Wednesday, September 4, 2019
A place for kids to practice life skills, a Starbucks barista learns sign language for a customer and other great news
A weekly roundup of news, events and Good Stuff.
Disney Cruise Line has debuted 46 accessible shore excursions in 39 ports around the world. It's not just magical, it's about time! Wheelchair Travel has a list of the excursions.
LifeTown will officially open in Livingston, New Jersey next Monday, a recreational, therapeutic and educational center. Its centerpiece: a downtown replica with a bookstore, a clothing store, a nail salon, a bank and more storefronts where youth with disabilities can practice life skills and get job training. Staffed by volunteers, Life Village will be open to public programming. There's a similar village in West Bloomfield, Michigan. And yep, that's Max pedaling around—there's lots of space for fun, too. (Image by Ed Murray for NJ Advance Media).
Dental schools in the U.S. will be required, starting in mid-2020, to train students to work with patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities, reports DisabilityScoop.
In case you missed it: LEGO released audio and Braille instructions, the brainchild of one blind man and the babysitter who made sure he had access to the same fun other kids did. Here's the story.
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