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The City of Portland is hiring a Compliance Officer and Community Liaison to monitor the Portland Police Bureau's use of force. Interviews for the 3 candidates are open to the public and will take place this Monday, September 29. ...more

Ramírez, an advocate at DRO, has been re-appointed to the President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities. She was first appointed to the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities in 2011. ...more

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Assistive Technologies Break Through Writing Barriers for Students with Autism, Cognitive Disabilities and Physical Challenges

Don Johnston, a leader in assistive technologies for students with special needs, released a new case study today titled, "Making a Difference for Students with Autism, Transforming Non-Writers into Writers Using Intelligent Word Prediction."

The case study and video showcase the extraordinary teaching efforts of Mrs. Murphy McBride, a special education teacher in the SCORES instructional resource program: (Social, Communication, Resources and Services) of Austin, Texas.  Some students do not speak or speak non-stop.  Many are verbal, but cannot write a single word.  Some cannot lift their arms due to a physical disability.  Some people thought these students would never write, but not Mrs. McBride.

Read the case study press release.

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