tactile Images Partners With Getty Images and the National Federation of the Blind to Deliver More Than 45 Million Images to the World’s Blind and Disabled Population

Tactile Images Partners With Getty Images and the National Federation of the Blind to Deliver More Than 45 Million Images to the World’s Blind and Disabled Population

Getty Images, a world leader in visual communications, and the National Federation of the Blind, America's civil rights and membership organization of the blind, have partnered with Tactile Images to deliver more than 45 million images to the world's blind…

New Flotation Device is Impacting the Lives of Individuals Struggling With Physical Disabilities

New Flotation Device is Impacting the Lives of Individuals Struggling With Physical Disabilities

Study after study has shown the many benefits of aquatic therapy, both physically and mentally. With the help of the Float'n Thang®, a new flotation device distributed by Sunshine Innovations, many individuals with special needs can now easily float independently.…

Disability Application Help Launches a New Website to Offer a Free Social Security Disability Online Case Evaluation

Disability Application Help Launches a New Website to Offer a Free Social Security Disability Online Case Evaluation

Disability Application Help provides a free, nationwide disability benefits evaluation service. A new website has been launched that makes it easier for people to request a free case evaluation. The free service allows disabled people to quickly find out if…

The Autism Council of Rochester is Now a Certified Autism Center™

The Autism Council of Rochester is Now a Certified Autism Center™

Recently, the Autism Council of Rochester and its entire volunteer staff successfully completed the extensive training through the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards and received the global designation of Certified Autism Center™.   Partnering with IBCCES enhances Autism…

Confusion Around Accessibility in the UK Public Sector – A Pragmatic Approach – an Interview with Lawrence Shaw

Confusion Around Accessibility in the UK Public Sector – A Pragmatic Approach – an Interview with Lawrence Shaw

In our daily discussions with public organisations about Accessibility it is clear that there is much confusion. Confusion inevitably leads to complaining and then to inaction. We caught up with Lawrence Shaw, CEO of Sitemorse and trusted advisor to many…

Elevating Innovation: Elevator World Awards Project of the Year to Hill Hiker, Inc.

Elevating Innovation: Elevator World Awards Project of the Year to Hill Hiker, Inc.

Elevator World has announced their annual Project of the Year awards and has named Hill Hiker’s Patuxent River Park Observation Tower renovation it's inclined elevator Project of the Year. Voted on by experienced industry professionals and experts, The Elevator World…

Disability Voter Resource Guide 2018

Disability Voter Resource Guide 2018

According to a new survey released by RespectAbility, fully three-quarters of likely voters either have a disability themselves or have a family member, or a close friend with disabilities. But as voters with disabilities head to the polls, many are concerned…

Autism is the Fastest-Growing Developmental Disability in the World. What is the Travel Industry Doing to Respond?

Autism is the Fastest-Growing Developmental Disability in the World. What is the Travel Industry Doing to Respond?

According to the CDC, 1 in 68 U.S. children has autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and 11 million children have a developmental disability. Unfortunately, the rate of ASD is on the rise each year; and occurs in all racial, ethnic, and…

Diabetic Alert Service Dog Will Help 12-Year-Old Girl Living in Ewa Beach, Hawaii

Diabetic Alert Service Dog Will Help 12-Year-Old Girl Living in Ewa Beach, Hawaii

​​​Annaka, a 12-year-old girl in Ewa Beach, Hawaii, received a very special Diabetic Alert Service Dog delivery this week by Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers. Based in Madison, Virginia, Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers, or “SDWR,” has a mission to…

First of Its Kind Hollywood Disability Inclusion Toolkit Offers Entertainment Professionals Facts & Sources

First of Its Kind Hollywood Disability Inclusion Toolkit Offers Entertainment Professionals Facts & Sources

As entertainment professionals across all platforms work to become more inclusive of minorities, RespectAbility, a nonprofit organization that fights stigma and advances opportunities for people with disabilities, announces the launch of “The Hollywood Disability Toolkit: The RespectAbility Guide to Inclusion…

CAMLock-2 Original Equipment Seat Remount, Patent Pending

CAMLock-2 Original Equipment Seat Remount, Patent Pending

Fenton Mobility Products, patent holder, inventor, and manufacturer of the AbiliTrax flooring system, Step-N-Lock seat base, and the Shift-N-Step dual access system has recently filed for patent protection on a seat leg design that dramatically reduces the cost for up-fitting…

Partnering Technologies Lighten the Load for Autism Service Providers

Partnering Technologies Lighten the Load for Autism Service Providers

​​This week software providers SKILLS Global, LLC and CodeMetro, Inc. announced a new alliance which is a dream come true for clinicians working with children on the autism spectrum: software tools to manage the day-to-day business of their practice, directly…

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Delivers Diabetic Alert  Service Dog to Child in Suisun City, CA

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Delivers Diabetic Alert Service Dog to Child in Suisun City, CA

June 25 has been a long-awaited day for eight year old Abigail, a little girl who lives in Suisun City, California, as she meets his Type 1 Diabetic Alert Dog delivered by Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers.  Abigail’s dog, a…

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Delivers Autism Service Dog to Child in MA

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Delivers Autism Service Dog to Child in MA

June 17 is a special day for nine-year old Olivia of Pepperell, MA, as Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers delivers her Autism Service Dog “Romeo” today.  Based in Madison, Virginia, Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers has a mission to provide…

SKILLS Global Named SIIA Education Technology CODiE Award Finalist for Best Solution for Special Needs Students

SKILLS Global Named SIIA Education Technology CODiE Award Finalist for Best Solution for Special Needs Students

Software company SKILLS Global today announced that Skills® for Autism was named a 2017 SIIA CODiE Award finalist in the Best Solution for Special Needs Students category. Finalists represent applications, products and services from developers of educational software, digital content,…

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Delivers Diabetic Alert Dog to Ashland, KY

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Delivers Diabetic Alert Dog to Ashland, KY

May 20 is a day that will long be remembered by Dalton, a resident of Ashland, Kentucky, as he received his Type 1 Diabetic Alert Dog delivered by Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers. Dalton’s dog, a Labrador Retriever named “Sam,” has…

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Delivers Diabetic Alert  Service Dog to Child in Thousand Oaks, Ca

Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers Delivers Diabetic Alert Service Dog to Child in Thousand Oaks, Ca

Today, Emma, a 14 year old from Thousand Oaks, California, meets her Type 1 Diabetic Alert Dog delivered by Service Dogs by Warren Retrievers.  Emma’s dog, a Labrador Retriever named “Mocha,”  has already received thousands of hours of training as…

Congressman Kennedy Honors Down Syndrome Group Leader as Ambassador of the Year

Congressman Kennedy Honors Down Syndrome Group Leader as Ambassador of the Year

Making a surprise appearance, Congressman Joe Kennedy III introduced and presented MDSC Executive Director Maureen Gallagher with a NDSS Champion of Change Award for Ambassador of the Year. The presentation, at the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., was…

SPIN, Inc. Welcomes Shuvankar Roy of Comcast, Seven New Directors to Corporate Board

SPIN, Inc. Welcomes Shuvankar Roy of Comcast, Seven New Directors to Corporate Board

SPIN, Inc. (Special People in Northeast), a Philadelphia-based nonprofit providing autism/intellectual disability supports and inclusive early childhood education, welcomes Shuvankar Roy, Executive Director of Xfinity Home at Comcast Corporation, and six additional community and employee leaders to its corporate board. SPIN appointed Roy…

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