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The Paralympic Torch Has Arrived in Rio: How Social Media Keeps the Torch Burning Strong

The Paralympics may start tomorrow, but the Paralympic Flame is already burning! The torch relay began on September 1st and the torch itself visited five cities in Brazil before arriving in Rio de Janeiro. Before departing the starting point, the … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, April 25 to Friday, April 29

Mental Health: For police, a playbook for conflicts involving mental illness (The New York Times) People with mental illnesses are overrepresented among civilians involved in police shootings: Twenty-five percent or more of people fatally shot by the police have had … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, June 16 – Friday, June 20

Human Interest: StoryCorps looks to record disability experience (Disability Scoop) An effort known as the Disability Visibility Project has been launched to encourage people within the disability community to share their stories. The project is a partnership with StoryCorps, a … Continue reading

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The Paralympic Games and Recreational Therapy

Since the end of the 2014 Olympic Games in Sochi, we have begun looking forward to the 2014 Paralympic Games beginning on March 7th. Over 40 countries will be represented at this year’s winter games and athletes will participate in … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup Monday, Dec 16 – Friday Dec 20

Health: Reuters— Older Women are Sedentary Most of the Day: Study Older women spend about two-thirds of their time sitting, a new study suggests. Sedentary behavior has been linked to disease and disability. “Even people who go to the gym … Continue reading

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Olympics and Paralympics Represented Together

The new pictograms for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been released! The latest rendition (the making of which can be viewed at rio2016.com), will mark the first time that all the 41 Olympic and 23 Paralympic sports … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup 11/4 – 11/8

Disability News Weekly Roundup -11/4-11/8 Health: Fox News— Depression: The Second Leading Cause of Disability Worldwide New research led by Alize Ferrari from the University of Queensland and the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research in Australia found that depression … Continue reading

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2012 Paralympics: The Stories Behind the Games

One of the great things about the Olympics and Paralympics games are the storylines. While we view the participants as extraordinary athletes who perform amazing feats and watch in anticipation as records fall, we may overlook the human aspect in … Continue reading

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The Olympics and Paralympics Together Through 2020

On July 24, 2012, just three days before the start of the Olympics and 36 before the Paralympics, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven and International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge signed a co-operation agreement that will … Continue reading

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2012 Paralympics: Goalball

Whether you play or watch, it’s a guarantee that you’ve never experienced anything like Goalball. Goalball features two teams of three players attempting to roll or throw a ball implanted with bells into the other team’s goal. All players are … Continue reading

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