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  • Cancer Survivors with Disabilities Podcast

    Monday, November 9, 2020

    The CED's Dr. Lesley Cottrell, Jennifer Tenney, and Jessi Wright participated in the "Living Beyond Cancer" podcast series hosted by WVU Cancer Institute's Cancer Prevention and Control. In the podcast, they discussed the needs and overall quality of life for cancer survivors experiencing a disability during or after treatment. Topics include when and how to ask for financial assistance and return to work; resources including new assistive technologies; tips for regaining your independence; as well as support and encouragement for getting your life back on track. Listen to it online

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  • PDF Accessibility Training

    Monday, November 9, 2020

    PDFs are sent to us sometimes not accessible and we do not have access to the original document. We will look at ways to make common issues in PDFs fixable. Being able solve these issues can be a difference between being able to upload a document and not. This training will provide a step-by-step introduction to accessibility for PDFs.

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  • Physical Activity Facilitators Wanted!

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020

    Do you work with individuals with disabilities? Are you interested in helping them be more physically active? If so, we want you as a Facilitator! The CED has partnered with the WVU School of Public Health to adapt their Physical Activity Toolkit to better serve individuals with disabilities. The purpose of this booklet is to provide activities that can be implemented in most settings (school, community, home) by any adult (parent, teacher, coach, neighbor) to increase children and adults with disabilities physical activity. For each activity in this booklet, we have provided ways to tailor these activities for all abilities (including those with disabilities). Activities can be modified for individual, small, or large groups. Each facilitator will be given a tool kit in a duffle bag with materials for up to 10 participants. These tool kits include:

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  • Summer Reading Challenge Successes

    Monday, October 12, 2020

    The CED’s IMPACT WV project challenged families to read more over the summer. Through a grant from Save the Children, the project encouraged reading by providing families who signed up and returned monthly reading logs the family fun Tall Tales Story Telling Board Game. Seventeen families participated by reading almost 90 books in a little over a month.

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