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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Snow, snow, and more snow. Sleet, rain, wind, wintry mix. That's what the news is reporting here in New Jersey today. So as you brave the winter weather, keep in mind your winter safety tips. We spoke with three wheelchair users and made a list for you of the Top 23 Winter Survival Tips for People Living with Paralysis. Everything from what to wear to snow tires for your wheelchair. Read More
In an Op-Ed in today’s issue of the Los Angeles Times
, Matthew Reeve makes a strong case for why the U.S. Senate needs to ratify the international Disability Treaty, a document based largely on the Americans with Disabilities Act, and signed by 137 countries around the globe.
Are you a wheelchair user living in New York City or thinking of traveling to the greatest city in our country anytime soon? Some great news for you: The New York Times reports NYC has agreed to more accessible taxis. Read More
I spent my day a few Saturday's ago making a video documentary (posting soon) talking to caregivers. It's was one of the best days I've ever had! Read More
We were wondering what would happen if we held an online event and invited the whole community -- including family and friends of individuals living with paralysis.
So, why not poker? Read More
Casa Colina Centers of Rehabilitation, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and the California Institute of Technology are collaborating on a study that allows individuals with paralysis to control a computer using thought alone. Read More
Our friends at RespectAbilityUSA need your help:
Do you have a disability or are you related to someone who does? Or do you work with or on behalf of people with disabilities? If so and you live in the United States, we want your opinions now. Can you go here now to fill out this survey
? Read More
Last October, Hurricane Sandy leveled Liz Treston's city of Long Beach, New York, and many of its residents were there to witness the carnage. Treston, who lives with spinal cord injury, says that she spends every day with the trauma of this natural disaster and how it deeply affected her home and community. Read More
We've all seen tires and wheels from the time we were kids. Whether it was on a bicycle, a skateboard, a wheelchair, or a nifty science project. But have you ever seen one that folds?! Check this out from The Star Ledger:
Kathleen Hanek and her team at Maddak, a Wayne-based manufacturer of products for seniors and people with disabilities, spent six years on a project most people consider the pinacle of futile tasks.Read More
Last night the Reeve Foundation held it's annual A Magical Evening gala, it was a truly a very special evening. The room was filled with wonderful supporters of our work and the belief in what Christopher always said, that Nothing Is Impossible! Matthew Reeve spoke with Entertainment Tonight before the gala.Read More
This comes to us from our friends at AbleFlight, a Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grant recipient. Able Flight’s mission is to offer people with disabilities a unique way to challenge themselves through flight and aviation career training, and by doing so, to gain greater self-confidence and self-reliance.Read More
We chatted with Reeve Foundation ambassador and 15-years professional soccer star, Daniel Hernandez, about his passion for the work of the Reeve Foundation.
1. What do you enjoy most about helping to carry forth the Reeve Foundation’s mission?
What I enjoy most is that I support the Foundation because of my brother. He has been paralyzed since 1998, and I feel an even closer connection with him to represent and support all of the great things that this Foundation does.Read More
Did you ever have a dream? Ever look back on the steps it took to get to that dream? In this case, the steps are very literal. This video is absolutely remarkable showcasing how one woman had a dream to walk again and did just that. Read More
Each year Human Rights Watch
(HRW) holds Voices of Justice
annual dinners, which celebrate human rights defenders from around the world who put their lives at risk to protect the rights and dignity of others. Within the last few years, HRW has created a division dedicated to disability rights
, which documents the neglect, violence and discrimination experienced by people with disabilities around the world. Read More