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Register to Win a Wheelchair Accessible Van

March 10th, 2014

Local heroes have a chance to win a custom van by sharing their story. A national campaign seeks to broaden awareness of transportation options. The National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association will award 3 wheelchair accessible…

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Chicago Park District Special Recreation Programs

March 6th, 2014

Find out about programs from the Chicago Park District. Chicago parks have over 20 specialty locations and special recreation programs for people who have physical or intellectual disabilities, who are blind or visually impaired, or…

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Social Security Information

February 21st, 2014

The Social Security Administration is changing the way you access information. Starting August 2014, field offices will not issue Social Security number printouts. If you need proof of your number, your will need to apply…

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Delivering a Tricycle

February 21st, 2014

There’s fun and freedom that comes with riding your own bike. That’s the feeling that AMBUCS wanted to deliver to a local family. AMBUCS is a non-profit service organization dedicated to creating mobility and independence…

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CEFS Head Start Program

February 21st, 2014

Head Start programs prepare children for kindergarten. It’s a free, education program available to pregnant women and children ages 0-5, including those with significant or multiple special needs. Certified teachers plan hands-on lessons with developmentally…

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Supermarket Shuttle in Rock Island & Moline

February 12th, 2014

The free shuttle offers a direct route to the grocery store. The University of Illinois Extension is offering a monthly bus shuttle to help Rock Island & Moline residents get to and from the grocery…

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The Grief of a Special Needs Parent

February 12th, 2014

A mother shares her story of the grief and guilt she feels. In her blog, Sheri describes the emotions she experiences raising her autistic son. She says, “There is a kind of grieving that exists……

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Captioning at Movie Theater in Addison

February 7th, 2014

Captioning and assistive listening devices enhance the experience for movie goers. The Marcus theater in Addison is equipped with assistive listening devices for deaf and hard of hearing guests. They also offer open captioning and…

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