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May 19, 2021 | Community Updates
May is National Employee Health and Fitness Month. Whether you are still working from home or working in the office, sitting for long periods of time at your desk can cause discomfort or pain. Learn basic tips and stretches that help promote blood flow, alleviate stiffness and stretch the muscles.
April 12, 2021 | Community Updates
For some young adults, the next step after high school is college. People who use wheelchairs may want to research disability-friendly campuses when searching for the right school. Fortunately, there are many colleges that set the bar high and offer a safe and accessible environment.
October 9, 2020 | Community Updates
Halloween is just around the corner! So, it is time to get ready for all the activities including dressing up. This year, leading companies designed costumes keeping all children in mind. It is great to see that fun and inclusivity are of high importance this season.
September 4, 2020 | Community Updates
In the age of COVID-19, many health officials have stressed the need to maintain a healthy diet. But are there specific concerns about diet, nutrition or the effectiveness of vitamins among children with special and/or complex healthcare needs?
August 29, 2020 | Community Updates
Imagine if someone could not get up and go wherever or whenever they wanted. There would be less spontaneity; many aspects of life would require planning. Unfortunately, for many families of children with disabilities, this is reality, according to the nonprofit group Variety, The Children’s Charity.
August 1, 2020 | Community Updates
More than 10,000 people acquire a spinal cord injury (SCI) each year in North America. The group Spinal Cord Opportunities for Rehabilitation Endowment (SCORE) offers special grants for those who are trying to offset the cost of recuperating from an SCI.
May 5, 2020 | Community Updates
The COVID-19 outbreak and everything that comes along with it can be stressful for lots of people. Fear and anxiety about something like this can be overwhelming and cause strong emotions in adults and children alike, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). What does everyone need to know to make it through these times in a healthy way?
April 15, 2020 | Community Updates
Children with special needs might be at increased risk for complications from COVID-19, and the pandemic’s overall impact remains unknown but may be significant and long-lasting, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics website HealthyChildren.org.
March 24, 2020 | Community Updates
A 14-year-old girl with disabilities watched as nearly 10 adaptive bikes rolled off the truck one by one, and she glowed with anticipation to see her new bike for the first time.
March 10, 2020 | Community Updates
It can be difficult for caregivers to find fun but accessible activities in colder weather for children with Cerebral Palsy, as it is for other children with special or complex healthcare needs.
February 26, 2020 | Community Updates
It’s flu season again.
February 24, 2020 | Community Updates
The organization, Disabled Sports USA, supports what it calls “sports sampling.” This includes participation in multiple sports and/or recreational activities, with no one sport being engaged in more than 10 months each year. Sports sampling also encourages athletes to participate in multiple sports until they are at least 12 years old.