Sunday, October 3, 2010

Happy VALUE Day! October Disability Awareness Month - The Accessible Travel Guide

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Happy VALUE Day!

October is a wonderful month. 

The season changes from summer to autumn, signaling a shift in time, perspective, attire, priorities, mindset, pallette, sports, etc...

Think about it....

October is a time to focus on Disabilities.  Awareness Month's are a good way to do just that. 

For the sake of this blog, we will highlight Developmental Disabilities. 

What are Developmental Disabilities? 
Developmental disabilities are a diverse group of severe chronic conditions that are due to mental and/or physical impairments. People with developmental disabilities have problems with major life activities such as language, mobility, learning, self-help, and independent living. Developmental disabilities begin anytime during development up to 22 years of age and usually last throughout a person’s lifetime. 
Developmental Disabilities usually are classified in one of these categories:
Autism Spectrum Disorders, Cerebral Palsy, Hearing Loss, Kernicterus/Jaundice, Intellectual Disability and Vision Impairment.  [ disabilities]

Let's see, on Sunday's in October, we would like to acknowledge  sites we found on Facebook that offers a unique perspective of disabilities. 
One is Accessible Travelguide
Offering "Acessible, affordable travel reviews written for and by people with disabilities."   Accessible Travelguide on Facebook
Featuring "where people with disabilities can share recommendations for accessible travel" is shared on their FB webpage, too  The Accessible Travelguide on Facebook.
So, if you have a place to share that is easily accessible for individuals with disabilities, share your views.
The Accessible Travel Guide's website will inform you of your rights.  Learn why businesses offering services to the public must follow ADA rules. Americans with Disabilities Act, 1990
For more information, visit The Accessible Travelguide at The Accessible
"Our focus is recommending accessible, affordable travel locations so that having physical limitiations won't keep you from having a fabulous vacation!"

Remember, individuals with developmental disabilities may have physical/mobility concerns and require accessibiltyi accommodations/modifications in their environments.


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