It’s time, once again for the annual Ever Widening Circle & Policy Summit, presented by the World Institute on Disability (WID). This day long discussion of disability-related issues also features a very special lunchtime interlude–a performance by comedian and disability activist Nina G. Neil Jacobson will deliver the keynote address, “Take Charge for Change”. Neil is the founder and CEO …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.
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 »
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 »
When you think of possible careers for people with disabilities, modelling might not be the first thing to pop into your mind, yet it is a viable option. Nordstrom’s, the upscale department store chain, recently received a fair bit of press for featuring four models with disabilities in the catalog for its biggest sale of the year. But it’s not the first …Read More »