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

Richard Branson Challenges Top Businesses on Workplace Inclusion

International businessman Richard Branson has always been known for speaking up when others won’t–and standing up for those who aren’t being heard. He’s now using his voice to back The Valuable 500, a new global campaign to get 500 international conglomerates to focus on building fully-inclusive workforces. “After more than five decades as an entrepreneur and investor, I… Read More

This Dad Built an Inclusive Igloo for his Daughter

A father of nine children, eight of whom have specials needs, built his daughter a wheelchair-accessible igloo–he even added a snowball deck to make it was as much fun as possible for all of the kids. “Our family is very inclusive,” he told InsideEdition.com. “We try to include all of our kids when it’s possible…. Read More

America’s Workforce: Empowering All

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Stephen’s Place Joins Broad Effort to Observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month The nationwide campaign takes place in October (Vancouver, WA) — September 12, 2018 — We’re pleased to announce our ongoing support for National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness campaign that takes place each October. The purpose of National… Read More