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The Impact of Mobility Scooters on Their Users

As a follow up to our email newsletter, we decided to create a post on our website to let our blog readers know about our latest partnership with a local company that is family owned and operated. That company is known as Mobility Scooters Direct. I will talk to you about a few of their things that may be beneficial to you…

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Caregivers Are Essential – How Do We keep The Good Ones?

Caregiving is a job where a few people can do well and it has a lot of shit to handle – the pun was not intended. Without caregivers, our lives with disabilities would not be the same. That means they are a really important part of our lives, and we don’t think about it sadly enough. Good and Not so…

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How To – Teaching Your Special Needs Child About God

Mother teaching his little girl to pray. When parenting a child with a disability, there are many things to do like taking them to therapy, doctor appointments, school, and a load of other things. But how about church and teaching them about God? I know you are saying we are tired on Sundays and we never get to church on…

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Letting Go The Negativity – How to Restore Your Life

Everybody has bad days and it just happens when you least expect it. It might be when you were in a hurry to get to work and you had an accident, which made you super late. You might have had a personal assistant who just quit on you when you didn’t expect it. I could go on and on with…

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Bullying — Can We Actually End It?

These days bullying is getting worse and it is not improving. Bullying is not new – it’s going on for decades. My dad was bullied when he was a teenager and he is almost 90 years old. In his time, kids did it for fun and would forget it. Today kids can do more damage than in dad’s time or…

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Netflix “Special” Got My Mind Wondering

I just ran across an article about a new Netflix show called “Special”. It is about a guy who has Cerebral Palsy and gay. The first show aired on April 12. I watched the trailer and to me, it was just alright. Ray O’Connell The character who plays the guy who has CP is Ray O’Connell and actually has Cerebral…

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Hearing Some Heartbreaking News is Hard

Earlier this week, I received a message from a friend of mine who went to college with me. Mike got disabled from a car accident when he was in high school. The accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. He received his law degree and he worked in Chicago. After that Mike met a woman who he fell in…

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Testing

Join us to learn about the UCEDD for the state of Illinois. The Institute on Disability and Human Development (IDHD) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is Illinois’ University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD). Information about the national UCEDD network will be shared as well as our partners in Illinois. This webinar will share the scope…

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Details of Awareness, Treatments, Causes & Symptoms of Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral refers to the brain and Palsy refers to poor muscle control or weakness. Cerebral Palsy (CP) is not a disease, but a term used to describe a group of disorders resulting from a defect to one or more areas of the brain that occur pre birth or in infancy. CP is a non progressive condition as the brain damage…

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