Monday, August 3, 2015

Mobile App Monday - CareZone

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Need help staying organized with the care of yourself or a loved one? CareZone can make it easier. This app simplifies medication management and lets you coordinate tasks and share updates with family members or caregivers.

Want to learn more about it? Please visit:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id829841726

Friday, July 31, 2015

Makeathon Calling for Challenges

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TOM, UCP of the North Bay and Google.org will host the Bay Area Makeathon focused on assistive technology and the needs of people with disabilities September 11-13, 2015. "During the 72 hour makeathon we will develop hardware and software product prototypes designed to meet needs that people with disabilities identify are important to them. By bringing together people who understand the needs ('need-knowers') alongside engineers, designers, developers and makers, and providing a space for innovation and prototyping, we will create solutions, make new connections and share unique experiences."

Want to learn more about it? Please visit:
http://www.tomglobal.org/bay-area-makeathon

The survival guide for kids with ADHD

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 In kid-friendly language and a format that welcomes reluctant and easily distracted readers, The survival guide for kids with ADHD helps kids know they’re not alone and offers practical strategies for taking care of oneself, modifying behavior, enjoying school, having fun, and dealing with doctors, counselors, and medication. Includes real-life scenarios, quizzes, and a special message for parents.

Interested? Email us at cedir@indiana.edu to check out this title or use worldcat.org to find it in a library near you.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Special Olympics World Games LA2015

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Want to keep up with the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles? The games began last Saturday and will continue until Sunday, August 2nd. A robust website has been set up for the games and has loads of information about the competitions, results, and ceremonies.

Read all about the games at http://www.la2015.org

Results can be searched at http://www.la2015.org/results


Monday, July 27, 2015

Mobile App Monday - Special Olympics 2015

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The 2015 Special Olympics World Games opened in Los Angeles this past weekend in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. More than 6,000 athletes and 2,000 coaches representing 165 countries are participating this year. Want to keep up with the news from the games? You can with The LA2015 App. It's a fun, new way for you to keep in touch and join the global community.

Want more information on the app? Please visit:
http://www.la2015.org/the-la2015-app

Friday, July 24, 2015

Last Chance for VR Employment Model/Rate Structure Training

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The Indiana Bureau of Rehabilitation Services (BRS) is offering one final day of training for the state’s vocational rehabilitation personnel, community employment providers, and other key stakeholders wanting to attend the Vocational Rehabilitation Employment Services Model workshop. The additional training will be Tuesday, July 28th, at Easter Seals Crossroads in Indianapolis.

For more information and to register, please visit:
http://www.iidc.indiana.edu/styles/iidc/defiles/CCLC/Employment%20Services%20Model%20new%202015%20new%20training%20flyer.pdf

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Alzheimer's and the search for a drug

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According to an article from NPR Shots, younger people with Alzheimer's may be key in finding a drug to combat the disease. DIAN (Dominantly Inherited Alzheimer Network) is an international research project based at Washington University in St. Louis. They created DIAN TU (the TU stands for Trials Unit) to help participants get access to experimental drugs.

To read or listen to the entire story, please visit:
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/07/23/425320514/younger-adults-with-alzheimer-s-are-key-to-drug-search