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Why Ambulation Matters To Our Health
There are so many benefits to standing and walking. Although it is a challenge for many, the effort remains one of the best means to maintain our health.
What We Don't See
Most disabilities, about 80%, fall into a category commonly called Invisible Disabilities. They are not easily seen or recognized, are usually misunderstood and often disregarded.
Vietnam's Disaster Plan
Recognizing that their current disaster plans have not adequately addressed the safe evacuation of the disabled, Vietnam has initiated a new project to remedy that situation.
Understanding Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
Narcolepsy and cataplexy are thought to be autoimmune diseases. They can be disabling and are incurable.
Turning Setbacks Into Comebacks
I want to show others who are disabled that you can live joyful, creative, and expressive lives despite your disability. I demonstrate directly that mental or physical challenges need not limit a personís passion for living.
Tiny Ballerinas With Disabilities
The benefits of ballet class exceed the blending of exercise and therapy. It gives children with disabilites the opportunity to learn dance in a social setting.
The Universe is Accessible
There is absolutely nothing that should or could keep an inquisitive person from achieving his dreams or reaching the stars, so to speak. Whether astronomy is a hobby or a career choice, reach out and take advantage of the many resources available to everyone.
The Tennessee Disability Pathfinder
As a joint project, the Tennessee Council on Developmental Disabilities and the Vanderbilt Kennedy University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities formed The Tennessee Disability Pathfinder. Its mission is to provide information about resources for people with disabilities, their fami
The Importance of ADLs
Activities of Daily Living (ADL) are basic life skills that we learn to take care of ourselves every day. Most of us take them for granted and donít understand the importance of our ability to do them.
The Benefits of Exercise for Arthritis
Research shows that the joint pain and stiffness associated with arthritis might very well benefit from a regular exercise regimen. It helps strengthen muscles around the joints, increases flexibility and aids in reducing inflammation.
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