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Nurse Practitioner Advises on StrokeAccording to the National Institutes of Health, about 800,000 Americans each year experience a stroke, and those strokes "cause more serious long-term disabilities than any other disease."

Eye Doctor Opening People's EyesHis disability forced a major career change, one that has benefited thousands. Dr. John Shepherd since 2008 has been director of the

OH Biz Executive Fights DementiaIt was a rough transition for Paulan Gordon of Cincinnati, Ohio.

CYT Sacramento Summer CampsCYT Sacramento is the place to build skills, character and lasting friendships in a positive and encouraging environment.

Advocate Providing Dementia HelpFor ten years, Gary LeBlanc of Spring Hill, Florida, was the caregiver for his father, who had Alzheimer's disease before passing away in 2009.

Mom Being Her Child's AdvocateA couple years ago, Crystal Garrett was enjoying reading this column while working as a reporter

How Counseling Nourishes Your Life & Your GoalsHow often do you get fifty minutes to truly focus on yourself in a productive way?

How Swim lessons Can Help Children and Adults with Special Needs EmotionallyTaking swim lessons can benefit an individual in multiple ways. Not only are they learning a life-saving skill through

Parent Has Twin Daughters With CPJon Ebersole of Oak Park, Illinois, believes his 24-year-old twin daughters' shared disability, cerebral palsy, created at times a challenging experience

Creating More Inclusive Zoos and MuseumsNot long last week after featuring a 35-year-old man named "Tony" (a pseudonym), who became legally blind at birth due to retinopathy of prematurity (ROP),

Physical Benefits of Swim Lessons for Individuals with Special NeedsAccording to the National Autism Association, drowning is among the leading causes of death for adults and children with autism.

Blindness EtiquetteIf you are meeting a person who is blind or visually impaired for the first time, do you offer your hand for him to shake?




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