How Video Games Can Be More Than a Distraction for People With Disabilities

A common misconception that’s plagued the video game industry since it took a major hold in our day to day life is the idea that video games are inherently bad

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Simple Exercises for Adults with IDD

Physical activity is one of the most overlooked aspects of a healthy lifestyle for individuals with IDD. Studies suggest that on average, persons with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities have decreased

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Celebrating Inclusion: Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

Beginning in 1987, the month of March has been recognized every year as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) holds a campaign each

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Music Therapy and Good Vibes for People With Disabilities

We almost instinctively associate music with our mood. It can make us feel motivated, somber, energized, reflective, uplifted and so much more. The beats and rhythms are fun to hear,

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Heartstruck: Guiding Your Disabled Loved One Through the Dating Scene

It may be cold outside, but February is the month of love and hearts are warming for lots of people. If your loved one with an intellectual or developmental disability

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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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