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Fox News interviews Ph.D student Erica Ficklin regarding her research on disability and mental health perceptions among Utah natives. Her work began at IDRPP and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities.
Native American lessons in understanding mental health

Native American lessons in understanding mental health

Fox News interviews Ph.D student Erica Ficklin regarding her research on disability and mental health perceptions among Utah natives. Her work began at IDRPP and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities.

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Kelly Hess joins in a conversation about disability, visibility and accessibility on Utah Public Radio's Access Utah.
Utah Public Radio: Disability and Accessibility

Utah Public Radio: Disability and Accessibility

Kelly Hess joins in a conversation about disability, visibility and accessibility on Utah Public Radio's Access Utah.

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On October 5, the US Attorney’s Office in eastern New York announced agreements to improve accessibility of COVID-19 vaccination websites. IDRPP's WebAIM provided information on accessibility across these entities’ websites.
USU's WebAIM Improves Vaccine Accessibility in New York and Beyond

USU's WebAIM Improves Vaccine Accessibility in New York and Beyond

On October 5, the US Attorney’s Office in eastern New York announced agreements to improve accessibility of COVID-19 vaccination websites. IDRPP's WebAIM provided information on accessibility across these entities’ websites.

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When it comes to working with visually impaired infants and their parents, perhaps nobody on the planet is as experienced, skillful and knowledgeable as Elizabeth Dennison of IDRPP's SKI-HI Institute.
Pioneering Program for Visually Impaired Babies Turns 40 | IDRPP

Pioneering Program for Visually Impaired Babies Turns 40

When it comes to working with visually impaired infants and their parents, perhaps nobody on the planet is as experienced, skillful and knowledgeable as Elizabeth Dennison of IDRPP's SKI-HI Institute.

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A program from IDRPP will help train Utah's youth to identify and respond to mental health issues.
USU Program Helps Young People Spot Mental Health Issues

USU Program Helps Young People Spot Mental Health Issues

A program from IDRPP will help train Utah's youth to identify and respond to mental health issues.

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IDRPP Executive Director Matthew Wappett, School to Work Coordinator Kelie Hess, and Utah Developmental Disabilities Council member Eric Stoker discuss disability in Utah and why full participation in the community matters.
In FOCUS Discussion: Disability Pride Month

In FOCUS Discussion: Disability Pride Month

IDRPP Executive Director Matthew Wappett, School to Work Coordinator Kelie Hess, and Utah Developmental Disabilities Council member Eric Stoker discuss disability in Utah and why full participation in the community matters.

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As of July 1, Utah State University’s Center for Persons With Disabilities will be known as the Institute for Disability Research, Policy and Practice.
USU's CPD is now the Institute for Research, Policy and Practice | CPD Media

USU's CPD is now the Institute for Research, Policy and Practice

As of July 1, Utah State University’s Center for Persons With Disabilities will be known as the Institute for Disability Research, Policy and Practice.

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The pandemic has brought the added stress of job and income loss for many. But for Isabel Allende, the first and biggest hurdle was acknowledging the need.
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Project Resilience

The pandemic has brought the added stress of job and income loss for many. But for Isabel Allende, the first and biggest hurdle was acknowledging the need.

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Blind Americans are finding that these new registration sites suffer from low-contrast coloring, minimal text options, screen reader incompatibility and supplemental electronic forms that must be filled out.
Blind Americans Face Roadblocks Booking Online Vaccine Appointments | CPD Media

Blind Americans Face Roadblocks Booking Online Vaccine Appointments

Blind Americans are finding that these new registration sites suffer from low-contrast coloring, minimal text options, screen reader incompatibility and supplemental electronic forms that must be filled out.

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While Utah ramps up efforts to vaccinate every adult in the state, advocates are increasingly concerned that the websites used for scheduling appointments are less accessible to people who are sight-impaired.
Most Utah Vaccination Websites Not Compliant for the Sight Impaired | CPD Media

Most Utah Vaccination Websites Not Compliant for the Sight Impaired

While Utah ramps up efforts to vaccinate every adult in the state, advocates are increasingly concerned that the websites used for scheduling appointments are less accessible to people who are sight-impaired.

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Many COVID vaccination registration and information websites at the federal, state and local levels violate disability rights laws, hindering the ability of blind people to sign up for a potentially lifesaving vaccine.
COVID-19 Vaccine Websites Violate Disability Laws, Create Inequity for the Blind | CPD Media

COVID-19 Vaccine Websites Violate Disability Laws, Create Inequity for the Blind

Many COVID vaccination registration and information websites at the federal, state and local levels violate disability rights laws, hindering the ability of blind people to sign up for a potentially lifesaving vaccine.

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The class is “Career Exploration 2,” but some days, it could just as well be called “How to Handle Life.”
At Utah State, Aggies Elevated pushes students even higher | CPD Media

At Utah State, Aggies Elevated pushes students even higher

The class is “Career Exploration 2,” but some days, it could just as well be called “How to Handle Life.”

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Today we’ll feature how seniors and people with disabilities are using technology during the pandemic, f rom getting hooked up to the internet for the first time, to building community virtually to the hurdles and expanded opportunities of remote work.
Project Resilience: Using Technology To Stay Connected During the Pandemic' On Access Utah | CPD Media

Project Resilience: Using Technology To Stay Connected During the Pandemic' On Access Utah

Today we’ll feature how seniors and people with disabilities are using technology during the pandemic, f rom getting hooked up to the internet for the first time, to building community virtually to the hurdles and expanded opportunities of remote work.

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After 20 years at Utah State University’s Center for Persons With Disabilities — most recently as Policy Director — Sachin Pavithran will leave soon for Washington, D.C. to become Executive Director of the U.S. Access Board.
USU’s Sachin Pavithran will soon become leader of the U.S. Access Board | CPD Media

USU’s Sachin Pavithran will soon become leader of the U.S. Access Board

After 20 years at Utah State University’s Center for Persons With Disabilities — most recently as Policy Director — Sachin Pavithran will leave soon for Washington, D.C. to become Executive Director of the U.S. Access Board.

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Until recently at Utah State University’s Center for Persons With Disabilities there was a program known as the “Developmental Skills Laboratory.” Drake Rasmussen, the lab’s program coordinator, said its name was changed recently.
Developmental Skills Lab at USU is Re-named Stride Services | CPD Media

Developmental Skills Lab at USU is Re-named Stride Services

Until recently at Utah State University’s Center for Persons With Disabilities there was a program known as the “Developmental Skills Laboratory.” Drake Rasmussen, the lab’s program coordinator, said its name was changed recently.

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USU’s Center for Persons With Disabilities is offering a national training initiative to help early childhood educators and others support the children and families affected by these conditions.
USU is Training Educators to Work With Opiod-Addicted Babies | CPD Media

USU is Training Educators to Work With Opiod-Addicted Babies

USU’s Center for Persons With Disabilities is offering a national training initiative to help early childhood educators and others support the children and families affected by these conditions.

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Utah State University Extension has received $200,000 to invest in new mental health awareness programs for farmers, ranchers and other Utahns in rural parts of the state.
USU Extension Receives Funding for Rural Mental Health Resources | CPD Media

USU Extension Receives Funding for Rural Mental Health Resources

Utah State University Extension has received $200,000 to invest in new mental health awareness programs for farmers, ranchers and other Utahns in rural parts of the state.

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Alice Sheppard, the director of the Bridgerland Literacy program, tells the story of a beautiful Simolean lady trying to pass her GED. Sheppard said they taught her a basic thing she needed to know to be successful, and she was.
Bridgerland Literacy wants to add some classes to boost learning | CPD Media

Bridgerland Literacy wants to add some classes to boost learning

Alice Sheppard, the director of the Bridgerland Literacy program, tells the story of a beautiful Simolean lady trying to pass her GED. Sheppard said they taught her a basic thing she needed to know to be successful, and she was.

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Utah State University Libraries, in collaboration with the Center for Persons with Disabilities, published the first issue of a new open access scholarly journal focused on disability issues in the United States.
USU Publishes New Open Access Journal on Disability Issues | CPD Media

USU Publishes New Open Access Journal on Disability Issues

Utah State University Libraries, in collaboration with the Center for Persons with Disabilities, published the first issue of a new open access scholarly journal focused on disability issues in the United States.

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Women do the lion’s share of unpaid care work in Utah, with women in their 40s and 50s often spending time doing both child and elder care. It makes for some stressful moments and the pandemic adds some new challenges.
Project Resilience: Balancing Care-Giving And Career For Women In Their 40s And 50s | CPD Media

Project Resilience: Balancing Care-Giving And Career For Women In Their 40s And 50s

Women do the lion’s share of unpaid care work in Utah, with women in their 40s and 50s often spending time doing both child and elder care. It makes for some stressful moments and the pandemic adds some new challenges.

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Today’s episode is about hate crimes with Dr. Sachin Pavithran, who discussed his personal experiences. Please note there will be discussions on hate, hate crimes, racism, racial profiling, police brutality, xenophobia, and violence.
Disability Visibility Project: Hate Crimes | CPD Media

Disability Visibility Project: Hate Crimes

Today’s episode is about hate crimes with Dr. Sachin Pavithran, who discussed his personal experiences. Please note there will be discussions on hate, hate crimes, racism, racial profiling, police brutality, xenophobia, and violence.

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Parents are their children’s first teachers—and in the crucial early years, developmentally supportive parenting behaviors can make all the difference. What are these behaviors, and what do they look like?
Promoting Developmentally Supportive Parenting: 3 Key Components to Focus on with Families | CPD Media

Promoting Developmentally Supportive Parenting: 3 Key Components to Focus on with Families

Parents are their children’s first teachers—and in the crucial early years, developmentally supportive parenting behaviors can make all the difference. What are these behaviors, and what do they look like?

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This isn’t breaking news, but every one of us is feeling some tension, a lot of uncertainty. And if you are, so are your kids or, sometimes, grandkids, in the case of Vonda Jump Norman, an assistant professor of Social Work.
Make the Most of Uncertain Times by Creating Memories with Kids | CPD Media

Make the Most of Uncertain Times by Creating Memories with Kids

This isn’t breaking news, but every one of us is feeling some tension, a lot of uncertainty. And if you are, so are your kids or, sometimes, grandkids, in the case of Vonda Jump Norman, an assistant professor of Social Work.

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The College of Engineering and the Center for Persons with Disabilities are collaborating to provide medical grade personal protective equipment to health care workers. Now they are asking businesses and individuals to join them.
USU and Community Join to Provide Protective Health Care Equipment | CPD Media

USU and Community Join to Provide Protective Health Care Equipment

The College of Engineering and the Center for Persons with Disabilities are collaborating to provide medical grade personal protective equipment to health care workers. Now they are asking businesses and individuals to join them.

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As the need for personal protective equipment increases nationwide and statewide, the Utah Assistive Technology Program at USU is coordinating with the College of Engineering to produce face shields for health care workers.
USU Teams Up with Community to Create Facial Shields for Health Care Workers | CPD Media

USU Teams Up with Community to Create Facial Shields for Health Care Workers

As the need for personal protective equipment increases nationwide and statewide, the Utah Assistive Technology Program at USU is coordinating with the College of Engineering to produce face shields for health care workers.

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Medical grade face shields are rolling off small volunteer assembly lines in Cache Valley, in an effort that is pairing the College of Engineering and the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University with many in the community.
Medical Grade Face Shields Being Produced by Volunteers | CPD Media

Medical Grade Face Shields Being Produced by Volunteers

Medical grade face shields are rolling off small volunteer assembly lines in Cache Valley, in an effort that is pairing the College of Engineering and the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University with many in the community.

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Two bills improving services to people with mental illness were signed into Utah law this week, allocating $24 million for the first year and $17 million in ongoing funds.
Governor Signs Bills Increasing Access To Mental Health Resources | CPD Media

Governor Signs Bills Increasing Access To Mental Health Resources

Two bills improving services to people with mental illness were signed into Utah law this week, allocating $24 million for the first year and $17 million in ongoing funds.

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During this global pandemic, many medical decisions are having to be made about who can receive what kind of care. Disability rights activists, like Storee Powell, said many of the current policies are discriminatory.
Disability Rights Activist Shares Concerns About Coronavirus Rhetoric, Crisis Care Plans | CPD Media

Disability Rights Activist Shares Concerns About Coronavirus Rhetoric, Crisis Care Plans

During this global pandemic, many medical decisions are having to be made about who can receive what kind of care. Disability rights activists, like Storee Powell, said many of the current policies are discriminatory.

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WebAIM is offering complimentary registrations to its Online Document Accessibility Training course to all faculty and staff at USU. The goal is to help USU personnel ensure that the materials they share online are accessible.
WebAIM offers free course to USU personnel | CPD Media

WebAIM offers free course to USU personnel

WebAIM is offering complimentary registrations to its Online Document Accessibility Training course to all faculty and staff at USU. The goal is to help USU personnel ensure that the materials they share online are accessible.

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This moment in our history is, without doubt, difficult and uncertain. It’s also, says social worker Vonda Jump-Norman, an “unprecedented opportunity that we may never have again.” Appreciate the relationships in your life, she said. Be of service.
Uncertainty Aside, COVID-19 can Help Strengthen our Resiliency, Relationships | CPD Media

Uncertainty Aside, COVID-19 can Help Strengthen our Resiliency, Relationships

This moment in our history is, without doubt, difficult and uncertain. It’s also, says social worker Vonda Jump-Norman, an “unprecedented opportunity that we may never have again.” Appreciate the relationships in your life, she said. Be of service.

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The process to become a U.S. citizen can be complicated and hard to understand, but local experts met with the public last Thursday evening at Mount Logan Middle School in an effort to pull back the curtain on immigration policy.
Immigration 101: Local experts shed light on immigration policy | CPD Media

Immigration 101: Local experts shed light on immigration policy

The process to become a U.S. citizen can be complicated and hard to understand, but local experts met with the public last Thursday evening at Mount Logan Middle School in an effort to pull back the curtain on immigration policy.

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A national leadership institute at Utah State University will bring together professionals who work in mental health and/or in serving those with developmental disabilities. It aims to inspire them as they work in their own communities.
Leadership Institute seeks professionals from mental health, developmental disability fields | CPD Media

Leadership Institute seeks professionals from mental health, developmental disability fields

A national leadership institute at Utah State University will bring together professionals who work in mental health and/or in serving those with developmental disabilities. It aims to inspire them as they work in their own communities.

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The Utah Legislature is now in full swing at the State Capitol. Last week, many people with disabilities and their families went there with the mission of learning how to tell lawmakers the ways policies affect their lives.
Project Resilience: Disability Advocacy Day on the hill | CPD Media

Project Resilience: Disability Advocacy Day on the hill

The Utah Legislature is now in full swing at the State Capitol. Last week, many people with disabilities and their families went there with the mission of learning how to tell lawmakers the ways policies affect their lives.

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It is imperative that state public colleges and universities increase and maintain accessibility for students to earn a postsecondary credential. But accessibility means more than just making college available so students get into college.
Guest opinion: USU is making strides to improving accessibility in Utah | CPD Media

Guest opinion: USU is making strides to improving accessibility in Utah

It is imperative that state public colleges and universities increase and maintain accessibility for students to earn a postsecondary credential. But accessibility means more than just making college available so students get into college.

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In November, Sachin Pavithran, policy director of the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University, assumed his new role as president of the Association of University Centers on Disability.
USU's Pavithran emphasizes inclusion as national organization president | CPD Media

USU's Pavithran emphasizes inclusion as national organization president

In November, Sachin Pavithran, policy director of the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University, assumed his new role as president of the Association of University Centers on Disability.

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Utah State University’s Cyndi Rowland was celebrated in November for her work in advancing educational opportunities for people with disabilities.
Cyndi Rowland honored by education technology leader | CPD Media

Cyndi Rowland honored by education technology leader

Utah State University’s Cyndi Rowland was celebrated in November for her work in advancing educational opportunities for people with disabilities.

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It was Day One of orientation for the 15 students in Utah State University’s program for students with intellectual disabilities, and the group was playing a game of Get-to-Know-You Bingo.
Helping students with intellectual disabilities conquer college | CPD Media

Helping students with intellectual disabilities conquer college

It was Day One of orientation for the 15 students in Utah State University’s program for students with intellectual disabilities, and the group was playing a game of Get-to-Know-You Bingo.

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In May, a 5-year-old girl, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Shelley, went missing in Logan. Many in the community got involved in the search.
Project Resilience: Community trauma | CPD Media

Project Resilience: Community trauma

In May, a 5-year-old girl, Elizabeth “Lizzie” Shelley, went missing in Logan. Many in the community got involved in the search.

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Jonny Peay says he has made a lot of friends during his first year at Utah State University. Now, the 24-year-old from Orem said some of those friends and others may be left behind because they can’t afford to go to school.
Jonny Peay and Friends Foundation golf tournament helps students with intellectual disabilities | CPD Media

Jonny Peay and Friends Foundation golf tournament helps students with intellectual disabilities

Jonny Peay says he has made a lot of friends during his first year at Utah State University. Now, the 24-year-old from Orem said some of those friends and others may be left behind because they can’t afford to go to school.

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Dan O’Crowley said his interest in engineering began while in high school when he designed and helped build his parents’ home and building an antique wooden refrigerator in shop class.
USU's new Assistive Tech coordinator reaches out to community | CPD Media

USU's new Assistive Tech coordinator reaches out to community

Dan O’Crowley said his interest in engineering began while in high school when he designed and helped build his parents’ home and building an antique wooden refrigerator in shop class.

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Bridgerland Literacy has joined Utah State University’s Center for Persons With Disabilities (CPD). Bridgerland Literacy’s Program Director Alice Shepherd explained the mission of Bridgerland Literacy.
Bridgerland Literacy joins Utah State University’s CPD | CPD Media

Bridgerland Literacy joins Utah State University’s CPD

Bridgerland Literacy has joined Utah State University’s Center for Persons With Disabilities (CPD). Bridgerland Literacy’s Program Director Alice Shepherd explained the mission of Bridgerland Literacy.

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A new relationship between Bridgerland Literacy and the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University will help the literacy program continue to offer services to members of the community.
New chapter: Bridgerland Literacy to stay open with aid of USU center | CPD Media

New chapter: Bridgerland Literacy to stay open with aid of USU center

A new relationship between Bridgerland Literacy and the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University will help the literacy program continue to offer services to members of the community.

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Now imagine that your child has chronic health care needs. And that she is unable to tell the doctor what is wrong, or where it hurts, or when it started. That is the situation Tina Persels faced in 2017.
Diagnosed: Employing People With Disabilities | CPD Media

Diagnosed: Employing People With Disabilities

Now imagine that your child has chronic health care needs. And that she is unable to tell the doctor what is wrong, or where it hurts, or when it started. That is the situation Tina Persels faced in 2017.

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Matthew Wangeman, a disability advocate and the focus of an award winning short film, answered questions at Utah State University on Friday.
'My Dad Matthew': Award-winning disability advocate speaks at USU | CPD Media

'My Dad Matthew': Award-winning disability advocate speaks at USU

Matthew Wangeman, a disability advocate and the focus of an award winning short film, answered questions at Utah State University on Friday.

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It’s spring and a fresh crop of graduates will soon enter the adult world. Some will get jobs, some will go on to more education, some will start their careers. And some may wonder if independence will ever come.
Diagnosed: Transitioning To The Adult World For Persons With Disabilities | CPD Media

Diagnosed: Transitioning To The Adult World For Persons With Disabilities

It’s spring and a fresh crop of graduates will soon enter the adult world. Some will get jobs, some will go on to more education, some will start their careers. And some may wonder if independence will ever come.

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Marla Nef and Janel Preston have teamed up to bring better professional development to early intervention workers all over the state by helping to revive the Utah chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division of Early Childhood.
USU Helps Build Professional Development in Early Intervention | CPD Media

USU Helps Build Professional Development in Early Intervention

Marla Nef and Janel Preston have teamed up to bring better professional development to early intervention workers all over the state by helping to revive the Utah chapter of the Council for Exceptional Children’s Division of Early Childhood.

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A collaboration between Utah State University’s Center for Persons with Disabilities and its counterparts in Alaska and Kentucky will offer training to provide quality mental health services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Center for Persons with Disabilities Collaborates on Mental Health Grant | CPD Media

Center for Persons with Disabilities Collaborates on Mental Health Grant

A collaboration between Utah State University’s Center for Persons with Disabilities and its counterparts in Alaska and Kentucky will offer training to provide quality mental health services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Individuals with disabilities are subject to different labor laws than able-bodied people. “If you’re going to pay somebody to work and you value them as a human being, they should be paid a fair wage."
Sheltered Workshops For People With Disabilities: A Reliable Opportunity Or An Outdated System? | CPD Media

Sheltered Workshops For People With Disabilities: A Reliable Opportunity Or An Outdated System?

Individuals with disabilities are subject to different labor laws than able-bodied people. “If you’re going to pay somebody to work and you value them as a human being, they should be paid a fair wage."

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Everette Bacon, president of the National Federation of the Blind in Utah, has a vision he hopes to share with the blind, their families and their service providers during an upcoming convention in Salt Lake City.
National Federation Of The Blind Convention Seeks To Change What It Means To Be Blind | CPD Media

National Federation Of The Blind Convention Seeks To Change What It Means To Be Blind

Everette Bacon, president of the National Federation of the Blind in Utah, has a vision he hopes to share with the blind, their families and their service providers during an upcoming convention in Salt Lake City.

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The unemployment rate for people with disabilities was 8 percent in 2018: more than twice the rate for the general population. And getting a job is only the first step: staying employed is also a challenge.
Diagnosed: Getting along at Work | CPD Media

Diagnosed: Getting along at Work

The unemployment rate for people with disabilities was 8 percent in 2018: more than twice the rate for the general population. And getting a job is only the first step: staying employed is also a challenge.

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In the 21st century, navigating a school's website is an essential part of education. But a new study from BYU and Utah State University says certain web issues are alienating the U.S. disabled community.
Utah study finds most K-12 websites difficult to use for disabled community | CPD Media

Utah study finds most K-12 websites difficult to use for disabled community

In the 21st century, navigating a school's website is an essential part of education. But a new study from BYU and Utah State University says certain web issues are alienating the U.S. disabled community.

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HB 101, a bill allowing fully-autonomous vehicles to operate in Utah, has advanced through the House and Senate and now waits Governor Herbert’s signature.
USU administrator supports HB 101, autonomous vehicle bill | CPD Media

USU administrator supports HB 101, autonomous vehicle bill

HB 101, a bill allowing fully-autonomous vehicles to operate in Utah, has advanced through the House and Senate and now waits Governor Herbert’s signature.

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, just under 19 percent of people with disabilities are employed, compared with 66 percent of people without disabilities. Policymakers and educators want to change that.
Diagnosed: Work And Benefits - Considerations For People With Disabilities In The Workforce | CPD Media

Diagnosed: Work And Benefits - Considerations For People With Disabilities In The Workforce

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, just under 19 percent of people with disabilities are employed, compared with 66 percent of people without disabilities. Policymakers and educators want to change that.

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The new President-elect of the AUCD — the Association of University Centers on Disabilities — is Dr. Sachin Pavithran, Director of Policy at Utah State University’s Center for Persons with Disabilities (CPD).
Policy director for USU’s Center for Persons with Disabilities named to national post | CPD Media

Policy director for USU’s Center for Persons with Disabilities named to national post

The new President-elect of the AUCD — the Association of University Centers on Disabilities — is Dr. Sachin Pavithran, Director of Policy at Utah State University’s Center for Persons with Disabilities (CPD).

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Now imagine that your child has chronic health care needs. And that she is unable to tell the doctor what is wrong, or where it hurts, or when it started. That is the situation Tina Persels faced in 2017.
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When Pain Is Silent

Now imagine that your child has chronic health care needs. And that she is unable to tell the doctor what is wrong, or where it hurts, or when it started. That is the situation Tina Persels faced in 2017.

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A new grant from the state of Utah will provide more small-group and one-on-one mentoring to ASL interpreters, who work in isolation, a situation that is not good for the interpreter or the classroom.
Grant Will Improve ASL Mentorship in Utah | CPD Media

Grant Will Improve ASL Mentorship in Utah

A new grant from the state of Utah will provide more small-group and one-on-one mentoring to ASL interpreters, who work in isolation, a situation that is not good for the interpreter or the classroom.

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The Association on University Centers on Disabilities has a new president-elect: one whose vision is to keep it moving on a path where younger, more diverse voices are included in its mission.
USU's Pavithran Assumes National Leadership Role | CPD Media

USU's Pavithran Assumes National Leadership Role

The Association on University Centers on Disabilities has a new president-elect: one whose vision is to keep it moving on a path where younger, more diverse voices are included in its mission.

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With advancements in Internet technology, it’s easy to think the difficulties people with disabilities have with getting from place to place can be solved by the Internet.
Diagnosed: Why Can't You Do This At Home? | CPD Media

Diagnosed: Why Can't You Do This At Home?

With advancements in Internet technology, it’s easy to think the difficulties people with disabilities have with getting from place to place can be solved by the Internet.

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Imagine a world where you cannot drive. Where trains don’t travel and busses don’t run. How might that impact your ability to access quality healthcare? That’s the world where many Utahns with disabilities and their families live right now.
Diagnosed: Transportation Is A Health Issue In Rural Utah | CPD Media

Diagnosed: Transportation Is A Health Issue In Rural Utah

Imagine a world where you cannot drive. Where trains don’t travel and busses don’t run. How might that impact your ability to access quality healthcare? That’s the world where many Utahns with disabilities and their families live right now.

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In 2017, the unemployment rate in the United States fell across the board. But fewer than 19 percent of people with disabilities were employed, compared with more than 65 percent of the general population.
Diagnosed: A Small-town Success Story Of Employment | CPD Media

Diagnosed: A Small-town Success Story Of Employment

In 2017, the unemployment rate in the United States fell across the board. But fewer than 19 percent of people with disabilities were employed, compared with more than 65 percent of the general population.

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Amy Henningsen is an occupational therapist at Utah State University’s Center for Person’s With Disabilities. Last month, the Utah Down Syndrome Foundation recognized her for the work she has done with many families.
Down Syndrome Foundation honors USU therapist for her work | CPD Media

Down Syndrome Foundation honors USU therapist for her work

Amy Henningsen is an occupational therapist at Utah State University’s Center for Person’s With Disabilities. Last month, the Utah Down Syndrome Foundation recognized her for the work she has done with many families.

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Amy Henningsen was recognized in September by the Utah Down Syndrome Foundation for the work she has done with so many families in Northern Utah.
CPD's Amy Henningsen Recognized by Utah Down Syndrome Foundation | CPD Media

CPD's Amy Henningsen Recognized by Utah Down Syndrome Foundation

Amy Henningsen was recognized in September by the Utah Down Syndrome Foundation for the work she has done with so many families in Northern Utah.

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“With stroke, we have a very short time window when we’re able to treat people,” said Dr. Marilyn McKasson , telestroke medical director for Intermountain Healthcare.
Diagnosed: Stroke Treatment - Telehealth Helps But It's Still A Long Journey In Rural Utah | CPD Media

Diagnosed: Stroke Treatment - Telehealth Helps But It's Still A Long Journey In Rural Utah

“With stroke, we have a very short time window when we’re able to treat people,” said Dr. Marilyn McKasson , telestroke medical director for Intermountain Healthcare.

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During a recent installment of the UPR original series Diagnosed, we discussed the Utah Medical Cannabis Act.
Diagnosed: Medical Cannabis Campaign Targets Individuals With Disabilities | CPD Media

Diagnosed: Medical Cannabis Campaign Targets Individuals With Disabilities

During a recent installment of the UPR original series Diagnosed, we discussed the Utah Medical Cannabis Act.

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“I hit the wheelchair almost five and a half years ago,” said Mindy Mair. When she says she “hit the wheelchair,” she means that is when she needed technology to get around Vernal, where she lives.
Diagnosed: A Good Wheelchair Is Hard To Find In Rural Utah | CPD Media

Diagnosed: A Good Wheelchair Is Hard To Find In Rural Utah

“I hit the wheelchair almost five and a half years ago,” said Mindy Mair. When she says she “hit the wheelchair,” she means that is when she needed technology to get around Vernal, where she lives.

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Utah State University’s Assistive Technology Program is in the business of helping people with disabilities. If someone has a problem with a wheelchair, or any other piece of equipment, the people at the AT Lab try to repair, adapt or replace it.
AT lab changes lives for people with disabilities | CPD Media

AT lab changes lives for people with disabilities

Utah State University’s Assistive Technology Program is in the business of helping people with disabilities. If someone has a problem with a wheelchair, or any other piece of equipment, the people at the AT Lab try to repair, adapt or replace it.

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Over a dozen volunteers gathered in Logan this week to build a porch for the widow of a U.S. Army veteran.”
Volunteers help rebuild porch for veteran's widow | CPD Media

Volunteers help rebuild porch for veteran's widow

Over a dozen volunteers gathered in Logan this week to build a porch for the widow of a U.S. Army veteran.”

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Utah State University’s Center for Person’s With Disabilities has appointed longtime staff member Sachin Pavithran as its policy director.
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Sachin Pavithran named CPD policy director

Utah State University’s Center for Person’s With Disabilities has appointed longtime staff member Sachin Pavithran as its policy director.

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Like many college students, Jonny Peay, of Orem, was elated when his acceptance letter to Utah State University landed in his mailbox. “I felt so happy,” Jonny said.
Orem man succeeds with Down syndrome, prepares to attend USU | CPD Media

Orem man succeeds with Down syndrome, prepares to attend USU

Like many college students, Jonny Peay, of Orem, was elated when his acceptance letter to Utah State University landed in his mailbox. “I felt so happy,” Jonny said.

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The Assistive Technology Program at USU serves individuals with disabilities of all ages in Utah. They do remarkable things in providing assisted technology devices and services.
AT Lab at Utah State University helps family continue to bike together | CPD Media

AT Lab at Utah State University helps family continue to bike together

The Assistive Technology Program at USU serves individuals with disabilities of all ages in Utah. They do remarkable things in providing assisted technology devices and services.

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With an understanding of how people with disabilities use the web and how frustrated they feel when they can’t access it, Utah State University’s Center for Persons With Disabilities in 1999 set about finding answers.
USU group making websites more accessible for those with disabilities | CPD Media

USU group making websites more accessible for those with disabilities

With an understanding of how people with disabilities use the web and how frustrated they feel when they can’t access it, Utah State University’s Center for Persons With Disabilities in 1999 set about finding answers.

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Cyndi Rowland, an employee with Utah State University’s Center for Persons with Disabilities, was at a conference in the mid-1990s when she realized that some people had a harder time viewing the internet than she did.
USU Center for Persons with Disabilities helps website developers | CPD Media

USU Center for Persons with Disabilities helps website developers

Cyndi Rowland, an employee with Utah State University’s Center for Persons with Disabilities, was at a conference in the mid-1990s when she realized that some people had a harder time viewing the internet than she did.

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WebAIM has long set the standard for web accessibility, and its WAVE tool has made it possible for people everywhere to find out whether a web page is usable for people with disabilities.
USU's CPD Offers Tools for Site-Wide Web Accessibility Evaluation | CPD Media

USU's CPD Offers Tools for Site-Wide Web Accessibility Evaluation

WebAIM has long set the standard for web accessibility, and its WAVE tool has made it possible for people everywhere to find out whether a web page is usable for people with disabilities.