Posts Tagged 'education'

ADA Freedom Ride

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Today in Birmingham, Alabama was my first event to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA). We had in attendance community leaders, health organizations, state, and city representatives. However, there was something missing…

Posted by Bob Lujano May 19, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

What Can We Do to Promote Autism Acceptance?

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Autism spectrum disorder, or ASD, is extremely common–the organization Autism Speaks reports that the prevalence of autism in children has risen to 1 in 68. Every person with ASD is different and experiences different circumstances.

Posted by Alexa Elheart May 11, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 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

Bite Into A Healthy Lifestyle II

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As the month of March is winding down and National Nutrition Month is coming to a close, let us look at ways that we can “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle” for months to come. The focus of the month was to consume less calories, make educated food decisions, and make exercise a regular part of your life. Did you make changes towards leading a healthier lifestyle in March?  

Posted by Kris Gratias Mar 31, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

ECAC’s announcement opens door for role models

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Last week, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) adopted what it called “an inclusive sport strategy” that will provide opportunities for student-athletes with disabilities to compete in intercollegiate sports. The ECAC member institutions compete in Division I, II, and III levels of college sports.

Posted by Josh pate Jan 28, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

It’s a Beautiful Day!

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Did you hear that sound? It is the sound of change. I am not talking about the seasons that are denoted by a change in weather and temperature. But something has changed in our culture and more importantly our mindset.

Posted by Bob Lujano Jan 22, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

How Learning About Your Disease Means Better Care

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How Learning About Your Disease Means Better Care

Having a chronic illness can be challenging and even life changing. It often means that you have to make major changes or, at the very least, that your life has been irrevocably changed. If you don’t know much about medicine, you might be tempted to let your doctor take total control of your health. On the one hand that does make sense; after all, your doctor is the expert.  However, there are also reasons why you should take the time to educate yourself about your condition and take an active interest in your care.

Posted by Nayab Sh Dec 31, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

2014 Human Rights Summit

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Today marks a celebration day of Human Rights. Again, this marks another opportunity to discuss and celebrate the triumph of Human Rights for everyone, World-wide. Also, it’s another opportunity to educate people on the role of sports to all people, especially people with disabilities.

Posted by Bob Lujano Dec 10, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD): Exploring Effective Strategies To Raise Awareness about People with Disabilities

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It is well documented that people with disabilities face barriers which hinder equal participation in several environments including school and work. One of the primary barriers people with disabilities commonly face in the context of inclusion and participation is negative attitudes from others based upon misconceptions and stereotypes about individuals with disabilities.  

Posted by Kerry Dec 03, 2014 Posted in Disability No Comments

A Time to say Thanks

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Sometimes a week does not good bye in which I am told “thank you for your service.” At first I know the obvious reason that those statements are made to me. I have a physical disability. But the other reason is that I have a key chain lanyard I wear around my neck that promotes the US Navy.

Posted by Bob Lujano Nov 11, 2014 Posted in Disability 2 Comments