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Wings for Autism Saturday, April 9th | Boston Logan Airport, Terminal E A free event Registration is required. Click here to register. Travel is stressful in general but can be particularly difficult for families who have a child with special needs. Wings for Autism events are a “test run” through the airport boarding process–specifically designed […]

Submitted by Melanie Perkins McLaughlin Just want to be sure folks know about the Crocker Fellowship – a PAID part-time fellowship learning about disability policy and leadership with a capstone project. Several LPB alum are former Crocker fellows. The 2016 Allen C. Crocker Family Fellowship Applications must be received by Thursday, April 28, 2016, at 5:00 […]

By U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) | www.eac.gov

This tip sheet from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission examines the options available to help voters with disabilities vote privately and independently.

http://www.eac.gov/assets/1/Documents/508[1]_14Disabilities.pdf

By Engaging Minds | www.engagingmindsonline.com

Today’s tip for March 21, 2016:

For many students, eliminating distractions and staying on task is extremely difficult, especially while on the computer. Keep in mind the idea “If he could, he would.” That is — if your child were able, he would certainly like to be able to exert more control and eliminate distractions. At this time in his life, however, he may not have the capacity to do so on his own. Here’s how you can help him: If your child is easily distracted by YouTube, Facebook, Instagram or various gaming websites, try getcoldturkey.com for PCs and selfcontrolapp.com for Macs. These apps allow the student to block particular websites for a period of time they choose. And once blocked, there’s no going back until the clock runs out. It’s a simple tool that can have an enormous impact.

http://www.engagingmindsonline.com/resources/tip-of-the-week/361-easily-distracted-try-this