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Intellectual Disabilities

7 Cool Assistive Technologies Driving Accessibility for Intellectual Disabilities

Assistive Technological solutions are improving accessibility options for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. First defined in federal law with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1990 (IDEA), assistive technology can include any software, device, or equipment used to bolster or maintain the functional capabilities of people with disabilities. For this article, we’ll focus on a few assistive technological solutions that have or are improving accessibility for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  1. Audible Whether the issue is

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Direct Support Professional

The Direct Support Professional Crisis

It’s estimated there are more than two million Americans working as Direct Support Professionals (DSPs). A DSP is someone who teaches life skills, supports empowerment, and provides physical assistance as needed while supporting the self-direction and choices of an individual with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD).  DSPs are often referred to as the backbone or linchpin of the care/support system for people with IDDs. These dedicated professionals specialize in providing the services necessary for their clients to live, work, and

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