Rhode Island Parent Information Network (RIPIN)
RIPIN’s mission is to assist individuals, parents, families, and children to achieve their goals for health, education, and socio-economic well-being by providing information, training, education, support, and advocacy for person/family-centered care and system change.
RIPIN is a 501(c)(3), charitable, nonprofit organization established in 1991 by a passionate group of parents of children with special needs. These parents recognized that together they could provide support through sharing essential information and helping to find the resources they needed for their loved ones. This peer model continues to be at the heart of our work and has lead RIPIN’s network to expand statewide. Today we have over 100 employees, most of whom have personal experience caring for a loved one with special health care or educational needs.
R.I. Secondary Transition & Employment First Twitter Feed
It is hard for many adults to ask their boss for help when they are struggling in their job. We should not be surprised that students are reluctant to ask their teacher for help when they’re struggling in school.
It’s hard for most humans to ask for help.
FREE MAPS training 1/29 9-10:30 CST. Hosted by Midwest Inclusive PSE Alliance. PSE programs-this one's for you (K-12 folks are welcome, too) Register today! https://bit.ly/3oJpxOb Questions? Interested in hosting your own training? Email us email@example.com
Hybrid teaching (in-person and virtual at the same time) is like one of those shows where mid speech the actor talks directly to the camera to make sure everyone at home is following along.
Registration is closing soon for the #ATCNE Session: Tele-engagement for Individuals Using AAC, being held on January 18, 2021 – 2:00pm-5:00pm (EST). Visit the ATCNE website for more information and to register! https://www.assistivetechnologyconference.com/2020-presentations/
Just wake up and return to the (our) Kids
Meet InReturn Strategies, a start-up intent on unlocking the value of America’s disabled workforce https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/01/05/inreturn-strategies-inclusion-disability/?tid=ss_tw
Here are a few goals to choose from for people with disabilities interested in committing to some useful self-improvement in the new year. Here are five ideas to consider:
A new app allows teachers to use their iPhone or iPad as an overhead camera on Zoom https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/6/22217200/overviewer-app-teachers-overhead-camera-iphone-zoom
"In order to improve working conditions for the disabled community, employers must begin 2021 with a plan for improving and creating more diverse and accessible workplaces."
Meet #EllieGoldstein, the cover star for Allure's The Beauty of Accessibility series. At just 18, she's modeled in many campaigns, most notably for #GucciBeauty L'Obscur mascara. Read about her journey and where she sees herself in 10 years: https://www.allure.com/story/ellie-goldstein-model-cover-interview
This collection is going to enable historians and scholars to document the shift from a time when people with disabilities were seen as objects of charity needing medical supervision to people who were taking control of decisions affecting their own lives.
We're back with day 3 of the Conference!
Watch today's Q&A at 3:00pm about community participation.
Pathways to Adult Services Part 2: https://youtu.be/QYpZ_pfM68I
ABLE Act and Able Accounts: https://youtu.be/5cfFFLqYwMM
For more information: https://ripin.org/11th-annual-transition-to-adulthood-conference/
This was awesome! Thank you @RIPIN_RI for having us.
RIPIN is live!
Watch our Q&A on independent living with representatives from the West Bay Regional Transition Center and East Bay Regional Transition Center.
See it YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Z6SApetYXZzU4WbITQb2g/live
Shifting to #RemoteLearning has posed additional challenges for #K12 students with disabilities. Assistive technology can help teachers help these students. via @EdTech_K12 https://edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2020/11/how-assistive-technology-supporting-students-through-pandemic