Deaf Dogs Adopted by People with Hearing Impairments: 2 Heartwarming “Tails”

Mar 31, 2011
Deaf Dogs Adopted by People with Hearing Impairments: 2 Heartwarming "Tails"

If you have a dog, you have probably trained him or her to respond to your voice commands. But what if the dog can’t hear? Would you know how to train it?


Depression or Just the Blues?

Mar 30, 2011
Depression or Just the Blues?

Depression and feeling blue are sometimes mistakenly used interchangeable. The truth is depression is much more serious than the occasional blue feeling. Feeling “blue” is very common. Everyone feels sad or down at some point and these feelings will typically pass within a few days. Depression, on the other hand is a serious mental health disorder; and approximately 17 million adults are diagnosed every year. When a person has major depressive disorder, they experience a severely depressed mood, which can persist two weeks or more. Their symptoms interfere with their daily functioning, and cause distress for both the person with the disorder and those who care about him or her.


FITBuddies Program: Increasing Awareness in the Fitness Industry

Mar 30, 2011

Health and fitness professionals have opportunities to connect with people of all ages and abilities. I have been fortunate over the years to meet many instructors who are passionate about working with individuals with mixed abilities. However, this is still an untapped market in the industry, and I believe this is primarily because we have not adequately publicized the need for programs and created awareness through national organizations, seminars, social media, and professional networks.


Cool Kinect Hack Brings Sight to those with Visual Impairments

Mar 29, 2011
Cool Kinect Hack Brings Sight to those with Visual Impairments

There have been many cool Kinect hacks, but two graduate students at Germany’s Universität Konstanz are working on a hack that may bring sight to people with visual impairments.


Upcoming National Leadership Conference on Inclusion Practices for employment – Washington DC, April 12

Mar 29, 2011
Upcoming National Leadership Conference on Inclusion Practices for employment – Washington DC, April 12

Limited Seats are available for the Corporate Disability Employment Summit: Leading Practices on Disability Inclusion on April 12, 2011 in Washington, D.C.


Coaching beyond the cliches of sports

Mar 28, 2011

Sports language is full of clichés. Too often we hear that an athlete has given 110 % in a game – as if effort is something that is easily measured and converted into a percentage. 


Drivers with Disabilities Unfairly Given Parking Tickets

Mar 28, 2011

In Auckland, New Zealand, on February 5, Mark Grantham was given a parking ticket for parking in an accessible parking zone.


Part 2: Other Health Benefits of Fiber

Mar 25, 2011
Part 2: Other Health Benefits of Fiber

Did you know that fiber, besides helping to regulate our digestive system, also has other health benefits such as decreasing risk of certain diseases and weight management. The old adage, an apple a day keeps the doctor away, may have science to help back it up. An increase in research is showing that fiber may stave off heart disease, diabetes, cancer and weight gain.


The ARC Survey for Military Families

Mar 24, 2011
The ARC Survey for Military Families

The researchers at ARC have found that military families with a family member who has a disability can experience challenges in finding and accessing programs, services and supports in the communities where they serve in the US and around the world.  The survey is specifically for families who have a member with an Intellectual Disability or diagnosis of Autism or other Developmental Disability.


Futuristic Wow Tech! Growing Human Organs With 3D Printers

Mar 24, 2011
Futuristic Wow Tech! Growing Human Organs With 3D Printers

We’ve looked at organ donation in the past, but since there are a shortage of organs compared to people on the waiting list, could we solve all of this and save all by growing human organs?