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Berkshire Eagle
Bennington, Vermont, teen gets special new therapeutic trikewhich has a Vermont chapter, provides the specially fitted bicycles and tricycl
Bennington, Vermont, teen gets special new therapeutic trike
Berkshire Eagle / Posted an hour ago
which has a Vermont chapter, provides the specially fitted bicycles and tricycles to children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities. Amtrykes can cost $800 to $1,200. Candy and William Brown said they wouldn't have been able to... Read more
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Island Packet
Accounts will help people with disabilities save for futureand families to save money for expenses related to their disabilities," said Br
Accounts will help people with disabilities save for future
Island Packet / Posted 7 hours ago
and families to save money for expenses related to their disabilities," said Brian Cox, director of the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council, which advocates for people with disabilities. The accounts also can make managing money... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Whiskeytown hosts kayak program242-3462. There are also special kayak programs such as the Friday evening pro
Whiskeytown hosts kayak program
The Record Searchlight / Posted 19 hours ago
242-3462. There are also special kayak programs such as the Friday evening programs in July and August for people with developmental disabilities or mobility issues. The moonlight kayak programs are also popular, Switzer said. This summer the... Read more
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KELO Sioux Falls
Third Former LifeScape Employee Facing Criminal Chargesupdate on our KELOLAND News investigation into LifeScape, a Sioux Falls organiz
Third Former LifeScape Employee Facing Criminal Charges
KELO Sioux Falls / Posted 22 hours ago
update on our KELOLAND News investigation into LifeScape, a Sioux Falls organization that provides services to people with developmental disabilities. KELOLAND News has learned of new charges against a third former employee accused of abusing the... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Carlton Palms to transition patients to smaller group homesthe agreement, Carlton Palms is required to "train all staff on the rights and
Carlton Palms to transition patients to smaller group homes
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 23 hours ago
the agreement, Carlton Palms is required to "train all staff on the rights and humane treatment of individuals with developmental disabilities." Christal Hayes of the Sentinel Staff contributed to this report.... Read more
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Bureau County Republican
Streator Unlimited receives awardsix locations within the Streator area for adults with disabilities as well as
Streator Unlimited receives award
Bureau County Republican / Posted yesterday
six locations within the Streator area for adults with disabilities as well as 24-hour/day support for the 28 adults with developmental disabilities living in group home settings. Over the years, Business Employment Skills Team Inc. (BEST Inc.)... Read more
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BC Local News
Rugged wheelchairs to open White Rock waterfront for those with disabilitiesfrom becoming more accessible to people with mobility issues, thanks to the eff
Rugged wheelchairs to open White Rock waterfront for those with disabilities
BC Local News / Posted yesterday
from becoming more accessible to people with mobility issues, thanks to the efforts of a dedicated group of adults with developmental disabilities and a donation by a Peninsula father. Securing a wheelchair that can navigate the uneven, sandy... Read more
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Peace Arch News
Rugged wheelchairs to open White Rock waterfront for those with disabilitiesfrom becoming more accessible to people with mobility issues, thanks to the eff
Rugged wheelchairs to open White Rock waterfront for those with disabilities
Peace Arch News / Posted yesterday
from becoming more accessible to people with mobility issues, thanks to the efforts of a dedicated group of adults with developmental disabilities and a donation by a Peninsula father. Securing a wheelchair that can navigate the uneven, sandy... Read more
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WFLX FOX 29
The Chocolate Spectrum to open in Jupiterfun to bake cook and make chocolate,” said Cristian Panter, 25. Cristian and m
The Chocolate Spectrum to open in Jupiter
WFLX FOX 29 / Posted yesterday
fun to bake cook and make chocolate,” said Cristian Panter, 25. Cristian and most of the other employees have developmental disabilities or are on the Autism spectrum. For many, this is their first job. “I enjoy it,” said Cristian. “I... Read more
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West Side Leader & South Side News Leader
South Side News & NotesDD completes first staff volunteer day GREATER AKRON — Staff members and offic
South Side News & Notes
West Side Leader & South Side News Leader / Posted yesterday
DD completes first staff volunteer day GREATER AKRON — Staff members and officials with the Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board (Summit DD) participated in the agency’s inaugural Community Give Back Day June... Read more
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West Side Leader & South Side News Leader
County nearly ready for old Edwin Shaw demolitionits meeting, the Finance Committee recommended Council adopt legislation to inc
County nearly ready for old Edwin Shaw demolition
West Side Leader & South Side News Leader / Posted yesterday
its meeting, the Finance Committee recommended Council adopt legislation to increase the budget of the Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board (Summit DD) by $344,000. The amount is due to a Temporary Assistance to Needy Families... Read more
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PhysOrg
Analyzing the breath of critically ill children at warp speedtreatment plans are based on comfort care, guesswork or some combination. He is
Analyzing the breath of critically ill children at warp speed
PhysOrg / Posted yesterday
treatment plans are based on comfort care, guesswork or some combination. He is able to talk with a 10-year-old with severe developmental disabilities at exactly the right level, then turn to offer advice to parents on health insurance issues, never... Read more
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9&10 News Cadillac
Northern Lakes Community Mental Health Forms New Crisis Services Team-- primarily adults with severe mental disabilities, children with emotional tr
Northern Lakes Community Mental Health Forms New Crisis Services Team
9&10 News Cadillac / Posted yesterday
-- primarily adults with severe mental disabilities, children with emotional trauma and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. “Individual face to face contact with people who need assistance,” Community Mental Health Chief... Read more
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Tribune Chronicle
Niles zoning panel can't act for lack of quorumsthe concerns of the neighbors, there is nothing the city can legally do to stop
Niles zoning panel can't act for lack of quorums
Tribune Chronicle / Posted yesterday
the concerns of the neighbors, there is nothing the city can legally do to stop the home from housing the five people with developmental disabilities that will live there under 24-hour staff supervision, Law Director J. Terrence Dull said. Burdge... Read more
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The Signal
More Than an Athlete: Trinity's Noah Peterson and Jessica Eblinon the volleyball team, also signed up this year as a mentor for the Trinity pr
More Than an Athlete: Trinity's Noah Peterson and Jessica Eblin
The Signal / Posted yesterday
on the volleyball team, also signed up this year as a mentor for the Trinity program designed for students with developmental disabilities after seeing the bond that could be formed. Simply put, these Trinity athletes had roles to play... Read more
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The Advocate
'Speechless': A day after killing of JPSO deputy, community tries to cope, recoverhe did not have “a lick of sense.” She said Neveaux had been diagnosed with lea
'Speechless': A day after killing of JPSO deputy, community tries to cope, recover
The Advocate / Posted yesterday
he did not have “a lick of sense.” She said Neveaux had been diagnosed with lead poisoning as a young boy and had a host of developmental disabilities that gave him “the mind of a child.” The grandmother said she recently asked Neveaux to move out... Read more
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KHSL Chico-Redding
Chico 4th in Bidwell ParkDo It Leisure and CARD were unable to continue funding the gathering. So the C
Chico 4th in Bidwell Park
KHSL Chico-Redding / Posted yesterday
Do It Leisure and CARD were unable to continue funding the gathering. So the Chico Running Club, the Exchange Club, the Developmental Disabilities Sports Club and the Chico Community Band joined forces to keep the event going at the Sycamore... Read more
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NBC 12 Richmond
Richmond payee service investigated for fraud involving seniors, disabledof clients they serve, who no longer have access to money or their accounts. B
Richmond payee service investigated for fraud involving seniors, disabled
NBC 12 Richmond / Posted yesterday
of clients they serve, who no longer have access to money or their accounts. Bunny Hall says her sister Judy, 77, has developmental disabilities and often goes grocery shopping with her Henrico County case manager. Judy is also a Crossroads... Read more
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WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey
Prosecutors: Exec stole from nonprofit that helps disabledFederal prosecutors say a Pennsylvania woman who helped operate a nonprofit tha
Prosecutors: Exec stole from nonprofit that helps disabled
WFMZ Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey / Posted yesterday
Federal prosecutors say a Pennsylvania woman who helped operate a nonprofit that helps New York City-area residents with developmental disabilities used the group's money for personal use. The U.S. Attorney's office said Wednesday that Yolanda... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Gov. Scott commits state money to fight Zikaand when contracted by pregnant women can lead to microcephaly, a brain defect
Gov. Scott commits state money to fight Zika
Orlando Sentinel / Posted yesterday
and when contracted by pregnant women can lead to microcephaly, a brain defect resulting in abnormally small heads and developmental disabilities. It spread through parts of Brazil in late 2015, seeping into other parts of Latin America and... Read more
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The Lexington Dispatch
Three more candidates enter school board raceboard is to see continued improvements to Stoner-Thomas School, which serves st
Three more candidates enter school board race
The Lexington Dispatch / Posted 2 days ago
board is to see continued improvements to Stoner-Thomas School, which serves students with profound physical and/or mental developmental disabilities in the county's three school systems. “I think that putting mobile units on their campus is a... Read more
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Lake Placid News
Prosecutors: Exec stole from nonprofit that helps disabled— Federal prosecutors say a Pennsylvania woman who helped operate a nonprofit t
Prosecutors: Exec stole from nonprofit that helps disabled
Lake Placid News / Posted 2 days ago
— Federal prosecutors say a Pennsylvania woman who helped operate a nonprofit that helps New York City-area residents with developmental disabilities used the group's money for personal use. The U.S. Attorney's office said Wednesday that Yolanda... Read more
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The Signal
Senior Center hires new executive directorOrange Counties, a CARF accredited, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping
Senior Center hires new executive director
The Signal / Posted 2 days ago
Orange Counties, a CARF accredited, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. “I believe my 23 years of leading The Arc is excellent preparation to take on this new challenge... Read more
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West Side Leader & South Side News Leader
West Side Real Estate News & Notesthat, without help, often end up less of a priority than we’d like them to be.”
West Side Real Estate News & Notes
West Side Leader & South Side News Leader / Posted 2 days ago
that, without help, often end up less of a priority than we’d like them to be.” The Akron Rotary Camp serves campers with developmental disabilities. “The camp thrives because of our volunteers,” said Amanda Warner, director of volunteer... Read more
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West Side Leader & South Side News Leader
Highland welcomes new hiresJudith Ann Harpley, Richard Buesch Epilogue Inc., ABC Therapy, United Disabilit
Highland welcomes new hires
West Side Leader & South Side News Leader / Posted 2 days ago
Judith Ann Harpley, Richard Buesch Epilogue Inc., ABC Therapy, United Disability Services, the Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities, KidsLink School, DunRite Roofing and University Hospitals; and • various personnel items. The... Read more
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West Side Leader & South Side News Leader
West Side News & NotesLarlham work training program, creating eight to 12 employment opportunities fo
West Side News & Notes
West Side Leader & South Side News Leader / Posted 2 days ago
Larlham work training program, creating eight to 12 employment opportunities for people with and without intellectual and developmental disabilities. Working with guidance from job coaches, employees develop the technical and social skills needed... Read more
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West Side Leader & South Side News Leader
County inmates still staying elsewhereits meeting, the Finance Committee recommended Council adopt legislation to inc
County inmates still staying elsewhere
West Side Leader & South Side News Leader / Posted 2 days ago
its meeting, the Finance Committee recommended Council adopt legislation to increase the budget of the Summit County Developmental Disabilities Board (Summit DD) by $344,000. The amount is due to a Temporary Assistance to Needy Families... Read more
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Adirondack Daily Enterprise
3 Sunmount workers found guilty of abuseSunmount hired 169 new direct care staff members in 2015, according to its gove
3 Sunmount workers found guilty of abuse
Adirondack Daily Enterprise / Posted 2 days ago
Sunmount hired 169 new direct care staff members in 2015, according to its governing body, the state Office for People With Developmental Disabilities. Local CSEA?representatives declined comment for this story. OPWDD officials have said they plan... Read more
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The Rhinelander Daily News
As autism increases, leaders explore education optionssuch as in urban southeastern Wisconsin and in the metropolitan Milwaukee area,
As autism increases, leaders explore education options
The Rhinelander Daily News / Posted 2 days ago
such as in urban southeastern Wisconsin and in the metropolitan Milwaukee area, which is part of the CDC's Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network. The urban-rural dichotomy likely explains some of the difference between the... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Prosecutors: Exec stole from nonprofit that helps disabled- Federal prosecutors say a Pennsylvania woman who helped operate a nonprofit t
Prosecutors: Exec stole from nonprofit that helps disabled
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 2 days ago
- Federal prosecutors say a Pennsylvania woman who helped operate a nonprofit that helps New York City-area residents with developmental disabilities used the group's money for personal use. The U.S. Attorney's office said Wednesday that Yolanda... Read more
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ajc.com
Fayette students build skills in project for PanasonicHeights” (REACH) program to produce a paperweight promoting the company’s new m
Fayette students build skills in project for Panasonic
ajc.com / Posted 2 days ago
Heights” (REACH) program to produce a paperweight promoting the company’s new motto. REACH is a program for students with developmental disabilities ages 18-21 that helps them get into the workforce and become independent, productive citizens.... Read more
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The Nashua Telegraph
Eighth class graduates from Project SEARCHtotal, 11 student-interns graduated from the program, a career training course
Eighth class graduates from Project SEARCH
The Nashua Telegraph / Posted 2 days ago
total, 11 student-interns graduated from the program, a career training course aimed at providing individuals with developmental disabilities the skills required to find and maintain employment. Emily Wright, the student speaker at the... Read more
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Adirondack Daily Enterprise
Jury finds 3 Sunmount workers guilty of abusing residentSunmount hired 169 new direct care staff members in 2015, according to its gove
Jury finds 3 Sunmount workers guilty of abusing resident
Adirondack Daily Enterprise / Posted 2 days ago
Sunmount hired 169 new direct care staff members in 2015, according to its governing body, the state Office for People With Developmental Disabilities. OPWDD officials have said they plan to reduce Sunmount's resident count by a third by 2017 but... Read more
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BC Local News
Grants enhance efforts of Township organizationsSociety’s free cat spay/neuter program, and support a youth-at-risk summer prog
Grants enhance efforts of Township organizations
BC Local News / Posted 2 days ago
Society’s free cat spay/neuter program, and support a youth-at-risk summer program, as well as social events for those with developmental disabilities. The grants will also support community events put on by business and sports associations, arts... Read more
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Aldergrove Star
Grants enhance efforts of Township organizationsSociety’s free cat spay/neuter program, and support a youth-at-risk summer prog
Grants enhance efforts of Township organizations
Aldergrove Star / Posted 2 days ago
Society’s free cat spay/neuter program, and support a youth-at-risk summer program, as well as social events for those with developmental disabilities. The grants will also support community events put on by business and sports associations, arts... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
Stupidity Reigns In Washingtonthe “tougher” CDC position, “but regulatory review takes a long time.” Yeah, l
Stupidity Reigns In Washington
The Chattanoogan / Posted 3 days ago
the “tougher” CDC position, “but regulatory review takes a long time.” Yeah, let’s wait until children have irreversible developmental disabilities before we do anything to prevent the disability from happening in the first place. William G.... Read more
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MPNnow.com
BELL Program helps students with disabilities attend collegeand Learning) is a two-year, inclusive postsecondary certificate program for st
BELL Program helps students with disabilities attend college
MPNnow.com / Posted 3 days ago
and Learning) is a two-year, inclusive postsecondary certificate program for students ages 18-26 with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are transitioning to adulthood. The program is a partnership among CP Rochester, Monroe 2... Read more
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The Youngstown Vindicator
#CAVSPARADE ALL DAY | The Vindy joins MASCO group for a day of celebrationCLEVELAND — The bus erupted in cheers as a delegation from the Mahoning County
#CAVSPARADE ALL DAY | The Vindy joins MASCO group for a day of celebration
The Youngstown Vindicator / Posted 3 days ago
CLEVELAND — The bus erupted in cheers as a delegation from the Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities' MASCO workshop got ready to head to Cleveland for the Cavaliers' victory parade. The board is sending seven people and a few staff... Read more
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Broward-Palm Beach New Times
The Chocolate Spectrum Serves Artisan Goodies Made by Adults with Special Needspossible. She's worked tirelessly to bring services, therapies, and activities
The Chocolate Spectrum Serves Artisan Goodies Made by Adults with Special Needs
Broward-Palm Beach New Times / Posted 3 days ago
possible. She's worked tirelessly to bring services, therapies, and activities to children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. Now, she's combining her passion for service and her love of pastries in a sweet new direction... Read more
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Newsmax
Fertility Treatments Not Linked to Twins' Birth Defectswere used," said study lead author April Dawson, a health scientist with the Na
Fertility Treatments Not Linked to Twins' Birth Defects
Newsmax / Posted 3 days ago
were used," said study lead author April Dawson, a health scientist with the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Jeffrey Roth, a research professor of... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Misericordia opens home to care for elderly with disabilitiesthan 20 years, Tricia McGee has lived, worked and taken classes at Misericordia
Misericordia opens home to care for elderly with disabilities
Chicago Tribune / Posted 3 days ago
than 20 years, Tricia McGee has lived, worked and taken classes at Misericordia, a sprawling campus serving people with developmental disabilities on Chicago's North Side. But when the 56-year-old woman with Down syndrome began forgetting her... Read more
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CBC.ca
Para Transpo set to welcome wider range of riders aboardshould be eligible to ride Para Transpo, and how riders should book their trips
Para Transpo set to welcome wider range of riders aboard
CBC.ca / Posted 3 days ago
should be eligible to ride Para Transpo, and how riders should book their trips. Para Transpo should also serve those with developmental disabilities: survey The report will be considered at the June 27 meeting of Ottawa's transit... Read more
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The Alpena News
LaFramboise to retire after nearly 44 years working in mental healthwere 26 intuitions in Michigan that were for adults with emotional disturbance,
LaFramboise to retire after nearly 44 years working in mental health
The Alpena News / Posted 3 days ago
were 26 intuitions in Michigan that were for adults with emotional disturbance, etc., and for children and adults with developmental disabilities," he said. "There were over 26,000 people living in those intuitions." He said much like the... Read more
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KFJX Pittsburg
Newton and McDonald Counties Food Uncertainty Rate Among Missouri's HighestMotorcycle Club Crowder College gets funding help for its behavior support cen
Newton and McDonald Counties Food Uncertainty Rate Among Missouri's Highest
KFJX Pittsburg / Posted 3 days ago
Motorcycle Club Crowder College gets funding help for its behavior support center which gives students experience with developmental disabilities. Crowder College gets funding help for its behavior support center which gives students... Read more
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Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Border Patrol rescues up significantly from prior yearlives of others!! Community Options is hiring caring and compassionate Direct S
Border Patrol rescues up significantly from prior year
Corpus Christi Caller-Times / Posted 3 days ago
lives of others!! Community Options is hiring caring and compassionate Direct Support Professionals to support adults with developmental disabilities in residential group homes located in Corpus Christi, TX. FT/PT/PRN, days, eves & weekend shifts... Read more
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Ventura County Star
Games reach 20th year, show life without limitsabilities, Simons said. "The games are also beneficial to the Thousand Oaks co
Games reach 20th year, show life without limits
Ventura County Star / Posted 3 days ago
abilities, Simons said. "The games are also beneficial to the Thousand Oaks community because they allow community members to meet and cheer for our participants while learning about and raising awareness around developmental disabilities," she sa... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
Mass. shutting down program for the developmentally disabledDepartment of Developmental Services commends sheltered workshop providers for
Mass. shutting down program for the developmentally disabled
WWLP Springfield / Posted 3 days ago
Department of Developmental Services commends sheltered workshop providers for assisting and transitioning individuals with developmental disabilities obtain meaningful employment in the community. If individuals were not ready for employment, they... Read more
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The Press and Journal
Where there's Wings, there's a wayautism, Down syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, and a range of diagnose
Where there's Wings, there's a way
The Press and Journal / Posted 4 days ago
autism, Down syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, and a range of diagnoses across the spectrum of intellectual and developmental disabilities. For the most part, refunding airline tickets boils down to a case by case basis. Some friends of... Read more
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WWLP Springfield
State closing sheltered workshop programsin Massachusetts was slated to end in June 2015, but was granted a reprieve. A
State closing sheltered workshop programs
WWLP Springfield / Posted 4 days ago
in Massachusetts was slated to end in June 2015, but was granted a reprieve. According to the Massachusetts Department of Developmental Disabilities (DDS), they have been actively implementing its 2010 Employment First Policy to expand... Read more
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