March 29 - Workforce Shortage, 10:00 am
April 5 - Residential Habilitation Centers (RHC), 10:00 am
Our mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals with disabilities and their families through community inclusion and support.
~ Walla Walla Valley Movability Assessment
~ Evaluación de la Movilidad
Often the most valuable form of support comes from other parents who have traveled the road before you. We understand the emotion, myths, and realities of parenting a child with a disability.
Individuals with disabilities age 13 and older are invited to participate in monthly SOAR activities to increase independence and social skills while having a great time.
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We walk with families through every life stage of their child/adult. Each stage of life presents its own challenges and rewards. Resources can be found here.
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Whether your child was just born, just adopted, just diagnosed or waiting for a diagnosis, or you recently moved, there are resources to help you get started today.
Social/recreational activities, informational workshops, and support meetings for parents, caregivers and individuals with disabilities are taking place all the time.
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Meet the amazing Board of Directors and Staff who work hard to make our vision a reality.
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Kids in wheelchairs and on the autism spectrum will find play areas in the newly renovated Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland have been built from the ground up with their navigation and sensory needs in mind.
Walt Disney Imagineering has designed the refreshed Mickey’s Toontown returning on Sunday, March 17 at the Anaheim theme park with an eye toward removing as many barriers to play as possible and creating experiences for kids with differing needs and abilities.
Shopping options for adaptive products just got a little better! You see, following a downturn in sales, QVC, a televised shopping network, is strategically positioning a celebrity spokesperson aligned with the disability community to help boost sales, specifically of QVC’s adaptive product line. Actress, author and disability advocate Selma Blair will serve as the new QVC Brand Ambassador for Accessibility.
During a lull in her overnight nursing shift last month, Donna Herter of St. Charles made a Facebook post about her 24-year-old son, Christian Bowers, who has Down syndrome.
“I’ll pay you to be my son’s friend,” it read. “All you have to do is sit with him and play video games in his room.”
She left work, got home and went to bed.
When she woke up and checked her phone, she thought something was broken. Tens of thousands of people had shared her post. Her inbox was flooded.