Posts Tagged 'awareness'

Whitewater Rafting? Yes, You Can!

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It all depends on how you face the challenges of your disability. Life is an adventure and even with limited mobility you can create a rich, experiential life for yourself or someone in your family who has a disability. What if you knew that persons with visual impairments, autism, cerebral palsy, paraplegia, quadriplegia, and hemiplegia could have a blast whitewater rafting all year long?

Posted by Susan Hawkins Apr 25, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Perceptions, Expectations, and Achievement

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I came across a book called “Everybody Belongs: Changing Negative Attitudes toward Classmates with Disabilities.” by: Arthur Shapiro. The book was written over a decade ago and yet the themes from the book apply easily in 2013.   Mr. Shapiro’s book offers in-depth perspectives and strategies about how to change negative attitudes and biases about disabilities.

Posted by Kerry Mar 26, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

If they build it, will I purchase?

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I recently became aware of a nationwide campaign aimed at the world’s top athletic shoe maker, and I must admit that I applaud the company for responding.

Posted by Josh pate Mar 19, 2013 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Parking

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One of my biggest pet peeves is finding a handicap parking spot, or rather, not finding a handicap spot. 

Posted by Demi Eckhoff Feb 21, 2013 Posted in Disability 4 Comments

Research isn’t just for researchers!

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The other day I was hanging out with one of our physical therapists who does wheelchair assessments and fittings.

Posted by Susan Silverman Feb 20, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

The Working Alliance: A Cooperative Strategy, Knowledge, Preparation, and Action

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The Working Alliance:

A Cooperative Strategy, Knowledge, Preparation, and Action

 

Kerry A. Wiley

 

Because of my personal and professional interests as a Social Worker, I try to stay current on issues in the Health, Disability, Fitness, and Rehabilitation Fields. 

Posted by Kerry Feb 19, 2013 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Do You Know What Happens When You Sleep?

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Many people believe, as many doctors used to, that when we go to sleep our bodies go into a deep rest. However, in the last century scientists have gradually uncovered that this is far from accurate. Our bodies undergo many interesting processes that can only occur in the total darkness of sleep. Some of these are quite intense and not at all very “restful.” However, one thing is certain – sleep is vital to our health and overall well-being. Read on to learn the secrets of what happens when we sleep.

Posted by Christy Weatherspoon Jan 23, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

My Sports Athlete/Person/Human of the Year.

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Not very often do we get a chance to vote on who our favorite person is or what our favorite accomplishment would be if we had the chance. Oh, we can always dream about being Colin Kaepernick for a day or even LeBron James during the NBA Finals. But in today’s reality we are all faced with many hardships that life offers. Some of us have hardships that are here today and gone tomorrow, while some of us are blessed with hardships that last forever. 

Posted by Bob Lujano Jan 17, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Married to the Chair

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I knew when I signed up for this, life would be different. I was prepared for certain aspects of my marriage to look different from everyone else’s. For example, I knew I would always be the one to take out the trash and hang the pictures on the wall, but those things come with some pretty nice trade offs like him being the one to always do the cooking and cleaning. Those things I was ready for and more than willing to trade in, but as the years have gone by I have come to realize there are so many more things I didn’t expect both good and bad things, fun and not so fun.  But this is our story, the one we both know we were intended to live, and if ever the bad starts to overshadow the good or the not so fun becomes really not fun at all, even though I may have my moments of weakness or times when my “ugly” shines through, I will never want pity or feel sorry for myself, as I feel some folks are quick to dish out,  because I know that whatever “fun” thing I think I am missing out on I know my husband has had to miss out on 100 more. And while I chose this life and this marriage he didn’t choose to have a spinal cord injury. So I just get over it and remember that life is good and regardless of circumstances I am truly blessed.

Posted by Kelly Bonner Nov 27, 2012 Posted in Disability 3 Comments

Disability Awareness for Everyone

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Given the recent problems people with disabilities have had in airline travel, it seems clear that disability awareness training is sorely needed by the world community. The negative attitudes of the greater society are among the biggest barriers people with disabilities encounter.

Posted by Tanya Nov 30, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments