The Christmas List

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We love to see the delighted smiles of a child who has unwrapped the paper and ribbon and can finally catch sight of the gift they have received. Their eyes widen and begin to shine. Their mouth opens in a wide, happy grin and they look up at us with appreciation and excitement.

Posted by Tanya Dec 02, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

TSA: Making Air Travel “Punitive” for Persons With Disabilities and Those Accompanying Them

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The groping by TSA agents, “enhanced pat-downs” were supposedly meant to be so offensive, that no person in their right mind would opt-out of the “naked” body scanners. However, people with disabilities have no “opt-in” for the scanners.

Posted by Tessa Dec 02, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

2010 Top Ten Toys for Tykes

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It’s that time of year when many of us are laboring over the perfect gift to get for someone special.  I was curious how to find recommendations for toys for kids with disabilities so I did some looking around (on the internet of course) and found myself directed to http://www.abilitypath.org/, a site that provides support for parents of kids with disabilities. 

Posted by Blythe Dec 01, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 3 Comments

Exoskeletons: New Robotic Technology Allows Wheelchair Users to Walk

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An exciting assistive technology will gradually change the lives of many wheelchair users. Wearable robotic devices, so called exoskeletons, are now being launched which will for the first time offer wheelchair users the chance to walk.

Posted by guest Dec 01, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Going for A Walk-Part 5

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When Kerry is inactive or is overstimulated, her body becomes less pliable, and she loses ground much faster than people that do not have a physiologic hurdle. When the answers to my basic evaluation questions are not favorable, my goals are to assist Kerry to:

Posted by Kerry Dec 01, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

School District Blames Child In Special Education After Teacher’s Aide Molested Her

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Get ready to be outraged. After a young special education student was molested by a teacher’s aide, the school district blamed her!

Posted by Tessa Nov 30, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 4 Comments

THE STAR OF THE SHOW

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At this joyous season it is a bit surprising to reflect upon the many little hurts and wounds children can receive.

Posted by Tanya Nov 30, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Tricia Downing: Redefining Able

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Imagine a moment so dramatic that it could define you for the rest of your days. That it could change what you do, how you do it and call into question every dream you’ve ever dared to chase. What happens when you arrive back at square one?

Posted by guest Nov 29, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

The Controversy Behind “The Cure”: Friend or Foe?

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The current discourse, which caters to the support for the advancement toward a ‘cure,’ is a highly controversial topic within the disability rights community. Yet when the discussion towards finding a ‘cure’ arises more often than not very little tribute goes to activists with disabilities who speak against the need for a ‘cure’.

Posted by guest Nov 29, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Go Instead Where There Is No Path?

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In the news today I read a story about how a man was ticketed for riding on a main road in his wheelchair while going to the store (see the story here). The police and the man seem to disagree about the details of the story, and I do not know enough to make a judgment call about who is right, but what I found most interesting is a short, passing statement at the end of the article that said:

Posted by Carolyn Nov 26, 2010 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments