What about Pedestrians? Fall Prevention During the Winter

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The Center for Disease Control and multiple other studies show that more than a third of older adults fall each year.[i] Research also shows that between 10 to 20 falls cause injuries such as fractures and head traumas[ii].

Posted by Kerry Feb 16, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

The Art of Coaching a Special Needs Athlete

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Last week I wrote a blog about the application of the principles of “The Tripod Project”. This is something that identified three themes that supported the development of an athlete (or student): the exercise program’s “content”, the skill of the coach / teacher in delivering the content (pedagogy), and the importance of  the athlete – coach relationship. Over the next weeks I will post blogs on each of these themes starting today with “content”.

Posted by guest Feb 15, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Seven Hours of the Banana- a popular Crested Butte, Colorado Endurance Event

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7 Hours of the Banana is a lift-accessed endurance event on Crested Butte Mountain Resort’s “Banana,” one of the mountain’s most extreme runs. Participants ride the Silver Queen chairlift, traverse over to the Banana, ski or snowboard down, and repeat!

Posted by Tanya Feb 15, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Medical Advancements and the Disability Community

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There is long-standing tension between the medical and disability communities.

This tension exists for good reasons, including: a history of absolutely atrocious treatment of people with disabilities by the medical field, continued discrimination in places of medical treatment and by medical professionals, and the way that all of society has adjusted to the notion perpetuated by the medical community (whether intentional or not) that disability is an individual problem that must be cured through medical treatment.

Posted by Carolyn Feb 15, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments

The Gridiron Heroes

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The Gridiron Heroes are a group of individuals with Spinal Cord Injury that provides emotional support to players injured during a football game.  Their mission is to provide “immediate, as well as, long term resources and support to individuals sustaining a catastrophic spinal cord injury through activities associated with high school football.” 

Posted by Melissa Feb 14, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

A Parent’s Love

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I was looking for a very special and inspiring love story to relate that dealt with Valentine’s Day and people with disabilities. After hours of hunting, I felt fairly bummed out.

Posted by guest Feb 14, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Black and Blue

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I started to become aware of the existence of my disability through the stares and general lack of awareness of other people around the age of four.  I did not feel different- I was just a girl who liked long dresses and the color blue.  Other people were aware of my walking differences before I was.

Posted by Kerry Feb 11, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

The Quick Zip

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Ever have trouble with jacket zippers? I do … depending on which jacket. Interestingly, not all jacket zippers are created equal – some zippers are easier to zip than others.  And, the reason probably because there are several dozens of different zipper manufactures.

Posted by Jenny Carlton Feb 11, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 7 Comments

Virtual Valet: Using an iPod Touch to Park Cars

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After ranting about stupidity not qualifying as a disability to park in an accessible space, I got a kick out of researchers developing a Virtual Valet to park cars.

Posted by Tessa Feb 10, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Advantages of Diversity in the Workplace

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Workplace Diversity, at heart, means that all of the types of persons living in the community are represented in the workplace. One of the reasons that people think that diversity is a good idea is that whenever there are issues or problems to work on, it helps to have a wide range of perspectives on the problem so that a wider range of possible solutions can be envisioned. When you look at the issue this way, you can see how much diversity increases productivity!

Posted by Tanya Feb 10, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments