School doesn’t start or end when the bell rings. The student experience should include access to and participation in school-sponsored or related activities. This includes extracurricular and co-curricular activities.
Categories: Education & Schools
Once we know why segregation, oppression and unemployment occur, barriers can be removed and the quality of life for people living with disabilities will improve.
Critical thinking and problem-solving skills go beyond academics. Everyday life provides opportunities to apply these skills. During my son’s educational career, a lack of critical thinking and problem-solving skills was often noted in his Individualized Education Plan paperwork. While he may struggle with these skills academically, he solves problems all the time in his daily life.
A disability service provider supports persons who have a disability. They can help with day-to-day tasks, with community access, social activities and work. Transportation, confidence, self-determination and self-advocacy are other areas a disability service provider can assist with.
Categories: Family Support
The A Look Ahead (ALA) Conference Series is a collaboration between four non-profit organizations - The Arc of DFW (Dallas Fort Worth) Area, The Self-Determination Group, First United Methodist Church of Arlington, and Families for Effective Autism Treatment North Texas. It was established in 2015 and is held four times per year.
Categories: Transition to Adulthood