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Automakers’ Mobility Programs

Most new or leased cars and vans have a rebate for adaptive equipment.  Things like ramps, hand controls, and seat ...
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How to Get Ready to File a Discrimination Complaint Based on Disability

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the law that forbids discrimination against people with disabilities. Discrimination means treating someone ...
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Making Complex Topics Easy to Understand

Why Iowa Compass Rewrote Its Tip Sheets in Plain Language Iowa Compass is the state’s leading source of information on ...
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Funding Support for Anti-Elopement/Wandering Devices

Assistive technology (AT) can help stop elopement or the wandering away of people with autism spectrum disorder. AT can be ...
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The National Governors Association Center recently released a white paper describing the barriers to employment faced by people with disabilities. “States Expand Employment and Training Opportunities for People with Disabilities” highlights ways for governors to draw on the talents of people with disabilities by helping them overcome challenges faced when seeking employment. Read the white paper: ... See MoreSee Less

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The LEAD Center continues its recognition of National Disability Employment Awareness Month with a free webinar, “Promoting Competitive Employment: What You Can Do.” The webinar will take place next Wednesday October 24 at 2:00 p.m. (central), and will focus on ways to increase opportunities for people with disabilities to find work in their communities, and be paid competitively salaries. Topics will include engagement and advocacy. Learn more and register: ... See MoreSee Less

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"Model Me Kids" develops video-modeling tools for children and teens with autism. You can borrow some of their DVDs and software products from the Disability Resource Library at the Center for Disabilities and Development. But the company also develops free autism apps, including "Model Me Going Places," to help kids develop social skills for new locations and activities. Learn more on their website, or download the apps on an iPad or iPhone: ... See MoreSee Less

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