Why Every Business Needs Employees with Unique Abilities

A lot remains to be done for the employment equality of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Despite some more recent changes being made, U.S. workers with disabilities actually decreased as a share of the labor market from the 1980s to 2015. Around 70% of people with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities are unemployed. This isn’t… Read More

5 Inclusive Hiking Trails in the Pacific Northwest for Adults with Disabilities

The gorgeous Pacific Northwest, renowned for its breathtaking scenery which includes stunning lakes and majestic mountains, also has another little-known secret. There are a number of inclusive trails around the region making the nature accessible to all. The following hiking trails in the Pacific Northwest are great for adults with varying levels of ability. Some… Read More

5 Female Entrepreneurs Who Don’t Believe in Limits

Megology Megology was started by Megan Bomgaars who has also starred in “Born This Way.” Located in Colorado, the company makes hand-dyed products, from t-shirts and scarves to pillowcases. Each piece is unique and cannot be replicated. Some of Bomgaars’ products feature her motto, “Don’t limit me.” “Don’t limit me” was the title of a… Read More

5 Ways to Make Your Workplace More Inclusive for Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Around 6.5 million people live with an intellectual or developmental disability in the United States. Contrary to popular belief, many of these individuals are perfectly capable of becoming valuable, productive employees in any workplace.  Despite this, adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities often remain unemployed as workplaces are either non-inclusive or are unsure of how… Read More

The Most Brilliant Boy in the World

Joshua Beckford, dubbed “The Most Brilliant Boy in the World”, started attending Oxford University at just 6 years old. Joshua could comprehend colors, read, and write at 10 months of age. He spoke fluent Japanese by the age of 3. Upon being accepted to the prestigious school, Joshua studied Philosophy and History. “I want to… Read More

Tie Dye Easter Eggs!

Fun DIY Easter for People with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities Image from onelittleproject.com Tie-Dye Eggs What you’ll need: Food Coloring or thick felt tip pens (any and all colors!) Paper Towel Rubber band Water-filled spray bottle Eggs Cooking pot Rubber or plastic gloves A place to put the colorful eggs as they dry (the egg crate or… Read More

Edible Easter Play Dough

Looking for something fun to do this Easter Sunday? As far as fun and safe Easter projects go, edible easter play dough is at the top of the list. You can do this before Easter, during, or after (with your leftover Peeps). You will need: 1 packet of Peeps Coconut oil (the Trader Joe’s triple… Read More

Couple with Down Syndrome Celebrate 29th Valentine’s Day Together

Maryanne and Tommy said no to the critics, proved naysayers wrong, and fought for the astounding love they have for each other. They’re both adults with down syndrome and, 28 years ago, they got married against the opinions of many. Their families were always and are always supportive of their decisions. It’s now, after all this time,… Read More

5 Internet Safety Tips to Protect Your Child with Special Needs

  Today, Feb 5th is Safer Internet Day (SID). Great, but what is it? Starting in 2004, Safer Internet Day now spans across 140 countries to raise awareness about internet safety. For some adults with special needs, the internet can be a very dangerous place. So, we’ve compiled this handy grab sheet with 5 internet safety tips… Read More