I have a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy, along with Scoleosis, COPD, and an issue with my heart. My health seems to be getting worse, so we could use all the help we can get. It might save my life. Please at least share if you cannot donate.
My name is Sharon Ann and I am a 23 year old that has to live with a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy, coupled with Scoleosis as it often is, I also have COPD, congenital heart disease, a tracheostomy, and a stomach tube. In May I went into cardiac arrest and had to spend a month up in Chapel Hil...
Posted: 13:37 2016-10-25 ⋅
A great family is selling a 2012 Honda Odyssey Touring Elite Van, modified by Rollx for wheelchair accessibility with a retractable ramp. With only 25,000 miles, this vehicle is loaded. It has grey interior with leather seats, sunroof, entertainment system including DVD and CD players, and is equipped with Sirius XM. This minivan has a V-6, seats for six (one seat is removable) in addition to wheelchair passenger; bluetooth capability, navigation system and climate control. There are many standard features that come with the Touring Elite model such as back up camera, passing notification and chill box in the front dash panel. The Rollx Conversion includes; dropped floor, rolix power door, power ramp, and electric kneeling.
Serious buyers can inquire about selling price by calling Gary @ (717) 608-6089
Posted: 15:41 2016-10-19 ⋅
Hearing Loss Expo 2016! The only one of its kind in PA!
Did you know…
Estimation--1.1 million Pennsylvanians have a hearing loss.
American Sign Language is not universal.
Hearing loss is the 3rd most common physical condition after hypertension & arthritis.
Speechreading is not effective—only catch up to 30 % of message.
For information & schedule go to www.dli.pagov/odhh and like us on FB @PAODHH
Posted: 11:36 2016-10-19 ⋅
The Freewheelers is an adaptive sports program that seeks to unite athletes with and without disabilities in the Lehigh Valley in an effort to build confidence, endurance, strength, and respect for athletic ability in all people.
Posted: 10:57 2016-07-20 ⋅
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 25, 2016
Pennsylvania to Host Art Contest for Artists with a Disability
Harrisburg, PA – Pennsylvania will celebrate the creativity of artists with a disability with its second statewide art contest, Art: the Universal Language. Artists of all ages are encouraged to submit images of their paintings, drawings, photos, 3-D items, or multi-media pieces.
Artistic expression offers unique opportunities for people to appreciate and understand the talent and perspectives of Pennsylvanians with a disability. A team of judges will choose winners based on originality, imagination, visual interest, and skillful use of materials.
The art contest is a collaboration between the Department of Human Services (DHS), The Arc of Pennsylvania, PA Mental Health Consumers' Association, Pennsylvania Statewide Independent Living Council, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
"The creation of art in all forms provides the ability to communicate one's creativity, personality, and passions in a very unique and individualized way," said First Lady Frances Wolf. "I commend the Department of Human Services, the Council on the Arts and all of the partners that made this contest possible. And I wish the best of luck to all those participating."
When the contest was held in 2014, artists submitted more than 350 works of art, including textiles, watercolors, oils, sculpture, jewelry, photographs, and mixed media pieces.
Information, contest entry form, and winning artwork from the previous contest can be found here.
Deadline for submitting materials is Monday, August 15, 2016. Winners will be honored at a ceremony this fall.
MEDIA CONTACT: Rachel Kostelac, 717-425-7606
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Posted: 7:52 2016-05-26 ⋅
CILCP still needs your help with our annual fundraiser. We are only halfway there with 11 more days to go before the Walk. Give TODAY - http://hcf.convio.net/CILCPWalk
Posted: 7:25 2016-05-10 ⋅
Today marks the day of a state-wide campaign called the Stigma Project. Visit the official Stigma Project website www.LetsThinkAgain.org to find out more! #LetsThinkAgain #StigmaProject
Posted: 7:40 2016-04-07 ⋅
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Posted: 6:47 2016-04-07 ⋅
Okay, so that sounds like a pretty cool job. A royal story teller. Like, you get to go to the castle, tell people interesting stories, have the king’s full attention, and be admired far and w…
Posted: 8:36 2016-03-23 ⋅
ODHH brings you Hearing Loss Expo 2016! It is free & open to the public. For more information, go to www.dli.pa.gov/ODHH or
visit our FB page at https://www.facebook.com/Pennsylvania-Office-for-t…/timeline
Posted: 9:43 2016-03-10 ⋅
Message from Theo, CEO of CILCP
This year has been fast pace for the CILCP. There have been lots of wonderful accomplishments that made a positive difference in the lives of people with all types of disabilities and their families. For example, for the first time in PA, the CILCP has implemented a statewide program for persons who are DeafBlind to have access to paid support service providers.
If you have been following the CILCP on social media or one of our many ongoing visitors to our local office in Camp Hill, you know first hand about these great accomplishments. Too many to mention in this short message.
I am so thrilled about the great opportunities still to come in 2016!
Do your very best to be safe out there as you celebrate the new year and on behalf of the CILCP board of directors, staff and many volunteers, we wish you a very Happy New Year!
Posted: 8:24 2015-12-31 ⋅
THE USA ADA RULES ON ACCESSIBLE REST ROOMS ARE NOT SUFFICIENT ENOUGH TO MEET THE NEEDS OF EVERY DISABLED PERSON WE NEED CHANGING PLACES OR SIMILAR FACILITY
Posted: 5:45 2015-12-23 ⋅
It is hard to dispel myths, but it can be done!
Please watch -
Christy Poe was born three months early with her umbilical cord wrapped around her neck. She was a twin. Her sister, Candace, didn't survive. Due to a lack of oxygen at birth, Christy was left severely disabled, both physically and intellectually.
Posted: 15:23 2015-12-21 ⋅
This dance company is made up entirely of people who are deaf or hard of hearing. How do they develop a rhythm? It all starts with feeling the music. (via AJ+)
Posted: 8:44 2015-12-03 ⋅
Checkout our WheelChair Poncho, A necessity for anyone in a Wheelchair or Scooter that needs full coverage and protection, whether it be for transport or outdoor activities.
Posted: 15:21 2015-12-01 ⋅
Join The Arc of Luzerne County Fridays at 12:00 PM EST/EDT for discussions on a wide range of topics related to independent living in Pennsylvania for individua
Posted: 11:53 2015-11-20 ⋅
Send in your photos to #CrappyCurb
Do you have a crappy curb in your neighborhood? Post photos in the comments below with the hashtag #CrappyCurb and the name of your city!
Curb cuts allow people with mobility disabilities to safely get on and off sidewalks - they are a big piece of making a city accessible to everyone. But around the country, they are either missing or in such bad shape, nobody can use them.
There are tens of thousands of crappy curbs that Seattle has failed to fix or install. Today, Disability Rights Washington , along with co-counsel, is filing suit against the City of Seattle. We sent our cameras out in downtown Seattle to see for ourselves in our new Rooted in Rights original video:
More about Seattle curb cuts at http://www.disabilityrightswa.org/curb-cuts
#disability #disabilityrights #disabilityjustice #accessible #transportation #streets #curbramps #curbcuts #GoPro
Posted: 8:50 2015-10-16 ⋅
Comcast is making a series of American Sign Language (ASL) tutorial videos available across each of our platforms.
Posted: 7:00 2015-10-15 ⋅
CILCP staff provided some acting talent in assisting Institute on Disabilities at Temple University in the production of this video that trains police offers in communicating with people with significant speech disabilities. A special thanks to the City of Harrisburg police officers who volunteered their time in the making of this video.
Posted: 11:17 2015-08-31 ⋅
RE: Invitation for the Community Alliance Summit, Thursday, September 17, 2015
You are receiving this email because you and/or your organization an interest in making our communities more welcoming for all people.
The Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council invites you to a day of networking, discovering alliances and collaboration building among organizations that are led by and/or provide services for diverse cultures and populations throughout Pennsylvania.
For more information on the Community Alliance Summit and to register, please use the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-collaboration-alliance-summit-tickets-17921336199
Graham Mulholland; Executive Director
Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council
Community Alliance Summit When: Thursday, September 17, 2015, from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm Where: Harrisburg Hilton, One North 2nd St., Harrisburg, Pa (717) 233-6000 Who is invited: The Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council invites you to a day of ne…
Posted: 13:20 2015-08-14 ⋅
MANILA, Philippines – Triathletes from around the world participated in the Cobra-Ironman 70.3 triathlon on Sunday, August 2.
Posted: 1:53 2015-08-09 ⋅
New technology helps the blind navigate campus fb.me/1KOsGVe2x
Posted: 13:53 2015-07-17 ⋅
Today, I decided to write about a particular issue that I have struggled to understand for many years. Only recently, after undergoing some personal challenges, did I finally decide the issue must be addressed publicly. I am not sure if anything will change based on my writing about this particular…
Posted: 19:40 2015-07-17 ⋅
Want your home modifications done right from start to finish, contact
Lynn Stewart- Krieger,Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS)Certified EnvironmentalAccess Consultant (C.E.A.C.)Director of Home Modifications and AccessE-mail: email@example.com
Posted: 10:35 2015-07-15 ⋅
Featured article in New Mobility Magazine: The Crisis in Home Care: Will Personal Assistance Disappear?
Two disability rights powerhouses find themselves on opposite sides of a dilemma about how home care is managed and funded throughout the US.
Posted: 8:29 2015-06-01 ⋅
Pam Auer posted this video documentary and I am so glad she did. It is a very power interview of two of the most influential leaders in the the Disability Movement, Ed Roberts and Judy Heumann. Listen to what they had to say. Really life-changing lessons, if you truly listen and apply: https://vimeo.com/29471050
Ed Roberts and Judy Heumann together in a historic interview in Stockholm in January 1984. Invited by Adolf Ratzka to participate in a three day conference on Independent…
Posted: 10:40 2015-05-31 ⋅
Jill Horner speaks with Lynn Stewart-Krieger, Director of Housing, Center for Independent Living of Central Pennsylvania (www.cilcp.org and www.livingwellwithadisability.org ) about home modifications and new construction allowing the elderly and disabled to age in place instead of having to move to…
Posted: 7:24 2015-05-11 ⋅
Today is a milestone, the Living Well with a Disability's Facebook page received 1000 Likes!
Posted: 14:16 2015-04-17 ⋅
Hitachi now has a solution which enables our veterans with disabilities to work with machines!
Posted: 12:52 2015-03-23 ⋅
Inclusive Post Secondary Education for persons with Intellectual Disabilities:
Welcome to Career & Life Studies where individuals with an intellectual disability can obtain a high-quality, individualized postsecondary education that will lead to social and professional networks, careers and a bright future. Millersville University is particularly suited for this program as a s…
Posted: 9:48 2015-03-06 ⋅
DeafBlind Living Well Services (DBLWS) recently trained 19 individuals in becoming Support Service Providers (SSPs) in the Pittsburgh area. We are now coming to the Philadelphia area. On February 26, 27 and 28th, DBLWS will be conducting our second regional SSP training at Liberty Resources at 714 M…
Posted: 10:43 2015-02-16 ⋅
Did you know you can participate in this event as a virtual walker? Click Virtual Walker when you register.
Posted: 11:03 2015-02-05 ⋅
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Posted: 22:39 2015-01-28 ⋅
Pennsylvania DBLWS Announcement:
SSP Trainings: Become a Support Service Provider for people who are Deaf-Blind. DBLWS offers professional training throughout the state. To be registered on Pennsylvania’s SSP Registry list, you are required to attend and successfully complete the free SSP training programs listed below.
When: Thursday February 26, 2015 6pm-8pm
Friday February 27, 2015 8am-4pm (Lunch will be provided)
Saturday February 28, 2015 8am-4pm (Lunch will be provided)
Location: Liberty Resources Inc. (LRI) 714 Market Street #100 Philadelphia, PA 19106
Trainer: To be determined!
DBLWS encourages you to wear comfortable clothing and shoes to participate in the training.
Sign up for SSP training ASAP, Space is Limited! February 13, 2015 is the deadline to reserve your seat. Please contact Donald Gordon, DBLWS Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or Videophone: 717-255-0124.
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Posted: 8:32 2015-01-26 ⋅
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Posted: 14:00 2015-01-07 ⋅
Start 2015 off right! Visit your local Center for Independent Living!
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if your body mass index falls into the range of overweight or obese, you are at a higher risk for the following diseases and conditions like:
• Coronary heart disease
• Type 2 diabetes
• Cancers (endometrial, breast and colon)
These are just a few diseases associated with being overweight. Your health and your weight are connected. This is why doctors weigh and measure height of a patient every time they visit.
However, this is not the case for persons who use motorized wheelchairs, scooters or who are unable to stand. Doctors will often ask these persons to estimate their weight. As a result, their actual weight is never accurate and every day they may be at risk not knowing their weight or how to measure increased or decreased weight gain or loss.
The Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP) may have a solution!
The CILCP has available a fully accessible weight scale that allows a person who uses a wheelchair or scooter the ability to roll onto the scale and be weighted.
Here is what you will need to do to get your actual weight:
Step 1: find out how much your wheelchair or scooter weighs. This can be found in the owner’s manual or by calling the durable medical provider where the chair was purchased.
Step 2: call the CILCP's office and make an appointment to be weighed
Step 3: visit the office, sign in and you will be taken to the accessible scale
Step 4: roll up on the scale and see the combined weight of you and the chair
Step 5: subtract the actual weight of your chair from the combined weight and you will have your actual weight.
It’s just that simple! From that point on you can occasionally stop by and just roll on the scale to get your combined weight for ongoing weight monitoring!
You will never again need to estimate your actual weight when visiting your doctor.
Liv Well in 2015!!
Posted: 18:18 2015-01-01 ⋅
The Box of Red Marbles is a children’s picture book about a special small elementary class written for children with special needs. The classmates are close friends. They find a marble that is not like all the other marbles. From it they learn that each person, even if they are different from everyo…
Posted: 10:44 2014-12-13 ⋅
I believe parents of autistic children are looking for answers, and should have information about and access to the best possible treatments for their autistic child. In 2004, I co-founded a program with Carol Smith M.Ed., called Autism Baby that is near and dear to my heart.
I have recently updated the Facebook page for Autism Baby with photos of me demonstrating a few of the exercises we use with children, and a lot of written material about the concepts behind the program in the Notes section. I’d appreciate it if anyone who is interested would take a look at it. Thanks so much.
All the best,
Posted: 20:19 2014-12-08 ⋅
Unfortunately Senator Teplitz had to cancel our appointment for November 17, 2014. We will reschedule with him for a date yet to be determined.
Posted: 16:03 2014-11-10 ⋅
News for Immediate Release
Oct. 29, 2014
Pilot Grant Awarded to Fund First Statewide Program of Support Services Providers (SSPs) for Pennsylvanians Who Are Deaf-Blind
Harrisburg – Governor Tom Corbett announced today that the Department of Labor & Industry’s Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services within the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and the Office for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing have partnered with the PA Statewide Independent Living Council to award a $425,000 grant to the Center for Independent Living of Central PA (CILCP) to fund the first statewide program of Support Service Providers (SSPs) for individuals who are deaf-blind.
“With SSP services, people who are deaf-blind can lead empowered, independent lives,” said Gov. Corbett. “This grant will help individuals access the services they need to thrive in their daily routine, and ultimately live a productive and fulfilling life.”
SSPs provide services that promote independence and enhance environmental cues that allow individuals who are deaf-blind to make informed decisions. This is accomplished by providing both visual and environmental information, such as describing the set-up of a room to allow the individual who is deaf-blind to decide where to sit or who they would like to talk with, reading food labels during a trip to the grocery store, or acting as a guide on the way to a doctor’s appointment.
“This first statewide program will increase outreach and services to an underserved population of Pennsylvanians,” said Labor & Industry Secretary Julia Hearthway. “Making trained Support Service Providers available to help individuals who are deaf-blind will allow them to access information, make informed decisions and achieve independence.”
This pilot grant is a State Plan for Independent Living (SPIL) initiative funded with federal and state dollars. The funding will be used to administrate the SSP program, and train and pay individuals to become qualified SSPs to work with Pennsylvanians who are deaf-blind, at least 18 years old and have completed high school. The SSPs are independent contractors and individuals who are deaf-blind will interview and hire the SSPs who best meet their needs.
The Center for Independent Living of Central PA works to eliminate and prevent barriers that people with disabilities experience by providing ongoing advocacy and offering innovative programs and services. For 26 years and through numerous programs and services, CILCP encourages, motivates, and supports people with disabilities to achieve goals, meet challenges, and fulfill dreams, and ultimately, to live well. For more information on CILCP, visit http://www.cilcp.org or http://www.livingwithdisability.org.
For more information on the new SSP program, contact CILCP Director Theo Braddy, 717-731-1900, ext. 211 or email email@example.com.
Valerie Caras, Governor’s Office; 717-783-1116
Sara Goulet, Labor & Industry, 717-787-7530
Here at the Center for Independent Living we are committed to working w/ people w/ disabilities to help them fully participate in society.
Posted: 9:59 2014-10-29 ⋅
News from CILCP: We're Hiring!
Living Well Specialist Position
Email Marilyn Zarrieii, Director of Human Resources for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 717.731.1900.
Posted: 9:30 2014-10-27 ⋅
This Washington D.C. Government Sensitivity Training Video is an amazing point of view from people with disabilities. Have you watched it?
No Transcription is available for this video. But the video does provide a voiceover for people with visual impairments.
www.ibmilw.com / www.ibexp.com
Posted: 12:52 2014-10-23 ⋅
Perry County Area Agency on Aging
Perry County Area Agency on Aging invites seniors and adults living with a disability to join in a Fall Festival. Time to say goodbye to Summer and to welcome Fall with community friends. The event will include games, fun activities, hot lunch, door prizes and entertainment featuring The Sinceres. Please join us in saying Goodbye to Summer and Hello to Fall.
The cost to attend the event is $10.00 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the Senior Centers or Perry County Area Agency on Aging between August 5, 2014 through September 12, 2014. No Tickets will be sold the day of the event. For more information, contact Larry or Trudy at 717-582-5128 or 866-926-5118.
Posted: 13:07 2014-09-11 ⋅
Anchors away! Learn about the benefits of adaptive sailing!
Sailing allows participants to enjoy the freedom of movement and independence – whether it’s a lazy afternoon on an inland lake, mastering the wind in recre
Posted: 6:30 2014-08-20 ⋅
“People tell me I’m inspiring… but to me, I’m just riding a dirt bike.” Learn more about Darius Glover’s story.
Inspiring and motivational best describe Darius Glover. Darius has been riding dirt bikes since he was 7 years old. At 15, everything changed when he suffere...
Posted: 9:26 2014-08-18 ⋅
The results are in! Learn how CILCP raised awareness and support with Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community. Thanks to all who participated! http://ow.ly/Aexxu
Posted: 6:39 2014-08-12 ⋅
Buffalo, New York, shoots & scores! 2015 International Paralympic Committee Ice Sledge Hockey World Championships A-Pool will be held at the HARBORCENTER in 2015. http://ow.ly/AcNWL
Posted: 12:20 2014-08-11 ⋅
Hi Everyone, Just a reminder that if you want to have a say in the types of activities we do, you need to come to the Activities Group meetings! We had a great time at Little Buffalo State Park last Thursday and would like to continue planning for the next events. The next meeting of the Activities Group is August 6, 2014 at 1:30 pm. Please join us in the CILCP conference room. See ya there! Pam
Posted: 12:12 2014-08-04 ⋅
5 parenting tips from Washington Post. Do you have any to add?
Summer fun can sometimes turn into summer overload for kids who thrive in the structured school environment. Lauren Kenworthy offers suggestions on how to keep the meltdowns to a minimum.
Posted: 10:56 2014-07-16 ⋅
Just a few days left to register for Camp Friendship in Dubois, PA for children and young adults with autism.
A fun filled summer day camp program of The Arc of Jefferson and Clearfield Counties. Open to children in our area who have Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
Posted: 7:54 2014-07-15 ⋅
New York City’s Taxi and Limousine Commission has recently drafted a 10 year plan that could completely change the city – for the better! The plan is designed to increase the number of accessible cabs from the current 800 to over 16,000. Read more about this exciting step towards a more accessible city!
More NYC taxis to become wheelchair accessible
Posted: 14:00 2014-07-09 ⋅
Have you ever tried adaptive yoga? What did you think?
People with SCI are joining the yoga craze in adaptive classes that boost mental and physical wellness.
Posted: 13:45 2014-07-07 ⋅
Happy 4th of July, from our family to yours! Wishing you a safe and happy holiday!
Posted: 8:00 2014-07-04 ⋅
Jordanne Whiley is ready to take home her third consecutive win at the Wimbledon wheelchair doubles event this week! Let's cheer her on with some "likes!"
The Briton, who is also aiming for her third consecutive grand slam title, has reached the semi-finals in SW19 twice before
Posted: 12:00 2014-07-03 ⋅
We hope you enjoy this great article from New Mobility Magazine, highlighting the talent of 4 Wheel City!
4 Wheel City — two paraplegic hip-hop performers — are bringing "rap therapy" to young people.
Posted: 12:35 2014-07-02 ⋅
Children and veterans partner to live well together! Like if you enjoy!
At the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team’s Kids Camp, one week each summer 20 children get the chance to feel like stars. They are selected from across t...
Posted: 6:39 2014-06-24 ⋅
FREE Valuable information to those who are too ill or injuries to work-
The HypoGal and Disability Benefit book shares our family's medical odyssey and provides resources for the chronically ill. This bestselling book is FREE on Kindle from Friday, May 23- Monday, May 26. Please help spread the word. Here is the link:
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Everyone thinks that disability, like any of life's difficulties, will always happen to the other person. Take control of your future with Attorney at Law David Gorlick’s must-read guide, HypoGal and Disability Benefits. Driven by his wife’s experience with chronic illness, David sh...
Posted: 22:11 2014-05-25 ⋅
Your generous donations really do make a difference! Read this inspiring story of how one life has changed for the better:
Highmark Walk proceeds to benefit and impact more lives “I feel great, I have more energy and I do more now,” says Howard DeHart. “I can even speak
Posted: 7:35 2014-05-15 ⋅
Here's one man's story of how the Living Well With A Disability Fitness Center changed his life. Help us impact even more lives by supporting the Highmark Walk for A Healthy Community!
Highmark Walk proceeds to benefit and impact more lives “I feel great, I have more energy and I do more now,” says Howard DeHart. “I can even speak
Posted: 7:34 2014-05-15 ⋅
"When government entities discuss their plans for responding to natural disasters, people with disabilities have a history of being off the radar. Hurricanes Katrina, Irene and Sandy have shown that the disabled still remain at considerable risk during catastrophic events. While change may not be on the near horizon, it is coming, thanks to efforts by the disability community and a recent decision by the federal judiciary. But until this happens, people with disabilities must continue to watch out for themselves and urge the appropriate agencies to take measureable action." Living Well With A Disability www.newmobility.com #Share
Emergency preparedness for people with disabilities is changing slowly but surely. Where are we now?
Posted: 9:36 2014-05-14 ⋅
We're making progress! See how you can positively impact lives by supporting the Center for Independent Living of Central PA in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community - Harrisburg this Saturday! http://www.livingwellwithadisability.org/2014/03/join-cilcp-for-the-2014-highmark-walk-for-a-health-community/
Posted: 17:30 2014-05-12 ⋅
Join us on May 17 for Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community!
CILCP is honored to be a participating organization in the 2014 Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community. Join us on Saturday, May 17, at Harrisburg Area Community College in Harrisburg, Pa., to get active and show support for healthy living and a healthy community.
Posted: 6:54 2014-05-12 ⋅
Let's get outside and enjoy spring!
Track vehicles — also known as tank wheelchairs — are becoming more widely available.
Posted: 9:45 2014-05-08 ⋅
“Resourcefulness. It’s one of the qualities most tested by a spinal cord injury…” Bill Fertig is finding solutions, you can too!
As the new voice of National Spinal Cord Injury Association, New Mobility has the scoop on chapter, members and more.
Posted: 7:35 2014-05-07 ⋅
Planning for natural disasters is crucial—check out what you can do to ensure you and your family’s safety via New Mobility Magazine.
Emergency preparedness for people with disabilities is changing slowly but surely. Where are we now?
Posted: 13:10 2014-05-06 ⋅
“Every time I would go back [my doctor] would just see incredible changes due to the martial arts and now he is totally amazed by what we are doing…and now I’ve been off medication, medication is now totally off the table.”
Just because you can\'t kick doesn\'t mean you can\'t strengthen, defend and excel in martial arts
Posted: 6:20 2014-05-05 ⋅
What happens when you put blind people, entertainment professionals, and educators in one place? Video Description Magic! That's what happens.
SAVE THE DATE
May 14, 2014, Audio Eyes, an accessible media company, will make history, and you can be part of it! The first ever, live, crowdsourced description event will allow you to contribute, in real time, to the magical process that will make a feature film accessible and enjoyable for people with vision loss. Ask questions, make comments, influence the final script!
Never heard of description? Learn how TV programs are made accessible for people who cannot see the screen. Did you know that video description is available on your TV every day? If you tried to share a YouTube video with a blind friend or relative, how would they know what was on the screen?
Educators and entertainment professionals may wonder about the cost and time required to make a video accessible. Log on and hear answers from the blind professionals who are making a difference in the media industry.
All blind consumers are encouraged to log on and help demonstrate how your opinions can make description better.
Join Audio Eyes and the Described Captioned Media Program for this ground-breaking, live web event, and make magic happen:
Inside Video Description:
How Pictures Become Words
May 14th, 12:30 - 2:30PM PDT
Register here: http://events.dcmp.org/
And tell your friends! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to keep up to date with the latest information!
For more details, check out this video message on our youtube channel or an interview with our Chief Engineer on KPFK’s Access Unlimited Show!
A special, live two-hour event at the Dolby Theater will bring together Hollywood executives, TV producers, and the disability community to reveal a process by which professionals with vision loss add value to the description production process. Audio Eyes LLC will demonstrate their Quality Control…
Posted: 11:36 2014-05-03 ⋅
Tiphany Adams is Living Well with a Disability. Please read further and support this initiative.
Help me make a positive impact on the lives of as many as 5,000 California school kids this year!
Posted: 11:51 2014-03-25 ⋅
And, they're off! Like if you're watching the Paralympic Games!
Veteran U.S. Paralympic medalists shine in Sochi, but Russia couldn't be stopped.
Posted: 10:57 2014-03-10 ⋅
Don't forget, an important opportunity is here for you tomorrow! Interested in a demo? Email us at ContactUs@KeystoneMobility.com and we'll let you know what times are still available! Worried about the snow? We even have inside space for you to park out of the snow!
MOTOmed - the preferred motorized movement therapy device Suitable for people with spasticity and mobility restrictions as well as wheelchair users.
Posted: 15:06 2014-02-17 ⋅
Please share this page and like it with all the people you love and care for. Also please share this page with your doctor, nurses and care providers. Share the awareness, support and love. Thank you and God bless you.
Safe place to come and ask questions or make friends. This should be a place of fun, helping others along their journey.
Posted: 10:49 2014-01-18 ⋅
Hi to all, my name is Victoria, I am 26 years old. I was born with a disability known as Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. I use a wheelchair 24/7. If anyone would like to join my page as well, please feel free. The INS and the OUTS of Spina Bifida and Disability-physically
Posted: 6:55 2014-01-12 ⋅
What's your take? Do your kids like Disneyland?
Author of ‘Love That Max’ goes to Disneyland and offers suggestions for navigating the new program.
Posted: 13:07 2014-01-09 ⋅
Here's to showing that you can do anything you put your mind to! "Like" if you agree.
Sarah Reinertsen's road to becoming one of the world's greatest champions of the Paralympics started at age nine, when a childhood disease resulted the loss of her left leg. Sarah was initially discouraged from participating in sports, but witnessing a disabled athlete run a 10k race inspired to bre...
Posted: 9:01 2013-12-13 ⋅
TRAVELLING WITH A WHEELCHAIR AND HAVING FUN
We were wondering if you'd share our facebook page www.facebook.com/havewheelchairwilltravel with your followers? We are a family trying to share our positive stories about travelling with our son who has Cerebral Palsy through our website www.havewheelchairwilltravel.net and through our facebook page. We want to give people positive messages to encourage people to give things a go despite having a disability. We tell stories about the places we go, things we try and equipment we find that is helpful. Sometimes we will tell a story about when our son was younger and how we managed a particular stage. It is all about fun and motivation. We are hoping to build awareness and make changes to the tourism industry in particular, if we can grow our following.
Thanks and kind regards
(Have Wheelchair Will Travel)
Posted: 4:03 2013-12-03 ⋅
Stacie Bashore Donelson
I posted about my product in another Fibro group and many thought I was spamming. I am so excited about it, I just want every fellow fibromite to experience what I am. Finally, some relief!! I am not a sales woman. I am just a mom, friend, sister, daughter, girlfriend... I'm not gonna ask for friend requests or even mention what the product is, here, so that I don't get any grief over speculation, being accused of fraudulent posting, etc. I am taking it, selling it and fibro is 90% gone. Just FOLLOW me and read what I post about. I offer my links to my website, attaching them to recipes, jokes, quotes... and I post tons of testimonies from real people having wonderful results. If there's any doubt in the testimonies, I can put anyone in touch with these individuals! Just please, try my product for 1 month. You'll see. Have a wonderful night, everyone!
Posted: 21:41 2013-11-12 ⋅
Congrats to the Center for Independent Living in Scranton for receiving $10,000 grant! Thanks for sharing, The Citizens' Voice.
A local nonprofit group received a $10,000 grant to advocate and educate the community on issues people with disabilities face at polling sites in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna and Wyoming counties.
Posted: 15:20 2013-11-03 ⋅
Will you be attending the PA Disability Employment and Empowerment Summit (PADES) in Camp Hill, PA tomorrow through Friday?
HARRISBURG - In commemoration of Pennsylvania's Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Department of Labor & Industry's Office of Vocational R
Posted: 8:41 2013-10-22 ⋅
Hi – just popping by to introduce ourselves. ‘Living Well with illness’ is a small but growing private online community for people handling the challenges of living with chronic illness or disability.
If this sounds interesting to you or any of your members, please find out more by ‘liking’ us on facebook or visiting our information page www.livingwithillness.org. Have a great day! Thanks.
Posted: 16:27 2013-10-03 ⋅
An inspiration for all.
Posted: 11:35 2013-09-15 ⋅
Thanks for joining us in remembering today. #9/11.
Posted: 7:26 2013-09-11 ⋅
Our thoughts and prayers are with all who knew and loved Mike.
A beloved friend, husband, father and longstanding leader within the disability movement passed away last night. Mike Auer, who many of you know and love is no longer with us due to a heart attack. Please keep Pam and the family in your prayers.
Posted: 11:58 2013-09-01 ⋅
"Like" if you're as excited as we are!
Posted: 17:53 2013-08-22 ⋅
Here's another great photo from TRCIL Services, Inc.'s Disability Pride Dinner! Thanks, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
The Three Rivers Center for Independent Living celebrated the 23rd anniversary of the American's with Disabilities Act at the Westin Convention Center during The Disability Pride Dinner Wednesday night. Event chair Mary Anne Papale joined emcee WQED's Chris Moore and TRCIL director Stanley Holbrook…
Posted: 7:46 2013-08-21 ⋅
Congrats to TRCIL Services, Inc. for a great event! TribLIVE.com - Pittsburgh's News Source shares how, "Dinner advocates need for independent-living opportunities."
“I see independent living as a movement. This is fighting to have a quality of life that everyone else has,” shared Three Rivers Center for Independent Living prez Stanley Holbrook.
Posted: 9:10 2013-08-20 ⋅
We're looking to talk with someone from Juniata or Mifflin Counties who will be attending the Living Well With A Disability Conference & Expo. Please send us a message!
Posted: 7:37 2013-08-15 ⋅