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We at mobileWOMEN.org believe that women with disabilities steer their own lives. Empowered by knowledge, we are having children, pursuing careers, competing in professional sports arenas, becoming community leaders, and living life to the fullest! Now at mobileWOMEN.org there is a place for us to unite and ask questions, as well as share ideas, insights, and experiences. Most of all, this site is a place where we can learn from each other.
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Years ago, someone came up with the idea to recognize a condition each month.  For example, September is spinal cord injury month, October is Breast Cancer awareness month, and November is the month of diabetes awareness.  Awareness months, weeks, and days are important because they allow people with certain health conditions, along with their ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Nov 19, 2017 12:13 PM EST
Born in London, England, I started out as a competitive ice skater and began dancing to help my skating. As the younger sister of someone with Autism and learning disabilities, I became aware of the benefits of dance from an early age. Music and movement were a fantastic way, for my brother and me to connect and for him to communicate, manage his anxiety, ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Nov 12, 2017 12:21 PM EST
OK, let's face it. Often when you use a wheelchair for mobility, you are a target, for not only staring but sometimes, for very strange or inappropriate questions. Most people have good intentions but sometimes you just have to shake your head and wonder why they think it's OK to ask these questions. Often it stems from a lack of knowledge when it comes to ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Nov 5, 2017 10:54 AM EST
Around this time last year, I experienced staying at a shelter for the very first time. Something that I honestly never thought I would have to experience. You see, prior to moving to Florida three years ago, I lived in Brooklyn, New York. Hurricanes in that part of the country are very rare and the closest that I’ve ever come to experiencing a hurricane, ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Oct 24, 2017 3:08 PM EDT
Some of you may have been following our “Gadgets for Independence” Series for those with limited hand function (although these gadgets can make life easier for anyone!). So far, we shared with you some helpful gadgets that are specifically for cutting items like packages, paper, envelopes etc. and gadgets to be used in the kitchen . For our next ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Oct 16, 2017 10:54 AM EDT
If you are on social media lately, you may have noticed that the Internet has been abuzz about a new company that sells functional fashion for people with disabilities called “Patti Ricky”. What caught our attention was the fact that they refer to themselves as an “online department store for people with disabilities”! Whaaaaat? Sounds interesting ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Oct 9, 2017 11:11 AM EDT
In August, the hubby and I went camping with the Walking Trout Foundation . We had met Steve and Charles at the Triumph Foundation Sports Festival in Los Angeles in April. There were these two guys in their forties, sitting by tents that were large enough to accommodate wheelchairs - I was intrigued. However, I became an RV camper while I was still ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Sep 28, 2017 5:40 PM EDT
In our last “ Gadgets for Independence ” article, we shared with you some helpful gadgets for those with limited hand function that are specifically for cutting items like packages, paper, envelopes etc. For this article, we would like to focus specifically on utensils that are for the kitchen. When I was younger, cooking was not very important to me. I ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Sep 5, 2017 12:42 PM EDT
I am sitting at my desk with record setting temperatures outside, and thinking about spinal cord injury and our body’s inability to regulate temperature.  It’s just another ‘thang’ we are unable to perform.  But why does that happen to spinal cord injured individuals?  Why are we powerless to regulate our bodies in hot and/or cold?  Since its ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Aug 16, 2017 6:03 PM EDT
At a recent dental checkup, my dentist examined my teeth and then proceeded to talk to me about my “Grinding teeth at night Issue” and that I needed to be fitted for a special retainer. He explained to me that it would prevent me from wearing my teeth down any further while I was sleeping. He asked his assistant to go over the pricing with me and begin to take ... more...
Posted by Sparky on mobileWOMEN Aug 9, 2017 4:07 PM EDT

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