Posts Tagged 'disability'

National Folic Acid Awareness Week

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Folic acid, also known as folate, is a water soluble B-vitamin that your body needs to function properly. One of its main purposes from an adequate intake is to prevent birth defects, which can result with cranial, spinal, and other physical disabilities. Folic acid forms new blood cells in the body and is responsible for DNA synthesis.  Folic acid awareness week is this week, January 3rd-9th, and here is your quick snippet on what you need to know about this vitamin.

Posted by Rebecca Cline Jan 04, 2016 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

A Year in Review

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As the end of the year brings forth a new year, we should all take this opportunity to think about how this year has been. Has it turned out the way you wanted? Did you get to accomplish every goal that you set? Did you even set any goals?

Posted by Bob Lujano Jan 01, 2016 Posted in Disability No Comments

Picky Eater Problems?

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Are you struggling to feed your child who is a picky eater?  It seems to be very common in children that I have baby-sat for or among the campers with intellectual disorders that I have prepared meals for. It is challenging to make food look appetizing to those who just aren’t having it.  Spinach?  “Ew, gross!”  Broccoli?  “Noooo way!”  Broccoli with cheese?  “Yuck, there’s broccoli in there!”  Creative thinking and patience play large roles when it comes to selective eaters.

Posted by Rebecca Cline Dec 30, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized 6 Comments

Holiday Exercise?

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For the last 2 months, I have been in full swing rugby exercise mode. It is the height of athletic season. However, there is one thing that can slow down or even stop the growth of an athlete. The holidays!

Posted by Bob Lujano Dec 28, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Tis’ the Season to be…

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At this time of the year as we look to buys gifts and decide who has been naughty and who has been nice. Let’s not forget to check ourselves.

Posted by Bob Lujano Dec 23, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

How Hiring People with Disabilities Helps Your Company

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A company is always better when it hires people from a variety of backgrounds and experience levels. One way to help your company increases its diversity while becoming a better place to work is to hire people who have disabilities. Whether an employee is missing a limb, suffers from Down Syndrome or has trouble walking or talking, that person could still be a talented worker and an asset to the team.

Posted by Bob Lujano Dec 21, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Change Coming to College Wheelchair Basketball

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I hope this finds you well and that you are enjoying this holiday season. It has been a while since I posted, as I have been busy with work and completing another semester of graduate school.

Posted by Phillip Crain Dec 17, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

The benefits of handcycling!

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Cycling is fast becoming an exercise of choice for many people all over the world for a number of reasons. It is not only a preferred method of exercising your upper and lower limbs but it is also a form of recreation for many people. In addition to that, it is also a method of transportation for a number of people all over the world.

Posted by Charles Ingram Dec 15, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Universal Declaration of Human Rights

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December 10th is Human Rights Day, the annual recognition of the 1948 adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by the United Nations. As one of the core documents of the UN – among other things, it defines basic things like “human rights” that are frequently referenced elsewhere – the UDHR remains one of the most important documents in the world.

Posted by Mark Kirkpatrick Dec 10, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Why Benefits Are Denied

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Being diagnosed with a disability can be stressful and frightening as well. There are many health and life issues to deal with, it can be  multiplied by the financial worries that often accompany people with a disability especially if it prevents you from continuing your job.

Posted by Rachel Oliver Dec 09, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments