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Carolines Cart

Shopping Cart for Kids With Special Needs Debuts in 7 States

Cart offers additional postural support and positioning.

High School Athletes Earn Paralympic All-American Designation

Fifty-three athletes have been named as U.S. Paralympics Track and Field High School All-Americans. Six of the high school athletes also competed in the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

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NOD Turns 30

Organization Refocuses Efforts on Unemployment Among People With Disabilities

The National Organization on Disability (NOD) turned 30 in October. The organization, which represents all types of disabilities, celebrated by renewing its commitment to finding solutions for the employment gap for people with disabilities.

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Vote Smart

Online Resources for Understanding Presidential Candidate Platforms

Curb cuts at Magee Community Skills Center

Real-World Rehab

Magee Community Skills Center Offers City Street Therapy

Magee’s community skills center, founded in 1994, now sees around 1,500 patients a day, regardless of weather.

Researchers Target MS in Inflammation Research

Study involves how immune system enzymes regulate immune cell activation and migration.

Studies Support Innovative Therapy for SCI

Innovative therapies for spinal cord injury aren’t just for show. According to new research, these therapies can yield significant functional improvements leading to a higher quality of life.

VMI Patriotic Honda Odyssey

VMI Salutes Veterans With Patriotic Honda Odyssey Conversion

In support of U.S. military veterans, Vantage Mobility International (VMI), a manufacturer of wheelchair accessible full-size and minivan conversions, has released a limited edition Patriotic Honda Odyssey with the Northstar conversion.

Team USA Gears Up for Winter Paralympics

Alpine Skiing Roster Set

Kelly Brush Century Ride 2012

Kelly Brush Century Ride Raises $250K for SCI Prevention

The seventh annual Kelly Brush Century Ride raised $250.000 to support spinal cord prevention and ski racing safety.

Housing America's Veterans Act of 2012 Seeks to Fund Home Repair, Rehabilitation

A proposed bill, H.R. 6381, is currently being considered to enable nonprofit organizations to rehabilitate and repair the homes of veterans with disabilities and low income

Study: Genetic Signature Determines Age of Onset for ALS

A recent study published in Neurobiology of Aging reports that a genetic signature in a region on chromosome 1 influences the age at which someone develops amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Disability Gas Coalition Established to Improve Pump Access

United Spinal Association and Paralyzed Veterans of America have teamed up to create the Disability Gas Coalition aimed at restoring fueling assistance for people with disabilities.

VMI to Offer Wheelchair-Accessible Toyota Sienna Minivans

Toyota Motor Sales and Vantage Mobility International (VMI), a manufacturer of wheelchair-accessible vehicles, have inked an agreement that will allow VMI to make conversions of the Toyota Sienna.

Veterans Benefits Guidebook

Guidebook Addresses Benefits for Veterans With Disabilities

The Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) has teamed up with Griffin-Hammis Associates to release a new publication: Navigating Government Benefits & Employment: A Guidebook for Veterans with Disabilities.

Wheelchair ballroom dancers

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Just Dancing

Wheelchair Dancing's Appeal Is Integration, Joy of Movement

Companies such as American DanceWheels and the Dancing Wheels Company & School bring standing and wheeled students together to experience the joy of dance.