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119 S. Palmetto Ave. Suite 173
Daytona Beach, FL 32114

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Our Previous Newsletters


July 2013
Living with a Disability is different for those of us that have them, but wait, there is good news!
Check out these people who have, or live with someone who has a disability. Pages also follow regarding living with a disability as well as those for caregivers.
Enjoy our newsletter.
Happy 4th of July!
Top 10 Extraordinary People With Disabilities- More examples of  great achiements-

Living with Disability- Disability Service and Self-help Center-

Life with a disability-Answers to many questions about living with a disability. From caregivers to support on careers- Caregiver resources, well spouse,, and much more-
Caregiver Stress & Burnout-How do you deal with stress and burnout? What can you do? Find answers here-
Technology Corner-NeoSpeech Text-to-Speech Offers Enhanced Accessibility in Compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act-
Pope invites Down Syndrome teen on car for a spin-“Francis invited Alberto di Tullio up onto his open-top Mercedes at the end of his general audience Wednesday, letting him spin around on the pontiff’s white chair while tens of thousands of people looked on.-
August 2013

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-

State of Florida Medicare and Prescription Drug Program-Understand what your program covers-
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.
Health Education
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 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.”
Learning-This is for all types of learning, including obtaining a college education-
Free Courses, towards a College Degree!-
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-
September 2013

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
Our Work
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.-
The American Association of People with Disabilitiesis 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.-
DisAbility Solutions (DSIL)-“Our mission is to empower people with disabilities
to attain equal opportunities in society.”-
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…”-...
ADA Amendments Act-A Great Resource so You Know Your Rights-
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.
Easy Grilling From The Food Network-This includes thumbnails as well as some videos-HTTP://WWW.FOODNETWORK.COM/TOPICS/EASY-GRILLING/INDEX.HTML

October 2013

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 GloryFor 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”-

Great News from APD- An Administrative Law Judge has ruled in support of the agency and its iBudget Florida program. This Program gives flexibility for those with Medicaid benefits. Please see this link for more information-
 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).
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- and paste this link)

November 2013

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.

Services include:

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-

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-

Technology Corner-New Technologies Get More Disabled People Into Workforce-

Cooking Corner- We all need Quick and Easy Recipes This Year, These Come With Videos!-



December 2013

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-


Identity Theft is prevelent in today's society. This link is on the same website. Learn how to protect-yourself-


Self Protection-Many of Need This Information. I found it very useful -


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.-


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-

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!-!

 January 2014

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?-


Study Finds Sensory Therapy Has Merit For Kids With Autism-” 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. “-


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-

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!-

Winter Is The Time For Sports-Check Out The Paralympic Ski Team From Poland- 


Cooking for One? Want to make it Fun?Try These Recipes from Delish-


February 2014

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!-
They do cost $1500 but read the following article because it sounds like there is hope on the horizon for some of us to own them-
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
There are those that have vibrations as well such as the Klip! Vibe Mobile Timer
(we have no affiliation with either of them)
Great News!-“ Microsoft and GW Micro are partnering to provide people who are blind or have low vision improved access to Microsoft Office. Starting today, customers who have purchased and installed any version of Microsoft Office 2010 or 2013, including both perpetual and subscription clients, are eligible to download a free copy of Window-Eyes, GW Micro's widely used and highly regarded screen reading software”.-
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.-
Cooking Corner-Technology has given us the crock pot. A tool that gives us all the opportunity to cook while we can spend the day doing something else while dinner cooks. Enjoy these recipes-
March 2014

Social Media

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-
To join facebook-

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-

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-

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-

Cooking Corner-Do you have 30 minutes to make dinner? Here are some easy Spring Recipes-

April 2014

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”-

SSDI-Social Security Disability Insurance and Medicaid recipients typically must have no more than $2,000 in assets and earn less than approximately $700 a month or they will loss their benefits. Now they are fighting back. Find out how-

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. “-

Cooking Corner-Now here are some great recipes. I am starting with this great steak! Look at the low calories on it too!!! Easy recipes!-

May 2014

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.
The Accessible House-Many people with disabilities find they need an accessible home. This may require several modification. The following articles will define types that can be used and how they can be installed. They also focus on doing so in an inexpensive manner.
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.
Looking For An Apartment That is Accessible?-
(Note-We have no affiliation with either of these companies)
Technology News-This event just took place. There are many gamers out there. In the near future I believe we will see, what was shown for prices within our means-
June 2014

Breaking Down the Barriers!

We 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

 together. We are not alone!

Breaking Down Barriers and Perceptions in the World of Beauty-<


Student denied access to CNM stage for graduation because of disability-


Harvard study links chemicals to autism, ADHD, dyslexia->


Do you think you are alone since you have a Disability? Do You Know How many famous people have, or have had

a disability?-<>

Cooking Corner:

Easy Summer Recipes for Under $3.00 a serving-<


Technology Corner:

Apps, Apps, and more Apps!!! What am I to do??? Find out what they are before you download them-



From 2015

January 2015


Don’t Let Anything Stop You!- Down Syndrome No Barrier To College Degree-


I do a lot of reading and there is so much offered for the kindle that I use. However if you have the disability of blindness the title list is so small-E-Book Legal Restrictions-

Deaf Rights: What You Need to Know-So often not mentioned!-


Disability Hiring Goals-


Technology Corner-Word Prediction ToolsThese 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.



Cooking Corner-One of our readers asked me for crockpot recipes. Well I have come up with a wide array of them. Don’t miss the dessert ones! -

February 2015


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and a FL Non-Profit serving people with all disabilities




March 2015

This is one of the best articles that I have ever read! Having a disability-
10 Things The World Can Learn From People With Disabilities No matter the type of person, there are lessons to be learned from them. People with disabilities are especially influential, as our hardships in life aren't easily forgotten.”
What People With Disabilities Can Do-
What Can You Do? The Campaign For Disability Employment-

People With Disabilities Can Train A Service Dog!-Florida Service Dogs-, Log in to your Facebook account.

Technology Corner-Everyone that has a newer computer, Windows 7 or newer, has Speech Recognition on it. What is this? This is a voice recognition program that allows you to speak as it types up what you say. You can also use this program in email and documents. The tutorial explains the process. Simply go to your programs, and then search all programs. Types in Speech Recognition. You will see it come up. Just click on it.

Springtime Recipes

April 2015

This month there is a sampling of articles for professionals and articles for others. Do not miss the video! It is a must see! Even if you saw it before, watch it again. Looks like the movies will finally become accessible for everyone soon! Great articles for everyone.

Happy Spring!


Pre-Vocational Training: Every Little Bit Counts-

Building a Workforce That Reflects the People We Serve

Love Has No Labels!

If You Missed this, please watch it now!-

Cooking Corner-Easy Grilling Recipes- I can't wait to see what will be cooked at my house!-<>

May 2015

The anniversary of the ADA is not until July but this month we will prepare for it. We are celebrating 25 years! The articles are for those with disabilities and for those that work in the field. Don’t miss the link for ADA events in the area. Be ready to celebrate!
Explore the ADA Anniversary Tool Kit- this is a project of the ADA National Network and its ten regional ADA Centers across the United States that provides information, guidance and training on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). -
Links for information on the ADA- These topics include Introduction to the ADA, ADA enforcement, resources, and ADA phone line, and so many topics that will benefit professionals and those with disabilities. Learn your rights! -
ADA Celebration Events-In our local area-
Cooking Corner-Spring Recipes! These will delight you with cooking for the season-
Technology Corner-This website lists a number of apps that for people who struggle to speak. Those include autism, brain injuriescerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and stroke.-
Previous Newsletters
Note: We have kept some of these older newsletters up do to their viable information

July 2013

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