What’s Wrong Wednesday: Regional Eating Facility Is Not Accessible

This is probably my favorite burger place, and as you can see there are a number of barriers for individuals who have mobility disabilities: no lower tables, pathway is very narrow (even for individuals who have wheelchairs that have lift mechanisms, there isn’t enough room for the wheelchair).  My wife had hip surgery and we…
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Freedom Friday: Change Your Life In Just 5 Minutes

Do you want more from your life? More happiness? Better health? Deeper relationships? Increased productivity? What if I told you that just one thing can help you in all of those areas? An Attitude of Gratitude.  It really is as simple as that.  Stick with me for a moment as I break down the benefits of…
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What’s Wrong Wednesday: Why Americans With Disabilities Fear Medicaid Cuts

Medicaid, which is also called Medical Assistance or MA, is a household term for many people with disabilities and their families. Nationally, over 10 Million people with disabilities utilize Medicaid to help them be independent and stay in the community.  Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) provide health and long-term care coverage to more…
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Freedom Friday: The Road Less Traveled

“Still round the corner there may wait, a new road or a secret gate.” (J.R.R. Tolkien) Life has the opportunity to take us in many different directions.  We don’t have one Road that we have to take, regardless of what has happened to us or not happened to us.  Many people prefer to stay in…
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What’s Wrong Wednesday: Becky, Barbie’s Friend Who Uses A Wheelchair, Was Discontinued.

Mattel introduced “Share-a-Smile Becky,” a Barbie friend who used a wheelchair — but the toymaker’s efforts didn’t go quite as planned. With her shiny pink wheelchair and tiny backpack, Becky was an instant hit. As many as 6,000 dolls were sold in the first two weeks, and disability advocates praised Mattel for bringing visibility and representation to…
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