Tag Archives: intellectual disabiliy

The Miracle League: Bringing Baseball to Children and Young Adults with Disabilities in Your Community

One of America’s favorite pastimes is baseball. The Miracle League brings the sport to children and young adults who have disabilities. The idea for the Miracle League came about in 1997 when Coach Eddie Bagwell invited his team member’s sibling, who had a disability, to play on their team. The ball kept rolling in 1998…
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McGuire Memorial Celebrates its 50th Year

5Oth Anniversary Inspires a Year of  Celebration! MARK YOUR CALENDARS NOW FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 11, 2013. MCGUIRE’S 50TH  ANNIVERSARY BANQUET IS ONE CELEBRATION YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS! Fifty years is no small feat for any marriage, friendship, business or nonprofit! So when one considers the odds of McGuire Memorial’s astonishing success over the past half century,…
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US Youth Soccer TOPSoccer Program: What is it and how can you participate?

Sports can be an integral part of the life of a special needs child. It fosters personal growth, exercise, builds confidence, and builds interpersonal and communication skills. Soccer is one sport that can help provide these building blocks. US Youth Soccer offers the TOPSoccer program, which is an outreach, community-based program for young boy and…
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March is Intellectual Disability Awareness Month

Arlington Heritage Group, Inc. is pleased to announce the Proclamation, signed on February 13th, 2013, by Governor Tom Corbett as proclaiming March 2013 as Intellectual Disability Awareness Month in Pennsylvania. He has encouraged the public to support Pennsylvanians with intellectual disabilities and their families. Check your community businesses and organizations for event listings and ways…
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Social Security Administration Changes Terminology: Mental Retardation to Intellectual Disability

The Social Security Administration is considering dropping the phrase “mental retardation” to “intellectual disability” according to a Federal Register announcement made late January. A proposed rule was highlighted on Docket No. SSA-2012-0066 on January 28th, 2013. This term is frequently used in the Listing of Impairments that Social Security uses to evaluate claims involving mental…
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