Category Archives: Awareness

Coffee shop benefiting Winston-Salem/Forsyth students in the works | Local News | journalnow.com

Source: Coffee shop benefiting Winston-Salem/Forsyth students in the works | Local News | journalnow.com

Posted in Advocacy, Awareness, Employment, News, Self-Advocates

Dancer with Down syndrome picked to compete in Minnesota Miss USA pageant – TODAY.com

Source: Dancer with Down syndrome picked to compete in Minnesota Miss USA pageant – TODAY.com

Posted in Advocacy, Awareness, News, Self-Advocates, Social Activities

Counting Down to the 3-2-1 Deacon Dash for Down Syndrome – March 25, Forsyth Family Magazine

Posted in Advocacy, Awareness, Health, Medical, Self-Advocates, Social Activities

Down Syndrome No Barrier For Firefighter – Disability Scoop

Not everyone was immediately on board when Jason Eagan, who has Down syndrome, said he wanted to become a firefighter. But with persistence, he found his place. Source: Down Syndrome No Barrier For Firefighter – Disability Scoop

Posted in Advocacy, Awareness, Employment, Self-Advocates

Democrats request another hearing for DeVos, Trump’s education pick, before confirmation vote – The Washington Post

Democrats want more time to ask DeVos questions, Republicans say they already have asked more than 1,000. Source: Democrats request another hearing for DeVos, Trump’s education pick, before confirmation vote – The Washington Post

Posted in Advocacy, Awareness, Education, News, politics

Problems Plague Vocational Rehabilitation – Disability Scoop

Vocational rehabilitation is supposed to help people with disabilities become independent, but federal data indicates over 800,000 deemed eligible for such services received no assistance. Source: Problems Plague Vocational Rehabilitation – Disability Scoop

Posted in Awareness, Employment

In Rare Move, Clinton Courts Disability Vote – Disability Scoop

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is making her pitch to people with disabilities, bringing attention to a sizable demographic that’s often overlooked on the campaign trail. Source: In Rare Move, Clinton Courts Disability Vote – Disability Scoop

Posted in Advocacy, Awareness, Employment, News, politics

Over $24 Million Tagged For Disability Employment – Disability Scoop

The U.S. Department of Labor is sending millions of dollars to states and organizations, all earmarked to improve the employment odds facing people with disabilities. Source: Over $24 Million Tagged For Disability Employment – Disability Scoop

Posted in Advocacy, Awareness, Employment, News, Self-Advocates

Self-Advocacy Gets National Push – Disability Scoop

Efforts to promote self-advocacy among people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are getting a major boost with the creation of a first-ever national resource center. Source: Self-Advocacy Gets National Push – Disability Scoop

Posted in Advocacy, Awareness, News, Self-Advocates

‘Born This Way’ Scores Emmy Win – Disability Scoop

A reality show following the lives of seven young adults with developmental disabilities has come out on top, winning an Emmy for outstanding unstructured reality program. Source: ‘Born This Way’ Scores Emmy Win – Disability Scoop

Posted in Advocacy, Awareness, Self-Advocates