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Uber Me to My Airbnb? For Wheelchair Users, Not So Fast

Posted by on Nov 24, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Uber Me to My Airbnb? For Wheelchair Users, Not So Fast

Source:  NY Times / Sylvia Longmire / DISABILITY / NOV. 22, 2017 Whenever I hear someone mention Airbnb, I cringe — on the inside, at least. Not because there’s anything inherently wrong with Airbnb, the home-sharing business that has grown by leaps and bounds in the past few years and has opened up affordable accommodations to millions of people around the world. The problem is, it hasn’t done so for people like me. Airbnb is part of something called the sharing economy, an evolving system in which people who own certain things, like homes or cars, rent them out to others when they are not...

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Dealing With Disabilities, but No Longer Invisible

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on Dealing With Disabilities, but No Longer Invisible

Source:  New York Times / By David Gonzalez Jun. 21, 2017 Andres Millan spent two years traveling around Bogotá, Colombia, and its environs, photographing people whose mental health issues or physical limitations kept them at home. Within cramped apartments where living rooms doubled as craft workshops and inside cinder block houses with dirt floors, he spent hours talking to these people about art and healing. To many in bustling urban centers, they were invisible, out of sight and out of luck. But to Mr. Millan, they were kindred spirits he could not ignore. He knew the sacrifices made by...

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USA Today: Social Club For Adults With Special Needs

Posted by on Apr 21, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on USA Today: Social Club For Adults With Special Needs

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New Spinal Cord Treatment Lets Paralyzed Man Stand for the First Time in Years

Posted by on Apr 6, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on New Spinal Cord Treatment Lets Paralyzed Man Stand for the First Time in Years

Source:  https://futurism.com / by Karla Lant Researchers at the Mayo Clinic successfully used intense physical therapy and electrical stimulation on the spinal cord to help a patient stand, intentionally move his paralyzed legs, and make step-like motions. These were the first movements the patient had experienced in his legs in three years. 26-year-old Jered Chinnock injured his spinal cord at the sixth thoracic vertebrae three years ago. He could not move or feel anything lower than the middle of his back, and was diagnosed with a motor complete spinal cord injury. At the outset of the...

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New York Has a Great Subway, if You’re Not in a Wheelchair

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Blog | Comments Off on New York Has a Great Subway, if You’re Not in a Wheelchair

Source:  New York Times, Sasha Blair-Goldensohn, DISABILITY MARCH 29, 2017 Nearly eight years ago, on a bright summer morning in Manhattan, I was walking through Central Park when an enormous rotted tree branch snapped and fell on my head. What came next was a remarkable turn of events that saved my life. First, a doctor out for a morning jog saw me lying unconscious, and used a pair of jeans he dug out of my backpack to slow the bleeding until an ambulance came. I was treated at the intensive care unit at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and underwent rehabilitation at Helen Hayes Hospital in...

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