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The Arc of Butte County promotes and protects the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supports their full inclusion and participation in the community.

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Finding accessible housing is often a difficult task for people who live with disabilities. There are more accessible homes on the market than there used to be, but they are still few and far between. Nonetheless, if you (or a loved one) are going to lead a life of safety and comfort, then living in a home that accommodates your needs is critical.

This article reviews what to look for and what to avoid while looking for houses if you have a disability.

A step in the right direction...

The chief executives of Apple, Google, Coca-Cola, Procter & Gamble, Sony and hundreds of other international organizations are committing to advance disability inclusion.

The companies are part of a group known as The Valuable 500 that first formed at the 2019 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland in an effort to improve life for people with disabilities.

Read more about The Valuable 500 and their efforts to promote inclusion in the corporate world.

When a child endures a traumatic experience, the whole family feels the impact. But adults hold the power to help lessen its effects. Several factors can change the course of kids’ lives: feeling seen and heard by a caring adult, being patiently taught coping strategies and resilience-building techniques, and being with adults who know about the effects of such experiences. Here are ways to bring these factors to life.