Tips on How to Plan an Accessible Road Trip

Planning an accessible road trip is getting a little easier for people with disabilities. There are more resources created by and for the disability community, and the tourism industry is beginning to recognize the value of accessible travel. As a neurodivergent, disabled, and chronically ill person, I take road trips

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The “How” of Ecological Assessment

According to Dr. Bronfenbrenner, ecological assessment engages stakeholders to identify student performance challenges and assist in their analysis. As a first step, in-depth interviews of parents, classroom staff, paraprofessionals, physical education teachers, and anyone involved in the student’s educational sphere can provide qualitative information about the student’s performance. As therapists,

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Social Security Finalizes Change To SSI Benefits

The Social Security Administration will relax its rules related to food assistance for people with disabilities who receive Supplemental Security Income. (Disability Scoop) The Social Security Administration is moving forward with a major change to the way it calculates monthly Supplemental Security Income benefits for people with disabilities. The agency

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A Must-Watch TedX Talk on Hearing Loss — Blog

Hearing loss advocacy comes to TEDx! Congratulations to HLAA advisor and hearing circuit advocate Juliëtte Sterkens, Au.D. Her TEDxOshkosh talk, Hearing loss: beyond hearing aids, has over 225,000 views on the national TEDx Talks YouTube channel and the views continue to grow! In the 18-minute talk, Juliëtte explains what it’s

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Death of a Father and a Founder

Last month saw the death of one of Rifton’s founding fathers. Jerry Voll grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and studied for the ministry at Lancaster Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania. His first assignment was in Lancaster, where he and his new wife Nancy moved to begin their pastorate. While living there

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