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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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USU program provides food for children statewide
USU program provides food for children statewide
Dec. 13, 2016  -  Cache Valley Daily
The new director of Utah State University’s Child Care Nutrition Program (CCNP) said the program’s primary function is to feed nutritious meals to children who might not otherwise get them. Michael Diehl (deal) assumed his new job in early January. “We will setup anyone interested in doing home daycare,” Diehl said.
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PlayCore Announces the 2016 Hero Award Recipient
PlayCore Announces the 2016 Hero Award Recipient
Dec. 08, 2016  -  PR Web
PlayCore, a Chattanooga based company that promotes its mission and values by giving back to communities in a variety of ways, bestows its annual Hero award as a way to recognize the inspirational individuals they meet throughout the course of business. This year, the PlayCore Hero Award was given to Dr. Keith Christensen, Ph.D., for his valuable partnership and ongoing dedication to inclusion.
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I define who I am: USU employee talks blindness
I define who I am: USU employee talks blindness
Dec. 02, 2016  -  Herald Journal
Sachin Pavithran remembers being an undergraduate student at Utah State University studying computer science and being told by an adviser to pick another major because he was blind. Pavithran, now the program director for the Utah Assistive Technology Program at Utah State University’s Center for Persons with Disabilities, said he didn’t know how to react, so he went to the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business and switched majors.
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Students design innovative patient lift system
Students design innovative patient lift system
Oct. 15, 2016  -  Creating Tomorrow
Students Kyle Christian, Kye McCleary and Matt Schumann wanted to create something new and creative that could be marketable in the assistive technology industry. After the lift was completed and tested for safe operation, it was donated to a Cache Valley man who has suffered from the effects of muscular dystrophy since he was 15.
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Sachin Pavithran named to national board
Sachin Pavithran named to national board
Oct. 14, 2016  -  Cache Valley Daily
Utah State University’s Center for Persons with Disabilities (CPD) is a network member of the Association of University centers on Disability (AUCD). Sachin Pavithran is the program director at Assistive Technology which is part of the CPD and he was recently named to the AUCD board of directors. All three organizations are dedicated to serving people with disabilities, their families and communities.
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Documentary follows USU grad with autism on Kilimanjaro climb
Documentary follows USU grad with autism on Kilimanjaro climb
Oct. 12, 2016  -  Park Record
Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is a feat unto itself. Many climbers have risen to the challenge of scaling that 19,000-foot dormant volcano in Tanzania. One of those who recently attempted the climb was Troy Shumway, a graduate of Utah State University’s Aggies Elevated program.
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