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Friday, June 9, 2017

Have you seen Certain Proof??

Certain Proof is a documentary about three children who constantly have to prove their ability to learn.  Certain Proof is available for purchase on iTunes.  New Voices coordinated the production of this documentary to raise awareness about the underestimated potential of children who struggle to speak and walk.  It has won several awards and has been seen by people in many countries. It is also a great teaching tool for new teachers, therapists, and others who work with our kids. If you would like to organize a screening, please contact New Voices. Maybe one of the kids will be available to meet with your group!

Kay is now a senior at NC State and will be graduating in December 2017 with a degree in Political Science with minors in Accounting and Nonprofit Studies.  She will graduate with highest honors.

https://youtu.be/STiJwRPVZCs

Friday, June 2, 2017

One Site - All Services - Wake Network of Care

Wake County has invested time and talent to create a a one-stop resource directory to help you locate needed services and supports throughout the Wake community.  The good news is that it is there is a way to add your organization, make changes, or notify them if the link is no longer working. This should go a long way to ensure that the data is up-to-date.  Here is a link to Wake Network of Care.

Take some time and explore the extensive list under Service Directory. While there isn't a dedicated "Disability" section, there is a Intellectual/Developmental Disability section, as well as an Education section. 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

With a Click of a Flic

Loving me some technology!

There are more and more products, not specifically designed for persons with disabilities, which have great applications for PWDs (people with disabilities).  I recently found Flic.  It’s a one inch button that wirelessly connects to a smartphone or Iphone that can be programmed to do a number of tasks, including turning smart lights on and off, making phone calls or sending texts with a click. Imagine being able to call for help when you can't reach your communication device! We are using Flic to send a text that says "I need HELP" and shows where you are located.

It costs less than $35 on Amazon.
Did you know – if you shop online at Amazon, they will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization selected by you (I hope you will choose New Voices Foundation!).   https://smile.amazon.com/  Same products and prices as the regular amazon site.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Welcome to New Voices Speaks


New Voices Foundation's mission is to improve the education opportunities of children with significant disabilities, affecting their ability to speak and move, by increasing awareness of their underestimated potential and elevating the capabilities of families, teachers, and other professionals who work with them.

Working with school districts and other like-minded organizations, New Voices provides supplemental materials and assessment tools, improves access to assistive technology, and provides training and resources to those who work with them. While New Voices’ focus has been in the Triangle region of North Carolina, New Voices is committed to replication across the state and the country.  We believe every child should be given the opportunity to fulfill their highest potential.

Have you seen Certain Proof??

Certain Proof is a documentary about three children who constantly have to prove their ability to learn.  Certain Proof is available for pur...