Saturday June 15, 2013
Summer is here and most schools are already out. What are your children doing this summer? Will they be sitting in front of the television during the day or will they be outdoors enjoying the sunshine? There are numerous sports organizations and clubs that children can join. Some of the sports include wheelchair basketball, swimming, archery and table tennis, just to name a few. There are opportunities for children of all ages and ability levels, and many sports don't require expensive equipment or membership fees to participate.
To learn more about sports opportunities and clubs in your area, as well as a few tips to keep your child interested and motivated in their chosen sports, read the following:
Sunday June 9, 2013
The Lupus Foundation of America's National Lupus Advocacy Summit will be held on June 24 and 25. The Advocacy Summit provides lupus activists from across the nation the opportunity to meet with their members of Congress in Washington, DC and to educate policy makers about lupus and public policies impacting people with lupus.
Due to overwhelming interest this year, registration for the event is now closed. However, to learn more about the event and other ways to advocate for individuals with lupus, contact Sara Chang at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the Lupus Foundation website.
Tuesday June 4, 2013
The recent spate of tornadoes in Oklahoma has reminded many in the United States that being prepared for a disaster is very important. Unfortunately, many people wait until a disaster is fast approaching before springing into action. If you only have a few minutes to get to somewhere safe, how will you accomplish this, especially if you are in a wheelchair and have to rely on someone to assist you? What about your pets? How about your important papers? These are just a few considerations people should make when planning ahead for a disaster.
The following articles have tips and advice for getting your disaster plan in order before the next natural or man-made disaster hits. Making a disaster kit, for example, is one of the easiest things you can do for yourself or someone else. It doesn't take much time, and it can make a huge difference during an evacuation.
Disaster planning tips on Disability at About.com:
Tuesday June 4, 2013
Individuals can begin nominating inspiring fathers living with paralysis with the submission form on ChristopherReeve.org/BestDad from June 3 until 11:59 p.m. ET on June 17 and can vote on the 10 finalists June 20 to June 30. The 4th Annual Best Dad on Wheels winner will be announced on or around July 3.
The 2012 Best Dad on Wheels winner was Steven Laux, 36, of Maple Grove, Minn. When he's not working full-time as a marketing manager, Laux is either volunteering or playing with his three daughters from his wheelchair.