Here in the Bay Area we are vulnerable to an array of possible disasters. When I think of emergency preparedness, I usually think of “the big one”. But the recent fire at the Chevron refinery in Richmond is a reminder that there are more things than earthquakes we need to prepare for. Remember the 1991 Oakland hills fire? Even if you already have …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.
Having a disability is no laughing matter, yet laughter can definitely help us along the way. Laughter is not just an amusing diversion. Scientific studies have shown laughter has measurable beneficial effects–physically, psychologically and socially. Check out this blog that not only describes those benefits more fully, but also gives us specific instructions on how to increase the laughter to our lives.Read More »
After you’ve watched the magnificent athletic prowess displayed at the London 2012 Paralympic Games (August 29 – September 9) on TV, you can test your own abilities in some of the same sports at 2012 Opening Day, an event sponsored by the Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP). You’ll have a chance to try goalball, adapted cycling, power soccer and wheelchair basketball. BORP describes it …Read More »
No doubt about it–these are very difficult financial times for many Americans. I hope you are not among those who are struggling, but if you are, help is available. That help comes in both governmental and nonprofit flavors. The government program websites I’ve included here have some overlap, but they are all worth perusing for assistance with unemployment, housing, food and health services. For …Read More »
Please vote for our project so we can provide stipends for our student volunteers. This help can make the difference for students with disabilities in being employable. http://technology.maker.good.is/projects/ComputerReUseRead More »