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Handheld Technology Supports and Transition to Employment

From the Center on Technology and Disability comes this interesting free webinar: Handheld Technology Supports and Transition to Employment Finding a job is hard enough, but what happens once you have one? Young adults with disabilities often have difficulty with learning job responsibilities and expectations. However, that ubiquitous smartphone can be used to support work… Read more Handheld Technology Supports and Transition to Employment

PEAT Talks: The Future of Accessible Work

PEAT Talks is a monthly virtual speaker series to showcase organizations and individuals whose work is advancing accessible technology in the workplace. These events are designed to be energetic and interactive discussions highlighting a spectrum of exciting work supported through The Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT), funded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s… Read more PEAT Talks: The Future of Accessible Work

Senate Aging Committee to Examine the Effects of Social Isolation

From Senator Susan Collins office: Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Bob Casey, the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Aging Committee, will hold a hearing on Thursday, April 27th at 9:45 a.m. in Hart 216 titled, “Aging Without Community: the Consequences of Isolation and Loneliness.” (See details below about how you… Read more Senate Aging Committee to Examine the Effects of Social Isolation

Intellectual Disabilities & Dementia

From Southern Maine Area on Aging (SMAA)… As you may know, people with intellectual disabilities may develop further cognitive losses due to dementia as they age. Adults with Down syndrome are particularly at risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Family caregivers may need to better understand the losses, changes in the person’s function and behavior, and strategies… Read more Intellectual Disabilities & Dementia

Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (VRT) Awareness Week

Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (VRT) Awareness Week will be observed this year April 9-15, 2017 the week of Anne Sullivan’s birthday, on April 14th. Anne Sullivan was an early vision rehabilitation pioneer who worked closely with Helen Keller, to develop the skills she later used as an international advocate for those with vision and hearing loss.… Read more Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (VRT) Awareness Week

Congress Re-Introduce ABLE Improvement Bills

On April 4th, a bi-partisan group of Members of Congress, including Senators Richard Burr (R-NC), Bob Casey (D-PA), Jerry Moran (R-KA), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Representatives Pete Sessions (R-Texas), Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.), Tony Cardenas (D–Calif.) and Mike Doyle (D-Pa.), introduced a package of bills (however filed independently of each other) aimed at enhancing the… Read more Congress Re-Introduce ABLE Improvement Bills

South Portland Housing Authority Offers Home Repair Program for Seniors

From the South Portland Housing Authority: South Portland, ME, MARCH 7, 2017 – The South Portland Housing Authority (SPHA) today announced the new and exciting Home Modification for Seniors and Disabled (HMS) program. The Authority hopes to demonstrate that small investments in home safety help extend the time seniors and disabled persons can remain in… Read more South Portland Housing Authority Offers Home Repair Program for Seniors