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Adults with Autism

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According to the Autism Society, as of 2014, over 3.5 million Americans are currently living with autism spectrum disorder, or ASD. It is estimated that approximately 80 percent of these people are under the age of 22, but this group of children will soon be aging into adulthood, and many experts are concerned that few people know enough about adults living with ASD.
Fortunately, there is still quite a bit of important information that research has proven about adults living with autism that can be helpful for you as you provide support to your loved ones.

Posted by Alexa Elheart Apr 15, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month

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Parkinson’s disease impacts more than one million people in the U.S. and can strike as early as age 50. It affects both men and women equally and as many as 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. With symptoms like tremors, slowed movements, rigid muscles, and altered posture and balance, this condition forces patients to change their everyday lives and relearn how to function in public. Fortunately, the public is becoming more understanding of this condition through efforts such as Parkinson’s Awareness Month each April.

Posted by Jade Rich Apr 14, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Athlete and Hero Forever

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Today is a day of celebration. No, not because it is the end of the week but because we get the chance to celebrate the accomplishments of a young athlete. An athlete who transcended the word. An athlete who showed us how to play and how to live.

Posted by Bob Lujano Apr 10, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Mesothelioma Cancer Survivor Still Marching Forward

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Navy veteran Larry Belfer has compromised, but never conceded to the rare but aggressive cancer that has changed his life dramatically.

Posted by Tim Povtak Apr 09, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

This is the day…

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Monday April 6th is the second annual International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. It was created by the United Nations General Assembly to promote the importance of sports world-wide.

Posted by Bob Lujano Apr 07, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Cerebral Palsy Awareness: Attempting to Dispel Myths

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This month we take a few moments to recognize Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day. As with other disabilities, there are many misconceptions out there about having this disability. In this post, I’m going to try and dispel a few of them. While it might be a shock, or even a bit upsetting for a parent to find out their child has been diagnosed with this disability, it shouldn’t be seen as “the end of the world.”Believe it or not, there are many people with CP who live successful and fulfilling lives, despite their limitations. Early intervention is the best first step in the right direction. Different interventions can benefit the person through their early years, into adulthood and beyond. There are many adults who are doctors, parents and even movie stars that live with Cerebral Palsy.

Posted by Christinne Rudd Apr 02, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

March is Blood Clot Awareness Month

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Blood clots stand out as one of the most dangerous health risks of all time. Despite the danger, however, many people mistakenly believe that blood clots could never happen to them. To counter this disbelief and to make more people aware of this condition, March has been designated as Blood Clot Awareness Month. The public awareness campaign held during this month could save your life or that of a loved one. Why Blood Clot Awareness Month?

Posted by Jade Rich Mar 30, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Spasticity and Warm Water

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The benefits of warm water movement with individuals dealing with spasticity are immeasurable.

Posted by Windy Wills Mar 27, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Purple Day for Epilepsy

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An interesting thing happened to me while looking up information on this topic. I was surprised at what I found. Surprised to learn the idea of Purple for Epilepsy was started by a young girl. Cassidy Megan is credited as the Founder of Purple Day.

Posted by Christinne Rudd Mar 26, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Swimming with Class

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This past week a controversy was raised in regards to Ian Silverman being classed out of Paralympic swimming by the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Many questions have been raised about how this could happen? How terrible? What now? What must not be forgotten is the important role that classification plays in all Paralympic sports, especially swimming.

Posted by Aimee Bruder Mar 24, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment