CPD in the Media
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Volunteers give gift of freedom with specially designed bike
Volunteers give gift of freedom with specially designed bike
May. 24, 2017  -  KUTV News
A little boy has a new set of wheels. For the first time in his life, 8-year-old Parker Layton will enjoy the summer breeze on his face on a bike ride with his family. "He would come and stand here and watch us all ride up and down the street and he couldn't come with," said Parker’s dad, Christopher Layton.
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Increasing awareness about disability among Utah refugees
Increasing awareness about disability among Utah refugees
May. 15, 2017  -  Utah State Magazine
If you’re gathering information, fostering leadership and spreading awareness about a taboo topic across cultures, there is one thing you don’t want to do: Sound like the all-knowing, arrogant American.
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 Armless pilot tells students to dream big, overcome hurdles
Armless pilot tells students to dream big, overcome hurdles
Apr. 01, 2017  -  Herald Journal
Despite being born without arms, Jessica Cox tells people she went to public school just like her peers and was expected to do the same things as them. She remembers being a little kid and learning to tie her shoes. After “a couple hundred tries,” Cox learned how to tie them starting by using her foot as her hands to set the laces. On Friday, during a talk at Utah State University, students, faculty and staff watched in amazement as Cox demonstrated her shoe-tying abilities for the
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College of education ranked No. 1 in Intermountain West
College of education ranked No. 1 in Intermountain West
Mar. 26, 2017  -  Cache Valley Daily
The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University was recently named the top college of education in the state of Utah, the top in the Intermountain West and among the top 50 in the nation by the “U.S. News and World Report” magazine.
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Interview with new CPD Director Matt Wappett
Interview with new CPD Director Matt Wappett
Mar. 22, 2017  -  Cache Valley Daily
When he moved into his new position as Executive Director of the Center for Persons With Disabilities at Utah State University in January, Dr. Matthew Wappett understood the potential for change in his professional world.He served as associate director of the Center on Disabilities and Human Development at the University of Idaho.With apparent changes ahead in health care and insurance systems in this country is there a way to know how it will affect the disabled?
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Interview with Matthew Wappett and Sarah Bodily.
Interview with Matthew Wappett and Sarah Bodily.
Mar. 01, 2017  -  Park City Television
Park City Television talk show Mountain Views interviews CPD director Matthew Wappett and Aggies Elevated program director Sarah bodily about inclusion, transition, and funding.
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UATP CReATEs comfortable living for residents of the Uintah Basin
UATP CReATEs comfortable living for residents of the Uintah Basin
Feb. 14, 2017  -  Uintah Basin Standard/Vernal Express
Utah Assistive Technology Program has made its way to Uintah County, as of June 2016. The program is run by Cameron Cressall and located at the Utah State University campus in Roosevelt, but serves the whole Basin. UATP provides information on assistive technology to people of all ages living with disabilities... and provides refurbished mobility devices to people in the community to enhance their quality of life.
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7th Graders Build Devices For Kids With Disabilities
7th Graders Build Devices For Kids With Disabilities
Jan. 31, 2017  -  ABC4 Utah
Students in southern Utah are innovating practical ways to help children with disabilities.A new class aims to infuse empathy into science, technology, engineering, arts and math subjects (STEAM). The unique class already earned the school $25,000 worth of technology from one of the world's largest tech companies. [With help from UATP], the students are designing and building assistive furniture and devices for local children with disabilities.
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USU Child Care Nutrition Program Welcomes New Director
USU Child Care Nutrition Program Welcomes New Director
Jan. 05, 2017  -  Utah State Today
The Utah State University Child Care Nutrition Program welcomes its new director, Michael Diehl, in January 2017, following the retirement of its current director, Jeanie Peck.
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Op-ed: Hatch has Trumps ear, will continue to champion disabled rights
Op-ed: Hatch has Trumps ear, will continue to champion disabled rights
Jan. 03, 2017  -  Salt Lake Tribune
Over the course of my lifetime, Congress has taken meaningful steps to expand opportunities and strengthen protections for Americans with disabilities, but few have done more to advance the rights of our community than Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch. Indeed, throughout his service to the people of Utah, Hatch has been a true champion for all Americans with disabilities.
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