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Sensory Friendly Family Concert Series

CARD and The Florida Orchestra collaborated to provide a sensory friendly experience within the orchestra’s Classical Kids Family Series. On Saturday, February 21st, the first of the sensory friendly shows, families enjoyed a production of ‘Goldilocks & The Three Bears”. While there, children were able to touch and play with the various instruments in the ‘instrument petting zoo’. Pictures and social experience stories were on hand as well to help facilitate learning about the orchestra. It was a great day for families and a fun way for children to discover an appreciation for music.

Missed this event? The next one, Whimsical Winds, will be May 23rd. For more information about the series and the next show visit the Florida Orchestra’s website

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FCIC Needs to Hear From You

The Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC) needs your help! We are seeking information about what Floridians feel are the needs and challenges for people with developmental disabilities (DD) throughout the state.

If you are a person with a DD, a family member of a person with DD, or a professional in the disability field please take our survey!

It should only take 10-15 minutes.

The survey will be available until Tuesday, October 21st.

Survey Link

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Online Dialogue and Inventing Technology Solutions for Travel for Persons with Disabilities

Join the ATTRI Online Dialogue and Help Invent Technology Solutions for Travel

 What if you could make traveling easier for people with disabilities by inventing a new app or technology-based device? Join this national online dialogue hosted by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Accessible Transportation Technologies Research Initiative (ATTRI) and share your ideas about transportation and technology. You can also share travel glitches that could be solved by a new app or device.

 The purpose of the online dialogue is to gather input on mobility and transportation technology preferences and needs from transportation riders who have disabilities. By participating in this dialogue, you will assist leaders in the travel/technology field by identifying devices that could assist all transit riders— especially people with mobility, hearing, vision, or intellectual disabilities— to plan, navigate, and use transportation options in their communities, including safely walking around as well as getting from one station to another.

Participating is easy! Just take a moment to register, and then submit an idea, comment on someone else’s idea, or vote on an idea! You’ll see ideas posted by colleagues from across the country and be able to share your thoughts on technologies to help people better access transit. Maybe you will be the one to suggest the next big thing?

The discussion will be open May 15 – 30, 2014; visit the online dialogue site soon to join the conversation.

Please contact projectaction@easterseals.com or call 800-659-6428 with questions about the online dialogue.

 

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