How to Support Local Agriculture this Fall

How to Support Local Agriculture this Fall

The global pandemic that has upended daily life has exacted a toll on many industries. Businesses have been asked to close or temporarily scale back operations, while organizers of recreational gatherings have been tasked with reevaluating the practicality and safety of annual events. Throughout the United States

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How To Be An Ally for the Disability Community

How To Be An Ally for the Disability Community

By Zane Landin There are many diverse members of the disability community — people with disabilities, allies, caretakers, caregivers, and advocates. People with disabilities have advocated for themselves in unique, creative ways to survive throughout history. For the disability community to continue gaining mobility in the mainstream

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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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