Tips for Speaking to People with Developmental Disabilities

In a relatively short time perceptions of people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDDs) have come a long way. However, many Americans and citizens around the world haven’t been close

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3 Practical New Year’s Resolutions for Caregivers

The start of the new year is thought of as a fresh start for many of us. It’s a time to hit the reset button and do the things we’ve

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Respite: When to give yourself a break

If you are the caregiver or parent of an adult with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities you’ve likely been asked, “How do you do it?” You’ve likely responded by pointing out

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5 Ways to Prepare a Thanksgiving Celebration for Family & Friends with Disabilities

Thanksgiving is a holiday filled with thoughts of what and who we are thankful for. Millions of families across the U.S. dedicate all or most of the day to cooking,

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Dos and Don’ts of an Inclusive Halloween

Halloween is celebrated by millions of families and children each year who’ve spent hours crafting the spookiest costumes, planning the best trick-or-treating routes and scheming the scariest pranks. However, the

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3 Remote Learning Tips for Students with IDD

Attending school online all day every week, or even just part of the day or week is difficult for any student. A remote learning environment presents lots of distractions and

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Each October, the nation celebrates and observes National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). While the name and length have changed since its inception in 1945, this will be the 75th

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Supporting Adults with IDD: Choices Define Quality of Life

The idea that intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDDs) only affect children is a common misconception. Most people that don’t share a relationship with a person affected by an IDD have

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