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Volume 17, No. 2,
Spring/Summer 2009

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What's Inside . . . Volume 17, No. 2, Spring/Summer 2009

International Travel via Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and Wheelchairs
Traveling for people who use a mobility device–specifically a wheelchair or scooter–takes planning, coordination, patience, and flexibility. But, we are here to tell you that it can be done and enjoyed immensely!

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What happens when a toddler or preschooler who is immobile due to physical disabilities suddenly gains mobility through the use of a robot-assisted power chair? Will other children and adults treat him differently now that he is mobile? Will he become more assertive? More vocal? More interactive?

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and What it Means for Delawareans with Disabilities
On February 17, 2009, amid great anticipation, President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. After extensive negotiations in the House and Senate, the final Act included $787 billion in tax cuts and spending aimed at creating or saving jobs, helping our most vulnerable citizens, and improving our infrastructure and renewable energy industry. While many, if not all, of the provisions may positively impact people with disabilities, this article will highlight the provisions of the Act that most directly benefit Delawareans with disabilities.

Image of the Delaware Aging Network, DAN, logo.Services for Aging Delawareans
The following information is presented by two prominent Delaware agencies serving aging Delawareans–the Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities (DSAAPD) and the Delaware Aging Network (DAN). These programs provide an extensive range of supports and services statewide to assist aging Delawareans and their caregivers. In addition, DSAAPD offers programs and services to adultDelawareans with physical disabilities.

Photo of the Timex Weekly Medication Manager.The AT Bargain Basement
Greetings, True Believers, and welcome to another action-packed edition of the AT Bargain Basement. I'd like to thank all of my return guests for finding their way back to the basement for more bargains. If this is your first time, welcome!

The Hearing World by Ronald Gainsford

Photo of a DART bus.Topics of Interest in the First State

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