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

How Goals and Routines Connect

Managing the Routines of Daily Living Goal Guide helps individuals with cognitive disabilities set goals, track progress, and share their accomplishments with others. In the course of developing Goal Guide we’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the relationship between goals and routines of daily living. Field, Martin, Miller, Ward, and Wehmeyer (1998) suggested that to become self-determined, students … Read More