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Current Year (2018) News Archives


January 16, 2018

Supporting Kids With Autism

Education Week has produced a video with psychologist Laura Anthony from the Center of Autism Spectrum Disorders, Children's National Health System explaining ways that teachers can support young children with autism in the classroom. Also, meet "Julia", Sesame Street's newest muppet, depicting a 4 year old girl with autism interacting with classroom peers.

January 15, 2018

Film Showing and Discussion sponsored by the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island

My Hero Brother
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
7:00 PM
Dwares JCC, 401 Elmgrove Avenue, Providence

In this film, a group of young Israelis with Down Syndrome embark on a demanding trek through the Himalayas with their siblings. As they deal with physical and emotional challenges, unresolved conflicts surface and heartwarming friendships develop. Follow their difficult trials and poignant relationships set against the richly colorful backdrop of India. This film will open new horizons and greatly deepen your understanding of people with disabilities and their families. 1 hour, 18 minutes and will be followed by a facilitated discussion.

Download the flyer for complete details: http://bit.ly/2ATCLOu 653 kb PDF

January 9, 2018

NPR: Special Series: Abused and Betrayed: People with Intellectual Disabilities and an Epidemic of Sexual Assault

At a moment of reckoning in the United States about sexual harassment and sexual assault, a yearlong NPR investigation finds that there's little recognition of a group of Americans that is one of the most at risk: adults with intellectual disabilities. The series starts on Monday, January 8 and runs through January 18th.

January 8, 2018

Topical Webinar Five-Part Series on the Transition to Employment Among Youth Receiving SSI

Wednesday, January 17, 2017, 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. ET
Sponsor: Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), U.S. Department of Labor

Young people with disabilities, especially those who receive SSI, need policies, programs, and interventions that can help them make a smooth transition into adult life, particularly into employment. However, many youth receiving SSI benefits fall behind their peers when it comes to achieving economic success and independence as adults, which raises questions about the effectiveness of existing supports. This issue is of particular policy interest given the major growth in the number of youth receiving SSI benefits over the past decade. Part 1 of this five-part webinar series will explore how benefits counseling, when paired with other interventions, can improve employment outcomes for young people with disabilities.
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