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Providing Pre-Vocational Training for Individuals with I/DD

Providing Pre-Vocational Training for Individuals with I/DD

Few milestones are more satisfying than getting our first job and receiving our first paycheck. It marks a pivotal time in our lives when all the hours of training we’ve completed and the skills that we’ve learned are put to good use and appreciated.   Many...

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Diversity and Inclusion of Individuals with I/DD

Diversity and Inclusion of Individuals with I/DD

Inclusion within a society starts by acknowledging that everyone receives the same opportunities to engage in activities and participate in all aspects of life, regardless of ethnicity and color. Disability inclusion requires the understanding that individuals with...

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Enjoying a Safe Holiday Season

Enjoying a Safe Holiday Season

The holidays are anticipated as much by individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) as those with no disabilities. With the pandemic still at large, it is more challenging for families to organize safe and healthy gatherings, altering family...

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Day Habilitation at the Independent Living Association

Day Habilitation at the Independent Living Association

Day Habilitation is a service that provides developmentally and intellectually disabled individuals with a meaningful path to community involvement by achieving individualized life skills. The programs are available to those who are approved for services through the...

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Romance and Love Among the I/DD Population

Romance and Love Among the I/DD Population

Individuals who live with intellectual and developmental disabilities deserve the same innate right to enjoy a fulfilling life and loving relationship. Many with I/DD are proving that romantic love between couples exists regardless of their disabilities. Lasting and...

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I/DD and Mental Health: Recognizing the Need for Support

I/DD and Mental Health: Recognizing the Need for Support

Many individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) face ongoing challenges because of their disabilities. Without support, they are at serious risk of discrimination and inequality in many aspects of daily living. The social injustice and...

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Inclusion in the Classroom Benefits Everyone

Inclusion in the Classroom Benefits Everyone

Inclusive education is altering how classroom learning is approached in this country, offering a gateway to educational opportunities for people of all ages with disabilities. Providing special education programs in mainstream schools for students with learning...

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Access the Web, Access the World

Access the Web, Access the World

What would it be like if the world wasn’t equipped to help meet your needs and align with your capabilities? Individuals with developmental disabilities don’t need to imagine. Fortunately, accessible technology can make a massive difference. Why Accessibility Matters...

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A Week of Recognition: Celebrating DSPs

A Week of Recognition: Celebrating DSPs

This week marks Direct Support Professional Recognition Week. It’s an opportunity to thank and celebrate these essential workers who do so much for our community. These caring, compassionate, innovative, and resilient folks make it possible for the disability services...

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