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Target’s Inclusive Costumes are Back with *Double* the Halloween Fun
08/28/2020
Target’s Inclusive Costumes are Back with *Double* the Halloween Fun

Target’s Inclusive Costumes are Back with *Double* the Halloween Fun

Last year, Target introduced Hyde & EEK! Boutique costumes designed with all kids in mind. The affordable adaptive and sensory-friendly creations brought spooky vibes, sparkles, smiles—and moments of joy—to kids (and plenty of parents) all around the country. Now, we’re making Halloween even m...

08/28/2020
Ollie & Cameron

Ollie & Cameron

Hi everybody! We hope you are all safe and well.

Ollie and Cam's class topic this term is 'pets' and they are loving learning about how to care for different animals. Here they are doing their comprehension homework today 🥰

PS. Please excuse my quiz master faux pas - A, B, 3 🤣🤣🙈

08/26/2020
Charlie and Milo: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Charlie and Milo: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

We managed to get away for one more quick camping trip and enjoyed swimming in an awesome hot springs pool, playing in the creek, exploring and, of course, ICE CREAM!
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Stay tuned because this is going to be a BIG week, friends!
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Charlie and Milo are scheduled to start school on Thursday with their favorite teacher, Mr. Mark. And then, on Friday these two monkeys are turning FIVE! I can’t even! Time, you thief, get away from my babies!
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#chucklesandmeatloaf #familycampingtrip #twinswithdownsyndrome #lifeisbetterwithyou #theluckyfew #t21 #upsyndrome

08/23/2020
Ar’miah Unique World

Ar’miah Unique World

I’m from Virginia what about You?
Here’s some throwback Thursday Inspiration Videos
#TeamArmiah

08/21/2020
Ollie & Cameron

Ollie & Cameron

Fabulous teamwork in the kitchen this morning 🥰🙌

NLS is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or ...
08/20/2020
Search the NLS catalog.​

NLS is a free braille and talking book library service for people with temporary or permanent low vision, blindness, or a physical disability that prevents them from reading or holding the printed page.

NLS ensures That All May Read.​

08/14/2020
Ollie & Cameron

Ollie & Cameron

Well, the day is finally here. They're back at school and have officially started Primary 3! 🥳🥳

There will be some changes but they're adaptable chaps. Ollie seems particularly happy that quiche will now be more regularly on the menu 🤣🤷‍♀️

InclusionHub Coming Soon
08/11/2020
InclusionHub Coming Soon

InclusionHub Coming Soon

InclusionHub is a service directory and community of digital inclusion resources. Compare website accessibility tools and platforms and businesses that have been certified to have meaningful inclusion initiatives.

08/07/2020
TED

TED

Want to know how sign language works? Just think of it like music, says Deaf artist Christine Sun Kim.

Watch her full TED Talk here: http://t.ted.com/KDwWB7k

08/05/2020
Meet America's top sign language journalist

Meet America's top sign language journalist

Full transcript of the video at: shorturl.at/aPR04 For the more than 10 million deaf and hard of hearing Americans, the biggest source of sign language news ...

Noah's Miracle
08/03/2020

Noah's Miracle

08/02/2020
The Daily Moth

The Daily Moth

Last week the DC Council unanimously passed a bill to establish DC Office for Deaf and Hard of Hearing people. Next week is the 2nd vote and if it passes, it will go to the DC Mayor for signature.

Edit: We said it is called the DC Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, but it is actually called the DC Office of the Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing (ODDHH).

Transcript: https://www.dailymoth.com/blog/dc-council-unanimously-passes-bill-to-establish-dc-office-for-deaf-and-hard-of-hearing

"The hospital said it made a humane decision to end treatment. "But Melissa Hickson says her husband, a quadriplegic who...
08/01/2020
One Man's COVID-19 Death Raises The Worst Fears Of Many People With Disabilities

"The hospital said it made a humane decision to end treatment.

"But Melissa Hickson says her husband, a quadriplegic who’d contracted COVID-19, was denied life-saving treatment because doctors made a decision based on their biases that, because of his disabilities, he had a low quality of life."

The hospital said it made a humane decision to end treatment. Michael Hickson's widow says doctors ended his care because they underestimated the life of a man with significant disabilities.

Autistic people are not failed versions of “normal.”
07/29/2020
Autistic people are not failed versions of “normal.”

Autistic people are not failed versions of “normal.”

When people with developmental disabilities have what they need to thrive, everyone benefits. In a speech he gave at the United Nations on April 1st, author Steve Silberman made the case that it's past time we all learned to honor neurodiversity.

07/27/2020
Mencap

Mencap

He perfected his waltz. He jived his way to success! 🕺

Andrew completed his Boogie-thon challenge yesterday in true style. Strictly would be lucky to have you Andrew!

Thank you Andrew for everything you did to raise awareness of the 1.5 million people in the UK with a learning disability.

Let's hope other people #MoveForMencap to create change too, just like you!

Want to support Andrew for completing his challenge? https://bit.ly/30kvEgL

The elderly and people with disabilities are already some of the most at-risk during natural disasters.  Amid an ongoing...
07/23/2020
Disaster Relief For The Elderly And Disabled Is Already Hard. Now Add A Pandemic

The elderly and people with disabilities are already some of the most at-risk during natural disasters. Amid an ongoing pandemic, officials across the South are scrambling to adjust evacuation and shelter plans.

Natural disasters are already deadly for the elderly and people with disabilities. During the pandemic, advocates say disaster preparation has fallen short in meeting the needs of the most at risk.

07/11/2020
The Baxter Boys

The Baxter Boys

"Mommy I wanna be a big kid but I can't walk"
That is what our little guy has said to us...
So Until The Day His Legs Can Pave His Way, His Buggie Will Be A Start!
Go Byron Go!!

07/09/2020
WGXA.tv

WGXA.tv

This will make you smile. This three-year-old boy couldn't hold back his excitement at playing with bubbles. His main form of communication was sign language but one day he uttered the word "bubbles".

"The cases before the court involved two fifth grade teachers at Catholic parochial schools in California who were fired...
07/08/2020
Supreme Court Carves Out Religious Exception To Fair Employment Laws

"The cases before the court involved two fifth grade teachers at Catholic parochial schools in California who were fired from their jobs. One, a veteran of 16 years at her school contends her firing was a case of age discrimination. The other said she was fired after telling her superior that she had breast cancer and would need some time off — a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act."

The decision was 7-2, with Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissenting.

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Career Opportunities for PVA Members, Caregivers, and Families During the CO...
07/07/2020
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Career Opportunities for PVA Members, Caregivers, and Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Career Opportunities for PVA Members, Caregivers, and Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

While the country is in an economic recession and grappling with a virus that poses a high-risk for those with spinal cord injuries and related diseases, there are career, educational, and volunteer opportunities available. This webinar, presented by staff from PVA's veteran employment program, PAVE...

07/05/2020
Positive About Down Syndrome

Positive About Down Syndrome

Who can resist a belly laugh?
Mum Nicola sent in this gorgeous video of Daddy (Luis) and Jaden on Father's day 😍

07/04/2020
Jerry Rig Everything

Innovation and accessibility.

Customize your own 'Not-a-Wheelchair' right here: https://NotaWheelchair.com/

We wanted to create something affordable, and capable and I think we've done it. Huge thanks to Utah Trikes for their help designing and manufacturing The Rig. We hope it brings as many miles of happiness, adventure, and exploration to you as it has done for us. Let us know what you think!

06/29/2020
Animated Explanation of Autism

Simplistic but cute.

One of the best videos Ive seen explaining what Autism is and how we are all the same. Must watch. Kudos to the creators. I DID NOT create this video. I show...

06/29/2020
Grace Anna Sings

Grace Anna Sings

Hey everybody this is your girl Grace Anna!

Last night I was blessed to have a dream of mine answered.

I played a huge pipe organ.

Wait until the very end.

You'll get a kick out of it.

What is some of your biggest dreams?

06/28/2020
The Mighty

The Mighty

This guy wants to be the first person with Down Syndrome to complete an Ironman Triathlon and he's training 6 hours a day to do it 😮

(via Cultura Colectiva +)

19 Year Old With Autism Writes Book to Help Others Understand
06/10/2020
19 Year Old With Autism Writes Book to Help Others Understand

19 Year Old With Autism Writes Book to Help Others Understand

Thanks for taking a minute to learn about my book.  I wrote my book to help people understand what it's like to have autism.  Individuals with autism have a tremendous gift to give. I'm 19 and I've been blessed to have autism my entire life... I actually call it awesome'ism.  

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Hospital Communication Guide for Persons Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing https://nvrc.org/covid-19-hospital-guide-technology-information/ The Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons is providing a COVID-19 Communication Guide and technology information to help persons who are deaf and hard of hearing to communicate with healthcare providers. The printable card may assist in situations where interpretation and other tools used to navigate medical encounters may not be available, or patients cannot read providers’ lips due to surgical masks. Users are advised to review and complete the card and download apps that may assist them before they need to go to the hospital.
A little out of date but it's the first I've heard of this.
This guy is awesome!
Interesting story about working for our soon to be neighbor.
Love this guy.