Friday, November 30, 2012

Parents with Disabilities: Fighting to Keep Their Kids

Recently, the National Council on Disability issued a 445 page report entitled: "Rocking the Cradle: Ensuring the Rights of Parents with Disabilities and Their Children". The report states that 6.1 million children in the U.S. have parents with disabilities. Those parents are far more likely to lose custody of their children than able-bodied parents in the U.S.

Monday, November 26, 2012

DriveMode by AT&T: Combating Distracted Driving

Thousands of people sustain disabilities annually as a result of distracted driving. Using a cell phone while driving is one of the most common and dangerous, forms of distracted driving. In order to curb the use of cell phones while driving, and thereby limit the amount of disabilities caused by distracted driving, AT&T has an app called DriveMode, check it out:

Monday, November 12, 2012

Many U.S. Troops Return Home With Traumatic Brain Injuries and PTSD

As Americans remember the sacrifices made by U.S. soldiers today, it is important to remember that many of those soldiers return home with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and PTSD. TBIs and PTSD are the hallmark of injuries caused by the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. While PTSD was already known to be suffered by soldiers in prior wars, such as the Vietnam War, the recent wars have brought TBIs to the forefront of American medicine and the American conscience.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Tammy Duckworth Wins Seat in U.S. House of Representatives

Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran who lost both of her legs and a part of her right arm in Iraq, won her bid to represent Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives. Prior to being elected to the U.S. House, Duckworth was appointed the head of the Department of Veteran Affairs by President Barack Obama. She defeated a controversial, tea party candidate named Joe Walsh.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

It's Election Day: Vote for the Best "Wheelchair Costumes" from Halloween

VOTING IS NOW OPEN!  Vote for your favorite costumer from 11/5-11/11, and we'll announce the winners on 11/12.  1st place $250, 2nd place $150, 3rd place $100. See the complete rules below for all the details. Good luck!!