Monthly Archives: April 2016

Summit unites families and professionals (video, photo gallery)

More than 100 attendees came to Prattville’s Marriott Legends at Capitol Hill Conference Center for the sixth annual Family Voices Partners In Care Summit, April 14-15. The two-day family/professional development workshop aims to strengthen networks between families and care professionals and spotlights current challenges to developing quality systems of care for children and youth with special health care needs and their families in

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Camp teaches IL skills to seniors with vision loss (video, photo gallery)

Eight seniors with visual impairments attended the sixth edition of Camp SAVI (seniors adjusting to visual impairments) at E.H. Gentry Technical Facility in Talladega last week. Held each spring, the camp teaches skills to help participants remain independent in their homes. The program also features sessions to educate the relatives of the seniors about issues faced by people with visual impairments.

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Construction continues on Tuscaloosa facility (photo gallery)

The view from the second floor

  Work is progressing on the 56,000-square-foot facility that will house the ADRS offices in Tuscaloosa. The complex, owned by Easter Seals West Alabama, will boast three floors, with Alabama’s Early Intervention System offices and Children’s Rehabilitation Service offices and clinic space occupying the first floor and office space for Vocational Rehabilitation Service and State of Alabama Independent Living (SAIL)/Homebound on

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Department’s AT program nationally recognized

STAR – Alabama’s assistive technology resource – has quietly grown its device reutilization program to be ranked second in the nation by the Center for Assistive Technology Act Data Assistance (CATADA) for four straight years, said Helen Baker, STAR director. “It’s a great bragging point for us, but really all of the kudos should go out to our partners and six reuse

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