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Happy 4th of July!
This month we are focusing on You! What are you in need of? What are you looking for? We hope that the following has addressed some of those needs. Please email us with more of your needs. Working for you is what we are about!
Medicaid- provides Medical coverage to low income individuals and families. One may also apply for medical assistance for children with the Florida KidCare program. For more information- Contact ACCESS Customer Call Center (866) 762-2237 Florida Relay 711 or TTY (800) 955-8771-http://www.myflfamilies.com/service-programs/access-florida-food-medical-assistance-cash/medicaid
Florida Health Finder-This is a resource for medical information that includes tests, conditions, facilities, and providers. See below for all that they offer.
A comprehensive collection of help and information for consumers.
Learn about medical conditions, symptoms, procedures, tests and more.
Find and learn about Florida health care facilities and providers in your area.
Housing in Florida-For affordable housing solutions-
“The FloridaHousingSearch.org website was launched in June of 2006, and is sponsored by the Florida Housing Finance Corporation . The website was developed with support from a number of nonprofit and government organizations in Florida.”
Technology News!-We may all be driving Soon!!!- Bosch self-driving car spotted in California-
Cooking on a Budget-The booklet is 32 pages long and has detailed guidance on how to save money while helping the environment, by cutting your energy use and food miles-
This Month Is All About Advocacy. Everyone Who Either Has A Disability or Works in the Disability Field Has Advocated, Will Advocate, Advocated, or Needs an Advocate. Below You Will Find Links to Advocacy Agencies, Information About Your Rights, and More.
National Disability Rights Network (NDRN)-
NDRN is the nonprofit, voluntary membership association for the P&A and CAP agencies. Collectively, the network is the largest provider of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States.
Going through each list you will find the Agency that Locally will Provide Services
The initial focus of the Network was to safeguard the well-being of individuals living in institutions. Today, all P&As continue to monitor, investigate and attempt to remedy adverse conditions in large and small, public and private, facilities that care for people with disabilities. P&As also assist persons with disabilities find living arrangements that are the least restrictive possible; indeed, the P&As have been at the forefront of the de-institutionalization movement.
Over the years, the focus of P&A work was broadened to one that secures the rights of persons with all types disabilities wherever they reside. P&A statutes were expanded to give the P&As additional authority so that the P&As now devote considerable resources to ensuring full access to inclusive educational programs, financial entitlements, healthcare, accessible housing, transportation, and productive employment opportunities, as well as continuing to seek prevention of abuse and neglect.-http://www.ndrn.org/en/about/paacap-network.html
The American Association of People with Disabilities- is the nation's largest disability rights organization. We promote equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation for people with disabilities. Our members, including people with disabilities and our family, friends, and supporters, represent a powerful force for change.-http://www.aapd.com/what-we-do/
DisAbility Solutions (DSIL)-“Our mission is to empower people with disabilities
Advocating-“Carrie Ann Lucas, a nationally recognized advocate for people with disabilities, was lead plaintiff in an epic seven-and-a-half year suit against Kmart…”-...
The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities- “is a coalition… 100 national disl …organizations working together to advocate for national public.”-
I wish I could go!-The ‘Comedians with Disabilities Act’ “Tour Rolls into Alameda September 14, 2013”-
Maybe Some people do not understand this. I have several clients that do and joke around. They humor is captivating. I myself laugh at my disability but one must remember that everyone is different. The cause, the reason, the restrictions, the mental impact, and other factors can play a part.
It is Time For Some Good News. We All Need Good News So This Month We Are Highlighting Just That!
Disability No Impediment To Miss America Glory“For decades, Miss America was all about beautyand “perfection,” physical and otherwise. But like so much about the venerable competition, this has changed. …This year, there are two contestants with physical challenges”-http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2013/09/13/disability-miss-america-glory/18713/
23rd Abilities Awareness Day Celebration at Daytona State College- on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the Daytona Beach Campus in the courtyard (west of Lenholt Student Center /Cafeteria, Building 130).
Change in Terminology: “Mental Retardation” to “Intellectual Disability”-
Technology Corner-Amplified Phones are wonderful for the hearing impaired. Did you know that you can easily qualify for a free phone? See this link and find out how-http://www.ftri.org/index.cfm/go/public.view/page/1-(copy and paste this link)
We Are Supporting Those With Disabilities This Month. From articles on programs on rights and services to
empowering your employees. Don't forget to check out the newest technologies that are available for those with disabilities. We wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving!
“The Administration for Community Living oversees a number of programs that support older adults, persons with disabilities, and family caregivers.
ñElder Rights Services provide a range of programs that help to protect the rights of vulnerable and at-risk older individuals both the community and long-term care settings.
ñHealth, Prevention, and Wellness Programs help older adults remain as healthy as possible. Efforts include evidence-based disease and disability prevention programs and the Alzheimer’s Disease Supportive Services Program.
ñNative Alaskans, Native Hawaiians, and Native Americans Program acknowledges the unique cultural and social traditions of Native and Tribal communities.
ñNational Clearinghouse for Long-Term Care Information provides information and resources to help individuals plan for future long-term care.
ñNational Family Caregiver Support Program provides a range of supports that assist family and informal caregivers to care for their loved ones at home for as long as possible.
ñNutrition Services provide balanced and nutritious meals at home or at a congregate setting such as a senior center, church, or another community facility.
ñSupport Services assist older adults to maintain their independence in their communities. Services include assistance with transportation, in-home care, community-based services such as adult day care, and information and referral assistance.
Other programs offer older persons opportunities to enhance their health and serve their communities through volunteer programs. Visit the Administration on Aging website to learn more about these and other programs.”
Empower Your Employees with Disabilities! Keep them On The Job! This Article Shows You How to do Just That with Simple Ways-http://www.workwithoutlimits.org/employers/recruitment_and_retention/career
This is a listing of links to other disability resources compiled by the Center on Human Policy primarily related to people with cognitive disabilities. Although lenghtly there are many areas I am sure you will find very interesting-http://disabilitystudies.syr.edu/resources/otherdisabilityresources.aspx#independent_living
Technology Corner-New Technologies Get More Disabled People Into Workforce-http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/23/disabled-workforce-technology_n_3486649.html
Cooking Corner- We all need Quick and Easy Recipes This Year, These Come With Videos!-http://allrecipes.com/recipes/holidays-and-events/thanksgiving/quick-and-easy/
This is a month of Giving but we must also think about those who take away from us. So we are going to touch on both of those subjects.
We here at Adaptive Technology Solutions lost one of our Board Members. She was taken by her room mates. They committed fraud. We want to help protect those out there. So we are going to start with some pertinent information to aid you in those matters.
What is Elder Fraud? It doesn't just affect the elderly! What does it mean and how can you protect-yourself-http://www.stopfraud.gov/protect-yourself.html
Identity Theft is prevelent in today's society. This link is on the same website. Learn how to protect-yourself-http://www.stopfraud.gov/protect-identity.html
Self Protection-Many of Need This Information. I found it very useful -http://www.kidpower.org/library/article/challenges/
Technology News and Ideas for Christmas Gifts for Those with Disabilities-The Technology That's Keeping Those With Disabilities Employed-There is new Technology being created all of the time. This is helping to increase the rates of employment of those with disabilities. In this article you will find types of technology that aid those with disabilities in the workforce . Also discover the impact of the new rate of employment rate of those with disabilities.- http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/24/technology-disabilities_n_3486424.html
Ideas for Christmas Gifts for People with Disabilities-
Voice-recognition programs-With this program you talk and your computer types. It is useful for people who have difficulty using their hands, for those that are deaf, have communication problems, and for those with dyslexia. On-line you can hop and find this product for under $60.00
Deficit disorder apps-These types of apps can be found on the internet ranging from .99 and up!
Video Relay Services-These are for a communication basis. In this video format one is using a video desktop with a mobile device. This is a free service.
Text Relay-In this service the communication is formed by the deaf person typing and the relay person speaking. This is a free service.
Video Remote Interpreting (VRI)-This is an on-demand sign language interpreting service, that is delivered over a live Internet video connection. You need to check with you service provider. In this are Sprint and AT&T appear to be the only providers.
Smartphone Apps-These are great for opening and closing your door!. The monthly cost is $9.00 and up. See this article for the links to the companies offing them- http://www.alarmsystemreviews.com/home-security-apps-iphone-android-blackberry.html
Cooking Corner-Time for Baking Cookies. These are easy Recipes. Although I found one that isn’t but I have to make the Salted Caramel-Stuffed Chocolate Cookies!- http://www.pillsbury.com/holidays-celebrations/christmas/easy-christmas-cookie-recipes#!
Time to Start a New Year! A time for new beginnings. A perfect time to look ahead for a new career, new technology, new types of treatments, new recreation, and something new to cook.
So let's start fresh!
Are You Are A Professional Looking for A Career?-Looking for a Job?-http://jobs.disabilityscoop.com/search_results.php?category=&location_id=11&submit_search=Search
Study Finds Sensory Therapy Has Merit For Kids With Autism-” a study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders suggests that the approach can reap meaningful gains in significantly less time than the 40 hours per week often recommended for traditional behavior therapy. “-http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2013/12/09/study-sensory-merit-autism/18951/
Technology Corner- The Future of Technology looks bright for people with disabilities as Georgia Tech is researching the aging process and developing technology that will benefit people-http://midtown.patch.com/groups/schools/p/georgia-tech-researchers-study-aging-with-disabilities
Extra-Rings and Bracelet Translate Sign Language-This technology has just been designed and is not available yet. We look forward to the time when it is!-http://technabob.com/blog/2013/11/19/sign-language-translator-rings-bracelet/
Winter Is The Time For Sports-Check Out The Paralympic Ski Team From Poland- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjVJqSz4GEk
Cooking for One? Want to make it Fun?Try These Recipes from Delish-http://www.delish.com/recipes/cooking-recipes/cooking-for-one#slide-1
This month we are focusing on technology. The technology that is already available is life changing! The technology that is on the horizon will provide more opportunities to people with disabilities!
Google Glass-These are an amazing pair of eyewear that contains a computer inside!-
On The Horizon new app that will aid the visually impaired navigate:
Watches that remind you of important times. For instance, when to take your medications or when you need to leave for a meeting.. You can find these for as low as $36-One of these brands most recommended is VibraLITE 2
(we have no affiliation with either of them)
Camera Mouse-This is a free program that allows you to control the mouse pointer on computer by moving your head For further information see the website and find out if this program will work for you.- http://www.cameramouse.org/about.html
Technology Today has afforded all of us the availability to participate in social media. There are many types of Social Media available. What can social media do for you and what types should you pick? That depends on what you are trying to accomplish. If you are a business person then you should work with Linked In, Facebook, and Twitter as a definite must. You will find a growing network that will strengthen your business contacts and your business as a whole.
As a layperson Facebook and Twitter are Social Media outlets that can grow friendships and aid you in finding news sources and groups.
New types of Social Media are expending all of the time. We will touch on them as well.
Linkedin-“... the world's largest professional network with 250 million members in over 200 countries and territories around the globe.
Our mission is simple: connect the world's professionals to make them more productive and successful. When you join LinkedIn, you get access to people, jobs, news, updates, and insights that help you be great at what you do.”
Face book-An online social media network. “Users must register before using the site, after which they may create a personal profile, add other users as friends, exchange messages, and receive automatic notifications when they update their profile. Additionally, users may join common-interest user groups, organized by workplace, school or college, or other characteristics, and categorize their friends into lists ...”With Facebook you can create a business page for free. Another option available in online advertising through click through rates. “Most online advertising reaches only 27% of its intended audience. Facebook’s average is 91%.3 Your business gets more value from every ad. “ To find out more information about this feature see-https://www.facebook.com/business/
To join facebook- www.facebook.com
Twitter-With Twitter for Business you can grow your business with top influences from around the globe, find top marketers, and new partners. Twitter alone lets you connect with friends, news stories and find out the latest from around the world. For more information and to become a member, see this link-https://twitter.com/
Pintrest-With Pintrest you can join in two different manners. One as a person and the other as a business. Pins are pictures that inspire you. In the business frame they are to attract clients to you.
For those not in business-https://www.pinterest.com/
Instagram-This site allows a person to share pictures. These pictures can also be shared with other sites. With this particular site they are downloaded from your mobile phone. Please see-http://instagram.com/
April is all about beginnings. Let's begin with Your Money! You need it! You need to keep it! You may need employment. That is what this newsletter is all about.
Hiring People with Disabilities-For Tech Companies, ”Cool”-
Employment for People with Disabilities:
Daytona One Stop Employment Center, 359 Bill France Blvd., Daytona Beach
Technology Corner-Now Here is a Question-”How does a person who’s blind find what to “watch” on a TV with 200 channels and 46,000 video-on-demand choices of movies, shows and clips? Tom Wlodkowski, an executive at Comcast Corp. who is blind, thinks he has the answer: a talking TV channel guide. ...Comcast expects the talking guide to come with its next-generation X2 platform in 2014. “- http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2013/08/29/with-talking-guide/18609/
As people with disabilities, accessibility is one of our priorities! Most of us need to navigate in one way or another. This month we are focusing on that topic.
Of course we have thrown in our recipe section that so many people rave about.
Transportation In the Greater Daytona Area-I have found that many people are not aware of the ease of traveling around the area. Please look at the Votran website.
(Note-We have no affiliation with either of these companies)
Down the Barriers!
need to change the world! It may be in small steps but there are
people out there doing just that. We all need to work
are not alone!
Down Barriers and Perceptions in the World of
denied access to CNM stage for graduation because of
study links chemicals to autism, ADHD,
you think you are alone since you have a Disability? Do You Know How
many famous people have, or have had
Summer Recipes for Under $3.00 a
Apps, and more Apps!!! What am I to do??? Find out what they are
before you download
Technology Corner-Word Prediction Tools- These types of tools of for those with learning disabilities. They predict what the user will say due to their syntax, spelling, and how often they use the particular words. There are different types of products. Those you will want to look into are listed below. Remember that each individual is different.
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