Friday, April 13, 2012
"In celebration of Older Americans Month, the City of Bloomington Commission on Aging invites the community to celebrate creativity and our aging population through its second annual Creative Aging Festival in May 2012."
To learn more about this festival and view a program guide, visit Bloomington's Commission on Aging site at: http://bloomington.in.gov/coa
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Looking for a book to help build community inclusion? ABCD in action: When people care enough to act might be the ticket. Using principles and practices of ABCD (Asset Based Community Development), the book supports a practical approach to creating community collaborations. It provides examples of ABCD organizing in action, learning exercises, worksheets, and reflections from experienced practitioners of ABCD organizing.
Main topics include:
• ABCD Principles & Practice
• Discovering What People Care About
• Mobilizing A Community’s Assets
• People & Programs: We Need Both
• And more!
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Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Looking for a practical and inspiring book to help teach foreign languages to students with learning disabilities? Foreign Languages for Everyone can help. This book is based on more than a decade of classroom experience teaching foreign languages to students with learning disabilities. It is loaded with practical tips and insights for successfully teaching foreign languages to children, young people, high school and college students, and older adults who have difficulty learning a second language.
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Tuesday, April 10, 2012
From the Book Description:
"Nothing about us without us" has been a core principle of American disability rights activists for more than half a century. It represents a response by people with disabilities to being treated with scorn and abuse or as objects of pity, and to having the most fundamental decisions relating to their lives where they would live; if and how they would be educated; if they would be allowed to marry or have families; indeed, if they would be permitted to live at all made by those who were, in the parlance of the movement, temporarily able-bodied.
In What We Have Done: An Oral History of the Disability Rights Movement, Fred Pelka takes that slogan at face value. He presents the voices of disability rights activists who, in the period from 1950 to 1990, transformed how society views people with disabilities, and recounts how the various streams of the movement came together to push through the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the most sweeping civil rights legislation since passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Beginning with the stories of those who grew up with disabilities in the 1940s and 50s, the book traces how disability came to be seen as a political issue, and how people with disabilities often isolated, institutionalized, and marginalized forged a movement analogous to the civil rights, women s rights, and gay rights movements, and fought for full and equal participation in American society.
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Monday, April 9, 2012
Looking for an AAC app? Try Auto Verbal Pro Talking Soundboard. Customize this app with your own photos, use the app's text-to-speech function, or scroll through to find the phrase you want to say. This app was voted the #1 iPad (#2 iPhone) Medical app in the iTunes USA Appstore in June, 2010.
Want to learn more about it? Visit: http://itunes.apple.com/au/app/autoverbal-talking-soundboard/id368727888?mt=8