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 […]

The I’m Determined project and how it is a game changer for many youth and their parents

Parents of children with disabilities are often faced with complex decisions about their children. In the early years, they spend countless hours researching options, juggling medical appointments, navigating the special education system and advocating for their child.  As the child reaches his early teen years, the types of decisions and the child’s role in those […]

Changing Careers: Using my story to help job seekers and employers – by A’Shanuntae Nious

Hi, my name is A’shauntae. I have two sisters and one brother.  On my dad’s side I have three brothers and am the only girl. I’m an aunt of 4 nephews and two nieces. I love to go to church. I love to sing and my favorite color is pink.  I graduated  from Armstrong high School in […]

People with disabilities rate the top 10 cities that are easiest for them to travel around

CNBC recently release an article about the Top 10 Cities that are easiest for people with disabilities to travel around in. Asia Singapore, Singapore Shanghai, China Tokyo, Japan United States Las Vegas, Nevada New York City, New York Orlando, Florida Europe Amsterdam, Netherlands Paris, France London, England Australia Sydney Source:

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