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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Information courtesy of the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities
December 5 and 6, join fellow advocates and professionals at the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities annual conference. This year’s conference theme is “Creating a Culture of Change”. The disability rights movement continues to build momentum, and it’s creating a culture of change — change for the better.
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Information courtesy of AbleNet
Earlier this year, Apple introduced the newest version of their operating system, iOS 10. On November 1, tune in to an informative webinar to learn about the new accessibility features in iOS 10. Learn about the new Magnifier feature, which turns any iOS device into a portable magnification device for reading text in menus, pill bottles and more. You will also learn about the latest enhancements to existing features such as Switch Control, VoiceOver, and Speech, including typing feedback, new highlighting options, and a pronunciation editor.
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Information courtesy of VSA
On November 1, VSA (Very Special Arts) will present an informative series of short webinars for educators, administrators, and researchers working in the field of arts and special education. Psychologists will share insights from their research on how theater activities affect cognitive and social skills in children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. On the final webinar, a special educator will discuss how those findings impact classroom practice.
» Read more about: Teaching Students on the Autism Spectrum – What Theater Teaches Us – Webinar Series Starting November 1 »
Information courtesy of the Cornell University Institute on Employment and Disability
On October 26, the Cornell University Institute on Employment and Disability will present an informative webinar about workplace policies and practices that maximize disability inclusion in all facets of the employment process. Learn about how to promote disability inclusion in recruitment, hiring, career advancement, retention, and more.
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Information courtesy of Indiana Professional Management Group (IPMG)
Families, Guardians, Service Providers, and other interested individuals are welcome to attend this webinar! Ruth Roberts, IPMG Executive Assistant and Request for Approval Specialist, will provide participants with the information needed to have a basic understanding of how to apply for waiver funding for environmental and vehicle modifications and specialized medical equipment through the Medicaid Waiver Request for Approval (RFA) process.
» Read more about: The Medicaid Waiver Request for Approval Process – Webinar October 21 »