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FAAST News

Dare to dream with ABLE United

Did you know there’s a new way for people with disabilities to save money without losing their federal
benefits? It’s called an ABLE United account, and it has already changed the futures of more than 1,000
Floridians by offering them newfound financial stability and independence....

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2018 Florida Conference on Aging

The Florida Council on Aging (FCOA) and the Florida Association of Aging Services Providers (FASP), in partnership with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA), are pleased to announce the 2018 Florida Conference on Aging.

The 2018 Conference will be held August 13-15 at the Marrio...

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2018 Youth Leadership Forum Application

2018 Youth Leadership Forum
July 18-22, 2018
Tallahassee, FL
Proudly hosted by
The Florida Association of Centers for Independent Living
in financial partnership with
Department of Education Division of Vocational Rehabil...

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Guthrie, Dingell Introduce EMPOWER Care Act

Guthrie, Dingell Introduce EMPOWER Care Act

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Congressman Brett Guthrie (R-KY) and Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI) today introduced the Ensuring Medicaid Provides Opportunities for Widespread Equity, Resources (EMPOWER) and Care Act (H.R. 5306) to ensure that...

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Assistive Technology in your pocket

As we know, Assistive Technology comes in many forms. From the wheelchair that increases mobility to communication apps that give someone a voice, AT is everywhere.

There is one piece of assistive technology that most everyone carries, and that is a smart phone. A smart phone has a wide r...

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Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act/Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 Discrimination Complaint Form

Under title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, an individual who believes that he or she has been subjected to discrimination on the basis of disability by a public entity may, by himself or herself or by an authorized representative, file a complaint. The Department of Justice must addre...

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4 Key Points to Consider Designing your Website.

Web Accessibility is important for many people living with some form of disability. And the Americans with...

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MobiMat Comes to Treasure Island, FL

Treasure Island, FL, May 2, 2018– The City of Treasure Island is pleased to announce that it has recently installed an ADA beach access mat called a MobiMat. The mat was installed on Friday, April 27th at Gulf Front Park, which is located at 10400 Gulf Blvd. Gulf Front Park is the busiest beach a...

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Ambulance out of focus Training First Responders to Recognize Autism may avert tragedies

In 2016 in North Miami, Florida, a police officer’s lack of knowledge about autism led to a shooting. Arnaldo Rios, a 26-year-old man with autism, had strayed from his group home and was sitting in the middle of the street. One of his therapists had followed and was trying to coax him to return h...

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Assistive Tech Apps, Tools, and Resources

The way that K-12 learners are taught is in rapid flux, particularly when it comes to students in special education programs. According to a report by the Fordham Insititute, special education participation by K-12 students represented 13.1 percent of the nation’s student population in 2010. From...

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Disaster Relief AT Emergency Fundraiser

Disaster Relief AT Emergency Fund - Assistive Technology enables people with disabilities to have greater control over their own lives. Now that Hurricane Irma has passed and people are heading home, they are finding that their assistive equipment has been lost, damaged, and even destroyed by the storm. FAAST is working to minimize the financial barriers associated with obtaining assistive devices by providing financial assistance to individuals with disabilities who are under financial hardship and are unable to receive a loan, or utilize insurance to cover the cost of the needed technology. Funds may be used to purchase equipment, adaptive software, pay insurance deductibles and repair equipment.

Please Join with us in helping people get back on track to living independently.