People with disabilities, no matter how severe, have the same rights as everyone to make decisions about their lives–including the right to take risks and to make mistakes. So says the UN’s Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in new guidelines recently issued to clarify the terms of an international treaty called the Convention on the Rights of Persons with …Read More »
Career Training & Support That Works
Computer Technologies Program prepares people with disabilities for professional employment by providing technical training, coaching and associated services. Our comprehensive program is tailored to suit an incredibly diverse student population. To do this we treat each student as an individual and work to find their unique strengths and weaknesses.
Since 1974, CTP has helped hundreds of people with disabilities gain employment and develop their careers.
Frank Lloyd Wright considered the Laurent House in Rockford, IL, one of the most significant buildings he ever designed, calling it “my little gem”. Decades before the enactment of the Americans with Disability’s Act (ADA), Wright designed a fully accessible home for Kenneth Laurent, a paraplegic, and his wife Phyllis. “Ken Laurent always said that the house allowed him to focus …Read More »
In most communities in the world, there is an established sign language just as there is an established spoken language. So when a person is born deaf or becomes deaf, there is an established sign language there for the learning. However, when deafness occurs in a very small, isolated village where there is no established sign language, they do what humans do–improvise–and a new language is …Read More »