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This is where the staff of the Reeve Foundation is sharing up-to-the-minute information and putting some context around the news affecting the spinal cord injury and paralysis community. Not to mention insight into what's going on here at the Foundation.

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Dr. Dan began his family therapist practice in 1969 after receiving undergraduate and graduate degrees at Temple University. In 1979, Dan was in a near fatal automobile accident which left him paralyzed from the chest down. Through personal and professional experience, Dan has learned that our greatest suffering is alienation and loneliness. That ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 4, 2015 10:01 AM EDT
As the nation celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) this week, our friends at the ACL continues their guest blog series with blogs from leaders in the disability community. In this blog, Judith Heumann, a lifelong civil rights advocate for disadvantaged people and the Special Advisor for International ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Aug 1, 2015 9:00 AM EDT
As the nation celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) this week, our friends at the ACL continues their guest blog series with blogs from leaders in the disability community. For decades, the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research has funded the ADA National Network, ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 31, 2015 9:00 AM EDT
As the nation celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) this week, our friends at the ACL continues their guest blog series with blogs from leaders in the disability community. In this piece, Curt Decker, who leads the National Disability Right Network, describes the history of the protection and advocacy network ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 30, 2015 9:00 AM EDT
The next installment of the U.S. Access Board’s online guide to accessibility standards issued under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) is now available. This material features a series of technical bulletins covering requirements for accessible routes in Chapter 4 of the ADA and ABA ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 29, 2015 3:41 PM EDT
Last week, as the nation celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Will Reeve, Reeve Foundation board member and son of Christopher and Dana Reeve, published an op-ed in USA Today on the strengths and shortcomings of the disability-focused legislation. Below is a brief excerpt of the article with the full story ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 29, 2015 11:08 AM EDT
The Reeve Foundation Quality of Life grant program is currently open and accepting applications. The Quality of Life Director and the Outreach Program Coordinator will be hosting a live presentation to assist in navigating the application process. This presentation is tailored specifically for nonprofit organizations seeking a Reeve ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 28, 2015 8:00 AM EDT
Since the last live chat with Nurse Linda, she has posted: - Tips to prevent overheating - SCI & hormone replacement therapy - SCI & activity based recovery - Answers to many paralysis related questions left by community members like yourself. Make sure to tune in for the next Ask a Nurse live webchat on Wednesday, July 29th at 3:00 pm ET. Sign up here! In our ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 27, 2015 7:00 AM EDT
On July 15, Congress passed The Steve Gleason Act .This bill reverses several recent policy changes in Medicare that limited access to communication devices. It is a big victory for people with disabilities and helps advance disability advocacy in Medicare. The story of the Steve Gleason Act began in April of 2014, when Medicare changed its policy on ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 24, 2015 2:43 PM EDT
It has been a year and a half since Mike Nichols sustained a spinal cord injury on January 4, 2014, during a high school hockey game. Since then, through his progress at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation and his fundraising with Team Reeve, he has inspired countless individuals, demonstrating what hope and determination look like. Like ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 22, 2015 9:00 AM EDT
Update from event cooridinators: The celebration scheduled for Sunday at Dodger Stadium has been cancelled . This is major disappoionted to all of us but there are circumstances beyond our control. Thank you for your participation. Get more information here. The ADA gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities similar to those ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 17, 2015 10:47 AM EDT
Twenty-five years ago, we celebrated the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the cornerstone of civil rights for people living with disabilities. Currently, there are 56.7 million Americans with disabilities, representing the largest minority group in the U.S. From improving accessibility to enhancing independent living, ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 17, 2015 9:31 AM EDT
On June 9, the United States Senate passed Senate Resolution 197 , a resolution recognizing the need to improve physical access to many federally funded facilities for all people of the United States, particularly people with disabilities.These resolutions express the sense of the Congress and send a message across the federal government that ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 16, 2015 2:06 PM EDT
Adapting Life with Candace Cable , demonstrates that nothing is impossible and her guests showcase amazing activities people living with paralysis do every day. Make sure to tune in for her next webcast on Wednesday, July 15th at 3:00 PM ET. Sign up here! Unfortunately Ashley Lyn Olson, the CEO & Founder of WheelChairTraveling.com, is unable to join ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 10, 2015 9:00 AM EDT
As a wife and a mother, your first instinct is to protect your family. But no matter how strong we were, nothing could have prepared us for what happened on September 6, 2006.Drew, my husband, was coming home from the gym when, out of nowhere, a car recklessly ran through an intersection and hit him head-on. The impact of the accident shattered Drew's ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 6, 2015 3:08 PM EDT
We have received many questions at the Paralysis Resource Center about the ABLE Act and what it means for people with paralysis today. Here are the facts: The President signed the ABLE Act into law in December of 2014. The law allows people with disabilities to establish tax-preferred savings accounts to save for qualified disability-related ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 3, 2015 9:00 AM EDT
A message from Eric LeGrand: I can't believe another successful A Walk to Believe has come and gone. It seems just like yesterday my family, friends, and community came together to host the inaugural event, unaware that it would grow into a community tradition. Now five years later, A Walk to Believe has become a tristate affair that unites walkers ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 2, 2015 8:30 AM EDT
My name is TJ Griffin, and I am the peer mentor program coordinator for the Reeve Foundation Peer & Family Support Program . When I was a senior at Trinity high school, I broke my neck playing high school football. Growing up in a suburb of Dallas/Fort Worth football was everything, so I guess you could say I went out in style. After I was paralyzed, I knew ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 1, 2015 12:56 PM EDT
Approximately a quarter of a million Americans live with spinal cord injuries and an additional 4 to 5 million people in this country are affected by paralysis of the extremities. For many, obtaining reliable information about paralysis, and gaining access to opportunities that increase independence, self-confidence, and the ability to ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 1, 2015 9:42 AM EDT
The Reeve Foundation is holding Caregiver Day seminars on August 2, 2015 at the Abilities Expo Houston in the Workshop area of the show floor in the NRG Center (formerly Reliant Center) in Houston, TX. Presentations are free to attend, however Abilities Expo Houston free registration is required. " Coaching for Caregivers: How to Reach Out Before You ... more...
Posted by Community Admin on Daily Dose Jul 1, 2015 9:30 AM EDT

Most Recent Comments

Hi, Will be there at 10am for sure, thats a great celebration to be at. Thanks for sharing the information Julien
Thats a great program, its nice to see things evolving. Cheerz. Julien
Thanks for this article i'm speachless...
I think it's very positive for all of us.

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