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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Category: Quality of Life Category
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
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
When Liz Treston visited her local polling place in Long Beach, New York this morning, she encountered several obstacles to placing her vote. The first problem: parking. Due to Hurricane Sandy, her usual polling place was unavailable, so she was directed to another school that only had two handicapped parking spaces (Treston lives with a spinal cord injury). She was forced to park a distance from where she would cast her vote, and she was illegally parked.Read More
While reading a final report from the Lions Camp Tatiyee on their 1st Cycle 2012 Quality of Life grant, I came across a letter from one of their campers. I have read many great letters from our Quality of Life grantees and the people that they serve; this camper’s letter is one of the most moving that I have ever read. The letter beautifully demonstrates the amazing spirit of its writer (and his courage for sharing his story), the wonderful work being done by the Lions Camp, and the impact that the Quality of Life Grants Program can have on one person’s life.
I want to tell you how AMAZING Lions Camp Tatiyee is. Without camp Tatiyee I wouldn’t be as happy as I am today, even if I am there for only a short time. It means a lot to me going to camp being with other people who are like me and understand what I go through every day the troubles and turmoil’s of being a paraplegic and knowing that at camp I can be my self with out the worry of being judged.Read More
This comes from our friends at Global Abilities:
This Saturday, the Global Abilities Foundation will host the 2013 Philadelphia Rec Fest, an inclusive recreation festival for all ages and abilities. The FREE event showcases numerous exciting activities such as scuba diving, rock climbing, wheelchair sports, art, gardening, martial arts and carnival games.Read More
This is a pretty awesome invention, way too cool not to share... an electronic dance wheelchair. The Reeve Foundation has had the pleasure of awarding several organizations related to dance with Quality of Life grants but I have never seen something like this. As inventor, Merry Lynn Morris, describes it: "It's just like any other dance.. it's just movement, it's just motion, it's connection, it's communication, expression. The fact that it is an assistive device is not that different than being a type of dance shoe."Read More
To all those in the LA area looking for a unique experience, this is for you.. your chance to meet 40 professionals in the entertainment industry and attend 25 workshops! Actors for Autism is honored to receive a Reeve Foundation Quality of Life grant to support the "Meet the Biz" Program.Read More
Here is the archive of a presentation called Health Insurance Marketplaces
: Preparing to assist people with disabilities. What do you know? What do you need to know? While it is geared toward organizations trying to help their constituents through the maze, there are lots of basic questions that get answered. Watch the video after the jump. Read More
This from Slate today:
Why do all the best parking spots go to people who can’t walk? That’s a question that haunts America’s biggest jerks every hour of every day. Read More
I just discovered a new book on the very subject I was wishing there was a book on: nutrition for people living with SCI. It covers how to eat to keep yourself healthy from bowel and bladder to pain and pressure sores. I asked one of the authors to write a blog post on staying health as fall and winter came crashing in on us. It comes complete with an immune boosting salad recipe! Read More