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Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a new system that uses a 3-D camera, a belt with separately controllable vibrational motors distributed around it, and an electronically reconfigurable Braille interface to give visually impaired users more information about their environments. The system could be...

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Author Sharilynn Battaglia writes about what it was like to have to accept the fact that she is affected enough by her disease to have to apply for disability benefits because she can no longer work. She was granted disability in October of 2015. Here are some things she learned...

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Ron Hager explains Transition as it relates to IDEA, Plan Development, and person-centered services. RAISE and CPIR coordinated on the Disability Disclosure Webinar. Speaker Jennifer Thomas also shares data, best practices, and personal accounts on the multifaceted realm of disability disclosure.

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Children with Special Needs was proud to host Brennan Srisirikul as a keynote speaker during our Visions of Community Conference 2017. His inspirational talk touches on inclusion, equality and not being a spectator in your own life.

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This guide from the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN), is intended to help young people with disabilities and their families plan for the transition to adulthood in health care contexts. It includes information on how to ensure that young adults have the support they need to make healthcare decisions, how...

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Medicaid is the biggest health care program in the country. It’s an important part of the United States health care system. But a lot of the information out there about Medicaid and attempts to change it can be difficult to understand and navigate. That’s why ASAN is proud to announce...

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Living Well with a Disability is a ten-week peer-facilitated health promotion workshop, provided by the Research and Training Center on Disability in Rural Communities at the University of Montana, for people with disabilities. Participants in the program learn the life skills they need to set and achieve quality-of-life goals and...

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Disability Feast compiled this list of cookbooks for people with disabilities. See attachment.

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These websites are just some among the many that specialize in cooking products for people with disabilities. Over twenty-five links for one-handed cooks, general disabilities, and blind or low vision cooks. https://disabilityfeast.wordpress.com/2015/07/07/accessible-kitchen-tools-and-devices

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Obi is a robotic companion blending cutting edge technology, elegant design, intuitive controls, and personality to deliver a fun and dignified dining experience. Obi delivers dining independence to nearly any individual lacking upper extremity motor control. These conditions include, but are not limited to: ALS; Arthrogryposis; Cerebral Palsy; Multiple Sclerosis;...

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