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Getting 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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Using Crowdfunding to Buy Assistive Technology

What is crowdfunding? Crowd-sourced funding, best known as crowdfunding, is a new method of raising funds to support a cause ...
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A new documentary film, Hearts of Glass, is part of this year’s Julien Dubuque International Film Festival in Dubuque. The film tells the story of the launch of Vertical Harvest, a multi-story hydroponic greenhouse that grows crops while providing inclusive employment opportunities. The film weaves the story of the launch with the personal journeys of several employees with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Watch the film’s trailer, and find screening times and locations for tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday: ... See MoreSee Less

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