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Asking disabled to pay for parking will benefit everyone

Asking disabled to pay for parking will benefit everyone
The dilemma of the unavailability of accessible parking in San Francisco is a complex and delicate issue. On a daily basis, many people with disabilities struggle to find accessible parking in San Francisco. The inability to find accessible parking is …
Read more on San Francisco Examiner

Building Lives! Shell LiveWIRE Supports People with Disabilities to Achieve
Mbuotidem Okorie dreamed of having his own business, but his disability forced him to beg for a living without hope of work in Nigeria. A Shell programme supporting young entrepreneurs has helped him and others achieve their ambitions. Without the use …
Read more on Bella Naija

Possibility unbound: 25 years of progress for those with disability

Possibility unbound: 25 years of progress for those with disability
Those who have come of age since 1990 have “grown up in more integrated settings and generally have higher expectations for what is possible for people with disabilities to achieve in work and in life than did the generations that came before them,” …
Read more on Christian Science Monitor

Opinion: Remembering the goal of the Americans with Disabilities Act
Under the ADA's “Public Accommodations” provision, any business that provides goods or services to the public is required to construct or adjust its physical space, as well as its policies and procedures, to make sure that people with disabilities have …
Read more on The Ithaca Voice

Military social network RallyPoint set to hit 500K members, launches mobile app

Military social network RallyPoint set to hit 500K members, launches mobile app
RallyPoint, a military social network based in Watertown, said Wednesday that it would grow to nearly 500,000 members by the end of this year and also announced it released a mobile app for iOS and Android. About a year ago, the site had about 100,000 …
Read more on Boston Business Journal (blog)

MylifeB social network aims to pay users for posting
Another social network has launched with a promise to pay its users for interesting and original content. Prague based start-up MylifeB intends to turn the world of social media around. 9 MylifeB-page_screen Image: MylifeB. Instead of wasting your time …
Read more on ZDNet

Social network 'emotional contagion' paper tops online attention list
The list provides a detailed overview of the published research articles that have generated the largest amount of sharing and discussion across mainstream and social media, blogs, peer-review forums, platforms such as Reddit and YouTube, and …
Read more on Research Information (press release)

Latest Individuals With Disabilities News

Proposal would give the disabled more financial independence
(WDRB) — United States Congress is considering what some say is the most significant legislation to help people with disabilities in more than two decades. It's called the ABLE Act — ABLE is short for Achieving a Better Life Experience — and local …
Read more on WDRB

NYS Office for People With Developmental Disabilities Recognizes New
ALBANY, NY — The Office for People With Developmental Disabilities' (OPWDD) honored five businesses and one school district on November 6th at the New York State Museum's Huxley Theater in Albany as recipients of OPWDD's annual Works for Me …
Read more on Talk of the Sound

People with Disabilities Can Help Fill ND Job Openings
PHOTO: Getting more North Dakotans with disabilities on the job is the focus as the state's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities, meeting today in Bismarck. Photo credit: photologue_np/Flickr.
Read more on Public News Service

Please think twice before parking in parking places reserved for the disabled
Thousands of veterans and disabled Arkansans are most thankful Arkansas laws provide these spaces—for better mobility opportunities within our communities. We as able citizens sometimes take parking for granted. The ability for individuals with …
Read more on Helena Daily World

Heritage Woods of Batavia Affordable Assisted Living to Host Tree Lighting Ceremony

Bradley, Illinois (PRWEB) November 20, 2014

Heritage Woods of Batavia, a BMA affordable assisted living community, will host a Tree Lighting Ceremony at 7 p.m. on Dec. 3.

The community, which is located at 1079 E. Wilson St. in Batavia, Illinois, serves older adults of all incomes, including those on Medicaid, who need some help to maintain their independence.

We invite you to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season by enjoying refreshments and a warm beverage while we light the two-story tree in our lobby, said Penny Barsanti, Director of Marketing at Heritage Woods.

The event is open to the public, and will include carols and camaraderie for residents and guests.

There is no charge to attend.

For more information, call 630-406-9440.

The Heritage Woods of Batavia affordable assisted living community combines residential apartment-home living with the availability of personal assistance, help with medications, and a variety of convenience and support services.

“We provide older adults with a wonderful alternative to the nursing home or struggling alone at home,” says Barsanti.

Residents live in private apartments that they furnish and decorate to their taste. Each of the apartments includes a kitchenette, spacious bathroom with shower and grab bars, individually-controlled heating and air conditioning, and an emergency alert system.

Certified nursing assistants are on-duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Meals, housekeeping and laundry are among the included services.

“Residents also benefit from all of the opportunities that are available to socialize with friends and neighbors and to participate in activities and special programs,” says Barsanti.

The community is certified to operate through the Illinois Supportive Living program and managed by BMA Management, of Bradley, Illinois.

BMA Management is the largest provider of assisted living in Illinois.

“Our focus is on providing the residents of Heritage Woods of Batavia with the love, compassion and dignity they deserve and the help and assistance they need,” says Rod Burkett, President of CEO of BMA Management. “Our emphasis is on helping each resident achieve and maintain as much independence as possible for as long as possible.”

The communities managed by BMA include the Heritage Woods affordable assisted living communities in Bolingbrook, Chicago, Gurnee, Manteno, McHenry, Plainfield and Yorkville.

BMA operates the Heritage Woods assisted living community in Huntley; the Churchview affordable assisted living community in Chicago; and the Heritage Woods affordable assisted living and memory care community in South Elgin.

BMA is also the management company for the Deer Path affordable assisted living community for adults 22 to 64 with physically disabilities and the St. Anthony affordable assisted living community for low-income older adults that opened in 2013.

For more information about BMA Management, the assisted living, senior living and memory care communities that BMA operates, and the company’s management, development and consulting services, visit http://www.bma-mgmt.com or call 1-877-882-1495 toll-free.

Find More Individuals With Disabilities Press Releases

Christie Administration Awards $585K in Recreational Opportunity Grants for

Christie Administration Awards 5K in Recreational Opportunity Grants for
ROID grants assist local governmental entities in meeting the Americans with Disabilities Act requirements to include people with disabilities into their municipal and county recreation and leisure services and to provide the necessary accommodations …
Read more on Patch.com

Phoenix program gives those with disabilities 'purpose'
The franchise employs about 12 to 15 individuals with mental disabilities on a part-time basis, Greene said. The workers stamp sandwich categories on each paper bag, which customers use to purchase meals. Greene said the partnership not only gets the …
Read more on azcentral.com

Agency connects people with disabilities to jobs

Agency connects people with disabilities to jobs
It comes with someone or it doesn't. And our individuals come with that right attitude," Barbara Davis said. She is the Workforce Development Director at the Emory Valley Center. The non-profit agency in Oak Ridge matches people with disabilities with …
Read more on WBIR-TV

Disability is less a barrier to the arts than attitude is
Almost 25 years after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, assumptions are being challenged: The visual arts are not only of interest to people with sight, music can be appreciated by deaf people, and the older person with Alzheimer's …
Read more on Christian Science Monitor

Employment Options: Jobs for People with Disabilities

http://www.MyEmploymentOptions.com 800-441-3114 — Paula Vieillet, President of Employment Options, Inc., explains how her company, a certified Social Securi…

http://bit.ly/Americandisabilitynetwork American Disability Network is the nation’s leading disability representation service. Their extensive network is bac…
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November is National Family Caregivers Month A Special Needs Plan Recognizes the Importance of the Role That Family Caregivers Play

Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) October 31, 2014

The Sibling Study conducted by Easter Seals points out that As parents age, responsibility for caregiving is more likely to fall on a brother or sister. Of respondents expecting to take on the role of primary caregiver in the future, 80% say they are comfortable taking on this role but they are much more likely to say they are emotionally prepared than financially prepared (60% vs. 33%).

Ryan Platt, Founder of A Special Needs Plan explains, Selecting a Future Caregiver for your loved one (when you are no longer here) is usually one of the most difficult decisions in planning for the future. When selecting a Future Caregiver you want to consider that persons geographic location, Family Situation, Age, Experience with Special Needs, Knowledge of your loved one, your loved ones comfort level with them, and that persons career (ie. Do they travel extensively for work?)

When you are asking another individual or family to become your loved ones future caregiver (guardian), they will have two questions (but very few will actually ask). The two questions are:



Daniel Thompson

Being ignored

Posted by Daniel Thompson on August 23, 2011 at 4:00am 0 Comments


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