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Juggling Work and Caregiving (Book)
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Internet Sites for Caregivers

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Definition of Advance Directive

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Can a mobile app improve the quality of life for an adult with disabilities? Can a web app help the disabled community in Dallas/Fort Worth?

Read more from the Office of the Governor Rick Perry and the
Committee on People with Disabilities

The Federal Communications Commission and the Knight Foundation
recently announced the names of the winners of the

Apps for Communities Challenge
. Developers and citizens from
across the country were challenged to develop apps (software
applications for mobile phones and other devices) that help make local public information more usable and accessible. The competition winner is
One of the runners up is Access Together, which can be used on a mobile phone web browser to find your location, and get answers to accessibility questions such
as “Is the entrance wheelchair accessible?”

Learn how to refresh your driving skills, save money, volunteer and

find useful information and guidance about getting around.

Cars have changed. So have the traffic rules, driving conditions, and the roads you travel every day. Some drivers age 50-plus have never looked back since they got their first driver’s licenses, but even the most experienced benefit from brushing up on their driving

What are the warning signs that indicate someone should begin to

limit driving or to stop altogether?

Most people want to continue driving as long as they can do so safely. However, for many of us, the time comes when we must limit or stop driving, either temporarily or permanently.

10 Vision Safety Tips for Older Drivers.

Knowing what to expect and when to get eye exams, helps mature drivers continue to drive

Medication and Driving.

Why drivers need to proceed with caution when taking prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs.

Accessible Technology Coalition

Provides people with disabilities answers to questions about assistive technology. Assistive Technology (AT) is any device, hardware, software or handheld equipment that enables a person to participate in life’s activities. ATC also has a searchable collection of easy-to-understand articles on many different types of technologies and online webinars and trainings.



Resource Center on Independent living provides information and referral services, advocacy, independent living skills training, peer counseling, social/recreational activities, employment assistance and adjustment to disability group training.

Ticket to Work

This comprehensive national initiative is also designed to assist people with the training and support they need to go to work by increasing their choices. SSA beneficiaries with disabilities can find employment, vocational rehabilitation (VR) and other support services from public and private providers.

Senior Assist

Senior Assist is dedicated to helping Senior Citizens and the handicapped live healthy, safely, and independently. The government has a program where you can receive telephone and/or safety equipment if you have a hearing, vision or mobility loss, at no cost to you. Senior Assist can also help you get government benefits or programs you are entitled to receive.

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