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Think College Model Seeds Transition Opportunities for Inclusive Post-Secondary Education

We are pleased to have just exhibited at SOTA 2021 where so many of the great Think College programs participated. Think College, based at the Institute for Community Inclusion, University of Massachusetts Boston, is a national organization dedicated to developing, expanding, and improving inclusive higher education options for people with intellectual disability. Cognitopia collaborates with
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Innovative Technology to Increase Confidence & Student Success: New Tool for Social and Emotional Learning

Amidst the minefield of potentially harmful, social media apps that have so many young people trying to simply keep up by looking cool, there are some amazing online tools that build rather than break down one’s sense of self-worth. Enter Cognitopia with its MyLife multimedia digital portfolio that transforms how
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SOTA 2021

Cognitopia is excited to exhibit at the State of the Art 2021 (SOTA), an innovative conference focused on inclusive post secondary education for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). As a company focused on tools to support self determination, we value the SOTA mission and appreciate our partnerships with
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National Diabetes Month

Type 2 Diabetes is a killer that affects 1 in 10 Americans, 34 million overall, with a prevalence 1.5x higher for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Many people have diabetes, or pre-diabetes and don’t even know it. Uncontrolled, diabetes can impact every aspect of one’s health and is
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Halloween Recipe #2: Ice Cream Sandwich Ghosts

Well, if you enjoyed making the Witches Broomsticks last week, you’re in for an even sweeter treat this time around. Yes, ice cream is sooo good…so any excuse to work with it and, of course, eat it takes very little push! So, without further adieu, let’s make some Ice Cream
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Disability IN: Inclusion Works – Virtual Corporate Showcase

INTERNSHIPS FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES Opportunities come along once in a while that are worth noting. The Virtual Corporate Showcase, sponsored by Disability IN: Inclusion Works, is one such event that is worth following up on. Companies across the gambit, from Amazon to Nike to Dupont, are accepting resume
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Innovative Training for Integrated Employment at Tennessee Rehabilitation Center

As we celebrate National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), innovative, new technologies are being deployed in Smyrna, Tennessee at the Tennessee Rehabilitation Center (TRC), a program of the Tennessee Department of Vocational Rehabilitation. TRC offers training for integrated employment in a wide variety of occupations, ranging from auto mechanics and
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Webinar: The Importance of Including and Supporting Individuals with Disabilities in America’s Workforce

Image: dol.gov With National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) in full swing during the month of October, we are seeing and focusing on employment-related resources set to assist people in need. The above-noted webinar, which is funded by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), is set for Monday, October 12th,
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SPOTLIGHT: CVS Health “Abilities in Abundance”

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), and when it comes to diversity and disability inclusion-based hiring, CVS Health is charting a path worth following. CVS is an industry leader in helping people with disabilities overcome barriers to employment, demonstrating the tremendous, untapped potential in this workforce. With proper
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Evidence Base for Cognitopia

Remote coaching and support tools with Cognitopia assist with longer term, successful educational and employment scenarios. Image Courtesy: Cognitopia.com The evidence base for the effectiveness of the Cognitopia Platform for Self-Determination is multi-faceted. Cognitopia was developed through highly competitive federal research grants from several agencies, including the National Institute on