Jan 272017
 
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The Able Act allows many people with disabilities to save money for unexpected or needed items that make their lives better. Items must be from an approved Category. For instance, assistive technology and transportation are two categories, but there are more categories. l People with disabilities can sign on to able act programs from out of their state where available. This Webinar will talk about the 4 newest states to start Able Act Programs KY, MI, OR, and VA.

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January 31, 2017

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

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Nov 022016
 
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The ABLE National Resource Center, managed by National Disability Institute (NDI), is excited to congratulate the State of Michigan on the launch of its “MiABLE” program. MiABLE is a national program, offering enrollment to qualified individuals with disabilities both in Michigan and throughout the country.

MiABLE allows qualified individuals with disabilities to save up to $14,000 a year in an ABLE account without jeopardizing their eligibility for federally-funded means tested benefits, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid. The funds in the account can be used for disability-related expenses that assist the beneficiary in increasing and/or maintaining his or her health, independence or quality of life.

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Webinar: ABLE Funds: Understanding the Investment Side of ABLE November 15, 2016. REGISTER 
Author: Publication:  Able National Resource Center Date: 11-02-2016 

Oct 212016
 
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Engaging in social situations in a virtual environment may significantly improve real-world interactions for young people with autism, new research suggests.

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Author: Shaun Heasley  Publication: Disability Scoop  Date: 09-27-2016

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Sep 012016
 
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Pokémon Go is a free location-based app developed by Niantic for both iOS and Android devices. It encourages users to explore their environment by using augmented reality while simultaneously trying to capture as many Pokémon as possible.

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Author: Kendall Rayburn  Publication: Friendship Circle Date: 07-21-2016 

Aug 172016
 
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“In college, students are bombarded with increasing responsibility, which would make any neuro-typical person feel overwhelmed, let alone students who are on the Autism Spectrum. Part of this responsibility is to find a job.”

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Author: Max Granitz Publication: Friendship Circle   Date: 08-01-2016 

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Aug 122016
 
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Being the sibling of a special needs individual comes with a lot of “extras” and sometimes this can be difficult to navigate on your own.

This is a list of books people who have a sibling with special needs might be interested in.

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Author: Kendall Rayburn  Publication:  Friendship Circle Date: 08-04-2016

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Wheelchair Wash and Health Fair 2016

 Posted by on April 21, 2016 at 8:44 PM  Events, Self-Improve
Apr 212016
 
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This year’s wheelchair wash in Appleton, WI will be a little bit different. It will be held at NuMotion instead of the Fox Valley Technical College. NuMotion is located on West Hill Boulevard in Appleton, WI. Also registration for the event is now with Making the Ride Happen this year. Don’t worry besides being able to clean up your power wheelchair, Manual wheelchair or scooter there will still be door prizes, community resources, wellness booths, safety inspections, and lunch. As usual, this is a free event. For more information and information on location, transportation, and free registration click the flyer link below.

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Dec 172015
 
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Professor Stephen Hawking is one of the people I admire most in the world, an undisputed genius who has opened our eyes to the wonders of the universe, while also happening to be a kind and delightful man. He is the only person I have given a free ticket with Virgin Galactic,…

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Author:  Publication: virgin.com and Twitter @richardbranson Date: 12-17-2015 

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