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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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DSANI Buddy Walk

 

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The Importance Of Customizing Your AAC App – Webinar August 3

Information courtesy of AbleNet

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Assistive Technology for folks with Dyslexia and other Learning Disabilities – Online and Indianapolis July 24

Information courtesy of INDATA

On July 24, the INDATA Project from Easter Seals Crossroads is offering a day of training on using assistive technology (AT) to help people who have Dyslexia and other learning disabilities. Learn what Dyslexia is and types of assistive technology that can assist individuals with Dyslexia and other learning disabilities in being more independent in the school, work, or home environment.

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Federal Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Expectations – Webinar July 17

Information courtesy of Indiana Professional Management Group (IPMG)

July 2015 IPMG Professional Development Workshop:

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Lending Discrimination 101 – Webinar July 15

Information courtesy of The Back Home In Indiana Alliance

During this webinar, learn about the protections under the federal Fair Housing Act afforded to persons seeking mortgage loans. The presenter will discuss recent fair housing cases addressing discriminatory lending practices against those with disabilities, women who are pregnant, and due to race, color, and national origin. A brief review of common mortgage scams will also occur to protect you from deceptive practices.

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