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  • Tunnel 2 Towers
    First responders 5K fundraiser
    Join local firefighters and other first responders for the Tunnel 2 Towers 5K. This is a walk or run fundraiser that takes place at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs on September 6.This event will help raise money the Stephen Siller Tunnel to...
  • Assistance Dog
    Help provide a visually-impaired U.S. Veteran with an assistance dog
    “VSP has a deep commitment to supporting U.S. military members and veterans through our ongoing hiring efforts, employee-led veterans resource group and dedication to ensuring all have access to quality eye care and eyewear,” VSP...
  • World Cup scandal has people focused on wheelchair users
    World Cup scandal: Wheelchairs users aren't disabled? Ticket fraud rampant
    The tickets to see the World Cup are a hot commodity and fans would do about anything to have a good view of their team and cheer the players on. Apparently, this would include using a wheelchair, acting disabled and going to a special section...
  • Inactivity in disabled adults liked to risk of chronic diseases
    Association found between inactivity and chronic disease in disabled adults
    Working-age disabled adults who do not participate in any aerobic physical activity are 50 percent more likely than their active peers to develop chronic diseases, says a Vital Signs report released by the Centers for Disease Control and...
  • Two ARF engineers well over 100 years combined
    Modern fitness and exercise sciences cannot keep adults fit
    According to Ask.com, America's fitness and exercise industry has annual revenues of over $26 billion, with 29,501 businesses operating gyms, health and fitness clubs, employing more than 573,000 people.According to a recent study from...
  • Sick and elderly are greater risk for hypothermia
    The Weather Inside is Frightful!
    The weather outside might be frightful but being in your own home can be just as scary. Hypothermia is a real risk factor for the sick and elderly, even in their own home. Hypothermia is what happens when your body temperature gets below 95...
  • Healthy Foods within Reach with SNAP
    Physicians: Cuts to Food Stamps Lead to Higher Medical Costs
    It never ceases to amaze me, how we keep trying to solve our budget problems by cutting aid to the most vulnerable members of our population, be it the disabled, the poor or the elderly. Not only does it make us increasingly one of the more un...
  • Holiday Shopping Bags
    Holiday Shopping Tips for the Chronically iLL
    The holiday shopping season has officially begun. Black Friday shoppers are out and about and the time to purchase gifts for holidays such as Christmas and Hanukkah is upon us. No matter if you like to shop early or if you like to wait until the...
  • Disabled riders
    City Council turns deaf ears to disabled and grants rate increase to GRTC
    Calling it a "tough decision," Richmond City Council on Monday night voted to raise fares and cut service hours for disabled riders on the GRTC's CARE system, despite opposition from many disabled Richmonders attending the meeting...
  • COLA to be smallest in years
    Your Social Security raise will be the smallest in years
    News sources reported on Sunday that for the second straight year in a row, the Social Security "Cost of Living Adjustment"(COLA) increase due in 2014 will be among the smallest since automatic increases were adopted in 1975.This means...
  • Try before you buy
    See-Try-Buy
    Have you ever heard or seen about an assisted device that you thought could make your life easier? Have you wondered if that item really works before spending you hard earn money? Wouldn't it be great to check out which product would work best...
  • Comic-Con Hall H
    Disabled treated with disrespect at SDCC
    San Diego Comic-Con is designed to be a good time for all, but for some it becomes an event rife with unfairness and insensitivity. The biggest draw of the convention, is, by far, Hall H. The panels in Hall H are filled with sneak peaks of the...
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    Working poor: five jobs exempt from Fair Labor Standards Act minimum wage
    Working poor is no fun. According to a study cited by the Huffington Post, raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour would pull more than half of the nation's working poor out of poverty.In California, the minimum wage is $8.00/hour, while...
  • HB 4866 is now law across Illinois
    HB 4866 is now law across Illinois
    Governor Quinn signed HB 4866 into law on January 25, 2013, which requires gas stations to provide and display at least one ADA compliant gas pump with a direct telephone number to the station that allows a disabled operator of a motor vehicle to...
  • Telford
    Ottawa parents had to leave their autistic son at a Government office
    An Ottawa family says they had no choice but to leave their son — who is severelyautistic— in the hands of the government because they are unable to get enough help from social services.Amanda Telford said she brought her 19-year-old...