Quad For A Month: NFL Star Ray Crockett Takes On Life In A Wheelchair

by Catherine Mabe From www.disaboom.com Documentarian Morgan Spurlock of Super Size Me fame is back, this time with the show 30 Days, which drops people (for a month’s time) into lifestyles vastly different than the ones to which they’re acustomed. Spurlock has documented a Christian living with a family of atheists, a border patrol officer…
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What’s Wrong With This With This Picture?

 It is either: A.      Two people with mobility impairments just bought brand new cars and haven’t driven them home yet; B.      This business has its accessible parking sign in the wrong place; or C.      They have little consideration for potential customers with mobility impairments.

Social Security Backlog

At Freedom, we have seen many people frustrated by the bureaucracy that is the Social Security system. Last winter, Congressman Earl Pomeroy, (D-ND) held a stakeholders meeting in Fargo to discuss the Social Security backlog. Nate Aalgaard and Scott Burlingame were able to attend this meeting and tell the Congressman about the struggles we have…
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What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Thresholds at doorways shall not exceed 3/4" in height for exterior sliding doors or 1/2"for other types of doors. Raised thresholds and floor level changes at accessible doorways shall be beveled with a slope no greater than 1:2. Changes in level up to 1/4" may be vertical and without edge treatment. Changes in level between…
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THE RIGHT TO LIVE AT HOME

By Rikki Trageton, Independent Living Advocate When I met Joan* she was a 72-year-old patient in a local hospital.  She contacted Freedom Resource Center on the advice of her daughter, Betsy,* after being told by her doctor that she was going to be discharged from the hospital into a nursing home.  Joan did not want…
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