Posts Tagged 'disability'

Explore Your Creative Side!

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Now the ability to draw or build something we envisioned is open to everyone, whether they have use of their hands or not.

Posted by Tanya Aug 11, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

The Power of Adapting

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Charles Darwin and the like rejoiced in the notion that all things must adapt in order to survive. This concept, even though displayed in a large-scaled evolutionary sense can be seen on a much, much smaller degree in our everyday lives.

Posted by Ryan McLean Aug 10, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Summer Fun!

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“A child’s work is their play”. It is widely accepted that children develop strength and health through engaging in activities that work their hearts, lungs, muscles and whole body. Play that engages the whole child (thoughts, voice, body, imagination, creativity, friendliness, social interaction, and whole body) build a strong future for the child.

Posted by Tanya Aug 04, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Disability Employment Statistics

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The unemployment rate among people with disabilities is high, and even higher compared to the rest of the population. A month ago, the U.S. Department of Labor released the 2011 disability employment statistics. The following numbers are based upon employment status of the civilian population by sex, age, and disability status, not seasonally adjusted.

Posted by Jenny Carlton Aug 04, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Opportunity in Disguise IV-Clay Walker

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Clay Walker, a multi-platinum country music artist discovered his passion for music at the age of 15 competing in community talent competitions. By the age of 17, he wrote and self-recorded his own song and hand delivered the tape to a local radio station. The radio station told the young boy that they did not play self-submitted tapes. However, they listened to his tape and confessed it was “too good to pass up.” He continued singing at local restaurants around Beaumont, Texas until the young singer’s talent was officially discovered in 1993. He has since released a total of 11 albums.

Posted by Jess Aug 03, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Opportunity in Disguise III-Christopher Reeve

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How would you like to be told you could be superman, the actual superman, a character that has been around since 1932 and known all around the world? Well, a man that did not take anything for granted had that very opportunity.

Posted by Jess Jul 29, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

The Roadrunner – A Famous Bird and A Memorable Race

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The roadrunner is a bird made famous by its name and ability to run up to 20 miles per hour.  While the Roadrunner can fly, it stays mostly on the ground.  A roadrunner has long, wobbly legs and is often seen as both solitary and unique.  There are relevant comparisons between me and the roadrunner.  In some ways my experience of disability is solitary and unique.   By choice or by circumstance I have had to forge my own path.

Posted by Kerry Jul 29, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized 2 Comments

Opportunity in Disguise II-Michael J Fox

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Michael J Fox, once known to millions of Americans as Marty McFly or Alex P. Keaton is now known all around the world as “The Face of Parkinson’s Disease” and “The Incurable Optimist.”

Posted by Jess Jul 27, 2011 Posted in Disability No Comments

“Earning my Wheels” Snapshots of Self Determination

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Self-determination “encompasses concepts such as free will, civil and human rights, freedom of choice, independence, personal agency, self-direction, and individual responsibility”.[i]

Posted by guest Jul 22, 2011 Posted in Uncategorized No Comments

Opportunity in Disguise I-Montel Williams

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When you hear the name, “Montel Williams” what do you think? A daytime-Emmy award winner? A well renowned talk show host for the past 17 years?

Posted by Jess Jul 21, 2011 Posted in Disability, Uncategorized No Comments