Posts Tagged 'Intellectual Disabilities'

Celebrating 50 Years at the Arc

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Later this month, the Arc of Gaston County in North Carolina will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary of helping people with disabilities – specifically with intellectual disabilities. The Arc was established in 1961 when a group of individuals in Gaston County found the need to help their fellow citizens with disabilities. Local families, medical professionals and community members created the Arc of Gaston County to provide awareness, advocacy and support for individuals to be successful.

Posted by Jenny Carlton Mar 10, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Mobility and Social Inclusion for People with Intellectual Disabilities

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I recently saw an announcement that the Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities (JPPID) is issuing a call for papers focused on “evidence-based policy and practice related to mobility and transportation as a prerequisite for social inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities”. It makes perfect sense, though I don’t think many people realize, just how affected someone’s participation is in society by something that sounds as simple as getting around. 

Posted by Blythe Jan 19, 2011 Posted in Disability No Comments

New University Program for Students with Intellectual Disabilities

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The University of Tennessee in Knoxville (UT) has a program starting in the fall of 2011 where students with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities and autism will be able to attend. The program will allow them to hold campus jobs, audit courses, and possibly live in the dorms. At the end of the two year program, the student will graduate with a vocational certificate, but the education and training during the program will be helpful in moving them on to full time jobs (on or off-campus) and living independently.

Posted by Blythe Jan 12, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment