Zach Tucker, who has Asperger’s syndrome, stopped hugging his parents when he was 5. At age 9 he was still doing kindergarten work, and he would stay up all night crying. Then they got Clyde, a service dog specially trained to work with Zack and his autism. The first night Clyde stayed with Zack, the all night crying stopped. Within three weeks he …Read More »
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Since 1974, CTP has helped hundreds of people with disabilities gain employment and develop their careers.
Statistics show that mobility-impaired and visually-impaired people are more often targeted by muggers, who assume they are an easy mark. You can help reduce the likelihood of getting mugged by following these safety tips put together by Marsha Saxton of the World Institute on Disability (WID): Avoid isolated areas, uninhabited parks, parking lots, garages, and alleyways; stick to well-lit, high traffic areas. Be aware. …Read More »
A nonprofit startup called Noble Paws has taken adaptive technology in a new direction: dog mushing. Based in Fairbanks, Alaska, they have developed two specialized sled designs; one is wheelchair accessible and the other is accessible for people who have difficulty standing. The purpose is to enable people to discover new forms of mobility and independence while engaging with the natural world …Read More »