From Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities “NewsBits” Nisonger Photo Contest–Deadline August 1 The Nisonger Center at The Ohio State University has extended its deadline for the annual ‘In Sights’ Photo Contest. Enter for a chance to win up to $500. This year’s theme is Sports and Play Activities. For additional details, call 614-685-3196 or … Continue reading Nisonger Center — Photo Contest + Self Advocates Wanted to Participate LEND Program
‘Crip Camp’ the Oscars and the tenancy of one legendary activist Disability rights advocate Judy Heumann in Washington, where she has lived since 1993. (Shuran Huang/For The Washington Post) By David A. Taylor May 25, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. EDT From May 30, 2021 “The Washington Post Magazine” Judy Heumann’s pandemic year started off extremely … Continue reading The Mother of Disability Rights
I tried surfing once, and I was awful at it. My wife and I went to Hawaii a few years ago for our 25th wedding anniversary and no trip to Hawaii would be complete without trying to learn to surf. We spent an hour in Waikiki Bay with an instructor who was one of the … Continue reading Surf’s Up! A Technology to Help Surfers with Disabilities
Last week Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, First Lady Fran DeWine, Ohio State University President Kristina Johnson, Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Director Kevin Miller, and many others visited Assistive Technology of Ohio. AT Ohio Executive Director Dr. Bill Darling provided an update on the latest technology to assist Ohioans with disabilities to become employed and/or … Continue reading Technology – We Will Not Go Back
We were honored to host Governor Mike DeWine, First Lady Fran DeWine and the president of The Ohio State University, Dr. Kristina Johnson, to our offices at Assistive Technology of Ohio! We were also blessed to be joined by Kevin Miller, Director of Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities. Assistive Technology of Ohio, based in the … Continue reading Governor DeWine, Ohio’s First Lady, and OSU President Johnson visit Assistive Technology of Ohio
Now to April 26th – Dept of Labor dialogue/input: people with disabilities employment equity in underserved communities
US Department of Labor opens dialogue to ensure equity in employment for people with disabilities from historically underserved communities Initiative will inform future policy, programs, funding opportunities WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor announced, beginning April 12, it will open a two-week national online dialogue to gather ideas for ensuring equity in employment policies and … Continue reading Now to April 26th – Dept of Labor dialogue/input: people with disabilities employment equity in underserved communities
Governor Mike DeWine and Lt. Governor Jon Husted joined states all over the country in proclaiming April 14, 2021 to be Assistive Technology Awareness Day! We thank the Governor for this recognition and for his commitment to assistive technology and remote supports for people with disabilities. In 2018, Governor John Kasich declared Ohio to be … Continue reading DeWine and Husted Proclaim April 14 “Assistive Technology Awareness Day”
Milestones Autism Resources ofrece ayuda gratuita en español – Milestones Autism Resources provides free Spanish Helpdesk MAR OFN info card ENG AND SPANISH.pdf MAR HelpDesk Business Card_SPANISH.pdf Milestones Autism Resources, located in Warrensville Heights, is proud to now provide a Spanish Helpdesk line, as a part of our work with the Ohio Family Network (OFN) … Continue reading Spanish Helpdesk line – Milestones Autism Resources
USA Today recently published an article looking at the growing and troubling trend of people who are (or are suspecting to be) faking a disability in order to get preferred status during travel, especially in regard to airlines. From wanting to board first, to making very questionable claims asserting an accompanying pet is a “service … Continue reading Disability Fakers in the Airline Industry
When I was growing up in Carbondale, some of my fondest memories were going to college basketball games. The Salukis of Southern Illinois University have quite a tradition, and there were many memorable nights spent at the SIU Arena. One such evening was January 19, 1978, when SIU hosted undefeated and 4th ranked Indiana State, … Continue reading Mike Glenn: A Special Player, Person and Pioneer in Deaf Basketball in America
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