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Fifth Freedom – Empowering people with disabilities to make positive change

They say, give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime. That’s the idea behind Fifth Freedom. Fifth Freedom gives people with disabilities the tools to organize themselves and tackle common problems. Maybe some buildings aren’t physically accessible. Or local public transportation needs to be improved. Or perhaps, legislators need to hear what 20% of their constituents think about how they spend their tax money. Whatever the case, we are here to empower people with disabilities to remove the barriers that thwart their potential. So if you’re the self-reliant type, contact us. We’re assembling a cast of thousands statewide who are willing to invest a little time to make a big difference.

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Assistive Technology for People who are Deaf-Blind – Indianapolis and online

On May 22, the INDATA Project from Easter Seals Crossroads is offering a day of training on using assistive technology (AT) to help people who are Deaf-Blind. Vocational Rehabilitation counselors, assistive technology specialists, rehabilitation specialists, social workers, parents, educators, students,professionals and health care providers can all benefit from this informative training.

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2015 disAbilities Expo

Information courtesy of the AWS Foundation

Get ready for the 2015 disAbilities Expo! With over 90 vendors, the Expo is a great opportunity for individuals of all ages, families, and caregivers to learn about disability services, resources, and supports. Admission is free and no registration is required! Come learn about services like:

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Guardianship for Individuals with Intellectual Disability – Webinar April 29

Information courtesy of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

On April 29, the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) will present an informative webinar on guardianship guardianship policies for people with intellectual disabilities. Learn how guardianship policies are changing and what professionals need to consider when discussing and exploring options for guardianship to better align with principles of self-determination and the vision of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

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Hospital Compare – New service at Medicare.gov helps people find quality care

Information courtesy of Disability.gov and The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has introduced a new service to help Americans find quality care: Hospital Compare. Hospital Compare has information about the quality of care at over 4,000 Medicare-certified hospitals.

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Accommodating Employees with Mental Health Disabilities in Higher Education – Webinar April 23

Information courtesy of the Employer Assistance & Resource Network (AskEARN)

On April 23, the Employer Assistance & Resource Network (AskEARN) will present an informative webinar about mental health accommodations in higher education. Learn why, how, and when to accommodate employees with mental health disabilities in the higher education employment setting.

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