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Oregon Company Launches National Campaign to Help Protect People with Intellectual Disabilities from the Swine Flu
Date:8/24/2009

EUGENE, Ore., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Tech-Aid Institute, http://www.techaidinstitute.com, is launching a national campaign to educate people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities about how to protect themselves from germs that include the 2009 flu pandemic that is commonly known as the Swine (H1N1) Flu. With alarming reports of this virus already hitting the United States, Tech-Aid hopes to swiftly reach caregivers and people in this special population with their award-winning interactive CD-ROM, Live Smart Live Safe: Preventing Respiratory Illness. Samples of the program can be viewed online at: http://www.techaidinstitute.com/productsPRI.html.

Tech-Aid created the interactive CD-ROM computer program for independent use, and the video DVD for group settings or at-home review to help people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities:

  1. Understand germs and germ transmission
  2. Become more aware of cold and flu symptoms
  3. Be able to monitor their symptoms with a digital thermometer
  4. And to seek medical attention for cold and flu symptoms when appropriate

The Software Company that focuses on critical public health and safety issues was the first in the world to create an interactive CD-ROM for people with intellectual disabilities that focuses on this potentially life threatening health issue. The Founder and President of Tech-Aid, Dr. Jennifer Wells said, "We feel a sense of urgency to reach this special population with this preventative software program because many people in this often forgotten population could be extremely vulnerable to this fast-spreadin
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