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Family Caregiver Resources

Next Step in Care provides information and advice to help family caregivers and health care providers plan safe and smooth transitions for patients. Transitions occur when patients move from one care setting to another, for example, from a hospital to home or rehab facility, or when home care agency services start and end.

Leadership Institute at The National Leadership Consortium

The focus of the Leadership Institute is on assessing and strengthening leadership skills, setting organizational direction, and understanding the future of the developmental disabilities field. Institute participants come away with demonstrated leadership ability and a firm grasp of the skills and values critical for quality, individualized supports.

Universal Design Products: Home Accessibility

The following resources can be used to find products for home modications to increase accessibility.

 

Kohler

Since 1873, Kohler Co. has been improving the lives of its customers with exceptional products and services. Their diversity of products and powerful portfolio of brands lead the way in design, craftsmanship and innovation. They offer a breadth of products and services, including plumbing fixtures, furniture, tile and stone, and primary and backup power systems, as well as award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations.

www.kohlerco.com

Beyond Barriers

Beyond Barriers is a licensed builder and contractor, with experience in building and remodeling accessible homes.

www.beyondbarriers.com

WingIts

WingIts Innovations is a company that specializes in grab bars in order to meet ADA requirements in existing facilities. They provide both products and services.

www.wingits.com

MedWay Corporation

Medway corporation specializes in toilet seat risers.

http://www.medwaycorp.com/index.html

General Electric

GE offers universal design ideas for kitchens. They provide a designing tool as well as products to create a safe and accessible environment.

http://www.geappliances.com/design_center/universal_design/

Bomarc Design & Construction

Bomarc Design & Construction offers design services, tips and ideas.

http://www.bomarcdesign.com/

Accessible Designs/Adjustable Solutions

AD-AS acknowledges that people differ in size, age, and ability—their designs embrace these differences. AD-AS products accommodate a wide range of physical abilities and impairments. It is what many interior space planners call universal design—a logical approach to workspace design that meets the needs of everyone.

Universal design calls for design adapting to people, not the other way around. Their  products reflect that philosophy—they can be easily and simply adjusted in height. The design of every AD-AS product makes it just as easy for a very tall woman to work comfortably as it does for a man in a wheelchair.

www.ad-as.com

Kraftmaid Cabinetry

Krafmaid offers inclusive design ideas as well as cabinetry to enhance your space while making it functional and accessible to all populations.

www.kraftmaid.com

US HHS/ASPE Office of Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy (DALTCP) Reports

The U.S. Health and Human Services/ASPE Disability, Aging and Long-Term Care Policy office has compiled a list of 43 of the office's reports (both old and new) which were made available online in 2009.

Report topics include:

The State of Housing in America in the 21st Century: A Disability Perspective

The National Council on Disability (NCD) has released a report entitled The State of Housing in America in the 21st Century: A Disability Perspective. The report provides recommendations to improve housing opportunities for people with disabilities. The research contained in this report presents a comprehensive overview of the state of housing in the twenty-first century, and answers important questions about the current housing needs and options for people with disabilities living in the United States.

MCHB Publications

New Curriculum on Abuse, Prevention and Empowerment of People with Disabilities

Abuse of people with disabilities and elders creates a significant barrier to independent living and full integration into the community. Abuse and mistreatment is defined as any unwanted, hurtful, dangerous, neglectful, frightening, insulting, oppressive, or demeaning behavior directed at a person or persons with disabilities. It can include physical, verbal, emotional, sexual, or financial mistreatment, including theft, violation of privacy or autonomy, and crime, including hate crime.

Report of Latinos with Disabilities in the United States: Now Available for Free Download

This report characterizes the population of Latinos with disabilities in the United States, examines the challenges they face in securing employment, highlights exemplary research and vocational projects, and makes recommendations on how to improve employment outcomes for Latinos with disabilities.

OnSite Fitness October/November Issue: Inclusive Fitness

This issue is the third installment of the NPO Leadership Series and OnSite Fitness spoke with Dr. James Rimmer and Jessica Madrigal of the Inclusive Fitness Coalition (IFC) about helping facilities reach everyone in need. If you aren’t a current member of the IFC, see page 38 for information on how to join, it’s free and it benefits everyone.

Understanding the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: A handbook on the rights of persons with disabilities By: Marianne Shultz

Making it Work announces the publication of the HI manual:

Understanding the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: A handbook on the rights of persons with disabilities

By: Marianne Shultz

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