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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New in the PRC Library…
The Book of Boo: Raising a Wheelchair Winner. By Lesli Richardson. Lulu, 2007 Read More
Our friend, Rich Fabend, wrote a piece and made a video (Learned Empowerment - Handihelp) that is included in the latest issue of Social Advocacy and Systems Change
. It is the special issue on: Leisure, Inclusion and Ability.Read More
The ABA, one of the first laws passed by Congress addressing access for people with disabilities, requires that federally funded facilities be accessible according to established standards. The law applies to facilities designed, built or altered with Federal dollars or leased by Federal agencies. The ABA covers a wide range of government buildings, including post offices, social security offices, and Federal office buildings. It also applies to non-Federal buildings that are federally funded, such as schools, transit stations, local courthouses and jails, and public housing. Read More
[A quick note before you continue reading... I wrote the following blog on Thursday, just one day before the tragedy in Newtown, CT struck involving the loss of 20 children. The following blog is about the goodness and unselfishness of children. My hope is after reading it, each person will remember the innocence of children and make your day a little brighter after last week's events were so heartbreaking.] Read More
Nice video interview with a woman who was implanted with a stimulator from Case Western Reserve University developed by Hunter Peckham, Ph.D., Donnell Institute Professor; Director, Functional Electrical Stimulation Center.Read More
Here is something we ran across, that is in a very early stage, but worth keeping an eye on -- Muse. Their promotional material says:Read More
The Reeve Foundation is proud to report The Intouchables has just received a nomination for the 2013 Golden Globes for Best Foreign Language Film. The Intouchables is a French film based on a true story of a man living with quadriplegia who was injured in a paragliding accident and his caregiver. The story goes in depth to show life with paralysis, the relationship between the two men, and many similarities and differences.
This year, The Intouchables was also honored at 2012's A Magical Evening gala on November 28th with the Dana Reeve HOPE award. Read More
A Magical Evening (AME) is the Reeve Foundation’s signature annual gala in New York. It’s a celebration of community and family, of accomplishment, of possibility. This year was the gala’s 22nd year – it dates back to our early days as the American Paralysis Association and has a rich and glorious tradition that includes the participation of government officials, beloved celebrities, entertainers and corporate executives. AME 2012 took place on November 28th at the opulent and historic Cipriani Wall Street.Read More
Our friends at Fat Brain Toys have been so generous to us the past few years in donating items to be featured on our annual Holiday Gift Guide for Individuals Living with Paralysis. Now, they are giving even more than just toys. From Tuesday, December 11 (today) through, Friday, December 14, Fat Brain Toys is donating 10% of each sale to the Reeve Foundation when the promo code LV-7245 is used at checkout.
Our friends at the Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc.
wanted us to help spread the word that winning the class action lawsuit over "improved standards" was just the beginning. Your support is still needed to ensure the settlement is effectively implemented and communicated.Read More
The Cleveland Clinic is doing a live web chat, Rehabilitation Following a Spinal Cord Injury, on Tuesday, January 15 at noon ET.Read More
Join us for the first in a new series of webinars presented by the Reeve Foundation Paralysis Community about sports and recreation.Read More
Disability and health is the next topic at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s highly regarded Public Health Grand Rounds on December 18, 2012, 1:00 pm ET. Read More
I had the pleasure of watching the short documentary, "Dancing Outside the Box," which was created by blind filmmaker, David Block. Whatever you thought you knew about dancing, throw it out the window, because this documentary shows a whole new side of moving to music; I'm talking about wheelchair dancing!Read More
Is it REALLY December already? You bet it is, and so your holiday shopping is under way! In the fifth installment of the Holiday Gift Guide for Individuals Living with Paralysis you will find some new gifts in the most categories yet, with 11, and some returning favorites. You'll find the best Reeve Reviews of some of the products yet, and lastly, you'll find some really fun, unique, and wallet-friendly items. I'll let you decide your fav. items, but here are a few standouts I wanted to mention.Read More