The MediSked Blog

Sunday is International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Posted by Linda Nakagawa on Fri, Dec 01, 2017 @ 08:00 AM

This Sunday, December 3, is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD). The observance of this day was first proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1992 through resolution 47/3. Each year IDPD seeks to "focus on how society can strive for inclusivity through the removal of physical, technological and attitudinal barriers for people with disability." This year's theme is "Transformation Towards a Sustainable and Resilient Society for All." 

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Tags: ID/DD News, 2017, Awareness

ANCOR International Council - Building Inclusive Communities on a Global Level

Posted by Brian White on Fri, Sep 29, 2017 @ 11:54 AM

In early 2017 MediSked, LLC became part of a revitalization of ANCOR's International Council. We are honored and excited to a be a part of such an important coalition! After meeting first in San Antonio during the ANCOR National Meeting and through multiple conference calls and emails, we are happy to share the council's mission statement!

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Tags: ID/DD News, Home and Community Based Services, 2017, Awareness

Social Enterprises - Creating Employment for Individuals with Disabilities

Posted by Linda Nakagawa on Thu, May 11, 2017 @ 02:47 PM

Many individuals with disabilities must worry about the “disability cliff” when they age out of school. This cliff refers to the loss of structure and coordination of services that students are entitled to in the education systems; instead individuals are expected to navigate an often-confusing delivery system to receive services with little assistance during the transition. One of the key issues is difficulty finding meaningful employment in the community.

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Tags: ID/DD News, Advocacy, 2017, Awareness

Research About Caregivers is Crucial - Seeking Caregivers to Participate in The Arc's FINDS Survey

Posted by Linda Nakagawa on Tue, Apr 18, 2017 @ 10:30 AM

The Arc of the United States, in collaboration with the Research and Training Center on Community Living at the University of Minnesota have launched the 2017 Family and Individual Needs for Disability Supports (FINDS) Survey which seeks to capture experiences of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) and their families on a range of life-span issues.

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Tags: ID/DD News, Advocacy, 2017