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Assistive Technology: ‘BIG Blue’-Tooth Keyboard

One of our goals is to highlight assistive technology that may be useful to those with special needs. Today, we present RJ Cooper’s ‘BIG Blue’-Tooth Keyboard. This keyboard is wireless to protect against cord-tugging and accommodate restlessness, and has big 1″ keys for easy discovery and use (keys available in either colored rows or yellow). It

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Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month and is also commonly referred to as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. What can you do this month to be a part of it? How did it originate and grow over the years? Here’s everything you need to know about Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. What is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month?

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Why Inclusive Education is So Important

Everywhere, around the globe, you can see how any difference will set a child apart from their peers. Whether it’s language, disability, etc. it’s important to recognize these differences and find a way to bring them together for general inclusiveness, social, and learning purposes in an inclusive education environment. So, how does this happen? Let’s

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2020 Budget is scheduled for Vote this Thursday, March 12 As a follow up to our urgent request for emails and phone calls to Senators and Delegates for the Virginia Budget, we’d like to thank the advocates who met with their General Assembly members and wrote, emailed, made phones, and much more. We’re very grateful

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Be Counted Because You Count! Census 2020

Census 2020   On April 1, 2020, it is important that people with disabilities and their families are ready to be counted. Every 10 years, the census counts everyone in the United States. The gathered census data affects many key things. So it’s vital that everyone be counted. The Census 2020 data determines how much 

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Virginians with Developmental Disabilities Need YOUR Immediate Assistance!

Call and email Virginia Budget Conferees now! The Senators and Delegates below have been appointed and are charged with negotiating Virginia’s Final Budget. We need ‘all hands on deck’ to help make sure that those with disabilities, and their families/caregivers, have their voices heard and have the necessary funds allotted for maintaining and improving their quality of

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