March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. This year, the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) has shifted its focus to the importance of inclusion and living life side by side.
This year’s theme, “See Me for Me!” emphasizes looking beyond someone’s disability and seeing them as a person with ABILITY. #DDAwareness18 #Inclusion #seemeforme
Skill-Building with Osmo
Osmo is an interactive game system for use with iPads and iPhones. Osmo games are mirrored through an iPad or iPhone onto a flat surface. Playing beyond the screen invites individuals to manipulate tangible game pieces, such as number tiles, letter tiles, and coding blocks. This promotes hands-on skill-building through play, enabling the iPad to merge the power of physical play with the digital advantages of real-time feedback.
DDI had a special guest on Wednesday, February 7th! Chris Suriano, New York State Assistant Commissioner of Special Education, came to visit the Early Childhood Program and Children’s Day Program at the Huntington Campus.
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To show support for Heart Awareness Month observed in February, Developmental Disabilities Institute (DDI), the leading service provider on Long Island for children and adults with autism, invited staff and family members to participate in the American Heart Association's “Little Hats, Big Hearts” program. This program aims to collect handmade crochet and knit red hats for babies born in February to inspire a heart-healthy lifestyle.