Posts Tagged 'disabilities'

Morgan’s Wonderland An All-Access Amusement Park!

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The phrase “Fun for the Whole family” finds true meaning at Morgan’s Wonderland! It’s the first park of its kind on the planet expressly designed for the recreation and pleasure of individuals with disabilities—and their friends and family.

Posted by Susan Hawkins Mar 07, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

A Magical (and Accessible) Vacation

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My family and I continue to enjoy 2013. For the New Year, we didn’t make resolutions or promises we have no intention of keeping. We didn’t eat black-eyed peas or beat pots and pans or any of those other crazy superstitious traditions. We packed up and went to Disney World.

Posted by Josh pate Mar 06, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

4 Really Awesome [Accessible] Exercise Options

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I frequently encounter individuals who have limited upper body strength, making it difficult to maneuver a ramp on an accessible van. But after a month or two with a rehab specialist, they overcome this weakness with ease.

Posted by Chris Miller Feb 28, 2013 Posted in Disability No 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

Five Steps to Independence

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 Don’t be afraid to dream

 

Posted by Demi Eckhoff Jan 30, 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

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

Toy guide for children with special needs

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Late last week, I stopped by my local Toys“R”Us to pick-up a few gifts. While walking into the store I passed a kiosk displaying the Toys“R”Us guide for differently-abled kids, I instantly picked up a copy and began to flip through it. Upon opening the Guide I found that not only were dozens of toys listed but next to each of the toys there was a picture stating which important developmental areas each specific toy could help to enhance. For example, according to the Guide, the Go Baby Go! 1-2-3 Crawl-Along Snail targets fine motor, visual, auditory, thinking and gross motor skill development.

Posted by Tamika Jones Dec 23, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Believe What You See

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As we finalize plans to attend the Medical Fitness Association Conference (MFA) in Orlando Florida and present Strength Conditioning for Individuals with intellectual, cognitive and developmental disabilities”, I remember the first discussions our trainers and friends had about designing a piece of fitness equipment to make specific strength and cardio exercises easier to perform for clients with disabilities.

Posted by suzanne Dec 16, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments