Prism December 2016

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The Arc Prince George’s County Hosts Tour of New Learning Lab

For people with autism, assistive technology can be an avenue to independence. This past October, one chapter took a giant step in ensuring this vital resource is available to people on the spectrum for years to come. Thanks to the Comcast Foundation, The Arc Prince George’s County now has funding to create a Learning Lab, offering assistive technology (AT) training for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD).

Shortly after receiving the award, the organization hosted an open house on October 18. Attendees received a tour of the Comcast NBCUniversal Learning Lab, as well as listened to remarks from Jim Coleman, President and CEO of Prince George’s County Economic Development; Rob Malone, Executive Director of The Arc Prince George’s County; and Deborah Goins, Director of Employment Services for the Arc Prince George’s County. If you would like to learn more, please view this video.

Celebrating Achievement!

As 2016 comes to a close, families and individuals with autism are reflecting on all they have accomplished this year.  The Arc is also looking back on all it has achieved through their chapters and members. We recently asked members to think about their own lives and answer what achievement means to them. Here are some of their responses:

  • #AchievementIs…inclusion, community, & education!
  • #AchievementIs…having a paid job
  • #AchievementIs…being my own person
  • #AchievementIs…working with everyone as a team!
  • #AchievementIs…owning a hair salon

Achievement means many things to different people. We hope you will take a moment to consider making a gift to make achievement possible for millions of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families this year.

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Register Now – 2017 Disability Policy Seminar

The Disability Policy Seminar is the premier opportunity to cultivate champions on Capitol Hill and advance the grassroots movement for people with (I/DD). For 40 years, this unique platform has offered the opportunity to come together with passionate advocates, self-advocates, experts, and professionals in the field to learn about key issues.

The first 100 days of any new Administration and Congress are key to setting the agenda—and this year, more than ever, we need you in Washington, DC to advocate for the lifeline programs. Access to health care and community living supports, bedrock civil rights protections, and the lifeline Medicaid program are at risk. Register now!

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Date posted: January 3, 2017. Content created by The Autism NOW Center. Last updated: January 3, 2017.

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