Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

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Every March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month (DDAM) when the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) and its partners work together to showcase how people with and without disabilities unite to create strong, inclusive, diverse communities. A central point raised is how people with disabilities should not be sidelined but rather included in ALL aspects of life in their communities. … Read More

March is the 50th Anniversary of the Senior Nutrition Program

Beginning in 1972, the National Senior Nutrition Program has promoted nutrition-based programs and services for aging adults across the U.S. Nutrition for seniors has been instrumental in furthering quality of life and longevity and has received financial support from the Older Americans Act, which was signed into law on July 14, 1965. As it stands, local senior nutrition programs allow … Read More

Capital FC Creates Soccer Program for Kids and Young Adults with Disabilities

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Around 18% of students in the Salem, Oregon school district have a disability. almost 1 in 5 – not a small number. Opportunities for inclusion in typical activities such as organized sports can be essential for the growth of all children and young adults. But for those with a disability, such opportunities are often lacking in many areas. Thanks to Capital … Read More

Powell’s Books Showcasing Neurodivergent Stories and Texts

image shows the display of neurodivergence related books at Powell's books in Portland Oregon

Powell’s Books, the long-standing bastion of the printed word in Portland, Oregon, always seems to be on the right path. Powell’s latest move to create a new display of stories and texts centered on neurodivergence is simply wonderful and fantastically inclusive. In the words of Powell’s bookseller Rin S.: One of my goals as a bookseller is to present the … Read More

Routine: Tips for Setting and Achieving Goals

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It may be early February with the advent of the new year fading a bit, but setting goals for oneself is never out of date. And right here in Cognitopia’s suite of digital portfolio tools is our Goal Guide, which is an excellent way to create and track goals you set out to finish. Of course, it’s one thing to … Read More

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