Staff Blog

Gloria: Celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities in Durango, Mexico

12/09/2011 11:05
Last week in Durango, Mexico (see map below) I was invited by the Department of Special Education of the Secretary of Education of that state to be a speaker at their celebration of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Here is a link that explains this...

Gloria: The iPad and Apps for Children with CVI

11/07/2011 08:44
I had the opportunity to go to Junior Blind of America's professional development day and listen to Muriel Saunders, Ph.D., Assistant Research Professor at the University of Kansas. She talked about her observations in working with several babies and toddlers with CVI, especially their positive...

Gloria: "We Can Do It" video

10/25/2011 15:29
Our former colleague Jackie Kenley sent us this fabulous video called “We Can Do It!” on the work the Arc of San Francisco does with adults with developmental disabilities. Her daughter, Laura, who is deaf-blind, is one of the featured adults in the video. The video gives some examples of their...

Gloria: Ideas and Resources On Ways to Raise Funds for an iPad

10/14/2011 09:13
Liz Lemmon, one of the students from our partnership  program with San Francisco State University, passed me these useful links that provide ideas on how to raise funds to get an iPad for children with special needs. Good luck if you are one of those people who are in this...

Julie: Free Telephones for People with Hearing and Visual Impairments

09/06/2011 14:20
Casey Kho, an Outreach Specialist with the California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) recently reminded CDBS staff that free, specialized telephones and support are available to individuals who have hearing and/or visual impairments.  All you need to do is fill out a simple application, have...

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