Inclusion Day at Musikfest!

Inclusion Day at Musikfest!

We are very excited to announce that Accessible Festivals will be presenting an Inclusion Day at Musikfest on Saturday August 7th in Bethlehem, PA in partnership with the non-profit organization ArtsQuest! Saturday, August 7th will be dedicated to Inclusion Day on the SouthSide Arts District, featuring ASL Interpretation and

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Helping To Bridge The Gap Between Neurodivergent and Neurotypical Communication Needs

Helping To Bridge The Gap Between Neurodivergent and Neurotypical Communication Needs

By Adam Lodestone As an Autistic (Neurodivergent, or ND) adult, I often hear Neurotypical (NT) people say that I am being rude if I interrupt them when they are speaking or if I happen to talk over them. According to NT social norms and communication rules, such

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How to Advocate for Climate Change

How to Advocate for Climate Change

Empower yourself to help save the planet Climate change is an issue that impacts everyone, especially children. The impacts can be seen first-hand, as the planet warms, and human fingerprints are all over the consequences: bigger, stronger hurricanes; deadly heat waves; more intense downpours; and devastating wildfires.

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Book Review: Lulu is a Rhinoceros

Book Review: Lulu is a Rhinoceros

By Terra Vance Lulu Is a Rhinoceros Matthew Rushin asked his mom to send my daughter Lulu is a Rhinoceros, a children’s book by record executive and justice reform activist, Jason Flom, and his daughter, Allison Flom, and illustrated by Sophie Corrigan. Lulu is a Rhinoceros is

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How to garden from a wheelchair

How to garden from a wheelchair

Gardening is a wonderful activity that people from all walks of life enjoy. A garden full of fresh fruits and vegetables and/or beautiful blooms can instill a sense of pride in gardeners and turn their backyards into colorful, peaceful respites. Anyone with the will to do so

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Introducing Inclusion Dining & Jams!

Introducing Inclusion Dining & Jams!

Food provides nourishment, but dining can also be an act of socialization, community, leisure and love. For many, a restaurant experience is generally a pleasurable one, but for individuals with autism, developmental differences, and other sensitivities, a restaurant setting can be unpleasant and overwhelming. Inclusion Dining offers a sensory-friendly

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Benefits of Improving Training of Law Enforcement Interactions with People with Disabilities

Benefits of Improving Training of Law Enforcement Interactions with People with Disabilities

By Rick Hoel People with disabilities comprise the largest minority group in the United States. To effectively address this group, both from a victim and perpetrator perspective, law enforcement officers require special knowledge and training. Those who fully understand the significant impact of disability on this large

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Research-based resolutions that will help strengthen your relationship in the year ahead

Research-based resolutions that will help strengthen your relationship in the year ahead

By Gary W. Lewandowski Jr. The new year is going to be better. It has to be better. Maybe you’re one of the 74% of Americans in one survey who said they planned on hitting the reset button on Jan. 1 and resolving to improve. Those New

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Are Ticket Sales for Events Covered by the ADA?

Are Ticket Sales for Events Covered by the ADA?

By Benjamin Roussey Ticket sales for events are a covered activity under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). When a venue for an event provides tickets for sale to third-party vendors (which includes online ticket vendors), the venue is required to include tickets for accessible seats. The

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How to Stay Connected and Survive the Holidays During the COVID Pandemic

How to Stay Connected and Survive the Holidays During the COVID Pandemic

By JP Kalb As we are approaching the end of December, we normally would be in the frenzy of the holidays of Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s, and Kwanzaa, among the big names. However, with this year being unusual due to the corona virus, the usual frenzy has

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