Oregon Statewide Transition Conference 2022

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Cognitopia is pleased to be a Seamless Transition Sponsor for the 2022 Oregon Statewide Transition Conference, “The Journey is a Virtual Adventure.” The conference covers a wide range of topics essential to the transition from secondary school to competitive integrated employment, inclusive post-secondary education, and independent living. If you’re registered for the conference, you can find our pre-recorded presentation, “Using … Read More

New Video: Cognitopia MyLife Digital Portfolio Helps Tell Child’s Story

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If you are the primary caregiver for a neurodiverse child, you understand how tiring and frustrating it can be to tell their story over and over again. Cognitopia My Life Digital Portfolios make this easy. Your child might be young, an adolescent, or an adult, but you want other supporters to know your child the way you do. Whether autistic … Read More

CVS Funds New Housing for People with Disabilities

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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

Cognitopia Fosters Independence

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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

Showcasing Cognitopia 2.0

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Already an excellent tool for creating a digital portfolio with many powerful uses including self-directed IEPs, work-life management routines, or creating an engaging multimedia showcase of someone’s unique skills, needs and aspirations, we are excited to give you a peek behind the curtain to see what’s to come in our impending release of Cognitopia 2.0. Guided by hands-on input from … Read More

SOTA 2021

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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 SOTA-involved universities such as University of Nevada Las Vegas, University … Read More

Joke of the Day For Connection and Light

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Keeping things fun and light is key to dealing with life’s many twists and turns. Heck, without levity, many of us might wallow in the negative and miss the lighter side. Haling originally from Tennessee, enter Amy Jordan. Amy moved to her new home in South Eugene, Oregon back in the spring of 2020 when COVID-19 had a stranglehold on … Read More

Disability IN: Inclusion Works – Virtual Corporate Showcase

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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 applications for internship consideration. This is a great opportunity for … Read More