Access for Athletes

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Access for Athletes! Are you an athlete who needs transport to competitions, access to training or equipment or other funding? The Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF)  is the place for you.

Posted by Tanya Jan 31, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

U.S. Adult and Childhood Obesity Rates Stay the Same

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In the past few years we have seen a big push for the lowering of adult and childhood obesity rates. With the launch of several national campaigns focusing on the promotion of healthy eating and physical activity, one might assume that these programs are having a great affect on the rates of obesity in this country. A recent New York Times article states that this is in fact not the case.

Posted by Tamika Jones Jan 30, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

News on Section 811 Disability Housing!

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News on Disability Housing is filtering out of Washington DC with the new US Department of Housing and Urban Development Section 811 program. Newly upgraded by President Obama through the Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2010, the new Section 811 program will assist lower income people with disabilities to live in the community in affordable housing linked with voluntary services and supports.

Posted by Tanya Jan 26, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Understanding how changes in the DSM-IV and ICD-9-CM affect your life

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Understanding how the changes in the DMS-IV and ICD-9-CM affect your life can help you manage your own healthcare and education/ work situation.

Posted by Tanya Jan 24, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

West Virginia Dubbs January 19th Physical Activity Day

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Yesterday, the Wetzel County commission voted and passed a resolution to officially make January 19th West Virginia Physical Activity Day. This decision comes as a response and effort to support the development of a state-wide Physical Activity Plan in the state of West Virginia.

Posted by Tamika Jones Jan 20, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

15 Facts to Share During Braille Literacy Month

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Every January, the visually impaired and legally blind, their loved ones, and their advocates (many of which sit in one or more of these demographics) recognize Braille Literacy Month. As one can probably ascertain from the title, participants hope to stoke the dwindling use of the revolutionary reading system. Audio technology may have curbed Braille usage in the classroom and workplace, but that doesn’t dilute its significance or usefulness any, of course. Educating oneself and the rest of the populace about visual impairments, blindness, and the reality of Braille marks the best strategy for promoting its prolificacy.

Posted by guest Jan 20, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Savings Program Deals for PWD

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A new bill introduced in Congress would give families a better way to save money for people with disabilities, without taking away their government benefits.

Posted by Tanya Jan 19, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

US Office of Disability Employment Toolkit

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ODEP has developed a new Integrated Employment Toolkit to provide valuable information as individuals, community employment agencies, policymakers and others pursue integrated employment as the desired employment goal for youth and adults with disabilities. The Toolkit includes practical and, in some cases, adaptable information and documents to facilitate the movement of states, organizations and, most importantly, youth and adults to integrated employment as their primary option for employment.

Posted by Tanya Jan 17, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Expected Changes in 2013 DSM-V increase scope of diagnostic categories

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The “DSM” stands for the title “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual” – a book published by the American Psychiatric Association as the manual all doctors use to diagnose medical / psychiatric mental illnesses. The “V” means five, in Roman Numerals. So the key info here is that doctors will soon be getting a new manual – the fifth in a series- to use in determining disability diagnoses like Autism, ADHD, Depression and so on.

Posted by Tanya Jan 12, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Frankincense!

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Science Daily reports on a University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and VA Medical Center research trial to evaluate the effectiveness of Frankincense oil on bladder cancer cells.

Posted by Tanya Jan 10, 2012 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments