• A Guide to Section 504 in Public Schools

    This important civil rights law can provide educational benefits to kids with learning disabilities and/or AD/HD in public schools. In order to help a child fully participate in school, plans can be developed around the child’s specific needs. These plans, known as 504 plans, are used by general education students not eligible for special education services. By law, children may be eligible to have a 504 plan which lists accommodations related to a child’s disability. The 504 plan accommodations may be needed to give the child an opportunity to perform at the same level as their peers. For example, a 504 plan may include your child’s assistive technology needs, such as a tape recorder or keyboard for taking notes and a wheelchair accessible environment. Section 504 — just what exactly is it? You've probably heard about it, but every school district addresses Section 504 in a different manner. Some districts have Read More
  • What is Independent Living?

    Most Americans take for granted opportunities they have regarding living arrangements employment situations, means of transportation, social and recreational activities, and other aspects of everyday life. For many Americans with disabilities, barriers in their communities take away or severely limit their choices. These barriers may be obvious, such as lack of ramped entrances for people who use wheelchairs, lack of interpreters or captioning for people with hearing impairments, lack of Brailed, digital or recorded copies of printed material for people who have visual impairments. Other barriers---frequently less obvious--can be even more limiting for efforts on the part of people with disabilities to live independently, and they result from people's misunderstandings and prejudices about disability. These barriers result in low expectations about things people with disabilities can achieve. So, people with disabilities not only have to deal with the effects of their disabling conditions, but they also have to deal with Read More
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  • 7th Annual Chili Luncheon

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  • Board Member Jeff Harms Writes a Book About His Love Story

    Click on the link below to find out more about our board member's story and to purchase the book. https://www.amazon.com/Harms-Way-Traumatic-Injury-Survivors/dp/1519490046/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1471883649&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=Harms%27+Way%3A+A+Traumatic+Brain+Injury+Survivors%27+Love+Story+%28English+Edition%29+di+%5BHarms%2C+Jeff%5D+Annuncio+applicazione+Kindle+Harms%27+Way%3A+A+Traumatic+Brain+Injury+Survivors%27+Love+Story Here is how Jeff describes the book- This is an inspirational love story about how my wife and I were brought together by Traumatic Brain Injuries. It takes us and our families through the pain, grief, acceptance, rediscovery, and rehabilitation process necessary to overcome these injuries. This moving story provides an understanding into the struggles of individuals going through the long recovery process from a brain injury. In 1986 we were both involved in separate, near fatal, single motor vehicle crashes involving alcohol that ended with Traumatic Brain Injury. Our story is one of the triumphs of love, and how it can overcome any obstacle, even traumatic brain injury. Join me as I explain the struggles both my wife and I faced and how our love saved us. Read More
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