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Job Announcement – MINDSOURCE Director Position

A job announcement for the MINDSOURCE – Brain Injury Network director position has been posted through the State of Colorado at this link . Note the application deadline of Thursday, November 21, 2019.  The position requires Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in human services, social work, psychology, or a related field of study and  five years of professional experience in […]

2019 Best & Worst Cities for Persons with Disabilities

On October 9, 2019, Wallethub released the findings of a study they conducted to determine the best and worst cities in the U.S. for people living with disabilities. The study looked at 33 indicators of disability friendliness including access, economy, cost of living and available medical care. While Denver fared well, coming in at 7th […]

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

The Bureau of Labor and Statistics reports that labor market participation for persons with a disability is at only 20.6% of the total disabled population compared to 68.7% participation for those without disabilities. This makes October, designated National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), […]

2019 Schneider Disability Reporting Competition

National Center on Journalism and Disability, Arizona State University, October 8, 2019 The National Center on Disability and Journalism at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication announced the winners of the 2019 Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability, the only journalism contest devoted exclusively to the […]

President Trump Signs Autism CARES Act to Expand Support for Autistic Individuals

By: Renee Fabian, Themighty.com, October 2, 2019 On Monday, President Donald Trump signed the Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support (CARES) Act of 2019 into law, which will provide support to people on the spectrum across the lifespan. The Autism CARES Act (H.R. 1058) is a reauthorization of an earlier bill that provided support […]

Centennial baseball league breaks down barriers for kids with special needs

BY VICENTE ARENAS, UPDATED AT 01:42PM, SEPTEMBER 16, 2019, KDVR.COM CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Nearly three decades ago, a Centennial man received a diagnosis that would change the course of his life. His love of baseball though was left untouched. And although he’s not able to play the sport, he’s making sure others enjoy it despite their own […]

Two new accessible playgrounds in the Denver metro area

As of the end of August 2019, the Denver-metro area has two new accessible playgrounds open for public use. Clement Park in Littleton, Colorado, and Red-Tailed Hawk Park in Aurora, Colorado. The Clement Park playground is located in the Foothills Parks and Recreation District at 7306 West Bowles Avenue, Littleton, Colorado, and has a number […]

Target introduces adaptive Halloween costumes for kids with disabilities

BY SOPHIE LEWIS JULY 18, 2019 / 11:16 PM / CBS NEWS Halloween costumes are more inclusive than ever before, thanks in part to Target’s latest innovative options. Target’s Hyde and Eek! Boutique range has introduced four new Halloween costumes adapted for kids with disabilities. Click https://www.cbsnews.com/news/target-introduces-adaptive-halloween-costumes-for-kids-with-disabilities/ to read the full story.

SERVICES IN SHORT SUPPLY

The Denver Post, 7/29/2019 AUTISM Services in short supply Colorado among many states dealing with a shortage of providers BY MEG WINGERTERTHE DENVER POST It’s challenging for autistic children and their families to find services in Colorado, but not everyone agrees on what supports are needed. Tamara Buniger, whose 6-year-old son Noah attends Firefly Autism […]