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Future Horizons will be hosting the Baltimore Autism Conference Thursday, January 18, 2018 with guest speakers Dr. Temple Grandin, Anita Lesko, Dr. Jim Ball. - November 14, 2017 - Future Horizons, Inc.
Join Expert Speaker, Erin Gilsbach who helps to understand requirements of Section 504 and the ADA. - November 12, 2017 - Edupliance
October is Disability Awareness Month in the City of Culver City. As part of the local celebration, Dr. Scott Bowling, President and CEO of the Exceptional Children’s Foundation (ECF), was recognized for his leadership in creating an inclusive community for individuals of all abilities. - October 29, 2017 - Exceptional Children's Foundation
A new consumer-interest column is being offered free to the media by the founder of a multi-media marketing company to mark the 61st anniversary of ACT., Inc, Philadelphia. The article is headlined “Handicapped? Using a walker has its benefits. Like Walking!” The author is Joe Ball, President,... - October 28, 2017 - ACT, Inc.
Blue-J is partnering with an organization which teaches self-advocacy skills to the disabled. - October 27, 2017 - Blue-J Eco-Friendly Small Office Cleaning
Breast cancer is a major public health concern for all women, including women with disabilities. Women with disabilities are as likely to get breast cancer as women in the general population, yet, they often face physical, cultural, and attitudinal barriers when they seek breast health care. - October 26, 2017 - American Association on Health and Disability
Future Horizons will be hosting the Milwaukee Autism Conference December 7, 2017 with guest speakers Dr. Temple Grandin, Dr. Jed Baker, and Beth Aune. - October 26, 2017 - Future Horizons, Inc.
Dysautonomia Advocacy Foundation launched today a virtual art gallery aimed at raising funds to establish a permanent Research Chair of Autonomic Disorders at the Medical University of South Carolina. Artists’ Eye on Dysautonomia features works from Charleston-area artists, as well as others from... - October 24, 2017 - Dysautonomia Advocacy Foundation
ACD will provide sign language services support for Deaf and HOH persons in upcoming Council meetings. - October 21, 2017 - Interpreters Unlimited
Between new school stationary, notebook and clothing purchases, coupled with on-going preparation for the Chaggim, it is easy to feel overwhelmed. Throw in kids coming off a summer high and the stress mounts for everyone. OHEL Bais Ezra’s End-of-Summer Programs for Children with Developmental... - October 20, 2017 - OHEL Children's Home and Family Services
Trumpet Behavioral Health, LLC, is a leading provider of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy to children, adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. Today, Trumpet announced it has expanded its service offering into to the Palo Alto, California... - October 17, 2017 - Trumpet Behavioral Health
Donation of 500+ dual purpose grab bars and commercial-grade shower curtains made to veteran's organization Purple Heart Homes by CSI Bathware. - October 05, 2017 - Component Sourcing International
XtraGlobex, Inc. President and Founder Fady Sahhar will present an informational session titled “Demystifying Value-Based Payments for LTSS: You Can Be Ready!” at the 2017 Rehabilitation & Community Providers Association Conference October 10-13, 2017 in Hershey, Pennsylvania. “Value-based... - October 05, 2017 - XtraGlobex
The Invisible Disabilities® Association (IDA) honors its 2017 award recipients on Oct. 21st at the 10th Annual Awards Gala, Laugh Out Loud, in Lone Tree, Colorado. This year’s Awards Gala, sponsored by Fireplace Warehouse ETC. is an opportunity to raise awareness and funds, plus honor incredible eight individuals and organizations making positive contributions towards understanding and education of invisible disabilities. - October 03, 2017 - Invisible Disabilities Association
Lite Run Inc. is pleased to announce that it has won a $100,000 Small Business and Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research. The award targets the development of a home version of the innovative Lite Run mobility device... - October 03, 2017 - Lite Run Inc.
NorthPointe celebrated their DSPs during Direct Support Professional Recognition Week with daily raffle prizes, appreciation activities, and an employee car wash staffed by executive team members. - September 24, 2017 - NorthPointe Resources
Katherine Leigh Myers of Fairborn, Ohio has been recognized as a Prominent Business Leader for 2017 by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Edition for her outstanding achievements and high level of success for over 20 years in the field of education. About Katherine Leigh Myers Ms. Myers is... - September 08, 2017 - Strathmore Worldwide
At Home Personal Care Services LLC just opened its second headquarters in the Northern Virginia Region. The new location in Warrenton, Virginia serves as place where families with loved ones in need of skilled professional in-home nursing care, therapy services and personal care can call for quality in home care. - August 28, 2017 - At Home Personal Care, LLC
OrCam MyEye, a unique, wearable device that mounts on glasses, receives visual information and speaks to the wearer, recognizing products and identifying faces, now available exclusively for demonstration, training and purchase at the Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired’s Brentwood facility. - August 23, 2017 - Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired
The Gateway Family YMCA – Rahway Branch Provides Specialized Arts Programming - July 30, 2017 - The Gateway Family YMCA
With the help of two local Savannah SCORE mentors, an exceptional non-profit organization that provides equestrian-based experiences to children with disabilities has been able to succeed, grow and improve the lives of over 150 deserving children. - July 20, 2017 - Savannah SCORE
Last month, NorthPointe Resources held their annual fundraiser Blues ‘n Brew, and it was a bigger and better success than ever. To continue the FUNdraising, there is an extended donation activity including a Thank You Raffle available on their website. - July 20, 2017 - NorthPointe Resources
Mitzie Ann Yodites of Perris, California has been recognized as a Professional of the Year for 2017 by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Edition for her outstanding contributions and achievements for over 25 years in the field of human services. About Mitzie Ann Yodites Ms. Yodites is the... - July 19, 2017 - Strathmore Worldwide
Free Wheelchair Mission celebrates one million lives changed through gift of mobility, begins mission to give out second million by 2025. - July 19, 2017 - Free Wheelchair Mission
Coco de Bruycker has a dream: She would like to aspire as an actress, inspire and revolutionise the film industry. For diversity. - July 17, 2017 - #NYCoco A Fundraising Project
Homes for Autism will host Monkey Around at the Zoo on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at the Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak, Michigan. Participants can register at www.crowdrise.com/monkey-around-at-the-zoo. Monkey Around at The Zoo will be a family-friendly "FUN DAY" coordinated and contained within... - July 13, 2017 - Homes for Autism
LaunchAbility kicks off their "Independence" fundraising campaign to help intellectually developmentally and disabled (IDD) adults find their own independence through assisting them find jobs fitting their unique skills. - June 30, 2017 - LaunchAbility
The Church of Scientology Atlanta hosted motivational speaker James Brown, who, in 1992, was shot in the neck over a drug deal and paralyzed from the neck down. Mr. Brown, in coordination with the Georgia Foundation for a Drug Free World, now uses this experience to teach at risk youth the importance of leading a drug-free life. - June 29, 2017 - Church of Scientology Atlanta
The First Ever Adaptive MMA Bantamweight Champion - Garrett “G-Money” Holeve - was named by Spire Sanctioning and Gateway Fighting Series on June 23rd, 2017 in St, Charles, Mo. - June 28, 2017 - Garrett Holeve
British assistive technology innovators Dolphin Computer Access this week launched GuideReader, offering blind and partially sighted Americans a new, effortless way to find and read accessible books and newspapers. - June 27, 2017 - Dolphin Computer Access
Having visited the center previously, Link was interested in seeing changes that have been made in addition to gaining further insights regarding NorthPointe’s concerns and needs as an organization of social good. - June 24, 2017 - NorthPointe Resources
Joanne D. Valerius of New Brighton, Minnesota has been honored as a VIP Member for two consecutive years, 2016 and 2017, by Strathmore’s Who’s Who Worldwide Edition for her outstanding contributions and achievements for over 35 years in the field of education. About Joanne D. Valerius, PH.D.,... - June 22, 2017 - Strathmore Worldwide
Reshaping attitudes with the hopes of eliminating stereotypes about the social stigmas that surround Epilepsy. - June 05, 2017 - Warriors 4 Epilepsy
When one mom went looking for a bedtime book that she felt her child could relate to, she came up short. Actually, she came up empty. So, she decided to take matters into her own hands. In "Meet ClaraBelle Blue," Adiba Nelson set out to not only create a book that her daughter could see herself in, but also a book that could help typically-abled children see that children like her daughter aren’t so different from them, even though they may look different. - May 11, 2017 - RocketChair Productions
SD Mines and RPM & Associates Commit to Assist with Free Wheelchair Mission Test Lab. - May 02, 2017 - Free Wheelchair Mission
Thanks to the help of community partners, NorthPointe Resources was able to update the common areas of the 17 community homes where they provide support services for people with developmental disabilities. “We rely on our community partner’s donations and grants to help us furnish our community... - April 27, 2017 - NorthPointe Resources
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
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