Inclusion Desk

American Council of the Blind names new leadership, continues battle for accessibility and inclusion

The American Council of the Blind , an advocacy group for the rights of visually impaired and blind people, elected new leadership at the organization’s...
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Fri, 07/12/2019 - 7:23am
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Camp teaches kids with autism how to enjoy one of the rites of childhood

Rocco Rodrigues was diagnosed with autism at age 2. Now 9 years old, Rocco has spent the past four days at the "iCan Bike" camp at the Gordon Field...
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Thu, 07/11/2019 - 10:31am
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An all-abilities youth wheelchair basketball team comes to Rochester

Nonprofit organization Rochester Accessible Adventures and charitable foundation Endless Highway are bringing wheelchair basketball to young people in...
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Mon, 07/01/2019 - 6:18am
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Strong, partners launch internship program for people with autism

The Strong Museum is partnering with several other organizations to offer paid internships at the museum for 16 people on the autism spectrum. Museum...
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Tue, 06/25/2019 - 10:18am
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Irondequoit moves to make its recreation programs more inclusive

As the town of Irondequoit gets ready for a possible new community center , it's also taking a look at how inclusive its recreation programs and...
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Tue, 06/25/2019 - 9:19am
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Helping individuals with developmental disabilities who also have dementia

The local Alzheimer’s Association is involved in a pilot program designed to better serve people with developmental disabilities. The Golisano...
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Fri, 06/21/2019 - 12:59pm
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A playground for children of all abilities breaks ground in Webster

Challenger Miracle Field of Greater Rochester kicked off its opening day over the weekend with a celebration in Webster. The organization held a...
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Sun, 06/09/2019 - 2:26pm
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Connections: How to help young adults with intellectual disabilities transition into the adult world

What do young adults with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers need to know as they prepare to exit the school system? It's a question that...
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Tue, 05/21/2019 - 11:18am
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St. John Fisher partners with Irish college to improve nursing for at-risk populations

Leaders from St. John Fisher’s Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing announced a partnership with an Irish college on Wednesday....
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Wed, 05/15/2019 - 12:49pm
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Connections: NPR investigations correspondent Joe Shapiro

NPR investigations correspondent Joe Shapiro joins us in studio. He’s in Rochester to speak at the American Academy of Developmental Medicine &...
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Thu, 05/09/2019 - 11:59am
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