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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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Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy – Webinar September 21

Information courtesy of Indiana Professional Management Group (IPMG)

September 2018 IPMG Professional Development Workshop: Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy

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Supported Decision-Making and Conservatorship – Web Radio Show September 5

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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Internet of Things – Indianapolis and Online August 31

Information courtesy of Easter Seals Crossroads INDATA

On August 31, the INDATA Project from Easter Seals Crossroads is offering a day of training on the “Internet of Things” (IOT). IOT is the internetworking of physical devices, vehicles, buildings, and other items embedded with electronics and software that allows them to communicate and exchange data. Learn how IOT can help people with disabilities achieve greater independence. People with disabilities, educators, parents, students, and healthcare providers can all benefit from this free training.

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Embracing Disability Accessibility in the Whole Organization – Webinar August 30

Information courtesy of the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center

What do you mean when you say your organization “embraces accessibility”? On August 30, tune in to an informative webinar to learn about organization-wide approaches to embracing accessibility. The webinar will cover topics like:

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How Parents and Teachers Can Use Brain Science to Increase Motivation in Children with ADHD – Webinar August 29

Information courtesy of ADDitude

On August 29, tune in to a free webinar on motivating students with ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder). Learn about the major scientific explanations of motivation and why they don’t quite fit kids with ADHD. The webinar will cover the difference between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation and why it’s so challenging to motivate kids with ADHD. Finally, learn an effective formula that will get children, adolescents, and young adults with ADHD to identify barriers to motivation and overcome them.

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