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Anthony Ianni – Anti-Bullying Presentation on November 13, 2014

Anthony Ianni, one of the most sought after anti-bullying motivational speakers in the region, will be coming to Cleveland on Thursday, November 13, 2014. Anthony will be speaking to students, parents and professionals at a presentation being held at Independence Middle School from 6:30 – 7:30pm. This presentation is FREE and is open to the […]

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End of October’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month

In honor of the last day of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we would like to share two articles and a website that discuss the benefits of hiring individuals who have a disability. Take a moment this weekend to check them out!http://www.forbes.com/sites/realspin/2014/10/21/pledging-im-in-to-hire-individuals-with-intellectual-and-developmental-disabilities/ http://www.cleveland.com/business/index.ssf/2014/10/5_reasons_why_people_with_disa.html http://www.imintohire.org/

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In First, State Adopts Updated ‘Handicapped’ Symbol

A revamped version of the blue and white icon that’s long symbolized accessibility everywhere from parking lots to restrooms will soon be commonplace in more communities. Under a bill signed late last week, New York will be come the first state to require all new and replacement signage used to signify accessibility for people with […]

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In Shift, Supreme Court Moves Away From ‘Mental Retardation’

A recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling clarifying what constitutes intellectual disability also marked a major milestone in efforts to put an end to use of the term “mental retardation.” For the first time ever, the nation’s highest court used the term intellectual disability in its decision last week in a case known as Hall v. […]

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April 24 – Director’s Task Force on Oral Health and Access to Dental Care

Mr. Lance D. Himes, Interim Director of the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), has convened the 2014 Task Force on Oral Health and Access to Dental Care and they want to hear from YOU! The Northeast Ohio regional meeting will be held on Thursday, April 24 at: Kent Library 312 West Main Street Kent, OH […]

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