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March 2011

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Building an Effective Peer Support Program

"Learn how to create a comprehensive framework for a new peer support program or how to improve your existing program." This three week course will cover the structure, administration, skills, commitment, and benefits of a successful peer support program.
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RESNA-ICTA 2011 Conference

April 15th is the last day to for early bird registration for the RESNA 2011, held in Toronto, Canada at the Sheraton Centre Toronto from June 5 through June 8, 2011. RESNA, along with the 3rd International Conference on Technology and Aging, is one of 6 conferences being held under FICCDAT (Festival of International Conferences on Caregiving, Disability, Aging, and Technology).
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Reaping More Than They Sow

"The Volunteer Way uses the labor of mentally and physically challenged adults at its hydroponics garden on Congress Street."
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A Young Man's Challenge

"When he was a toddler, Cramer was diagnosed with retinal cancer. Surgery removed both eyes, but his parents quickly discovered that Cramer was not going to let his disability stand in the way of his love of ranching. Cramer has won numerous awards showing his prize-winning cattle, and the teenager is looking forward to a lifelong career in agriculture."
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Veterans with Disabilities Learn to Be Organic Farmers with Internship Jobs at Soil Born Farms and/or the Farmer Veteran Coalition

Organizations help veterans gain the knowledge and skill to become an organic farmer in a growing market, giving them the tools of an occupation after returning from service.
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