Tagged with: disability exercise health
Since the summer is in full swing I have been able to maintain my rugby playing weight. I have gained a couple of pounds but nothing to get too stressed about. The different workouts I have planned should knock the gained weight off or just keep in at a manageable number. When the rugby season ended
Tagged with: awareness disability education life
My aunt works for the Greater Boston Chapter of the National Spinal Cord Injury Association, whose headquarters are located in the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Center where my dad underwent therapy. Among other great things (like a Peer Visitation program connecting people with new injuries to those who have been living with a disability for a while), they have been collecting “I Wish I Had Known” statements from individuals and families who have been touched by disability. I thought it would be valuable to start
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There’s a new icon on the streets. Check out the changes from the 1968 Universal Accessibility Icon. Compare the head position, the legs, and the arms.
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When a loved one is involved in an accident or an attack that leads to a traumatic brain injury, it is hard to understand and accept the changes that inevitably occur. Accepting that the brain does not replenish cells and that certain memories are lost forever is hard, but it is also necessary to move forward and accept that individual despite the changes. Learning to accept the changes may take time, but it will provide the opportunity to continue caring and avoid unhealthy emotions.
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I’m certain most of you who live with a disability also suffer from chronic pain due to your condition. Many of my friends with numerous kinds of physical disabilities and I often discuss how we wish there was a suitable solution to help our pain. While different kinds of drugs help
Tagged with: accessible adaptive equipment disability wheelchair
Basketball, Tennis, Waterskiing, Snow skiing, Rugby, and Volleyball, have all been adapted for play by wheelchair users. In fact, wheelchair paintball is gaining momentum these days. Sports at all levels have logistics issues—transporting players, coaches, and equipment to the court, field, gym, mountain, lake, wherever. While pro teams and world-class athletes (with sponsors who provide money for logistical needs) have it easier dealing with logistics.…
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Usually in the beginning when my aides and I are still getting used to each other it can be rather awkward. Most of my aides have never had any caregiver role experience or any substantial interactions with people with disabilities. This might sound strange, but
Tagged with: disability exercise Physical Activity
Actors need deadlines. By committing to a performance, the actor’s creative process is set in motion.
Tagged with: ADA disability education independence life wheelchair
Ever since I was a little girl I dreamed of living independently. I have accomplished this dream for almost three years now. A HUGE component of my independence is my attendants. I owe a major portion of my success to them. However
Tagged with: accessibility cooking disability health kitchen wheelchair
After combing the internet for cooking utensils and tools, I have developed a list comprised of 13 things that I think are must-haves in the kitchen. I also gathered some tips on how to make your kitchen experience a bit more pleasant and much less stressful.