Full STEM Ahead

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The Disability Action Center in collaboration with the Homestead Farm Center, Inc. is creating a new STEM initiative to bring science, technology, engineering, and math activities to individuals with disabilities who have not had the opportunity to participate in extracurricular activities such as robotics, rocketry, outdoor education, engineering, and chemistry because of the lack of […]

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YCF Mini Grant Applications Released

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DAC Education and Resource Endowment Mini Grants Announced:  The Disability Action Center Education and Resource Fund Endowment will focus on three areas of giving and support: The Assist Award Scholarship given yearly to special needs graduates in Marion County Schools (separate from the grant process); Educational needs of individuals with disabilities and their families; and […]

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Ready, Set, Transition

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High School graduation is the beginning of adult life. During this exciting time, young people and their families face many decisions to make about the future. These decisions include furthering education, finding a job, and living independently.  Planning for the future of a child who has a disability can spur a fear of the unknown.  […]

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Caring for the Caregiver

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Imagine living at home with your aging parents. Imagine sleeping in the same bedroom that you shared with your sibling when you were 4 years old. Imagine not having your own space, bathroom, food, refrigerator, or transportation. Imagine relying on your parents for absolutely everything…where you go, what you eat, and who you see.  Now […]

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NEW: Go! Program

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COMING IN 2016: The GO! Program  (Get Outdoors) is a new program intended to enhance recreational and social opportunities for individuals with disabilities in our community by increasing access to public parks, fairs and festivals, farmer’s markets, sporting events, arts and leisure activities, rail trails, and the great outdoors. Inclusion in such outdoor activities, both […]

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Surviving and Enjoying the Holidays!

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Tips to Surviving the Holidays with our Friends who have Special Needs             ‘Tis the season for holiday cheer, fun, and family time! Our folks at the Disability Acton Center love this time of the year as we get to celebrate all our favorite holidays, however this time may also offer certain challenges for our […]

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Homestead Farm Center….creating a future for individuals with autism.

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Parents always worry about their child’s future. They hope they will grow up to be successful and, more importantly, happy. Parents also worry about what will happen to their children once they are gone. And for Ann Burns and her husband Dan, this was something they thought about with their son Isaiah, who has autism. […]

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New Year….New Programs

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The Disability Action Center is pleased to announce the receipt of three NEW Grants that will enhance programs for 2015: The Dominion Foundation: Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities. The DAC, in partnership with the WV CED and Marion County 911 Center is pleased to be providing training and emergency kits to participating families. Two […]

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Variety’s “My Bike” Program brings Bikes and Smiles to Marion County

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  Wednesday, October 8, 2014 The Times West Virginian FAIRMONT—Most children just want to feel like their peers. They want the feeling of going outside, feeling the wind and breathing fresh air, all as they pedal down streets on a cool bicycle that will make their friends jealous. For kids with disabilities, these sensations may […]

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Generous Grants and Faithful Funding

The Disability Action Center is the recipient of numerous grants and funding throughout the summer. Many sources of funding came together to bring the Roof Project to fruition. The replacement of the DAC’s existing flat roof is a major undertaking and vital to the continuation of services at our current facility.  We are forever grateful […]

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