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March 4, 2015

Special Olympics and Best Buddies Celebrate 7th Annual Spread the Word to End the Word® Day on March 4th - PRNewswire

WASHINGTON, March 4, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Special Olympics, Best Buddies, and supporters from around the world will unite today on the seventh annual Spread the Word to End the Word® Day to continue building awareness for society to stop and think about its use of the...

March 3, 2015

Governor Wolf's 2015-16 Department of Human Services' Budget to Focus on Stronger Supports for Pennsylvania's Most Vulnerable and Efficient Service Delivery - PRNewswire

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Wolf's proposed 2015-16 budget for the Department of Human Services (DHS) commits critical funding to Pennsylvania's most vulnerable families by focusing on outcomes, creating efficiencies and realizing cost savings...

Speech Impairment @CSUN Conference: Discover 'my-own-voice', a World Premiere for Voice Replacement - PRNewswire
MONS, Belgium, March 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Users about to lose the ability to speak with their own voice can now re-create it synthetically, in 10 languages, enabling them to keep this essential part of their identity. Learn more about it @CSUN event. We are pleased to invite you to...

Obama Task Force Urges Improved Police Interactions - DisabiltyScoop
A presidential task force is encouraging police departments across the nation to be more mindful of their dealings with people who have disabilities.

Doctors Often Skip Protocols For Antipsychotics, Study Finds - DisabiltyScoop
As an increasing number of kids are prescribed powerful antipsychotics, a new study finds that many doctors are deviating from established medical guidelines when they dole out the scripts.

Everyday Items Offer Assistive Technology On The Cheap - DisabiltyScoop
Nicknamed the "MacGyver of assistive technology," an occupational therapist is sharing her tricks for creating tools for people with disabilities on a budget of $5 or less.

The ECP March Guest Blogger is Zach Goble - AUCD
AUCD is happy to announce the Early Career Professionals March guest blogger - Zach Goble. He is a former University of Kentucky UCEDD trainee, former Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center LEND trainee and a School Psychologist.

Videos Show That #CerebralPalsyCAN During Awareness Month - UPC
March is National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month. Throughout the month, United Cerebral Palsy will be encouraging people with cerebral palsy to share the many things they enjoy and can do using the hashtag #CerebralPalsyCan on social media. On March 25, National CP Awareness …
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March 2, 2015

Canadian Paralympic Committee and Fasken Martineau announce new corporate partnership - PRNewswire

Official Legal Partner brings legal expertise and fundraising component to Paralympic movement OTTAWA AND TORONTO, March 2, 2015 /CNW/ - The Canadian Paralympic Committee and Fasken Martineau are pleased to announce a new partnership that will see the law firm support the...

Share Why You Connect to the MS Movement During MS Awareness Week March 2-8, 2015 - PRNewswire

NEW YORK, March 2, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This year, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society's annual awareness campaign kicks off March 2–8 and will provide opportunities for people across the country to unite, raise awareness, and find new ways to help people with MS...

New Housing Concept Emerging For Those With Disabilities - DisabiltyScoop
Construction is underway on a gated community specifically designed for people with developmental disabilities that planners say could become a new national model.
February 27, 2015

ASL Services Inc. Named Finalist in the First Annual Bright House Networks Regional Business Awards - PRNewswire
ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ASL Services Inc., announced today that it has been named a finalist in the first annual Bright House Networks Regional Business Awards in Central Florida. ASL Services Inc. was named a finalist in the large business category for the awards,...

High Court Rejects Autism-Vaccine Case - DisabiltyScoop
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a case brought by a woman who says her son's autism was caused by vaccines he received.

Boy With Special Needs Hospitalized Following School Attack - DisabiltyScoop
An alleged bullying incident at a middle school sent a 74-pound student to the hospital for five days and outraged lawmakers.

On the heels of Models with disabilities walking the runway during NY Fashion Week, Models of Diversity USA announces a disabled model competition with Global Disability Inclusion - PRNewswire

SAINT AUGUSTINE, Fla., Feb. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Models of Diversity USA and Global Disability Inclusion, LLC launch a model competition to find the next face of fashion and beauty who just happens to have a disability.  The model competition will run from February 27th...

February 26, 2015

ADA 25th Anniversary Legacy Tour Stops at Los Angeles Abilities Expo, March 6-8 - PRNewswire

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- To commemorate the upcoming 25th anniversary of the historic passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA25), the long-anticipated ADA Legacy Tour will make a stop at Abilities Expo Los Angeles on March 6-8, 2015 at the LA Convention...

Wireless Technology Helps Visually-Impaired - PRNewswire

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Feb. 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The blind and visually impaired often have to rely on others for help with basic life tasks such as matching clothing, distinguishing bills or reading a menu at a restaurant. There's some technology that can help, but it often...

Wounded Warriors Canada Set to Host the 2015 Heroes Hockey Challenge in Toronto - PRNewswire

March 27th at the Mattamy Athletic Centre at the Gardens  TORONTO, Feb. 26, 2015 /CNW/ - Wounded Warriors Canada is proud to host the 2015 Heroes Hockey Challenge in Toronto. This year's event will see Canadian Armed Forces members from the Toronto Garrison faceoff against...

Airbus Group extends contract with CGI for support of global HR system - PRNewswire

Stock Market SymbolsGIB (NYSE)GIB.A (TSX) TOULOUSE, France, Feb. 26, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Airbus Group has renewed a contract with CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) for the support of its global human resources system. Under the terms of this three-year, multi-million...

People With Down Syndrome May Actually Age Faster - DisabiltyScoop
The inner workings of people with Down syndrome age much faster than typically-developing individuals, a new study suggests.
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