Horticultural Therapy Activities | Planting Spring Bulbs

It’s a great time to plant spring-blooming bulbs. They can be planted in the ground or planted in pots. Aside from being great for movement and dexterity, an activity such as planting bulbs can help people learn about planting seasons, the different parts of a bulb, and growing flowers. It’s also really great to see… Read More

5 Awesome Halloween Costumes for Kids with Wheelchairs

Beetlejuice in the Waiting Room Costume Every year, Anthony Alfano’s parents, Tony and Deanna, make an epic Halloween costume for Anthony and his wheelchair. They’ve been making him costumes since he was born. Over the years, Anthony has been Beetlejuice, Zoltar, Mini-Me, the Wheel of Fortune wheel, a Lincoln Memorial snow globe, and a Chicago… Read More

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