Posts Tagged 'disability'

Inclusive Out-of-School Time

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The purpose of this article is to promote inclusion of youth with disabilities in after-school, expanded learning, and out-of-school time programs. For the purposes of this
article, the term “include” and “inclusion” embodies the values, policies, and practices that support all youth, those both with and without disabilities, to participate in a broad range of out-of-school time activities.

Posted by Kerry Nov 04, 2014 Posted in Disability 7 Comments

Automotive Injuries that lead to disabilities

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Almost anyone with a disability in an automobile accident will tell you that it ultimately doesn’t matter how it happened, it only matters that the outcome has changed their lives. That being said, it’s still a good idea to understand the types of injuries that can occur in an automobile accident to understand how the injury occurred, and the options for treatment. It’s also a good idea to learn about these types of injuries to understand how they can be prevented in the future.

Posted by Chris Meloni Oct 30, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Nine Tips on Alzheimer’s Disease

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Sometimes you may forget where you kept your keys or kept the lights on. These things happen to everyone. But what about forgetting what your best friend’s name was? What if you forget how your mother looks like? And what if you are forgetting things on a daily basis, at alarming regularity? important appointment? According to reports, it is said that the brain begins to shrink after an individual hits midlife.

Posted by Bency George Oct 29, 2014 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Helping family member’s with diabetes

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Diabetes is an increasingly common illness and one that impacts not only on the individual with the condition, but also on their family. People with a family member who has diabetes find themselves faced with a series of challenges, not only about how they cope with the situation from a personal point of view but, more importantly, how they help their loved one cope with it, physically, emotionally and psychologically.

Posted by Luke Sprocket Oct 28, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Disability sport facing similar issues as women’s sport

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I recently stumbled across an article in the Boston Globe by Shira Springer entitled, “Why do fans ignore women’s pro sports?” You can find it here because it’s worth the read: http://www.bostonglobe.com/magazine/2014/09/23/why-fans-ignore-women-pro-sports/A37CAUWxMv0cvF5xkkAe1J/story.html

Posted by Josh pate Oct 23, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

Actively Taking Control Of Your Stress Through Exercise

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Stress isn’t good for anyone, but according to the American Psychological Association, at least 75% of Americans feel stressed out every day. Constant stress affects our daily lives, and can have a negative impact on our health. It can give you headaches, can make your heart beat faster, can lead to high blood pressure, and can make you less resistant to illness. Extended periods of stress can even lead to heart attack and diabetes over time, and can affect how well you think and feel, too. So before it starts to affect your quality of life, it’s important to take control of it.

Posted by Jef Ramos Oct 22, 2014 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Beginning Stages of Traumatic Brain Injury Recovery

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Traumatic brain injury, often called TBI, occurs when the soft tissues of the brain strike the interior surfaces of the skull. The injury to the brain can range from mild to severe, and it can cause a number of symptoms, including speech and language problems, gait problems, headache, unconsciousness or even coma. Medical support is critical in minimizing the damage from TBI and in helping the patient to maximize their recovery.

Posted by Shelly Duell Oct 20, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Think Pink with a splash of water…

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October brings Cancer awareness and Women’s health issues to focus however, let’s add some water to the mix. Water exercise has a wide range of benefits to anyone who has become de-conditioned from cancer.

Posted by Windy Wills Oct 16, 2014 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Obesity and it’s effect on children with disabilities

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After decades of advancements in modern day medicine, why are mortality rates increasing in 2014? Regrettably, today’s parents can expect to live longer lives than their children, a sad commentary on today’s lifestyle. Bottom line . . . the obesity epidemic amongst the children of America is shortening their lifespan, causing mortality rates to head in the wrong direction.

Posted by Allan Checkoway Oct 09, 2014 Posted in Disability, Obesity 1 Comment

Goalball becomes collegiate sport!

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BREAKING NEWS: UC Berkeley just started the nation’s first competitive college athletic team for individuals with a visual impairment. This is pretty big news. But you probably didn’t hear about it on your local TV news station nor did you read it in any papers because; it wasn’t there. The only spot I found reporting it is UC Berkeley themselves. You can read about it here: http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2014/09/22/new-athletic-team-breaks-barriers-for-the-disabled/

Posted by Kelly Bonner Oct 03, 2014 Posted in Disability 5 Comments