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    New Partnership Focuses on Including Children with Disabilities

    SAN DIEGO: Kids Included Together (KIT) commemorated the start of Disability Awareness Month this October by announcing a new national partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to open more opportunities for children with disabilities and other complex needs. Under the partnership, KIT (www.KIT.org), the leading authority in disability inclusion training and behavior support,… Continue Reading »

    Information Session About Disability Etiquette and Sensitivity on Oct. 25

    The University of Arkansas Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance invites the campus community to attend Disability Etiquette/Sensitivity Informational Session to raise awareness for National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October.  The informational session will be from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25, in Mullins Library Room 104. The Disability Etiquette/Sensitivity Informational Session is designed to… Continue Reading »

    Wells Fargo Invites Students to Apply for Disability Scholarships

    SAN FRANCISCO: In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Wells Fargo & Company and Scholarship America announced the second annual People with Disabilities Scholarship Program. The program’s goal is to help people with disabilities obtain the education or training they need to succeed in the careers they choose. Applications for the scholarship program are… Continue Reading »

    LDANJ Announces Conference for Parents and Educators

    The Learning Disabilities Association of New Jersey announces its annual conference and resource expo, to be held Saturday, Oct. 21, at Middlesex County College. This year’s keynote address will be titled “Don’t Give Up on That Kid,” by Nelson Lauver, author, blogger, broadcaster, speaker and dyslexic. Parents, educators, adults, professionals, and students are invited to… Continue Reading »

    Canada highlights National Disability Employment Awareness Month

    OTTAWA, ONTARIO: This October, the Government of Canada joins organizations across the country to celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month. During this important month, employers are encouraged to think about how they can make their business practices more inclusive and accessible for Canadians with all abilities. People with disabilities have a great deal to contribute… Continue Reading »

    Bolivia Enacts Law to Provide Employment for Persons with Disabilities

    Bolivian President Evo Morales has enacted a law to guarantee job stability for workers with serious disabilities. The law also establishes a job quota for persons with disabilities and offers a monthly payment of US$36 for those who are no longer able to work. Morales signed the new statute during a ceremony at Government Palace… Continue Reading »

    New App to Provide Critical Information and Empowerment to People with Cerebral Palsy

    The Cerebral Palsy Foundation (CPF) is releasing a new app, the CP Channel on Friday, October 6th, World CP Day. The app contains nearly 100 videos created in collaboration with the world’s leading experts on CP and developmental disability, as well as key disability advocates, including the three past presidents of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental… Continue Reading »

    New technology uses mouth gestures to interact in virtual reality

    BINGHAMTON, NY: Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York have developed a new technology that allows users to interact in a virtual reality environment using only mouth gestures. The proliferation of affordable virtual reality head-mounted displays provides users with realistic immersive visual experiences. However, head-mounted displays occlude the upper half of a user’s… Continue Reading »

    UN Women’s Strategic Plan 2018-2021

    UN Women’s new Strategic Plan will contribute to women with disabilities reaching decision-making positions; gender responsive national and local plans, strategies, policies and budgets, including support to disability programming; and more and better quality and disaggregated data and statistics, including for those in vulnerable situations. UN-Women will continue to strengthen its relationship with women’s organizations… Continue Reading »