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Here you can find an archive of Mobility Corner news and features of interest to people with disabilities.

Please check back regularly - we will continue to add content to this page as we archive news and features from our front page.


February 13, 2009
AgrAbility helps keep farmers, ranchers with disabilities on the farm
Categories:
Disability

UNL Extension and Easter Seals Nebraska are partners in a program that helps farmers and ranchers with disabling injuries or other health-related conditions become independent enough to carry on and succeed at their profession. (...)

Click here to read the entire article (off-site)


Mobility Corner Feature of the Month

“Making Compromises”
Shelley Peterman Schwarz

Shelley Peterman Schwarz returns to Mobility Corner with a wonderful and inspirational essay.

Shelley Peterman Schwarz is an award-winning author, TV personality, self-syndicated columnist, motivational speaker, Internet radio host, and teleclass instructor who offers practical tips and strategies for living well despite chronic illness and disabilities.
Shelley Peterman Schwarz

For more than 20 years, Shelley has been using her personal journey living with multiple sclerosis and her professional training as a special education teacher to help others cope with life's challenges. You can visit Shelley's web site at www.MakingLifeEasier.com.

Categories: Disability

Click here to read "Making Compromises"


December 2, 2008
A.M. Best Debunks Five Myths About Disability Insurance
Categories:Disability

A discussion of disability insurance and how to find out whether you already have it or need to buy it is available at A.M. Best Co.'s Consumer Insurance Center in a new multimedia feature.

This latest feature in the ongoing consumer-oriented series addresses why consumers don't think they need disability insurance, including not realizing that one in three workers over 30 will suffer a disability that keeps them from working for three months. Also, many people do not realize that disability insurance protects their biggest asset: their ability to earn an income. (...)


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December 1, 2008
Fast track for disability benefits
Categories:Disability, Benefits and Funding

SSA recently initiated Compassionate Allowances, a fast-track benefit-approval program for people with certain medical conditions. Initially, 25 rare diseases and 25 forms of cancer are on the list, and more conditions will be added later. For individuals who meet one of the Compassionate Allowances criteria, disability determination could change from years to as short as a week, SSA officials say. (...)

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November 15, 2008
Notes from rehab
Categories:Seniors, Disability

No, not that kind of rehab. On October 4 I had a stroke. The next day my wife and I called 911 and asked them to take us by ambulance to Greenwich Hospital in Connecticut. Ever since United Hospital in Port Chester, NY, closed, that is considered our community hospital.

I stayed four days, getting good care and lots of attention. After four days in Greenwich Hospital I was moved to Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, NY, which is close to Rye, where we live.

Here are some suggestions I'm compiled for surviving rehab: (...)


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Mobility Corner Feature of the Month

“Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!”
Shelley Peterman Schwarz

Shelley Peterman Schwarz returns to Mobility Corner with a great new feature on using a mobility device in the winter months.

Shelley Peterman Schwarz is an award-winning author, TV personality, self-syndicated columnist, motivational speaker, Internet radio host, and teleclass instructor who offers practical tips and strategies for living well despite chronic illness and disabilities.
Shelley Peterman Schwarz

For more than 20 years, Shelley has been using her personal journey living with multiple sclerosis and her professional training as a special education teacher to help others cope with life's challenges. You can visit Shelley's web site at www.MakingLifeEasier.com.

Categories: Disability

In this month's article Shelley shares some tips and product suggestions to get you through the winter.

Click here to read "Let it snow! Let it snow! Let is snow!"


October 24, 2008
New UAB lab helps spinal cord patients cope
Categories:OT/PT, Disability

A new lab at UAB's Spain Rehabilitation Center offers spinal cord injury patients a look at how technology can help them overcome disabilities, particularly in using computers and other electronic equipment. (...)

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October 15, 2008
Brain Training for Spinal Cord Injury
Categories:OT/PT, Disability

Scientists at the University of Washington in Seattle report success in their first attempts to harness the brain to treat paralysis in people with spinal cord injuries.

Their technique isn't ready for patients yet, but researcher Chet Moritz, PhD, says it may one day be used to help paralyzed people walk.

"We haven't studied that directly, so it's all speculation on my part, but certainly it's possible in the next 10-20 years," Moritz said at a news conference. (...)


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Mobility Corner Feature of the Month

"If Life is a Highway, This Home has Potholes - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Universal Design, But were Afraid to Ask"

Presented by Erin Hilgendorf

This month we are proud to bring you this exciting and informative presentation from the Canadian Seating & Mobility Conference 2008.
Canadian Seating & Mobility Conference

Erin's objectives in this presentation are:
  • Facilitate clients to make informed decisions regarding the remodeling of an existing dwelling or building of a new home to meet their individual needs.
  • Learn to utilize tools such as the Home Adaptability Checklist that can be sent home with your client as well as the Guide to Vertical Lift and Stairlifts for Health Care Professionals.
  • Recognize the basic elements of barrier free bathroom, kitchen, and general home design

Categories: Disability, Accessibility

We are very proud to be the exclusive online host of this document for Erin. It is our sincere hope that you will find it to be just as helpful and informative as her audience at the conference did!

Additionally, we will be further expanding some areas of our site with content from this presentation to make it easier than ever to make informed decisions about enhancing your mobility and independence.

Click here to read "If Life is a Highway, This Home has Potholes"

You can also visit the website of the Canadian Seating & Mobility Conference here


September 3, 2008
Renovations allow teenager to enter bigger, brighter world
Categories:Disability, Accessibility

Ben Thorne recently went downstairs to his family's rec room for the first time in six years. What the 15-year-old discovered was like a dream.

Ben, who is confined to a wheelchair with cerebral palsy, had become too heavy for his parents and sister to manage. Carrying him down the stairs at their northeast Calgary home was an impossibility. Ben's world was limited to his bedroom and the other hallways of the family's older bungalow, with its small kitchen and living room.


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September 8, 2008
Driving Simulator Helps Stroke Patients
Categories:OT/PT, Automotive Mobility, Disability

Occupational therapists now have a high-tech tool designed to help stroke survivors and those with brain injuries know when they can safely get behind the wheel.

A year ago, Gary Flesch had a major stroke or injury to the brain. He could barely sit up, let alone drive. (...)


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Mobility Corner Feature of the Month

"Giving Up Driving"
Shelley Peterman Schwarz

This month we bring you another great feature from Shelley Peterman Schwarz.

Shelley Peterman Schwarz is an award-winning author, TV personality, self-syndicated columnist, motivational speaker, Internet radio host, and teleclass instructor who offers practical tips and strategies for living well despite chronic illness and disabilities.
Shelley Peterman Schwarz

For more than 20 years, Shelley has been using her personal journey living with multiple sclerosis and her professional training as a special education teacher to help others cope with life's challenges. You can visit Shelley's web site at www.MakingLifeEasier.com.

Categories: Disability, Automotive Mobility

In this month's article Shelley discusses her own past and the impact that MS had on her mobility and independence when using a vehicle.

Click here to read "Giving Up Driving"


July 9, 2008
Depression after stroke: A neglected problem
Categories:Disability, Seniors

Link:http://www.physorg.com/news134821566.html


Mobility Corner Feature of the Month

"Top 7 Reachers"
Shelley Peterman Schwarz

This month we bring you another feature provided by Shelley Peterman Schwarz.

Shelley Peterman Schwarz is an award-winning author, TV personality, self-syndicated columnist, motivational speaker, Internet radio host, and teleclass instructor who offers practical tips and strategies for living well despite chronic illness and disabilities.
Shelley Peterman Schwarz

For more than 20 years, Shelley has been using her personal journey living with multiple sclerosis and her professional training as a special education teacher to help others cope with life's challenges. You can visit Shelley's web site at www.MakingLifeEasier.com.

Categories: Disability

In this month's article Shelley provides advice and a review of her favorite reachers, including some cost effective and do-it-yourself solutions.

Click here to read "Top 7 Reachers"



June 16, 2008
Mobility: Electronic, wearable tech gear helps stroke patients
Categories:Disability

Link:http://www.elpasotimes.com/ci_9595929


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June 16, 2008
Sweeping ADA update would affect millions
Categories:Disability

Link:http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/
2004479214_ada16.html


Mobility Corner Feature of the Month

"Outdoors Without Limits"
Shelley Peterman Schwarz

This month we bring you another feature provided by Shelley Peterman Schwarz.

Shelley Peterman Schwarz is an award-winning author, TV personality, self-syndicated columnist, motivational speaker, Internet radio host, and teleclass instructor who offers practical tips and strategies for living well despite chronic illness and disabilities.
Shelley Peterman Schwarz

For more than 20 years, Shelley has been using her personal journey living with multiple sclerosis and her professional training as a special education teacher to help others cope with life's challenges. You can visit Shelley's web site at www.MakingLifeEasier.com.

Categories: Disability

This month's article details a variety of organizations and events that people people who are facing mobility challenges can utilize and enjoy.

Click here to read "Outdoors Without Limits"



May 23, 2008
Disability no match for determination
Categories:Disability

Link:http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/cars/
story.html?id=fb7ff6e2-e703-4d00-8bf2-7d6c9e766203


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May 12, 2008
Do you know the warning signs of stroke?
Categories:Seniors, Disability

Link:http://www.chillicothegazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/
article?AID=/20080512/LIFESTYLE/805120314


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May 7, 2008
Baby Boomers Still Misunderstand Disability Income
Categories:Seniors, Disability, Benefits and Funding

Link: http://www.ohsonline.com/articles/62408/


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May 3, 2008
Therapy's fun at this camp
Categories:Disability, OT/PT

Link: http://www.charleston.net/news/2008/may/03/
therapys_fun_at_this_camp39513/


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April 6, 2008
Disabled often wait years for Social Security payment
Categories:Disability, Benefits and Funding

Link: http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/bus/stories/
DN-disability_06bus.ART0.State.Edition1.463e97a.html


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March 13, 2008
Advocates Hope New Governor will Bring Disability Awareness
Categories:Disability

Link: http://publicbroadcasting.net/wbfo/news.newsmain?
action=article&ARTICLE_ID=1243218&sectionID=1


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March 9, 2008
Traveling with mobility problems
Categories: Disability, Wheelchairs

Link: http://www.chicagotribune.com/travel/chi-
accessible_rc_pmmar09,1,6729787.story


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March 7, 2008
Ray of hope for spinal cord patients
Categories:Disability

Link: http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/mar/07/
ray-hope-spinal-cord-patients/


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February 14, 2008
Ability to Love Conquers Disability
Categories: Disability

Link: http://www.ibnlive.com/news/ability-to-love-conquers-
disability/58925-19.html


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February 1, 2008
House Considers Bill That Expands Definition of Disability
Categories: Disability

Link: http://www.workforce.com/section/00/article/25/33/58.html


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February 1, 2008
VA Awards Contract for Disability Benefits Studies
Categories: Disability, Benefits and Funding

Link: http://media-newswire.com/release_1059882.html


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January 16, 2008
Fix Attitudes and Bust Disability Myths
Categories: Disability

Link: http://www.examiner.com/a-
1060268~Fix_Attitudes_and_Bust_Disability_Myths.html


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  2. If Life is a Highway, This Home has Potholes - Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Universal Design, But were Afraid to Ask
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  4. Simple Tips for Making a Home Senior-Friendly
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