One hundred and fifty nations have now ratified a UN treaty called the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which has been in force since 2008 and has seen one of the fastest rates of ratification of any international human rights treaties. The Convention states the obligations of participating nations to promote, protect and ensure the equal rights of all people with disabilities …Read More »
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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.
Assistance (service) dogs have greatly expanded their “jobs” beyond assisting those with seeing and hearing impairments to include medical response (such as alerting someone to low blood sugar), mobility and task assistance for a person using a wheelchair, psychiatric support for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), to name a few. Many of these functions may be for an individual …Read More »
Independent work experience may improve autistic symptoms. That’s the finding of a recent study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 153 adults aged 19 to 53 participated in the study, which followed them for 5½ years. Representing the range of the autism spectrum, some had average or very high IQ scores, while about 70% also had intellectual disabilities. Most …Read More »