NDSS Athlete Team to Run 250+ Miles for Down Syndrome Advocacy

The National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down syndrome, proudly announces its official Athlete Team and Run Route for the Run for 3.21, a 250+ mile run from Washington D.C. to New York City. The run will serve as a major fundraiser for NDSS in 2018 and recognition of World Down Syndrome Day on March 21. This multi-day adventure kicked off at 6:00 a.m. on March 19 […]

RRTCDD 2018 Health and Wellness Series Webinar

March 15th, 2018  (1pm-2pm CST) Partnering to Transform Healthcare with People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (Tamar Heller, PhD and Sarah Ailey, PhD, RN, CDDN, APHN-BC) Register Disparities in treatment of people with intellectual disability in health care leads to increased morbidity and mortality and costs, and decreased quality of life. Proactive work for practical, implementable solutions is needed, as well as consensus and action plans on best practices and research and policy agendas. The Partnering […]

American Printing House for the Blind Celebrates 160 Years in Louisville

In celebration of 160 years in business, American Printing House for the Blind invited the community to its anniversary Open House. Louisville is known for manufacturing many products, but even before the Louisville Slugger® bat was created, and bourbon was first bottled, the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) was founded in Louisville to develop and produce educational materials and provide services for people who are blind and visually impaired. Since 1858, APH has […]

Fight Your Diabetes And Get Fit In 2018

Now that 2018 is here, you’ve decided that this is the year you’re finally going to better manage your diabetes, starting with that dreaded word: exercise. According to Sheri R. Colberg, PhD, FACSM, if you suffer from diabetes or are at risk for developing the disease, deciding to commit to fitness could be a real lifesaver. That’s why it’s more important than ever that you make sure this resolution sticks. “Considering that more than 29 […]

Jim Balamaci, steadfast advocate for Alaska’s Special Olympians, dies at age 63

Author: Beth Bragg| Sports – Anchorage Daily News A celebration of life will be held Sunday, March 11, at 4 p.m. at the Alaska Airlines Center. Everyone is welcome. Jim Balamaci, whose passion for Special Olympics spanned four decades during which the World Winter Games came to Anchorage and one of the world’s only training centers for developmentally disabled athletes was built in Mountain View, died Thursday. Balamaci, a Special Olympics volunteer since 1979 and […]

Detroit auto show hosts first event for those with sensory sensitivity and autism

Omar Abdel-Baqui, Detroit Free Press First ever Sensory Friendly Day takes place at NAIAS; gives chance to many to visit event for the first time If you were at the North American International Auto Show on Sunday morning, you may have noticed there was no loud music, no flashing lights and the monitors usually displaying fast-moving video were static. For many, the booming bass and strobe lights are enjoyable features of the show. But, for those […]

American Printing House for the Blind Celebrates 160 Years in Louisville

In celebration of 160 years in business, American Printing House for the Blind invited the community to its anniversary Open House. Louisville is known for manufacturing many products, but even before the Louisville Slugger® bat was created, and bourbon was first bottled, the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) was founded in Louisville to develop and produce educational materials and provide services for people who are blind and visually impaired. Since 1858, APH has […]

ACLU Statement on DOJ Withdrawal of Disabilities Guidance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mia Jacobs, 201-919-0333, mjacobs@aclu.org WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice rescinded guidance on a key disability rights law yesterday, which required states to promote access to competitive, integrated employment opportunities. The guidance applied the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) integration mandate and the Supreme Court’s landmark Olmstead v. L.C. decision on employment services for people with disabilities. It was integral to helping people with disabilities move from isolated workshops, where they […]

The Help Group Announces STEM3 Special Challenge

The Help Group’s STEM3 initiative recently announced the first nationwide STEM challenge for students in grades 6-12 with social, learning or other neuro-developmental differences. For the STEM3 Special Challenge, students need to identify a STEM solution to a pressing issue faced by individuals, communities, or the world at large. The deadline to submit is Tuesday, January 30, and the winners will be notified and awarded cash prizes in different categories on April 1. “At The […]