Tag Archives: Special Olympics

Winter is here! And so are adapted and inclusive winter sports.

Although this winter is only a few weeks old, many people have already started participating in winter sports. There are many organizations throughout the US that provide the expertize you and your family will need to participate in adapted and … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, May 16 to Friday, May 20

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Rehabilitation: This nonspeaking teenager wrote an incredibly profound letter explaining autism (The Washington Post) For the first 14 and a half years of Gordy’s life, his parents had no reason to think their … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, June 22 – Friday, June 26

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Advocacy: Independence Day for Americans with disabilities (NPR) On July 26th, the United States will celebrate the passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act, a law that guarantees certain rights, and increased independence, … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, June 1 – Friday, June 5

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Policy: The limitations of ABLE accounts for the disabled (Reuters) After a decade of lobbying by disability advocates, Congress passed The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act before adjourning in December. The … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, May 25 – Friday, May 29

Human Interest: Blind mother-to-be gets the chance to ‘see’ her unborn son for the very first time after doctors surprise her with a 3D printout of his ultrasound (VIDEO) (Daily Mail – UK) Thanks to 3-D printing technology, a blind … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, April 20 to Friday, April 24

Aqui puede leer este artículo en español Human Interest: The Catastrophe (The New Yorker) In July of 2003, neurologist Oliver Sacks and his colleague Orrin Devinsky were consulted by Spalding Gray, the actor and writer famous for his autobiographical monologues, … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, April 13 to Friday, April 17

Entertainment: Netflix makes a blind superhero accessible to blind audiences (The Washington Post) For its new series “Daredevil,” featuring a hero who acquires superpowers in an accident that blinds him, Netflix was so busy focusing on the superhero’s powers that … Continue reading

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The Galvanizing Garrett Holeve

The story of Garrett Holeve is rousing discussion throughout the “www” community, especially those affected by disability. Garrett is a 23-year-old, aspiring mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter whose goal to compete has made national headlines in recent days, most notably, … 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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2012 Paralympics: Wheelchair Basketball

One of the most intriguing aspects of taking in the Paralympics has to be watching games we know and love, as played by the likes of Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan, taken to another level by athletes with disabilities. Wheelchair … Continue reading

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