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Can’t Stand Shopping Crowds? Alternative Black-Friday Activities

Recipe for a nightmare: entering a hectic shopping mall with a child who is hypersensitive to stimulation or prone to wandering. Even purely physical disabilities can spell trouble when they make it difficult for a child to keep up, or…

What Is Assistive Technology?

November is National Assistive Technology Awareness Month. What comes to mind at the phrase “assistive technology”? By formal definition, assistive technology is “any item, piece of equipment, or product system—whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified, or customized—that is used…
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Organizing Your Schedule, for Caregivers

November is National Family Caregiver Month.  In a multi-person household, keeping track of everyone’s needs and schedules is rarely easy. When one or more family members have disabilities, things get even more complicated. Besides generating expenses, appointments, and paperwork that…

Off to Work We Go: Helping People with Disabilities Find Employment

To close out National Disability Employment Awareness Month, a salute to the professionals who help people with disabilities find paid work (and personal independence). Thirty-two years after the Americans with Disabilities Act guaranteed equal rights to employment—with accommodations and without…
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Popular Misconceptions about ADHD

Thanks to BridgingApps team members, Cathy Foreman (Special Projects) and Marjorie Reichard (Project Manager), for contributing personal perspectives to the following article. Over 9 percent of people in the U.S. have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which is a challenge…