5 Things I Want You to Know on Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day

originally posted March 24, 2016 on mylifewithoutlimits.org by Karin Hitselberger (reflects her personal experiences as a young woman living with CP) March 25 is National Cerebral  Palsy Awareness Day. I’ve been thinking a lot about what that means as somebody who has had to be aware of CP every day of my life for the…

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Tommy Hilfiger Launches Adaptive Collection for Children With Disabilities

Originally posted by: Melissa McGlensey By Melissa McGlensey Feb 23, 2016 Now, children of all abilities can wear Tommy Hilfiger clothing. A nonprofit organization called Runway of Dreams worked with the brand to launch an adaptive version of select styles from its children’s line, which will be on sale starting Tuesday. Mindy Scheier, a fashion…

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Housing for people with disabilities

HOUSING originally posted on mylifewithoutlimits.org Adequate housing can be a major issue for people with disabilities, who can face challenges related to accessibility and discrimination. Through technology and advances in design, we now know how to design and build housing that can accommodate residents and visitors with disabilities. Architectural and related guidelines dealing with ramps, doorways, bathrooms, cabinetry and…

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Winter Storm Preparedness Tips

Winter Storm Preparedness Tips originally posted on mylifewithoutlimits.org –  January 26, 2015 by O’Ryan Case and Guest post by Holly Colsher, from Portlight Strategies   As the Northeast braces for what is forecast to be a historic blizzard, here are some general tips for preparing for winter weather, and some specifically for people living with disabilities: People…

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Lego releases minifigure that uses a wheelchair

LEGO Confirms New Set Will Feature Wheelchair-Using Figure       Originally reported by Melissa McGlensey Jan 27, 2016        Finally, LEGO has listened to disability activists and people everywhere who have been calling for them to include representations of people with disabilities. This week LEGO confirmed it’s released a new set featuring a young man using…

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What Can You Do to Protect Access and Independence?

What Can You Do to Protect Access and Independence? Originally posted on October 14, 2015 by O’Ryan Case, mylifewithoutlimits.org, blog-daily living   Complex Rehab Technology — Doesn’t Have to Be That Complex!   When it comes to paying for wheelchairs and other equipment the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) uses a program called ‘competitive…

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Family Centered Care

Family Centered Care originally published: mylifewithoutlimits.org – Medical Director’s desk Therapeutic interventions directed toward the individual with cerebral palsy have been intensively studied and written about. While individualized therapies can be exceedingly helpful in enhancing mobility, communication, and productivity, they may fail if the “living environment” factor is ignored. The chief and most important environmental…

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Maine Report with Olivia McCrillis and Bonny Dodson

    UCP of Maine recently participated in a television public affairs class project: The Maine Report developed by the New England School of Communications (NESCom) at Husson University. Jeffrey Hope, program Director at NESCom, offered UCP of Maine a chance to participate in this news magazine style show produced by his students.  The format…

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Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids

Published by: Toys”R”Us/toysrus.com About the Guide It has been more than 20 years since Toys”R”Us, Inc. first published the Toys”R”Us Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids®. We are proud that this beloved catalog has become a premier resource, showcasing specially selected toys that aid in the skill development of children who have physical, cognitive or developmental…

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