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Disability Resource Library May Newsletter

National Mobility Awareness Month

Since 2012, May has been recognized as National Mobility Awareness Month, which works to highlight and celebrate the ways in which people living with disabilities persevere and triumph over their physical challenges while bringing attention to the many life-changing mobility solutions available to make independence more accessible.

People with disabilities constitute the second largest minority in the United States. In the United States and Canada, over 18 million people have mobility issues, six million of whom are veterans. (Language sponsored by Federally Employed Women. For more information about National Mobility Awareness Month, visit few.org.)

Going Places: Orientation and Mobility, DVD. From the Can Do! Video Library by Visually Impaired Preschool Services

Going Places

The Can Do! Video Library was developed to show parents and professionals some practical ways to assist the young child who is blind or visually impaired to develop needed skills and take off on the road to independence. Six families with children, ranging in age from 14 months to six years old, model in their own homes some very basic practices in parenting the child who is visually impaired. This video teaches parents what they can do from the time their child is very young to encourage independent and safe movement.

Other titles in this video library include: Making Friends, Growing My Way, Part 1 and 2, Through Their Eyes, Seeing Things in a New Way, Learning About the World, and Becoming a "Can Do" Kid.

Read the full May 2018 Newsletter →.

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