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Groundbreaking organization to provide support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout Northeast Ohio - April 22, 2017 - Best Buddies International
"Understanding Autism in Adults and Aging Adults" by Theresa Regan PhD, published by IndieGo Publishing, is a one-of-a-kind resource for families and professionals. Children with autism grow into adults with autism. The great strides we have made in understanding childhood autistic behaviors and interventions have lagged dramatically behind the needs of aging autistics. This unique book offers a glimpse into autism and aging and identifies supports and interventions. - April 20, 2017 - IndieGo Publishing
Geraldine Anne Guadagno of Monmouth Beach, New Jersey has been honored as a Lifetime Member by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Edition for her outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of scooter rentals and sales. About Geraldine Anne Guadagno Mrs. Guadagno is the President... - April 14, 2017 - Strathmore Worldwide
The Thrivent Community - North Lake County office of Thrivent Financial - selected NorthPointe Resources as a recipient of a multi-tiered, year-end giving project including a donation of toiletries, an invitation for program participants to attend a ballet and a monetary donation. - April 13, 2017 - NorthPointe Resources
Excellence deserves recognition and the Web Marketing Association will be recognizing the Best Advocacy Website, B Website and Best Non-Profit Websites as part of the 2017 WebAward Program. - April 06, 2017 - Web Marketing Association
A-Plus-Consulting LLC thrive on solving complex problems with actionable solutions for a sustainable future. They are an InnovateHER 2015 New Jersey finalist. InnovateHER is a Small Business Administration (SBA) competition aimed at helping women and families. A-Plus-Consulting LLC, a qualified Historically... - April 02, 2017 - A-Plus-Consulting LLC
Immediate Appliance Service sponsored the Toms River Knights of Columbus in the annual Polar Bear Plunge to benefit local New Jersey Special Olympics. - March 17, 2017 - Immediate Appliance Service, Inc.
Grant provides greater access to Quality STEM Experiences for K-12 Students - March 11, 2017 - Unified Robotics
Amy Brown founder of Mastiff Studios is an art-based service that makes Colorado a relaxing adventure to everyone. - March 07, 2017 - Mastiff-Studios
A recent survey estimated that 2.4 million people in the U.S. have a combined vision and hearing loss. - February 08, 2017 - Helen Keller National Center
Nuka Solomon has been named Executive Director for Free Wheelchair Mission (FWM), a world leader in mobility solutions for people with disabilities in developing countries. She will report to President and Founder, Dr. Don Schoendorfer. Solomon comes to Free Wheelchair Mission from United Way of Greater... - February 07, 2017 - Free Wheelchair Mission
Dallas United Crew’s adaptive rowing program for disabled athletes is sending two veterans to the SWEAT indoor rowing competition on Feb. 4th. - February 03, 2017 - Dallas United Crew
Humanitarian, faith-based nonprofit launches 2 Weeks of Love Challenge on Facebook. - February 01, 2017 - Free Wheelchair Mission
The National Autism Registry (NARY) of Palm Beach has announced a $24,984 Grant from West Palm Beach-based health funder Quantum Foundation to increase employability for adults with autism and other special needs through increased health and hygiene knowledge. People with autism and other intellectual... - January 14, 2017 - The Chocolate Spectrum
Shift™ by Qwertyfree - The Amazing No-Look Typing Solution - January 05, 2017 - Qwertyfree
Elwyn, a premier educational and behavioral health organization, is excited to welcome Santa along with Hannum’s Harley Riders for Christmas! On Wednesday, December 14, Hannum’s Harley Davidson® of Media partnered with the Harley Owners Group (HOG) to bring delight to the many children... - December 15, 2016 - Elwyn
The Second Annual Roswell Mardi Gras Ball fundraiser is coming up February 25, 2017, to benefit both Skyland Trail and Roswell Woman’s Club. And, come tax-time, it could bring a welcome deduction - because all ticket purchases are fully tax deductible! - December 01, 2016 - The Voilą Foundation
Celebrating National Disability Employment Awareness Month - October 24, 2016 - Rock Brook School
Chatstasy, LLC announces vision and first product release. The company will focus on smartphone applications that make life easier and more simple for the elderly and physically challenged individuals who find Smartphones too complicated and frustrating to use. Responding to frequently heard complaints... - October 17, 2016 - Chatstasy LLC
Social media live streaming platform BCAST announced today its launch of the “I Can Fly” initiative designed to use virtual reality to bring real life live Broadcast experiences to veterans with physical disabilities. Mike Hodge-BCAST CEO explains: “The technology now exists for us... - September 26, 2016 - BCAST live
An innovative inflatable bocce court has the potential to revolutionize the global sport of bocce. - September 16, 2016 - Packaworld International
Noah's Park & Playgrounds Now Offering Wide Variety of Freenotes Harmony Park Outdoor Instruments to its online E-commerce store, www.noahsplay.com - September 01, 2016 - Noah's Park & Playgrounds
OHEL’s Annual Summer Trip Brings Hope and Happiness Into the New Year This past week, OHEL’s Adult Mental Health Services (AMHS) went on a 3 day retreat to Bushkill Inn, in the Poconos. Over 120individuals andstaff participated in the trip, all of whom live in an OHEL residence or in OHEL’s... - August 27, 2016 - OHEL Children's Home and Family Services
The Arc Tampa Bay Foundation will host its 15th Annual Golf Classic on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at Belleair Country Club. Proceeds will benefit The Arc Tampa Bay, area leader in providing services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in our community. The mission of The... - August 12, 2016 - The Arc Tampa Bay Foundation
"A pro league would make my dream possible to compete in the game I cherish, in the Country that I love." -Matt Scott USA Wheelchair Basketball Today, there are more opportunities for adaptive athletes in America and more are being created by various groups around the world. With the success... - August 11, 2016 - PWBL Enterprises
Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic School in Greenville, SC, has established the EMBRACE Program, the first inclusive education program in the Charleston Diocese’s Greenville Deanery. They will welcome two students during its inaugural 2016-2017 school year. This academic endeavor will provide an inclusive educational experience for students with mild to moderate intellectual abilities that have traditionally been separated into a segregated classroom and denied equal opportunities in education. - August 05, 2016 - Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic School
Diana Soto of Bennington, Vermont has been recognized as a Professional of the Year for 2016 by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Edition for her outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of healthcare. About Diana Soto Ms. Soto has almost 25 years experience in the healthcare... - July 27, 2016 - Strathmore Worldwide
Lutheran Services in America, Incorporated (LSA), is proud to collaborate with The Arc of the United States’ Center for Future Planning on an initiative to connect older caregivers who support a family member with intellectual and developmental disability to future planning resources. The Arc... - July 21, 2016 - Lutheran Services in America
Connection and purpose are pursuits that transcend culture, age, and health. They’re also the lifeblood of The Ambassador of Scarsdale’s vibrant Assisted Living and Memory Care communities. - July 14, 2016 - Ambassador of Scarsdale
Invisible Disabilities Association is hosting their 2nd Annual Brain IDEAS Symposium on Aug. 5th in Denver, CO focusing on Brain Disorders, Brain Health, and Brain Therapy. 9 expert presenters will each deliver dynamic, science and story-filled talks on topics including Neuroplasticity, ADHD, ADD, Autism, Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Alzheimer’s, Nutrition, Microbiome, Mental Training, Therapeutic Humor, Stroke, PTSD, EMDR and TBI followed by 3 Expert Led Panels for questions and answers. - June 17, 2016 - Invisible Disabilities Association
J. Downey Bridgwater, President of Comerica Bank’s Houston market, will chair Free Wheelchair Mission’s new Regional Advisory Council overseeing the states of Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New Mexico and Arkansas. Mr. Bridgwater brings nearly 40 years of banking experience as well as tremendous... - June 14, 2016 - Free Wheelchair Mission
On June 15th, the Elwyn Davidson School will celebrate the accomplishments of its students with a graduation ceremony for seniors. The ceremony is the culmination of years of hard work and dedication from the students and their families. - June 10, 2016 - Elwyn
Sunday, March 13th marked the 6th Annual Teddy Bedrossian Ski-A-Thon for the Elwyn Davidson School near Allentown. Even though higher than average temperatures threatened the event, a larger than expected crowd gathered at the Blue Mountain Resort to support children with special needs. - June 10, 2016 - Elwyn
R4 Alliance hosts screening of TALLWOOD presents Michael King’s Documentary “When War Comes Home” with special guest General Peter Chiarelli. - June 09, 2016 - R4 Alliance
Inclusion of Paralympic Sports Allow a Southern California Girl to Shake Up Misperceptions of What Kids with Disabilities can Achieve. Before Kendall Stier took center stage representing the Southern Section in the CIF State Track and Field Championships on Friday, she was already a winner. Born with... - June 05, 2016 - teamstier.com
One man transforms the lives of 550 people with disabilities by running marathons for mobility in all 50 states, ending in Traverse City, MI. - May 24, 2016 - Free Wheelchair Mission
A recent Free Wheelchair Mission (FWM) container was successfully imported into an area in Syria where delivering aid can be difficult, and all the wheelchairs were distributed within eight days. Through collaboration with Christian Aid Ministries (CAM) the container of 440 FWM GEN_3 wheelchairs cleared... - May 16, 2016 - Free Wheelchair Mission
How young is too young to think globally? At Montessori on the Lake (MOTL), a preschool through grade 8 school, children are never too young. Every year since 2005 MOTL has held a jog-a-thon to raise money for a charitable organization. For the second time MOTL has selected to support Free Wheelchair... - May 12, 2016 - Free Wheelchair Mission
Starla Hilliard Barnes, paralyzed from the waist down and first-ever Mrs. America contender in a wheelchair, is poised to win Mrs. Montana and compete for Mrs. America 2016. - May 11, 2016 - 24ravens
Noah’s Park & Playgrounds will install a large, 5-12 age play structure, along with and an ADA wheelchair accessible Sway Fun® Glider at Pratt Elementary, in Sand Spring Oklahoma this Summer. - April 11, 2016 - Noah's Park & Playgrounds
On July 28, 2016, Free Wheelchair Mission will hold the 13th Annual Miracle of Mobility Gala at Costa Mesa’s Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Orange County, Calif. Special guest speaker Tim Tebow will share a message affirming the faith, hope and transformation Free Wheelchair Mission shares... - April 08, 2016 - Free Wheelchair Mission
Looking for quality educational options and solutions for your children? Attend this free community event with Resources specializing in Learning Differences, Multilingual Education, Gifted and 2e, Educational Therapies, Tutoring and Test Prep, Online and Non-Traditional Education, as well as Enrichment opportunities in the Arts, Sports and Technology. - April 07, 2016 - Parents Education League of Los Angeles
The Disabled Parenting Project (DPP) is the first of its kind online community to connect disabled parents as well as those considering parenthood. The DPP will serve as an information clearinghouse and interactive space for discussion and connection. - March 25, 2016 - Disabled Parenting Project
Free Wheelchair Mission’s 13th Annual Miracle of Mobility Gala will be held on July 28, 2016, at Costa Mesa’s Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Orange County, Calif. This inspiring evening will launch FWM’s Mission to a Million campaign to distribute one million wheelchairs by the end... - March 23, 2016 - Free Wheelchair Mission
Susie Singer Carter (Soul Surfer, Bratz), founder of Go Girl Media and producer Tony Cacciotti are proud to announce the start of pre-production on Singer Carter’s short film, My Mom and The Girl, a “Joyous” and unexpected look at Alzheimer’s starring five-time Emmy award winning... - March 21, 2016 - Go Girl Media
Easter Seals Central Texas is proud to be creating a new model for non-profit funding, creating a new position of Chief Entrepreneur to oversee social venture programs. These programs serve the Easter Seals Central Texas model while generating revenue to ensure self-sufficiency of their services. - March 19, 2016 - Easter Seals Central Texas
Although our society is learning to be more accepting of others' differences, it is still very difficult for adults with Down syndrome to find employment. A rewarding career that will pay them for their work. So as the world is preparing for World Down Syndrome Day on March 21, 2016, over at Special & Determined, they have already started celebrating individuals with Down syndrome who are living the American Dream by owning their own businesses or who have found fulfilling employment. - March 12, 2016 - Special & Determined
AAoM integrates the ICE4Autism mobile app into First Responder Safety and Community and Family Safety Autism Training Programs. - March 10, 2016 - ICE4Autism
In November 2015, students in Matt McCambridge’s D-Lab: Mobility Wheelchair Design in Developing Countries course at MIT built a prototype of Free Wheelchair Mission’s GEN_4 handcycle. The GEN_4 differs from FWM’s three previous generations of four-wheeled wheelchairs. The handcycle... - March 01, 2016 - Free Wheelchair Mission
Successful Pop/Reggae Band, Blue 22s will be releasing their new single and music video, Ready or Not, worldwide today to raise money for the awareness of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder; a cause that’s close to their heart. Blue 22s aren’t strangers to ADHD. Four of the five core... - February 12, 2016 - Blue 22s
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