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For young adults with disabilities





TUESDAY MAY 10, 2016


News and Perspective

Work


Internship program for young people with developmental disabilities unveiled in Utica
CNY

BLOG: Seven things employers want parents to know about hiring candidates with disabilities
Friendship Circle

BLOG: When I feel defined by my work as a person with a disability
The Mighty

Businesses offered incentives to hire workers with disabilities
Disability Scoop


Education

To my professor who doesn’t understand why I need accommodations for my invisible illness
The Mighty

How a Brooklyn school created for teens who’ve been held back is getting them to graduation
Chalkbeat

Buffalo school district provides skills for students with severe intellectual disabilities
NPR Buffalo


Adult Services and Supports

States band together on ABLE savings accounts for people with disabilities
Disability Scoop

Individuals speak out about the rights of people with developmental disabilities
Sun Community News

Some families still advocate for institutions and sheltered workshops
Disability Scoop


Science and Technology

Adaptive Hebrew iPad keyboard app for people with disabilities introduced
Friendship Circle

Free mobile app launched for New Yorkers with developmental disabilities
Crain’s New York


Independent Living

A potential lifeline in self-driving cars for people with disabilities
New York Times

Public transit in NYC to translate for non-English-speaking riders with disabilities
Fox News Latino


Disability and Culture

Giving a name, and dignity, to a disability
The New York Times

The forgotten lessons of the American eugenics movement
New Yorker

What people with autism want you to know
Huff Post RISE

How a NYC teen found a “sweet” way to honor his brother with autism
NY Post

Smelling New York: A blind man on the scents and sounds of the city


Resources

Online postsecondary information learning tool
Guideposts for success for young adults with disabilities
College-level reading: Tips and tools to help with comprehension and fluency
Free job support for Social Security disability beneficiaries age 18 – 64
Cerebral Palsy Family Network launched
Help your young adult with disabilities learn about accessing the supports s/he needs after high school
Opening doors to self-determination skills


Blog of the Month

My son has Down syndrome. Stop telling me he has no future.


Events


New York City

May 19: Independence and Travel Training
12 - 1 p.m., English, featuring Peggy M. Groce, Director of the Office of Travel Training
See the commercial
Register for the live stream

May 25: Brooklyn Borough Hall
Brooklyn, 1 - 5 p.m.; Walk in for assistance


Western New York

May 11: Sexuality, Having the Conversation, Niagara
Parent Network of Western New York

May 14: Mental Health and Wellness event, Genesee
Visions of Hope Recovery Program of the Mental Health Association of Genesee and Orleans Counties

May 16: Independent Living, Erie
Parent Network of Western New York

May 26: 28th Annual Developmental Disabilities Awareness Day (DDDay) conference
Dday.org


Finger Lakes

May 19: Building Our Community: Principles and Practices of Inclusion and Self Direction
Starbridge

June 1: Community Services Fair
Starbridge


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