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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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Family Partnerships and Supporting Students with Disabilities – Webinar March 13

Information courtesy of VSA

On March 13, VSA (Very Special Arts) will present an informative webinar on family partnerships and supporting students with disabilities. Families are a resource for information on students’ needs and advocates for appropriate supports. Learn how to work with families to address the educational needs of students with disabilities in school and community settings.

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Disability, Aging and Community Living – March 7 live online

Information courtesy of the Southeast ADA Center

“ADA Live!” is a monthly radio show broadcast free on the Internet. Ask questions and learn about your rights and responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Leaders in the field will share their knowledge, experience and successful strategies that increase the participation of persons with disabilities in communities and businesses.

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Independent Living Tech for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities – Webinar March 6

Information courtesy of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)

On March 6, tune in to an informative webinar to learn how technology can help people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) live independently. The webinar will cover how technology can assist people with IDD in using public transportation, as well as technology in the home to help with independent living.

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Choosing Ticket to Work Service Providers – Webinar February 28

Information courtesy of the Social Security Administration

Some people with disabilities may be able to work and continue receiving disability benefits. On February 28, tune in to a free webinar from the Social Security Administration to learn about the Social Security administration’s Ticket to Work program and support services for people who are ready to work. This month’s webinar will also include a discussion about finding and selecting Ticket to Work service providers.

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Early Intervention and Preschool Child Outcomes Evaluation – Webinar February 27

Information courtesy of The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD)

Each year, states are required to report on child outcomes of their early intervention (EI) and pre-Kindergarten programs for infants, toddlers, and young children with disabilities. On February 27, tune in to an informative webinar to learn about the approach to evaluating child outcomes developed by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) for accountability reporting. In particular, the webinar will examine the single group pre-post comparison design used to evaluate child outcomes and improvements in children’s functioning.

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