EDUCATION

Providing Access to Higher Education & Employment Feb 4, 2013

New York Institute of Technology Introduction to Independence (I to I) and Vocational Independence Programs: The notion of these program is that special education students sometimes need a bridge between high school and post-secondary education.

Founded in 1987, New York Institute of Technology Introduction to Independence (I to I) and Vocational Independence Programs (VIP) have helped educate a generation of teens and young adults with autism spectrum disorders and other neurologically based learning disabilities. Both programs are situated on NYIT's 600 acre Central Islip site which contains its own residence halls, classroom buildings, and fitness facilities including a bowling alley, swimming pool, and nine-hole golf course. The programs are dedicated to educating the whole student with wrap-around support services. READ MORE

Learning Ally is the new name for Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic Apr 15, 2011

New name reflects nonprofit's strategy to support a widening population of individuals with learning differences and reading disabilities Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic (RFB&D), a 63-year old nonprofit organization serving over 300,000 individuals across the U.S. with learning differences and reading disabilities,announced that it has officially changed its name to Learning Ally™ – effective April 11, 2011. READ MORE

Walmart Awards $600,000 to AAPD for Internship Program Dec 31, 2010

Money to fund leadership opportunities for students with disabilities in the nation's capital

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is excited to announce the investment of $600,000 from Walmart, with support from the Walmart Foundation, to support a significant expansion of AAPD's internship opportunities in public service for students with disabilities. READ MORE

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