An important new study found that young people (18-21 years old) with autism–even those with challenging behaviors–can be highly successful on the job if they receive intensive, autism-specific training. The study showed that, of the students who got the extra job training, 87 percent found work in competitive employment situations after graduation compared to just 6 percent in the control group …Read More »
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Since 1974, Computer Technologies Program has provided over one million hours of training and support for thousands of people with disabilities taking steps toward their career goals. We work hand-in-hand with the Department of Rehabilitation so there is no cost for our program’s participants and they have access to a wide range of support services.
During the 2009 H1N1 flu outbreak, a disproportionate number of kids with neurologic disorders died, according to a new study by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Intellectual disability and epilepsy were two of the most common conditions affecting children who died that year. Children with intellectual disability, cerebral palsy and other disorders are also at risk. However, just half of …Read More »
Years ago Cathy Hutchinson suffered a stroke that left her completely paralyzed and unable to speak. Today, even though she is still just as paralyzed, she can steer a wheel chair and take a drink without another person’s assistance. All she has to do is think it, and it happens. Here are two different videos showing Cathy’s mind-directed activities: in this YouTube video …Read More »
British artist Tazia Fowley recently donated her brightly colored painting of hot air balloons over Bristol, U.K., to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge for their newborn son Prince George’s nursery. William and Kate were delighted with it and sent her a personal note of thanks for her generous gift. The 1′ x 3′ acrylic on wood painting is valued at about …Read More »
Come join in the Berkeley paralympic festivities at Opening Day 2013, conducted by the Bay Area Outreach & Recreation Program (BORP). Watch or join in sports such as wheelchair basketball, goalball, adaptive cycling, and power soccer. Event Schedule: 10:00 am – Welcome 10:30 am – Goalball demonstration and open games 11:30 am – Prep wheelchair basketball demo and open games 12:00 pm …Read More »