Spinal Injury Awareness Month: Cycling Injuries
Columbia, South Carolina - Cycling is a fun and healthy way to get around. Whether you are riding a bike for recreation, competition, or transportation, it’s good to be aware of the risks for potential injury. According to recent studies published in The Surgeon and the North American Spine Society Journal, bicycle related trauma is on the rise. This includes spinal trauma, the majority being injuries to the cervical spine (neck).
Barrier-Free Vaccine Clinic Coming to Walhalla
The SC Disability Vaccine Access Network was created to educate individuals in the disability community about the importance of the COVID-19 vaccine, provide help to overcome barriers to getting vaccinated, and to help those who want to get vaccinated to get the shot.
NJ Increases Annual Payments to Veterans with Disabilities, $750 to $1,800
Annual payments for disabled veterans increase from $750 to $1,800.Morristown Minute. With rising costs of living, and in honor of NJ veterans, Governor Murphy signed bill A-1477, increasing annual payments from the State to veterans with disabilities from $750 to $1,800.
Senior Citizen Transportation Grants Available from SCDOT
Columbia, South Carolina - Attention private nonprofit organizations who serve Seniors & Individuals with Disabilities!!! The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Office of Public Transit is hosting a Technical Assistance Outreach session on September 19, 2022. The outreach session is to familiarize current and potential 5310 subrecipients of the eligibility requirements to become a 5310 subrecipient.
NJ's Push to Prevent Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
NJ Human Services is funding a $1.6 million initiative to implement strategies to help reduce the incidence of Intellectual and developmental disabilities. NJ Human Services is funding a $1.6 million initiative to improve infant health outcomes in the state and reduce the incidence of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in NJ.
These Georgia State Parks with Smooth Paved Trails Make It Easier for All to Enjoy The State's Natural Wonders
At Amicalola State Park, a rubberized trail suitable for walking and assistive wheeled devices including wheelchairs, walkers and strollers extends .25 miles to the mid-falls bridge spanning the plunging falls. It's the perfect location for gazing at the full length of Georgia's tallest waterfall, which cascades more than 700 feet from the top of Little Amicalola Creek into a small lake below.
Approved: NJ TRANSIT’s FY2023 Local & Community Transportation Programs
Includes $63.4 Million to Support a Variety of Vital Programs and Services to Meet the Mobility Needs of New Jersey’s Most Vulnerable Citizens. The NJ TRANSIT Board of Directors today authorized the release of $63.4 million in federal and state funds to implement local transportation programs for the Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23), providing critical services for senior citizens, persons with disabilities, the economically disadvantaged, and rural residents. Each of the programs extends or complements existing NJ TRANSIT services.
Woman 'Abandons' Disabled, Bedridden Mother to Fend for Herself
Should children be expected to care for their parents in their old age?. Parenting is one of the hardest jobs in the world, and it is often a thankless job. A person should become a parent expecting that they won't necessarily get something back in return, and there is mostly giving that is required.
DDSN Honors Angel Profit as Employee of the Year
Columbia, South Carolina --- The South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN) would like to recognize Direct Support Professional Angel Profit as the Pee Dee Regional Center Employee of the Year. Profit has worked for the agency for twenty-nine years. She currently mentors and trains staff on how to care for residents.
DDSN Honors Dana Stone as Employee of the Year
Columbia, South Carolina --- The South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN) would like to recognize Licensed Practical Nurse Dana Stone as the Thad E. Saleeby Regional Center Employee of the Year. Stone has worked for the agency for eight years and provides quality care for the consumers at the regional center located in Hartsville, South Carolina.
SC Commission on Disabilities and Special Needs Elects Executive Officers
Columbia, South Carolina – The South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN) would like to announce the newly-elected 2022-2023 Executive Officers of the Commission on Disabilities and Special Needs:
DDSN Honors Lynette Mills as Employee of the Year
(Sponsored Content) Columbia, South Carolina --- The South Carolina Department of Disabilities and Special Needs (DDSN) would like to recognize Direct Support Professional Lynette Mills as the Autism Residential Operations Employee of the Year. Mills has worked for the agency for ten years and serves as Certified Medical Technician at the Aintree Community Training Home.
Four Rivers for All Abilities event scheduled for 7/9
The Four Rivers Environmental Education Center will have a grand opening of the new All-Persons Trail along with its new interactive display panels on Saturday, July 9th from 10 AM until 1:30 PM CST. The Four Rivers for All Abilities event is free of charge.
Woman shamed for breaking baby daughter’s legs when bringing her casted into public
*This is a work of nonfiction based on actual events I experienced firsthand; used with permission.*. One of my worst memories of parenting was the day I brought my baby daughter to the Department of Motor Vehicles to register my car and I practically shamed out the door.
Students Recognized During Helen Keller Deaf-Blind Awareness Week
NJ Human Services Announced College Scholarship Awards for Four NJ Students from Bayonne, Blackwood, Weehawken, and Scotch Plains Recognized for Achievements during Helen Keller DeafBlind Awareness Week.
Woman Horrified that Parents 'Abandoned' Baby for Being Deaf
Is disability ever a valid reason to put a child up for adoption?. Choosing to have a child is no small decision. Before anyone becomes a parent they should consider the responsibilities with the utmost seriousness, and be prepared for things to not quite go as planned.
NJ Schools are Locking Children in Padded Rooms.
Minority students and those with disabilities are disproportionately locked away in “seclusion rooms” and restrained by their teachers than other students. In January 2018, a bill was signed into law by Gov. Murphy establishing requirements over the use of restraints and seclusion on students with disabilities in New Jersey school districts.
Man Abandons Wheelchair-Bound Wife at In-Law's Home to Attend Party
Is there ever a valid excuse to leave your spouse behind when you promised to take them with you?. Marriage has a reputation for not being an easy relationship to maintain, and a lot of married couples will agree that it takes active work and intention to make it last in the long run.
What it's like when you can't hold your baby for four months
My daughter Tori was born with bilateral hip dysplasia, which essentially means the ball of her femur was displaced outside of the socket of her hip joint. Because of this, she spent our months of her infancy in a full spica cast.
Unstoppable: Advocate and Actress Dominique Kang Has Persevered With Her Disability and Now Pays it Forward
Representation matters. I am fighting for diversity and inclusion. Though we are already fighting a good fight in these movements, I’d like to continue with these movements. It is imperative especially at a time we are living in that we see ourselves being represented truthfully on the silver screen & small screen. Creatives in the entertainment industry possesses a powerful tool to influence the world. I believe It is our responsibility as an actor(storyteller) to represent it truthfully & authentically.