The RAISE Family Caregivers Act

Family Caregivers across the country are helping parents, spouses, children, and adults with disabilities to live more comfortably and independently. They do so much for their loved ones to be able to live at home with families. They help with things such as preparing meals, handling finances, managing medications, dressing, bathing, and other activities of daily living.

This is an enormous job for anyone, but some basic support could make their job easier.

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FAAST Job Posting

Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology, Inc.
Job Description:

 

Job Title:                              FAAST Comptroller

Department:                      State Headquarters

Reports to:                         FAAST Executive Director

FLSA Status:                       Exempt

Prepared by:                      Michael Daniels

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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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Children’s Week at the State Capitol

Children’s Week at the State Capitol 

Join thousands of Florida’s families, students, teachers and advocates at the Florida Capitol on January 21-26, 2018 for a celebration of our greatest gifts – our children! Now in its 23 st year, Children’s Week advocates for children’s health, education and well-being, and is one of the largest free events for children and families in Tallahassee. There are many ways to participate.

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Assistive Technology for Autism

What is AT? 

According to the United States Assistive Technology Act of 1998, assistive technology (AT) refers to any "product, device, or equipment, whether acquired commercially, modified or customized, that is used to maintain, increase, or improve the functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities."

Common AT includes screen magnifiers, large-key keyboards, alternative input devices such as touch screen displays, over-sized trackballs and joysticks, speech recognition programs, text readers, and so much more.

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Photo showing what a visual schedule could look like for a child with autism