Workin’ Out

By | February 11th, 2013|Prevention|

Student participation in PE and sports has lots of benefits like improved social skills, confidence, general health, well-being and healthier weight.  According to the CDC rates for obesity among students with disabilities are 38% higher than for students without disabilities.  Students who have intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities and mobility limitations have the highest obesity rates. [...]

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Affordable Care Act Fact Sheets

By | November 7th, 2012|Affordable Care Act|

The Fed’s put out a series of pretty simple and easy to read 1-page fact sheets this week that summarize some of the aspects of the Affordable Care Act.  There are Fact Sheets for Families with Kids; Health Care Providers; Folks with Disabilities; Seniors; Small Business Owners; and Young Adults.  At the bottom of each [...]

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D.R.E.A.M. Job Fair is Oct. 18…TODAY!

By | October 18th, 2012|General|

In honor of National Disability and Rehabilitation Employment Awareness Month ADES and several community partners will host the D.R.E.A.M. Job Fair to provide job and networking opportunities for people with disabilities in Maricopa County today (Oct. 18) from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Gateway Community College (108 N. 40th St., Phoenix, AZ 85034). The goal of the job [...]

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Improving Physical Activity & Nutrition for Folks with Special Needs

By | October 10th, 2012|General|

Special Olympics Arizona’s (SOAz) has been a core partner for improving the health of folks with disabilities in Arizona for a long time.  They'll have an opportunity to take their mission even further as a result of our new partnership between Special Olympics and our Office for Children with Special Health Care Needs to better integrate kids with [...]

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New AZ Developmental Disabilities Planning Council Website

By | July 12th, 2012|General|

The Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council finished it's website makeover this week at www.azdes.gov/ADDPC.  One of our goals for the last couple of years has been to become a more efficient hub of information for folks with disabilities, their families and providers.  The site uses something called an Ektron operating platform which is designed for ease of use, meaning it's easy [...]

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Walking the Balance Beam

By | June 26th, 2012|General|

One of the balancing acts that folks living with disabilities face is how to navigate employment opportunities and still keep the services that keep them healthy and able to work in the first place.  There’s a great new statewide resource that can help folks with disabilities and their families make informed decisions.  It’s a web [...]

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AZ Legal Options Guide

By | May 11th, 2012|General|

One of my jobs is to serve on the AZ Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC).  We have lots of goals- and one of them is to help folks with disabilities, their families and caregivers to learn about options that are available when an adult with a disability needs legal help to manage one or more facets of his or her [...]

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