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Author: Chris Lenart

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Able Accounts Allow You to Work and Keep Receiving Your Benefits

The United States is the land of opportunities for everybody. People can get their college degree or start their own business or climb the corporate ladder or write a book that sells millions of copies. The opportunities are endless for all people. If you are a person with a disability, you have money from the government for your personal assistants…

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Aren’t People With Disabilities Important Anymore?

As we are slowly getting back to the new normal, I have to share a couple of thoughts about what happened over the last three months. We had the Covid-19 pandemic which is still going on, although it is getting better. We see thousands and thousands of people die from this pandemic. The doctors and researchers are learning what we…

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Myka Stauffer: How Could She Give Huxley Up?

If you like YouTube as much as me, you have seen videos about Myka Stauffer and her family. If you have not heard what was going on, I will give you the cliff-notes version of what happened. Myka Stauffer and her husband are known as YouTube creators. They have three channels that have well over a million subscribers. They have…

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Recognizing and Preventing Burnout Among Personal Assistants

Anyone who has ever had to look for personal assistants can tell you that finding a good personal assistant is very difficult. As Chris Lenart discussed in a previous post, “caregiving is a job where a few people can do well,” and anyone who decides to be a full-time personal assistant has a lot to consider. The lives of people with disabilities wouldn’t be…

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Exciting new medical technology for the home in 2020

As technology continues to innovate each year, so do the improvements in medical alert systems. These advancements in medical technology help those with certain medical conditions or disabilities to live as independently as possible, knowing they can get help if needed. For instance, with 3 million Americans affected by epilepsy, using a medical device could help them to live a…

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Importance of Strength Training in People with Cerebral Palsy

Physical activity and exercise have been an important aspect of cerebral palsy treatment plans for several decades. However, it is only in recent years, that researchers realized the importance of strength training for people with cerebral palsy. Studies indicate that strength training has the potential to improve several aspects of life by increasing mobility and strength. With cerebral palsy month…

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Adult Changing Tables Are a Good Idea

When you fly and have several stops to get to your final stop, you feel all dirty and need to change. If you are an able body, you can change in the bathroom without any trouble. When you are a person with a disability, it is really difficult to change in a bathroom stall. In a bathroom, there is usually…

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What is PBIS and Can it Help ALL Students

It is so fun to know what your I.Q. is and we sometimes ask our friends what their I.Q. is as a joke. What are these statistics for and does it have any importance for how smart we are? I will answer the latter question first. The answer is no. There is no evidence that shows how smart someone is.…

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Meet Jason Swann – An Amazing Story

Imagine being wakened up by a phone call from a hospital at 2 o'clock in the morning on a cold day in December. All they say is to come to the hospital right away. It is your son. What would you do? You don’t know what happened. It would freak me out for sure, but this happened to Mr. and…

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I co-wrote a book entitled “They said We Couldn’t” with my friend Lisa Cesal about our lives with Cerebral Palsy. We want to spread the message that people who have Cerebral Palsy can do anything they want in life.

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