There are more grants and scholarships out there for people with disabilities–and relatives of the people with disabilities–than you might think, and unlike loans, you don’t have to re-pay them. We’re talking free money here! A good place to start is StudentGrants.org, where you’ll find a good overview of disability-related educational funding sources. The University of Washington has also compiled …Read More »
Join the CTP Family!
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.
Is Self-Employment Right for You?
Ever thought about starting your own business? I suspect most of us have at least toyed with the idea at one time or another. Self-employment can sometimes be a particularly good option for people with disabilities because it allows more flexibility in setting your own working conditions (like hours and pace) and reduces transportation needs. But there’s a lot to …Read More »
In the Graduate Spotlight – Demetrius Henry
“If we had a Most Gregarious Person Award, he’d win it hands down.” That’s what CTP staffer Cara Sperry says about Demetrius Henry, who will graduate from CTP in August. “He’s super enthusiastic and friendly; he always brings hot lunches and shares them with everyone.” But it’s been a long hard road that brought Demetrius to this point. One early …Read More »
Free Help for Special Education Teachers
School budget cuts abound, but there is still help for special education teachers if you look in the right places. Elaine Mulligan, Project Director at the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) has compiled a list rich with strategies and supports–and they’re all free. You can find the list at the Disability Blog on the Disability.Gov website.Read More »
The Lions Center for the Blind has Moved
Having experienced unprecedented growth in the past few years, the Lions Center for the Blind was in need of a new venue. Their newly inhabited facility in downtown Oakland will allow them to expand their services to meet that demand. Situated on the northwest corner of 21st and Broadway, just 2 blocks from the 19th Street BART station, the new …Read More »