CVS Funds New Housing for People with Disabilities

picture shows the 171-unit housing project CVS is helping fund in Austin, Texas.

CVS is a champion of people with developmental disabilities (DD), those at risk of becoming homeless, Through their Workforce Initiatives effort, CVS Health has established itself a leader in diversity and equity in employment, including their Abilities in Abundance program, focused on hiring people with disabilities. But CVS also recognizes that employment is just one part of the quality of life, as evidenced by … Read More

Get the FACTS about Transition

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We’re excited to see that FACT Oregon is conducting its Transition to Adulthood Virtual Learning Summit on January 29th. Many decisions and new opportunities face students as they engage in this transition along with their families and wider support networks. FACT Oregon, which “helps thousands of families each year navigate raising a child experiencing disability,” focuses annually on this great … Read More

Where’s Cognitopia? Visual Challenge #4

thumbnail image showing the blog post of the 4th installment of the where's cognitopia visual challenge

Some say, “the third time’s the charm,” but I say it’s the 4th! Thus, here is the fourth release in our series of visual challenges where your task is to find hidden Cognitopia logos. And as noted in prior challenges, the goal is simple…try to find each of the (6) Cognitopia logos hidden in the below winter picture. To make … Read More

The Four Different Types of Dementia

image showing clasped hands, old and younger

Just as there are different kinds of cars, restaurants, or weather, the neurological condition known as “dementia” comes in a variety of forms that have their onset at different ages and affect the brain differently as the disease progresses. The  National Institute on Aging (NIA) describes four different types of dementia and how they affect one’s daily life. Please share this … Read More

Cognitopia Fosters Independence

picture showing person cooking and being independent in living situation

Through Cognitopia’s long-time collaboration with Supporting Living, Learning, andEarning with Autism (SLLEA), we’ve been helping young adults with autism to be moresuccessful in learning how to live on their own, find successful employment, and pursuecollege degrees. This recently-produced video showcases how for one SLLEAparticipant, Cognitopia systematically builds independence and optimizes the efforts ofa key support staff. View this newly-released video … Read More

Holiday Recipe: Hot Chocolate Floats

an image of hot chocolate floats from the routine Hot Chocolate Holiday Floats

Perhaps you have enjoyed some of our recipe routines in the recent past? Hopefully so. And to keep it rolling, here we go again! This time we are featuring some fun and tasty “floats” that you can make to put into mugs of hot chocolate! Whether just for yourself, your family, or a whole gaggle of friends, you can really … Read More

Where’s Cognitopia? Holiday Visual Challenge #3

thumbnail image for Visual Challenge #3 Where's Cognitopia Logos Winter holiday-themed

The holidays are upon us and what better time to test, once again, your “Where’s Cognitopia?” skills on a holiday-themed tree! If this is your first try with one of our visual challenges, the goal is simple. Try to find each of the (6) Cognitopia logos hidden in the picture. Each logo is a different color, allowing it to blend … Read More

Celebrating Dr. Margaret Giannini

an image of Dr. Margaret Giannini with a quote about her dedication to people with disabilities.

We here at Cognitopia mourn the passing of the first director of NIDILRR (formerly NIDRR). Margaret Giannini was a pioneer and champion for people with disabilities well before there was support or acceptance, and long after. In fact, just a week before she died she was lobbying Congress to create a federal holiday for people with disabilities. A true inspiration … Read More