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04 / 09 / 2014 by Mind Map: 04 / 09 / 2014
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04 / 09 / 2014

Tell 'em about you and /or your family.

03 / 01 / 2014

The Charlie Foundation, Wanted:, We are trying to compile a list of summer camps, including sleep-away camps that are able to accommodate special needs, medical care and dietary restrictions such as the ketogenic diet. If you know of a camp, please share the name and location in the comments section. Please tell us about your experiences as well!, Link:

The Arc, Wanted:, The Board Development Committee of The Arc of the United States is conducting outreach to find potential nominees for the Board of Directors. We are inviting you to assist us in this process. Please take a moment to review The Arc’s 2014 Nominating Priorities in the Board Prospectus. If after you look over the priorities you identify people you know that would be a good fit for The Arc’s Board of Directors, please nominate them or invite them to nominate themselves., Link:

Red Treehouse (Ohio), Wanted:, Red Treehouse is asking for your help sharing information about events and activities in your community in order to spread the word to other parents, families and youth. We’ve made it easy to do so. You can add an event directly, or forward the information to for posting., Link:

02 / 10 / 2014

Reaching For The Stars, Wanted:, In no time at all it will be March 25th - National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day!! Have you started thinking about how you can mark this important occasion? Please let us know your ideas!, Link:

The Neil Squire Society (CA), Wanted:, The Neil Squire Society would like to gain a greater understanding of the way people with disabilities handle their everyday banking and payment needs., The study will contribute to a review of electronic payment services for people with disabilities. It will also help with figuring out what needs to happen to make sure that you have easy access to these services. The focus of this study is to look at the issues the technology might create for people with disabilities., As part of this project we are seeking people with different disabilities who are willing to complete a short survey about the barriers they face when doing their banking and paying for items and services. We want to hear about any changes you would like to see in the way services are delivered. We also want to know what is working well for you right now with these services. The survey takes about 30 minutes to complete. The information can be provided anonymously and you can leave out any questions you wish. No personal financial details are asked for in this survey - it is only about your experiences and suggestions., Link:

DIYAbility, Wanted:, DIYAbility is thinking of new assistive technology projects and initiatives. This will include kits to create your own DIY adaptations. What would you be interested in?, Link:

Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, Wanted:, We are requesting public comment on the ethical considerations of neuroscience research and the application of neuroscience research findings., Link:

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01 / 30 /2014, AbleRoad, Wanted:, Help create a valuable resource: Add your own RATINGS and REVIEWS of restaurants, shops, theaters and other venues in YOUR COMMUNITY in terms of their ACCESSIBILITY for persons with mobility, hearing, sight or cognitive disabilities., Link:, CanChild, Wanted:, Help us improve our CP-NET Website by completing a short survey., "In order to improve the features present on this website, as well as the way content is presented, we need your feedback. If you could take a moment to fill out this short survey, it will greatly help us deliver a superior and engaging user experience for this website.", Link:, Differently Abled with Sarah Sweeney, Wanted:, Looking for ideas for future Differently Abled (online) radio show topics regarding disabilities., Contact:, Twitter: @SSWEENZ, Link to radio program:

01 / 16 / 2014, National Autism Association, Wanted:, Sevenly and National Autism Association are teaming up (for the next seven days) to help raise funds and awareness. Visit and "Tell us why you love this week's charity.", Link:

01 / 05 / 2014, FasterCures / Time Equals Lives campaign, Wanted:, Submit a video or photo of your story - about a battle with disease, the impact of medical research on your life, or just your thoughts on why it should be a national priority. It doesn't have to be high tech - a photo with a quote is an easy and powerful way to let your voice be heard., Link:

12 / 20 / 2013, The Arc, Wanted:, Caregivers: answer survey questions about the health status of people with intellectual disabilities., Link:

Start a chapter, group or committee.

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01 / 16 / 2014, Reaching for the Stars, Wanted:, Start or take part in an RFTS Chapter around the U.S. Offer support and education to families in your local community., Contact:, E-mail

01 / 05 / 2014, Children's Hemiplegia and Stroke Association, Volunteer to be a Director or Co-Director for your state or community, Link:

Do a paid or unpaid internship.

03 / 01 / 2014

UCP Central PA, Wanted:, UCP Central PA has unpaid internship opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students available throughout the year., Possible work areas:, Marketing, Communications & Public Relations, Information & Referral, Media, Meeting/Event Planning, Research, Family Support, Fundraising, Administrative (General and HR), Ideal candidates should have demonstrated strengths in written and verbal communication and the ability to juggle multiple projects and meet deadlines., Link:

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01 / 16 / 2014, American Association of People with Disabilities, Wanted:, Position Title: Policy Intern Salary: $12.50 per hour Location: Washington, DC Reports To: Senior Associate for Policy and Advocacy and Executive Vice President, Link:

01 / 05 / 2014, Children's Neurobiological Solutions Foundation, Wanted:, Science / Health Policy intern for Santa Monica, CA office., Link:

12 / 20 /2013, United Cerebral Palsy, Wanted:, Digital Communications & Marketing Intern for D.C. office., Link:

Share your professional skills.

Wanted:, Work with a member of the Society for Neuroscience near you to produce an educational video about the brain and it could appear on this page. Whether it’s an animation, song, or skit, share the wonders of science through the Brain Awareness Video Contest. Submit your video by June 12, 2014.


03 / 01 / 2014

Epilepsy Foundation, Wanted:, Innovative ideas to help people with epilepsy and seizures. The Epilepsy Therapy Project, an initiative of the Epilepsy Foundation, is inviting entries that represent the most innovative new ideas in epilepsy treatment and care for its third annual Shark Tank Competition., The deadline for submitting a Letter of Intent (LOI) is Friday, March 14, 2014., Link:

The Dana Foundation, Wanted:, Get involved in Brain Awareness Week. [March 10-16] Consider creating your own “organization”—perhaps developing a BAW “Book Club” to read and discuss neuroscience related books during March, or screening the “Staying Sharp” DVD for a group of your friends., Link:

Nationwide Children's Hospital, Wanted:, The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Child Development Center (CDC) in Westerville, Ohio recently completed an expansion and renovation project on clinic and treatment space. The project includes the addition of 7500 square feet of new space including a new and very large waiting area for families as well as exam and treatment space. The new space currently has 12 opportunities for Artists with autism to showcase their work., Contact:, Questions can be directed to Amy Hess at:

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02 / 10 / 2014, Life Labs, Wanted:, Help us solve a problem. We need help developing:, prescription bottles for people with fine motor disabilities, Height adjustable feeding arm, Light, low-to-the-ground, powered mobility device for kids, An armband that monitors vital signs and sends signals, Mario Cart controller (one hand dominant), A hands-free toothbrush, Link:

01 / 30 /2014, World CP Day, Wanted:, Invent It: From January to June, inventors, researchers and creators are invited to create a design or prototype for one of three (3) shortlisted ideas. (See next.) Think you could bring one of them to life?, The three shortlisted ideas for the 2014 "Change My World in 1 Minute" contest for World Cerebral Palsy Day have been announced: a spill-proof, customizable cup; a high-tech, high-design walker; and a global collaborative enterprise to design and create products, services and technologies for people with disabilities., Link:, Cerebral Palsy International Sports and Recreation Association, Wanted:, CPISRA needs assistance in the areas of sports development; training for classifiers; administration., "CPISRA receives many requests to assist in developing sports work with young people with Cerebral Palsy from all over the world. The requests are numerous. CPISRA’s ability to offer help depends on your response. If you can help in some way, or if you need more information, please contact us.", Link:

01 / 16 / 2014, National Alliance for Caregiving, Wanted:, Know someone who'd be a great fit for our office? We're hiring for a Director of Development, Operations & Programs, Link:,, Wanted:, Graphics specialist. Current position open for a graphics specialist with strong skills in print and digital design. Candidate should also have an understanding of content management systems (Drupal, Expression Engine, WordPress, Joomla) and extensive knowledge of HTML and CSS. Must be able to create original artwork pieces as well as translate ideas into visuals concepts., Link:

01 / 05 / 2014,, Wanted:, Royalty free great photos and/or footage of people with disabilities working at their jobs -- having a good time, making a difference. Needed asap for public service ad., Contact:, E-mail

12 / 20 / 2013, Love That Max: Special Needs Blog, Wanted:, Contribute a favorite blog post of yours or someone else's., Link:, American Academy for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine, Wanted:, Recommend pertinent sites, organizations, articles, etc., See AACPDM'S 12/11 post. Link:

Contribute to a collaborative community.

ABILITY Magazine

Wanted:, We need your help subtitling and translating our videos! We’ve partnered with Amara, a service that allows translations to be completed collaboratively! Joining the project is easy and fun.


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01 / 16 / 2014, Friendship Circle of Michigan, Wanted:, People to share, learn and voice their opinions via "one of the biggest special needs blogs in the world.", Link:

01 / 05 / 2014, Mommies of Miracles, Wanted:, Contribute your own review and help build a comprehensive resource library of special needs products., Link:

Get involved in the political process.


Wanted:, Tell the House to Reject the House Majority’s Budget Plan (proposes drastic cuts to the funding used to support medical progress among other national priorities)


03 / 01 / 2014

Reaching For The Stars, Wanted:, Congressional letter writing effort. Continuing our work to push for specific federal funding for CP research at the CDC and NIH. If you have any interest in this topic and would like to help (and maybe make a trip to DC with us), please message us., Link:

National Patient Advocate Foundation, Wanted:, If interested in signing on as a volunteer for National Patient Advocate Foundation on federal/state policy, please contact us via link below., Link:

Previous four (4) volumes

02 / 10 / 2014, Access Living, Wanted:, Going Home: A Full Life in the Community Campaign. Tell the Republican candidates for Governor in Illinois that integration and community living is the right move forward., Link:, Reaching For The Stars, Wanted:, Congressional letter writing effort continuing our work to push for specific federal funding for CP research at the CDC and NIH. If you have any interest in this topic and would like to help (and maybe make a trip to DC with us), please message us., Link:

01 / 16 / 2014, The Arc, Wanted:, Communicate with elected officials on legislation as it relates to disability. Vote on election races and ballot measures., Link:

01 / 05 / 2014, Research!America, Wanted:, A Coalition of Children's Hospitals Working To Find Cures For Childhood Diseases Urges You To Ask Members Of Congress To Make A Commitment To Pediatric Research. Support robust NIH funding for 2014., Link:

12 / 20 / 2013, US International Council on Disabilities, Wanted:, Help to ratify the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Link: