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  • Stop the storm
    Can't learn to walk, because you are holding them up
    When you enable someone, you disable them. There are certain instances where we desire to help others, but in actually we are enabling them. Not enabling them to do better, but enabling them to continue in their disability. Looking in scripture,...
  • Obesity risk more likely to be higher for disabled adolescents
    Obesity risk more likely to be higher for disabled adolescents
    Teens who have mental or physical disabilities are more likely to be obese than their non-disabled peers, says American Public Health Association(APHA). The findings were announced on November 17, 2014, at the American Public Health Association...
  • White House Addresses Bullying at School
    Students with disabilities face huge bullying problems
    Aside from the various difficulties in gaining access to the general education curriculum, students with disabilities are continuously confronted with serious bullying issues in the elementary and secondary setting. The U.S. Education Department&...
  • Wheelchair
    Democrat Wendy Davis begins 'soft' backpedal on 'execrable' wheelchair ad
    On Friday, Wendy Davis, the Democratic Party candidate for governor of Texas known to many as "abortion Barbie," released an ad described by Twitchy as "execrable." The ad, seen by many as desperate, features an empty...
  • Child with I/DD
    The Arc of Northern Virginia cares for those with disabilities
    A couple just learned that their newborn child has Down syndrome. A couple in their eighties has a 48-year-old child on the Autism spectrum who lives with and relies on them for his support. These folks and thousands more throughout Northern...
  • Symbols of disabilities
    Attitudes about disabled people improve after therapists simulate being disabled
    In an effort to better prepare therapy students for their interactions with disabled people,professor Cynthia Colwellof theUniversity of Kansasasked her students to pretend they had one of the following disabilities:one-arm amputationlower-limb...
  • Gaps in your group disability
    Group disability insurance gaps
    You have group disability insurance at work and that’s a good thing – but will it fill all your financial gaps should a disability keep you from earning a living?Know what you have and what you need Group disability insurance plans are...
  • President Obama WIOA
    People living with disabilities have reason to celebrate
    July 22, 2014 was a big day for people living with disabilities. Although the news was not widely reported, on July 22, 2014, the President signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law. According to Senator Patty Murray...
  • Organizing information about your child with special needs - Part 1 of 2
    Organizing information about your child with special needs - Part 1 of 2
    As parents of children with special needs we end up with lots of paperwork. Managing this paperwork is often overwhelming. This two-part series gives you tips on the types of information you need and how to organize it. When your child's...
  • Acting SSA Commissioner Colvin
    Social Security Administration's $300 million side show
    The Lois Lerner email debacle is a testament to the government’s inability to manage technology and yet the U.S. government spends more money on technology than any other organization worldwide.If there’s money to be wasted, be sure...
  • Autism inpacts 1 in 68 American children, per the CDC.
    Autism: special education eligibility criteria explained
    1 in 68 American children is on the autism spectrum, according to the national organization Autism Speaks. This represents a ten-fold increase in prevalence in 40 years, based on data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.In the private sector...
  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
    'Me Before You' by Jojo Moyes: Touching and thought-provoking story
    "Me Before You" by Jojo Moyes is a book that wears many hats -- and it wears them all well. The story takes place in England, and the protagonist is Louisa Clark, a young woman who has just lost her job at the local tea house. Her new...
  • Campaign Stronger Families, Happier Lives
    Raising a disabled child
    According to Merriam Webster Dictionary the definition of disability is: a condition (such as an illness or an injury) that damages or limits a person's physical or mental abilities: the condition of being unable to do things in the normal way...
  • Cancer survivors have much more of a financial burden than others
    Cancer survivors struggle with high financial burdens
    Despite all the new developments being made in the treatment of cancer, Americans who survive it confront major economic burdens. Those encumbrances include increasing medical costs, missed time on the job, and lower productivity, according to a...
  • Adaptive Paddling Fair at Family Park
    Adaptive programs enable people with disabilities to enjoy paddle sports
    Adaptive kayak event strips away limitations for the disabled, according to news reporter Danielle Ferguson for the Argus Leader in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Ferguson’s article, which appeared in the Leader on June 8, 2014, was about the ...