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AAPD is Accepting Applications for the 2012-2013 Youth Transitions Fellowship

Mar 16 2012

Deadline is April 30, 2012

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), in coordination with The HSC Foundation, are now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 Youth Transitions Fellow. The Youth Transitions Fellow will gain exposure to youth programs serving people with disabilities and will have the opportunity to facilitate collaboration among internship, fellowship, and apprenticeship programs based in the Greater Washington, D.C., area.  This paid fellowship position at AAPD is ideal for a recent college graduate with a disability who is looking to jump start a career and help peers transition to the workplace. The fellowship will start in May, 2012 and continue for 12 months.

For more information or to apply, visit: http://www.aapd.com/what-powers-us/work-at-aapd.html

More Movie Captioning Available in California

Jan 17 2012

Press Release, Association of Late-Deafened Adults 12/20/11

Kansas City, Mo. - AMC Theatres® (AMC) today announced it will install personal captioning systems for its guests who are deaf or have significant hearing loss. The captioning systems will be installed in California, and across its national circuit, on a rolling basis, in conjunction with AMC's national conversion to digital cinema. AMC will offer closed captioning for 127 screens in California by mid-2012, and projects that number to grow to over 500 screens by late 2013.

TSA Launches TSA Cares

Jan 17 2012

WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the launch of TSA Cares December 22, 2011, a new helpline number designed to assist travelers with disabilities and medical conditions, prior to getting to the airport. Travelers may call TSA Cares toll free at 1-855-787-2227 prior to traveling with questions about screening policies, procedures and what to expect at the security checkpoint.

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Adult Cochlear Implant Users Needed for Study on Benefits of Post-Implantation Training

Jan 12 2012

Washington DC/ Maryland/Virginia Residents Only 
What is the Study’s Purpose?

This study is looking at the effectiveness of training for adults who have received cochlear implants. We would like to determine whether a special training program can help cochlear implant users improve their understanding of speech and communication in daily life.