There’s a very cool thing happening in Muncie, Indiana. Frustrated with the lack of post-secondary opportunities for his developmentally disabled son and others like him, Jeff Huffman had an idea. The Arc of Indiana liked his idea and ran with it, initiating a project to build a hospitality training institute and a Courtyard by Marriott teaching hotel specifically to help folks like Jeff’s son get skills training …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.
Second Annual Fitness Fair – June 7
Fitness and disability are not mutually exclusive. Come to the Second Annual Fitness Fair and discover fun fitness exercises that can work with your individual body’s needs. Most people who came last year were surprised at how much they could do! Or you can just watch. Either way it will be fun. Sponsored by the Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program …Read More »
Advice to Graduates Who Have Disabilities from Adults with Disabilities
Graduation. It’s a bit of a jumping off place, isn’t it? The transition between one phase of life and the next, with the big unknown ahead. It can be daunting for anyone, and more so for graduates who have disabilities! It was with these thoughts in mind that I find this blog worth sharing. Check it out.Read More »
No Matter How Severe the Disability
People with disabilities, no matter how severe, have the same rights as everyone to make decisions about their lives–including the right to take risks and to make mistakes. So says the UN’s Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in new guidelines recently issued to clarify the terms of an international treaty called the Convention on the Rights of Persons with …Read More »
Frank Lloyd Wright’s Accessible Home
Frank Lloyd Wright considered the Laurent House in Rockford, IL, one of the most significant buildings he ever designed, calling it “my little gem”. Decades before the enactment of the Americans with Disability’s Act (ADA), Wright designed a fully accessible home for Kenneth Laurent, a paraplegic, and his wife Phyllis. “Ken Laurent always said that the house allowed him to focus …Read More »