Volume 42 March 2023
We're hiring administrative assistant
We're hiring! TechACCESS is hiring for a part-time (20 hours/week) Administrative Assistant. If you want to join the TechACCESS Team, you can apply here.
March is developmental disabilities awareness month
National Developmental Disability Awareness Month History
Raising Awareness
National Developmental Disabilities (DD) Awareness Month officially began in 1987 with a proclamation from President Reagan to help bring awareness and acceptance for people of every ability. Since then, families, self-advocates, advocacy groups and state legislators have been working to increase opportunities for people with disabilities.

How can you raise awareness?
  • Wear orange! Orange is a color symbolizing energy and positivity. It’s also the official color of Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month! 
  • Hold an an art contest and showcase the artwork in your office, on your website, or on social media!
  • You could also host a talent contest to highlight the creative talents of individuals with developmental disabilities and invite the community to attend.
  • Record a video or podcast to raise awareness. You can invite people with developmental disabilities to tell their stories about their experiences with education, employment, and community life. 
  • Start a book club or hobby group and invite members of the community to join you and partner with an individual with a disability.
March Activity Ideas
RIMAC Seasonal Books
Math subitizing ten frames and dots
RIMAC has some amazing book kits to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and get ready for spring! You can borrow them by becoming a patron of the library.

And check out our new math resources: Subitizing Ten Frames and Dot Cards and Tactile Foam Tiles.

Did you know that RIMAC delivers?
We now drop-off and pick-up materials to school districts 30 minutes or more away from the TechACCESS of RI office. Are you interested in finding out more? Email Becky for more information.

ATCNE logo
The Assistive Technology Conference of New England will be in person this November 16th and 17th in Warwick, RI!

You can submit a presentation proposal to share your knowledge at ATCNE 2023!

Benefits of presenting at ATCNE include:
  • Full Day presenters get free admission to Day 2 of ATCNE
  • Day 2 presenters receive 50% a full day workshop on Day 1
  • Lunch is provided both days
  • Special Presenter gift

Contact Matthew Provost, ATCNE Conference Chair, with any questions.

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Call 401-463-0202 or email Jen Martinous.

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