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Researchers Discover New ALS-Causing Gene

Researchers Discover New ALS-Causing Gene

The first-known reports of symptoms of ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, were recorded in the 1870s. Researchers have been trying to narrow down the causes and find treatments and cures ever since. Late last month the ALS Association announced researchers …
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Jon Imber: The Painter Who Didn’t Let ALS Stop Him

Jon Imber: The Painter Who Didn’t Let ALS Stop Him

(photo credit: Barbara Krawcowicz) Most people discover their dominant hand by the time they’re two or three.  From then on, that hand they instinctively use first.  It’s typically stronger and more coordinated. Sure, there are some who are pushed to …
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Paralyzed Veterans of America Celebrating 68 Years this April

Paralyzed Veterans of America Celebrating 68 Years this April

April. It’s the month where we finally start seeing the changes of winter to spring. But, it’s also much more than that. Each April we celebrate Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Awareness month. This year, the PVA is celebrating 68 …
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Walk and Roll Foundation: Changing Lives Through Dance

There are quite possibly hundreds of foundations that contribute to research and raise awareness for the disabled community. And, new organizations are being created every day, each with their own unique mission. One such example of this the Walk and …
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EagleEyes Enables Users to Use Computers with Their Eyes

EagleEyes Enables Users to Use Computers with Their Eyes

(photo credit: evinella)  1 in 50 people are living with paralysis (according to a study by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation). That’s approximately 6 million people. Paralysis not only causes only mobility issues, but often also causes children and …
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A New Addition to the Paralympic Winter Games

A New Addition to the Paralympic Winter Games

(image via snowlife.com.au) If you spent any time watching or following this year’s Paralympic Winter Games, you probably noticed the newest addition to the games: Para-snowboarding. Para-snowboarding, or adaptive snowboarding as it was originally called, was added to the Paralympic …
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Winter Sports Clinic for Disabled Veterans

Winter Sports Clinic for Disabled Veterans

It is possible you may have noticed that we love sharing news and information about adaptive sports. Why wouldn’t we love to? Adaptive sports are a great way to stay active, healthy, and interact with other people who have a …
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SENSIMAT: A Better, Safer Way to Sit

SENSIMAT: A Better, Safer Way to Sit

Pressure sores are something that can be hard to avoid as a wheelchair user. They can affect you not only physically, but emotionally as well. Wheelchair seat cushions are common to use in order to prevent this, but an additional …
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Single User Electric Cars

Single User Electric Cars

Are electric vehicles really better? There’s probably no right or wrong answer to that question. But, in recent years it seems that more and more people have been talking about making the switch to electric vehicles. And, now it seems …
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Dogs Use Wheelchairs, Too

When you think about wheelchairs, what comes to mind? Who do you think about? Who do you imagine using them? If you automatically thought of adults and children or even a specific person, then you’re probably with the majority of …
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