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‘Horton Hears A Who’ — Hearing The Voices Of Athletes With Disabilities

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We Are Here

We Are Here

These are the words the beloved Dr. Seuss’ character, Horton the Elephant, hears one day. While faint, Horton can hear the infinitesimally small mantra although others cannot. He soon discovers an entire microscopic group of beings living on a mere speck that is actually the tiny planet of Whoville. Since no one else seems to hear them, Horton takes it upon himself to protect them until he is able to help the planet’s residents prove their existence. In the end, he is successful and finally the rest of the world hears their chorus for recognition.

Posted by Eli Wolff Jul 19, 2017 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Building an Accessible World For Our Children

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The world has come a long way in acknowledging that not everyone has the same physical and mental abilities or needs and that public services should be accessible to all. One day, there may be a generation of adults who grew up never seeing the world where people were excluded. But that can only happen if we teach our kids inclusivity, and more importantly, provide them with the tools to be included and include others in all aspects of life. Below are some ways we can make a more accessible world for all of our children.

Posted by Jeriann Ireland Jul 17, 2017 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Weight Management, Exercises and Diet for People who use Wheelchairs

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You don’t need to feel that your disability will keep you stuck with excess weight because even as a person with a disability there are many ways you can remain active and manage. The key to activity and weight loss lies in a healthy diet and exercises which concentrate on the abilities that you have rather than focusing on your limitations.

Posted by Zyana Morris Jul 11, 2017 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

5 Necessary Assistive Technologies for K-12 Computer Labs

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There are more computers in public schools than ever before — approximately one for every 5.3 students — but students with disabilities are often unable to benefit from this technological access. Inadequate funding and training has led a lack of assistive technologies in classrooms and computer labs. They have become places where students with certain conditions are unable to make any meaningful progress. This inevitably leads to the further stigmatization and isolation of such students.

Posted by Devin Morrissey Jul 07, 2017 Posted in Disability 4 Comments

Fighting for Inclusion: How Transportation and Healthcare Can Improve

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Because we live in a capitalistic society, where marketers are always trying to target the largest common denominator, there will always be “norms.” We will always have groups seen as more “mainstream” and who society is largely built for because corporations know they can make money by centering the largest and/or most powerful group of people.

But luckily, there will also always be people fighting for those who don’t fit those norms, those who still deserve to be able to be able to navigate public spaces, see representations of themselves in the media, and pursue their dreams.

Posted by Jeriann Ireland Jun 27, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

How Medical Errors Disproportionately Affect People with a Disability

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Recently, a friend of mine went to the hospital with gallbladder problems. While removing her gallbladder, a medical professional nicked her pancreas, causing severe illness for several weeks and unknown complications in the future. This got me thinking, how often do medical errors result in disabilities and other permanent health conditions?

Posted by Jeriann Ireland Jun 14, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Why Not Being Understood By Others Around You if Perfectly Okay (and Why Your Complicated Mind Makes You Special)

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Anything that’s not according to what society expects, or is slightly different from how an average man lives, makes us feel uncomfortable. Because few try to really understand and connect on a deeper level with those around them, we – the different individuals – are in anguish.But we don’t need to. All this is perfectly normal. In fact, we have the power to not just accept this lack of understanding around us and learn how to live with it, but actually turn it around and make it a positive thing.

Posted by Sarah Williams May 30, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

2017 Angel City Games

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In three short years, the annual Angel City Games have become Southern California’s premiere adaptive sports event, featuring a 4 day festival of clinics, competition, activities and celebration of Paralympic sport. The 2017 edition features five adaptive sports – Swimming, Archery, Track and Field, Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Tennis – and will be held 6/22-25 on the campus of UCLA. Competition is sanctioned by Adaptive Sports USA and USA Track and Field, and results can qualify youth athletes for the National Junior Disability Championships.

Posted by Howard Brodwin May 22, 2017 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

Discussing Sports Accessibility During National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

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May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, and it’s a great time to shed some light on some of the shortcomings of the sports community, both in who is welcomed and how participants are treated. Below are some ways to highlight pertinent accessibility issues in your local sports and fitness community.

Posted by Jeriann Ireland May 10, 2017 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Hip Hip Hooray: How Exercise Can Keep Your Hips Healthy

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Whether you want to recover from a fractured hip as quickly and effectively as possible, or you want to avoid breaking it in the first place, then get moving! Staying physically active can massively reduce the risk of breaking a hip, and can be a huge help to the rehabilitation process if you do have the bad luck to get a hip fracture.

Posted by Jess Walter Mar 31, 2017 Posted in Disability 1 Comment