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Perspectives Corporation | December 17, 2013

Governor's Commission on Disabilities Fellowships

Every year the Rhode Island Governor's Commission on Disabilities (GCD) offers a variety of Fellowships to college-level students who are interested in participating in and expanding their knowledge of national and state disability programs, policy issues and research.

The Fellowships offered by the Commission vary from year to year and range from voting and employment rights enforcement to public forum logistics and architectural accessibility.
 
Autism Center of Excellence | December 16, 2013

Lighting Up the Season With the Spirit of Giving

Christmas Charity for Autism
Christmas-themed light displays have become a part of many families Holiday traditions. And If youre from the Rhode Island area chances are youve been to - or at least have heard about - the Christmas lights display at La Salette Shrine just over the Massachusetts border in Attleboro.

But did you know there are some truly impressive Christmas light shows right here at home?
 
Perspectives Corporation | December 2, 2013

A Holiday Chorus at St. Peter's By-The-Sea

Twelve years ago, the Adeline LaPlante Center's chorus singers made their debut at the St. Peter's Church-By-The-Sea in Narragansett, Rhode Island; and for every year since they have been delighting audiences there with their skilled and soulful musical styles.

This year the Adeline LaPlante Memorial Center's chorus continues to grow, joining with Perspectives Corporation's chorus singers to perform their annual holiday concert.
 
Autism Center of Excellence | December 2, 2013

Using the iPad as a Learning Tool for Children with Autism

Using Technology to Treat Autism
For years Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) devices have been used to enhance expand and develop communication skills for people with autism; from picture card exchange systems to portable word processors and speech-generating talk boxes.

Now with the increasing ubiquity of portable information technology modern hand-held devices such as the iPad may offer a more accessible and affordable way to help minimally verbal children with autism to communicate.
 
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