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This is the day…

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Monday April 6th is the second annual International Day of Sport for Development and Peace. It was created by the United Nations General Assembly to promote the importance of sports world-wide.

Posted by Bob Lujano Apr 07, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Cerebral Palsy Awareness: Attempting to Dispel Myths

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This month we take a few moments to recognize Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day. As with other disabilities, there are many misconceptions out there about having this disability. In this post, I’m going to try and dispel a few of them. While it might be a shock, or even a bit upsetting for a parent to find out their child has been diagnosed with this disability, it shouldn’t be seen as “the end of the world.”Believe it or not, there are many people with CP who live successful and fulfilling lives, despite their limitations. Early intervention is the best first step in the right direction. Different interventions can benefit the person through their early years, into adulthood and beyond. There are many adults who are doctors, parents and even movie stars that live with Cerebral Palsy.

Posted by Christinne Rudd Apr 02, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Out of the Mouth of Babes

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Over the 30 years as a person living with a disability, I have encountered many people who just want to know what happened. “How did you lose your hands and legs?” It is a simple question, in which I always give a simple response. “I contracted a blood disease.” However, this question can become complicated if the individual inquiring is uncertain as to how to phrase it. Regularly, the question becomes desensitized or sugar-coated.  

Posted by Bob Lujano Mar 12, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Another Barrier Removed

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On February 20, a federal judge in Broward County, Florida ruled that a service can be used to on public school property to provide assistance to a young man with a disability as he attended school. With this ruling, a young student will now have the benefit of having an animal provide assistance as he attends school. Now, this story may not seem like a big deal. However, a new precedence has been set in the allowing of a service animal to attend school with a youth with a disability.

Posted by Bob Lujano Mar 10, 2015 Posted in Disability 2 Comments

Heart and Stroke

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This past month was the month of love because we celebrated Valentine’s Day on the 14th. We receive heart-shaped boxes of chocolates from loved ones as an expression of their feelings for us. It was also heart and stroke month too. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), every year, about 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke.* Stroke is also an important cause in disability since it reduces mobility in more than half the stroke survivors aged 65 and older.* That doesn’t mean that a stroke can only happen to an older person. A stroke can happen to anyone at any age. Heart health is a major issue for people with disabilities too.

Posted by Christinne Rudd Mar 06, 2015 Posted in Disability No Comments

Easy Exercises to Opt as Daily Routine

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With our day to day life, we have become so busy with our work and house chores that we don’t even realise that our health is not getting our attention anymore. But if you are willing to take out time for yourself then we have some exercises which you can make a part of your daily routine. These are simple to do and doesn’t demand for especially taking out time as you can do these in middle of your normal routine.

Posted by Erie Seale Mar 03, 2015 Posted in Disability 1 Comment

NBA Inclusive Ideology

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I know not everyone is a fan of the National Basketball Association (NBA). I know there are many us who prefer wheelchair basketball and other activities. However if you did not get the opportunity to enjoy this weekend’s NBA All-Star break then you really missed a treat. You missed a unique opportunity to watch celebrities, basketball skills, celebrations and people with disabilities all having a few laughs. What, people with disabilities?

Posted by Bob Lujano Feb 17, 2015 Posted in Disability 6 Comments

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

Seven Traveling Tips for People with a Disability

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Traveling to a new place is truly exciting. But it also comes with its share of troubles. You can’t have a happy trip if you don’t sweat it out! For a person with a disability, traveling to a new place can be even more harrowing. You can never be too sure if the new place will have all that’s needed to feel comfortable. But if you do things the right way, you’re sure to have all the fun you dream of. Here are a few traveling tips that will help people with a disability make the most of their vacation.

Posted by Tracy Vides Jan 27, 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