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National Disability Employment Awareness Month 2020

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

This year marks not only the 75th observance of NDEAM. Both milestones are being commemorated with a range of events and activities centered on the theme “Increasing Access and Opportunity.” Learn more on how to observe NDEAM by clicking here.

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Zoom’s latest accessibility features let you pin and spotlight multiple videos during calls

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

Making it easier to keep a sign language interpreter on-screen Zoom’s latest update will let you pin or spotlight multiple videos during a call. Image: Zoom via Mashable By James Vincent Zoom has added new accessibility features that should make the videoconference app easier to use for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing,… Read More »

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National Inclusion Week 2020!

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

What is National Inclusion Week? Inclusive Employers bring you National Inclusion Week, from September28th – October 4th 2020. This week is designed to celebrate everyday inclusion in all its forms! Sharing, promoting and inspiring your inclusion practices and culture: together, we will build and develop the inclusion momentum, everyday. The theme for National Inclusion… Read More »

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‘It Feels Good. I Like Being Productive’, Kindness & Opportunity Also Brewing At ‘Our Grounds’ Coffee Shop

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

Our Grounds is a non-profit that runs a vocational training site and coffee shop for adults and adolescents with intellectual and cognitive disabilities in Kendall. (CBS4) By Marybel Rodriguez MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Whether it is a pastry or a cappuccino being served up, at Our Grounds, the mission is all about the team. “We… Read More »

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M-DCPS Meal Distribution

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

Miami-Dade County Public Schools is no offering free breakfast & lunch for all students 18 & under, and are available for pick-up on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4-6 pm at all schools. Parents with children at multiple schools may pick up meals at a single location. Click here to learn more.

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Congratulations to our IPIP Partners!

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

The Advocacy Network on Disabilities congratulates these 2019-2020 program partners for successfully completing 100% of their Individual Program Inclusion Plan goals. Thank you for making our community a more inclusive place for ALL children! Want to learn more? Interested in participating this year? Contact your Inclusion Specialist, or Jen Urbay at 305-308-9941 or jurbay@advocacynetwork.org.

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Youth Arts in the Parks

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

All Kids Included – Accessible Arts Experience for Kids for children and youth with and without disabilities, ages 6-17* *youth with disabilities welcome up to age 22. Click here to learn more.

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An Administrator’s Overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

Are you an Administrator or the person responsible for your organization meeting its legal obligations under the ADA? Join us to be sure you are up to date on enrollment eligibility, reasonable accommodations, policies and procedures, and more. Thursday, September 17th at 10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Via ZOOM. Register here!

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Week of Welcome for Miami-Dade County Public Schools

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

Beginning August 24-28, 2020, Miami-Dade County Public Schools will launch a virtual Week of Welcome, a series of online programming modules to assist families in preparing for the reopening of the school year and introduce them to the routines and practices of My School Online(MSO). The 2020-2021 school year begins on August 31. Watch… Read More »

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The Pandemic’s Toll on Children With Special Needs and Their Parents

By The Advocacy Network on Disabilities |

Missing social contacts and altered routines, disturbed sleep and eating habits can be particularly intense for the kids with developmental challenges. By Perri Klass, M.D. Franscheska Eliza has a 9-year-old son with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety and sensory issues. Before the pandemic, he was in a program in the Bedford,… Read More »

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