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Articles on the joys and challenges of being differently abled and the gadgets that help us be independent and productive.
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2 disabled Mass. adults left for hours in van - Boston Herald

2 disabled Mass. adults left for hours in van
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KINGSTON, Mass. — Police and officials of a Massachusetts day program for the disabled are investigating after two adults were left in a van for a few hours in the July heat in Kingston.
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It's hard enough to understand this happening with small children, but how do you miss two full grown adults?

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Wheelchair tennis returns to London - Aljazeera.com

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“The government in Holland give disabled people a sports wheelchair so it enables people with disabilities to get into sport without funding it themselves.

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Quad-amputee rides bike through New York - WRGB

Quad-amputee rides bike through New York - WRGB | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
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FORT HUNTER -- John Robinson has been a quad-amputee his whole life, but he's doing something even the most able couldn't conquer.

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Limbs For Life

Limbs For Life | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
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If you have a prostetic which you are no longer using, or if a loved one who has passed had a prostetic, here's an organization that can get those limbs to people who need them.

Share the joy of independent living!

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New Wheelchair Developed In SD

New Wheelchair Developed In SD | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
A KELOLAND man has invented a new wheelchair.
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Not only solves a long-standing problem but does it in a way which enables the user more independence, two thumbs up!

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Confirmation of Mental and Physical Benefits from Outdoor Exercise

Confirmation of Mental and Physical Benefits from Outdoor Exercise | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
A systematic review has analysed existing studies and concluded that there are benefits to mental and physical well-being from taking exercise in a natural environment.

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11 Ways Men and Women Deal with Depression Differently Infographic

11 Ways Men and Women Deal with Depression Differently Infographic | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
Women suffer from depression twice as often as men do.

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Advocates Push For Hate Crimes Prosecution In Autism Death - Disability Scoop

Advocates Push For Hate Crimes Prosecution In Autism Death - Disability Scoop | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
A federal agency is joining a group of disability self-advocates to call for hate crimes charges in the death of a teen with autism, allegedly at the hands of his mother.
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"Swoon" Remix by Timeflies Featuring Rio "Soulshocka" Wyles and Adrienne Bailon

Rio "Soulshocka" Wyles remix of "Swoon" by Timeflies sure to catch fire this summer! On April 22, Converse and Autism Speaks came together to support the gro...
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The only disability is attitude, either yours or the other persons.

This is Rio Wyles aka Soulshocka.  He's a rapper, a song writer and he's on the spectrum and he's making it shine.

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See me: Acknowledge the person first, not the disability - Longview Daily News

See me: Acknowledge the person first, not the disability - Longview Daily News | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
See me: Acknowledge the person first, not the disability
Longview Daily News
At the heart of the problem is that "people don't acknowledge the person first; they acknowledge the disability," Michael Carmody said.
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How will a person with a disability participate? - World Youth Day 2013

How will a person with a disability participate? - World Youth Day 2013 | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
How will a person with a disability participate? (RT @wyd_en: How will a person with disability participate in #Rio2013 #WYD?
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More men take on caregiver role

More men take on caregiver role | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
With Alzheimer's and other debilitating diseases afflicting more women, the men in their lives are stepping up to take on the caregiving burden.
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Assistive Technology Conference (run by students)

Inclusion Requires Participation Conference: Student Demonstrations of Assistive Technology Solutions for Learning, Communication, and Physical Challenges EV...

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terrymc's curator insight, June 21, 2013 4:21 AM

Some inspiring stuff in here. It's a long video but it really gives a feel for what a difference technology and modified practice can achieve.

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Travis Mills, Quadruple Amputee Soldier, Walks And Inspires Other Wounded ... - Huffington Post

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Travis Mills, Quadruple Amputee Soldier, Walks And Inspires Other Wounded ...

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Disabled ask government for Internet accessibility - The Tennessean

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Disabled ask government for Internet accessibility
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Ossian and others — including groups that have sued major companies to force greater cyber-accessibility — are urging businesses to get ahead of new rules expected soon from the U.S.

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DWP allowed to appeal against ruling that 'fitness for work' test is illegal

DWP allowed to appeal against ruling that 'fitness for work' test is illegal | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
It may have taken almost a month and a half, but judges have agreed to let the Department for Work and Pensions appeal against the judgement that the work capability assessment discriminates agains...

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Justice Department: Homeless Shelter At Fault For Not Allowing Service Animal

Justice Department: Homeless Shelter At Fault For Not Allowing Service Animal | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
The US Department of Justice has taken up the case of a man who is blind and uses the assitance of a service animal that was denied a bed at a homeless shelter in Pennsylvania and later attempted s...
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2013 ESPYS - July 2013 ESPN

2013 ESPYS - July 2013 ESPN | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
Vote now for the best athletes and moments of the year and celebrate the year in sports LIVE Wednesday, July 17 9PM/ET on ESPN.
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Stem Cell Therapy Reduces Inflammatory Damage After Stroke

Stem Cell Therapy Reduces Inflammatory Damage After Stroke | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
Medical researchers have demonstrated how MultiStem®, a novel stem cell therapy provide multiple benefits when administered in preclinical models of ischemic stroke.

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Ella Buzhor's curator insight, June 23, 2013 7:17 AM

Cell therapies describing MultiStem® for 7 different indications (GvHD, AMI, PVD, Strock, Neurological disorders, etc.) at Lifemap database:

http://discovery.lifemapsc.com/search?type=Cards&q=MultiStem ;

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Poll Finds Disability Caregivers On The Rise - Disability Scoop

Poll Finds Disability Caregivers On The Rise - Disability Scoop | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
An increasing number of Americans say they are responsible for caring for a child with a disability, a new survey finds.
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'Genuine message' in Voynich manuscript

'Genuine message' in Voynich manuscript | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
The Voynich manuscript has baffled the world for centuries, but a new study suggests it may contain a genuine message after all.

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Why You Should Care About Disability Advocacy

Why You Should Care About Disability Advocacy | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
People seem to not care about Disability Advocacy related issues because it does not affect them.  Some even spend time fighting to stop Disability Advocates efforts and people don't understand why...
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Yulia Simonova: Making Russia's Disabled Less Invisible ...

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Yulia Simonova, Russian disability rights advocate. (Photo: courtesy of Simonova). In Russia, people with disabilities used to be invisible. Yulia Simonova remembers it that way. When she was 10-years-old, she was doing a ...
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The difference accessibility makes.

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The ‘invisible disability’ that is Tourette’s: one family’s story

The ‘invisible disability’ that is Tourette’s: one family’s story | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
In addition to tics, people with the disorder often suffer from social anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder (The ‘invisible disability’ that is Tourette’s: one family’s story http://t.co/4VRPZIBe4b)...
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With Fewer Kids Learning Braille, Schools Told To Step Up - Disability Scoop

With Fewer Kids Learning Braille, Schools Told To Step Up - Disability Scoop | Differently Abled and Our Glorious Gadgets | Scoop.it
Amid concerns that many with visual impairments are not learning to read Braille, federal officials are reminding schools that they have a legal obligation to teach the tactile writing system.
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