Posts Tagged 'wheelchair'

Who Helps Who?: The nuts and bolts effect

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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

Posted by Demi Eckhoff Jun 20, 2013 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Who Helps Who?: Introduction

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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

Posted by Demi Eckhoff Jun 13, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Kitchen Tools and Tips to Make Cooking Simple

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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.

Posted by Carleton Rivers Jun 12, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

An Even Playing Field: Sports for All In Pittsburgh

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Dr. Darla Clayton contributed to this article (The Mobility Resource)

The value of sports for all was demonstrated at a recent event co-hosted by Strong as Steel Adaptive Sports, and Allard USA with an assist from Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association (CHASA) who provided a “Think Big Grant.” Several volunteers came to help out, many from Allard USA traveled from NJ to assist, and a group from Ohio Wheelchair Sports drove all the way to Pittsburgh to help out.

Posted by Chris Miller Jun 07, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Ways to encourage an active lifestyle for everyone

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If you’re tired of seeing your kids sitting in front of the T.V. or the computer and you’d like to be more active yourself, then it’s time to plan family fitness activities. Don’t be discouraged if you think it’s impossible. Perhaps you think your family doesn’t have time or that family activities will be too expensive. However, with a little creativity you will find that your family has all of the necessary resources to get started.

Posted by Katelyn Roberts Jun 06, 2013 Posted in Disability, Obesity No Comments

Married to the chair – 8th Anniversay

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Recently my husband “celebrated” his 8th anniversary of using a wheelchair. I tried to wrap my head around 8 years!

Posted by Kelly Bonner May 29, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Married to the Chair for 3 years!

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We just celebrated our 3 year anniversary though if you ask us we would say it feels more like thirty!

Posted by Kelly Bonner May 08, 2013 Posted in Uncategorized 1 Comment

The Offseason

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The off-season is where players can develop as individual athletes.

Posted by Jared Rehm Apr 16, 2013 Posted in Disability No Comments

Envy

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Often I struggle with jealousy of others’ abilities, especially the physical abilities that I lack.  It’s even harder for me when someone has a significant accident but then recovers, because I can’t recover.

Posted by Demi Eckhoff Apr 09, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

Morgan’s Wonderland An All-Access Amusement Park!

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The phrase “Fun for the Whole family” finds true meaning at Morgan’s Wonderland! It’s the first park of its kind on the planet expressly designed for the recreation and pleasure of individuals with disabilities—and their friends and family.

Posted by Susan Hawkins Mar 07, 2013 Posted in Disability 1 Comment