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Education

All Dental Schools to Train Students to Manage Treatment of People with Intellectual, Developmental Disabilities

Previously, patients with ID/DD were largely unable to obtain dental care treatment because dental students were simply not required to learn to manage their treatment.

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Health

Here's How Equine Therapy Benefits People with Disabilities

The activity has been shown to build core strength as well as help children gain self-esteem, discipline and empathy while also experiencing joy.

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Seniors

Ask the Expert: Vision Health as You Age

Here insight into the prevention and treatment of common vision-related diseases that come with age.

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Education

Interested in Becoming a Special Education Teacher? Here are the Best Online Special Education Bachelor's Degrees

Education degrees are not always designed for teaching special needs children. Check out these specialty programs.

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Lifestyle

New Multi-Faceted Initiative to Address Needs of Female Veterans with Disabilities

Paralyzed Veterans of America is focusing on the unique needs of women.

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Travel

Two Airports Launch New Navigation App for Families with Developmental Disabilities

Access Houston Airports free app prepares children with developmental disabilities and their caregivers for the airport experience in a fun and engaging way.

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How to Support a Friend with Breast Cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, for women, the three most common cancers are breast, lung and colorectal. Together, they account for one-half of all cases, with breast cancer alone accounting for 30% of new cases. Odds are you know a friend with breast cancer... here's how you can offer support.

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Seniors

How to Develop Care Plans to Help Both Older Adults and Caregivers

‍Developing and maintaining a care plan will help you balance both your life and that of the person to whom you are providing care.

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Lifestyle

Service Dogs are More than 'Man's Best Friend' for Veterans

Service dogs aren't just companions for veterans. These highly-trained animals provide essential support.

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Travel

3D Accessible Parking Effort to Create a More Mobility Inclusive Society

Seventeen dealerships (and counting) across the nation will install 3D Access Aisles to make parking more accessible.

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Seniors

Medicare Open Enrollment: How to Save Money Next Year

All changes made to coverage during Open Enrollment (Oct. 15 through Dec. 7) take effect on Jan. 1, 2020.

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Professional

Businesses Named “Best Places to Work for Disability Inclusion”

The DEI helps companies measure their own progress on disability inclusion and challenges them to improve their policies and practices – not just because it’s the right thing to do, but also because it’s also good for business.

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Health

6 Keys to the Best Possible Stroke Recovery

The American Stroke Association is sharing these important tips.

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Tech

5 Ways Technology is Transforming Hearing Aids

Tired of changing hearing aid batteries? Maybe you no longer need to.

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Entertainment

Movie Industry Increases Prejudice Against People With Disabilities

As disability representation in film falls to a four-year low, RespectAbility offers free tools and resources for disability inclusion.

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Sports

First-Ever Sensory Inclusive Marathon Scheduled to Take Place This Month

Ready to race? Adaptive athletes and athletes and/or spectators with sensory issues are ready to lace up!

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Lifestyle

How People with Chronic Disease Can Tackle Disaster Planning

6-in-10 Americans live with at least one chronic disease, like heart disease, stroke, cancer, or diabetes. These and other chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in America. Extra precautions should be taken for disaster planning.

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Lifestyle

5 Ways to Start an Accessible Lifestyle

Are you or a loved one newly reliant on a wheelchair or other assisted mobility device? Watch this video.

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Travel

How to Get Back on the Road After Paralysis

Here are tips and resources for adapting vehicles to match the differing needs of drivers with disabilities.

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Professional

Record Low Unemployment Creates Opportunities for Americans with Disabilities

Jobs programs for people with disabilities can benefit both employees and employers.

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Health

Food Allergy Related Insurance Claims Up in Almost Every State in the Country

Maine (391 percent), North Carolina (332 percent), California (316 percent) show biggest increases; peanuts most common specifically identified food causing anaphylaxis

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Seniors

How to Pay for Senior Living

Have you saved enough for housing?

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Health

Misdiagnosed?: The Undiscussed Medical Error

Here are seven questions that could save your life!

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Sports

Here's Why Exercise is Important for People with Disabilities

Physical activity promotes physical and mental well-being.

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Health

What are Cleft and Craniofacial Conditions?

July is National Cleft & Craniofacial Awareness & Prevention Month. Organizations across the country unite to raise awareness and assist patients and families.

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Health

5 Steps that Determine Whether You Qualify for SSA Disability

Since 2009, Disability Benefits Help has provided information to individuals who are seeking to apply for Social Security Disability benefits or have been denied after applying for Social Security disability. Here's some helpful info.

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Lifestyle

How Inclusive Playgrounds Help All Children Learn and Play

Swing by an innovative, accessible play-space and let worries of barriers slide away!

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Education

Online K-12 Course Trains Schools About Food Allergies and Anaphylaxis

Do you have a child with food allergies? Ask his/her school to take this life-saving training course.

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Professional

You're Invited to Celebrate ADA 29th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

E‍vent and resources to mark the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Seniors

50 or Over? Why You May Want to Consider New Shingles Vaccine

Shingles erupts from the same virus that causes chickenpox.

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Tech

How the Internet Can Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

A voluntary online memory test can help researchers learn about Alzheimer’s disease.

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Lifestyle

How To Prepare an Emergency Disaster Plan for Your Unique Disability Needs

Peak hurricane season is between August and October. Are you prepared?

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Health

Understanding Disability Insurance and Other Insurance Benefits

Voluntary benefits, like disability insurance, can complement traditional health insurance.

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Professional

Resources for Addressing Mental Health Challenges at Work

Study reveals that employees are uninformed on mental health resources.

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Seniors

How Seniors Can Safely Drive Longer, According to AAA Study

What's to blame for senior-aged drivers giving up the keys? A new study reveals findings.

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Health

In A First-in-the-Nation Procedure, AdventHealth Tests Promising New Diabetes Therapy

Revita® DMR is a novel, non-drug treatment that may improve blood-sugar regulation in patients with type 2 diabetes by targeting the source of insulin resistance.

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Lifestyle

Your Taste Buds Will Salute These Patriotic Picnic Snacks

Feel good -- literally -- about patriotic celebrations with these healthy, feel-good recipes.

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Professional

Etiquette Basics for Interacting with People with Disabilities in the Workplace (or Anywhere)

The D.C. Office of Disability Rights offers a two-fold approach to etiquette for interacting with people with disabilities: a humorous video and a serious do & don't list.

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Travel

People With Disabilities Are Entitled to a Free Access Pass to National Parks

The Access Pass is a FREE pass available to United States citizens or permanent residents, regardless of age, that have a permanent disability.

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Education

7 Health & Wellness Self Management Programs for People with Disabilities

Through a self-management education (SME) program, you can do the things you want to do and live a healthier life.

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Health

7 Lifesaving Tips to Prevent Stroke and Stroke-Related Disability

Stroke is a leading cause of death and serious long-term disability. But you can reduce your risk with lifestyle changes.

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Lifestyle

American Legion Auxiliary Addresses the Needs of Caregivers Supporting Military & Veterans

May is Military Appreciation Month! American Legion Auxiliary is a longstanding organization supporting active military families and veterans.

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Seniors

Will Your Family Have to Guess Your Health Care Wishes?

April 16 is National Healthcare Decisions Day — a time to educate and empower people of all ages to create their advance care plan.

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Health

It's not 'Just the Flu' for Seniors and People with Chronic Health Conditions

Adults 50 years of age and older are more likely than younger age groups to have a chronic illness, such as asthma or other lung disease, heart disease or diabetes that can be exacerbated by the flu.

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Professional

Make these Smart Money Moves with your Tax Refund

Filing taxes can be tedious and a bit stressful but, for many Americans, receiving a tax refund is welcomed.

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Professional

How to Create and Manage an ABLE Tax-Advantaged Account

ABLE accounts let disabled citizens save money in tax-exempt savings accounts. It enables them to save money and receive federal public benefits.

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Professional

Understanding Your Voting Rights as a Person with a Disability

The disability community is a powerful voting block. During the 2016 election, voters with disabilities comprised approximately one sixth (16.67%) of eligible voters, totaling 35.4 million people.

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Travel

The Best National Parks for Accessible Travel

If you want to experience the history, majesty, and beauty of nature across the U.S., these parks are the perfect places to explore.

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Entertainment

Flame: The Blues and Rock Band

While there are a lot of popular mainstream musicians, Flame stands out from the rest of the pack.

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Entertainment

The Documentary Changing Hollywood's Perception of People with Disabilities

CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion is a documentary that discusses how Hollywood has portrayed members of the disability community for the past 120 years.

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Health

Exercise and Disability: Resources for Accessible Gym Equipment

Exercise is an important part of everyonone's health and well-being. Here are some resources for accessible gyms and home equipment.

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Education

Experts Weigh In: Lessons on Self-Advocacy & Personalized Learning

Self-advocacy skills allow students to advocate and communicate their rights and needs.

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