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Today

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Called Muss-Bits (Musical Sensory Substitution Bits) it has also been named a Honarable Mention in in Fast Company's 2019 Innovation by Design Awards Students category. It was developed by Associate Professor Suranga Nanayakkara and his team in the...

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Imagine having the independence and peace of mind to venture out into public for the very first time, thanks to a task-trained service dog. Every day, people with disabilities from paralysis to post-traumatic stress, are living fuller and more...

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The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation announced today the appointment of Ethan O. Perlstein, Ph.D., as the Reeve Foundation's first Chief Scientific Officer (CSO). In this role, Dr. Perlstein will manage the Reeve Foundation's basic and...

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Once again, Wholesale For Everyone will provide bandanas for the 80-plus athletes expected to compete at this year's 40th annual Wheelchair Games on Saturday, Sept. 21, at The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital. Radio stations from around the area will be...

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Paralyzed Veterans of America today announced it will honor Democratic U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth of Illinois with the 2019 Gordon H. Mansfield Congressional Leadership Award during the organization's Annual PVA Gala. From critical efforts on the...

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Seniorlink, Inc., a leading tech-enabled health services company, is pleased to announce a Virtual Care Team pilot with leading health and well-being company Humana Inc. , focused on providing additional care management to the company's Medicare...


16 september 2019

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PenFed Credit Union celebrated PenFed Day at Nationals Park with on-field activities highlighting its partnership with Canine Companions for Independence®. Performing the ceremonial first pitch was volunteer puppy raiser...


13 september 2019

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WHAT: Disabled veterans will play alongside business leaders, military and government officials, and more at the 12th annual Paralyzed Veterans Golf Open to support Paralyzed Veterans of America's employment program, PAVE (Paving Access for Veterans...


12 september 2019

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The United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee has named The Hartford's Ability Equipped program as its 2019 Rings of Gold award recipient for making adaptive sport equipment and opportunities more accessible to athletes of various ages and skill...

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Brooks Rehabilitation, announces its selection as a recipient of Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation National Paralysis Resource Center Expanded Effect Quality of Life Grants which supports non-profit organizations that empower individuals living...

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United Spinal Association will gather over 50 affiliated chapter leaders in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 3-5 for its 7th Annual Chapter Leadership Meeting to improve the quality of life and independence of its growing membership base of people with...

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The Columbus Organization, a leading provider of care coordination services for individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, today announced its participation in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual awareness...

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Cumberland Academy of Georgia, an Atlanta-based special needs school, is launching a new and innovative dual enrollment program in partnership with Kennesaw State University. Cumberland's "Creating Futures" program will be working with KSU's "Academy...


11 september 2019

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Dr. Temple Grandin urged Colorado business leaders Monday to reach deep and develop new, innovative ways to employ people with developmental disabilities and neurodiverse thinkers. In an event co-sponsored by Developmental Pathways and the South...

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People with disabilities, their families, caregivers, seniors, wounded vets and healthcare professionals attending Abilities Expo on September 13-15 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Hall C will discover the newest products, education and...

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Sterling, a rope and life-safety equipment company, today announced the release of its first documentary, "Adaptive," directed by Taylor Zann of Rainier Films. "Adaptive" brings viewers on a gripping journey following Sterling engineer and...


10 september 2019

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Unlike in television, where disability representation has gone up in recent years, the percentage of characters with disabilities in the top 1,200 films has hit a four-year low. Just 1.6 percent of the 4,445 speaking characters analyzed have a...

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Therap is being used by a growing number of regional centers in California to submit Special Incident Reports (SIR) through its incident management and general event report (GER) module. This tool provides regional centers and providers with a...

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The Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, a national nonprofit dedicated to improving quality of life for individuals living with paralysis announces they are accepting new applications for its Quality of Life Grants Program. There are two grant...

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What are the big issues affecting wheelchair users today? What will the solutions of tomorrow be? These are the questions tackled by United Spinal Association's New Mobility magazine in its first-ever "Big Ideas" issue....

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As part of a nationwide movement to recognize the impact of direct service support professionals (DSPs), Koinonia will host a local appreciation event at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on September 12. The event, called CREW AT THE ZOO, will celebrate...


9 september 2019

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The National Council on Disability (NCD) remembers former NCD Chairperson Marca Bristo, who passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, at the age of 66. Bristo, who in 1978 was paralyzed from a diving accident, had been at the...

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Bruce A. Sagan, Esq. is being recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Top Attorney at the Law Offices of Bruce Adam Sagan, a Social Security Disability Law Firm. The Law Offices of Bruce Adam Sagan have been servicing the Southeastern Florida area...

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The Alzheimer Society is urging Canadians to get involved in the federal election by writing their candidates and asking them to commit to supporting a fully-funded national dementia strategy.  This past June, the Government of Canada released the...


5 september 2019

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The New England Center for Children® (NECC®), a global leader in education and research for children with autism, announced that Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito visited the school today to observe NECC's transformative teaching,...

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Early childhood education franchise Lightbridge Academy has been incorporating sign language into its curriculum for children as young as six weeks old for nearly 20 years. Now, Lightbridge Academy is expanding its industry-leading sign language...

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Many people don't realize the time, money and energy it takes to finally receive that Notice of Award letter declaring a disability. At times, it can be a struggle to continue to see the doctors and take the necessary prescriptions in order to not...

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Visperotm, the world's leading assistive technology provider for the visually impaired, is excited to announce an addition to the...

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Seniorlink, Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Shikira Wallace, RN, as the new Program Development Manager of its Structured Family Caregiving (SFC) Program now available in Georgia. Structured Family Caregiving, a first-of-its kind...

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Visperotm, the world's leading assistive technology provider for the visually impaired, is excited to announce an addition to the Vispero family: JAWS Kiosk.  A collaboration between The Paciello Group (TPG) and the Freedom Scientific® brand (owned...


4 september 2019

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Runners of the Akron Children's Hospital Akron Marathon Race Series Marathon, Half Marathon & Team Relay, presented by FirstEnergy, will get set on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, and participate in the first-ever sensory inclusive marathon, thanks to a...

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Canadians with disabilities deserve the same opportunities to find good jobs, contribute to their communities, and build a better life for themselves and their families. Yet many Canadians with disabilities still face barriers to full participation...

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Therapy and Beyond, one of the largest ABA providers across Texas, will present Southwest Houston's 2nd Annual Mom's Mingle for 100+ mothers of children with autism on September 10th, 2019 at Safari Texas Ranch in Houston, TX. Each year, Therapy and...

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DES?N, LLC today announced the launch of a second-generation Obi, the robotic dining companion for individuals who cannot feed themselves.  The launch follows global adoption of the first-generation of Obi, which has been honored with several of the...

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AudioEye, Inc. , a leading provider of digital accessibility solutions for individuals with disabilities who deserve barrier-free access to the web, is thrilled to announce it has accelerated adoption of the AudioEye solution on Hyundai, Subaru of...

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The Winnebago 2020 Accessibility-Enhanced motorhome line includes updated features and is being carried by two new dealers - Stoltzfus RV, and US Adventure RV, as well as existing dealers such as Lazydays RV. All 2020 models now feature air-assisted...


3 september 2019

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Axxess, the leading home healthcare technology company, and Trella Health, a leading source for post-acute performance analytics and outcomes data, have partnered to provide Axxess customers improved benchmark quality performance metrics while...

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Istation, a leader in educational technology, has been approved by the state of Washington to assess and identify dyslexia and other learning difficulties for early-screening purposes. Istation joins a vetted list of academic screeners throughout the...

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Best Buddies International, a nonprofit dedicated to creating opportunities for friendship, employment, leadership development and inclusive living for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD), is pleased to announce that...

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Sprint has been selected by the Department of Health and Human Services for the State of Nevada to provide Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) and Captioned Telephone (CapTel) service effective September 1, 2019. The...

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The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) and the Tokyo Metropolitan Government jointly hosted a series of packed events on 25 August celebrating the one-year-to-go milestone until the Opening Ceremony of the...


1 september 2019

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Today, as the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games come to an end, I want to thank all of the dedicated athletes who represented Canada. I know every Canadian appreciates how much work, sacrifice and perseverance it took to make it to the Parapan Am...

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Heading into the final day of the Lima 2019 Parapan Am Games, Canada has now captured 53 total medals. The Canadian Parapan Am Team added one gold, three silver, and four bronze medals on Saturday. MEDAL CHART: Gold ? 15...


31 august 2019

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On behalf of the Government of Canada and all Canadians, I would like to offer my most heartfelt congratulations to Carla Shibley, alongside her pilot Meghan Lemiski, who was named Canada's flag-bearer for the closing ceremony of the Lima 2019...

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Three-time medallist Carla Shibley of Calgary, alongside her pilot Meghan Lemiski of Edmonton, will represent her country as flag bearer at the Lima 2019 Parapan Am Games Closing Ceremony, the Canadian Paralympic...

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Canada will be looking to add to its 45-medal total on Saturday at the Lima 2019 Parapan Am Games, with at least two medals coming for sure in wheelchair basketball and boccia. Here's a look at what's coming up for the Canadian Parapan Am Team on Day...

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Thanks to a superb nine-medal performance on Friday, the Canadian Parapan Am Team is up to 45 medals at the Lima 2019 Parapan Am Games. The nation won four gold, two silver, and three bronze across four sports ? Para cycling, wheelchair tennis,...


30 august 2019

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Fraser ? the Upper Midwest's premier provider of autism services and Minnesota's largest early childhood provider of mental health services ? recently received accreditation for its psychology internship program from the American Psychological...

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Day for Tomorrow, a parallel to Earth Day or "People Day" will launch September 22 with events at the Mall in Washington, DC around the country and the world. People with disabilities, the elderly, and on the frontline are disproportionately impacted...

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The Canadian Parapan Am Team now boasts 36 medals from the Lima 2019 Parapan Am Games following the addition of two bronze medals on Thursday.   MEDAL CHART: Gold ? 10 Silver ? 14 Bronze ? 12 TOTAL ? 36   TOP HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY Canada's 61-40...

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