Being Inclusive on the Web

The internet has revolutionized the way we access information, but unfortunately, not all of that information is accessible to everyone. Inaccessible content on the web creates barriers for those with disabilities, limiting their ability to engage with and benefit from what the online world has to offer. This issue extends beyond just text and images […]

White House Easter Egg Roll

My family was recently invited to the White House Easter Egg Roll the Monday after Easter. I do some advocacy work with the group the Little Lobbyists and they were given tickets for a special sensory-friendly time for the Roll. Unfortunately, the sensory-friendly entry was 7 am and that was way too early for my […]

Make life easier with accessibility features

From our phones and tablets to computers, there are countless opportunities for us to use assistive technology (AT) without even realizing it! Everything from voice recognition software on your phone that can help with communication challenges all the way up to built-in accessibility options in computer settings or specialized video players. We’ve compiled a comprehensive […]

Community Conversations

I have worked at the Partnership for about seven years and have been a part of unique projects that have helped facilitate changes to support and services for people with disabilities and their families.  People with disabilities have the opportunity to share their lived experiences within the healthcare setting in projects like Healing Narratives and CHAT  So […]

Infant Mental Health

In the United States 1 in 6 children ages 2-8 have a diagnosed mental, behavioral, or developmental concern. In Virginia 1 in 4 school aged children in Virginia has a mental health concern. Infant and Early childhood mental health is defined as the optimal social, emotional, and cognitive well-being of children ages 0-6 and is developed […]

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