Partnership for People with Disabilities

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Assistive Technology Resources

Advancements in technology have opened up a world of possibilities for many. For students, understanding the role that assistive technology plays in their success is critical for future self-advocacy. Specialized software, apps, and devices can enhance learning experiences and provide access to the academic curriculum. From screen readers to speech recognition software, these assistive technologies can provide essential access and empower students to engage with course materials efficiently and effectively. Many assistive technology supports are available on household devices that are already in students’ possession.

Embracing Neurodiversity: Class of 2023 Poised to Redefine Entrepreneurial Landscape

A recent study conducted by ZenBusiness revealed that the upcoming Class of 2023 is redefining conventional notions of leadership and entrepreneurship by recognizing neurodiversity as a powerful asset. The findings shed light on the transformative potential of cognitive diversity in driving innovation and reshaping the business landscape. In an effort to help this class take […]

Transition Planning and Individualized Education Programs

For students transitioning from high school to college, understanding their Individualized Education Program (IEP) plays a crucial role. Collaborating with educators, community members, and their family to develop a comprehensive transition plan can help support a smooth journey into college.

New Infant Mental Health Podcast launched!

Meaningful Moments Check out the new podcast that focuses on infant mental health topics that support the emotional wellbeing of all families. The podcast is a collaborative effort from the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (through a contract with the Partnership for People with Disabilities/VCU). New episodes will be released monthly. Join […]

Healing Narratives Art Exhibit

Check out the new Healing Narratives Art Exhibit at VCU Health. The Healing Narratives art exhibit brings together the research and perspectives of BIPOC with IDD (co-researchers) to create a powerful narrative around patient-doctor communication. The artwork, which includes digital media sculptures, paintings, and photographs, is informed by the co-researcher’s experiences navigating healthcare systems, as […]

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