Illumination Blog


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Aug 2017

IFNC Daily 5: August 17

News and notes on disability-related info from around the internet.

 

Buoniconti FundA quadriplegic man was forced into a specialty hospital after new restrictions on Medicaid benefits in Iowa. His widow is now speaking out. 💀

Researchers at The Miami Project have been awarded a $2.2 million grant to study traumatic brain injury (TBI). 💰

Book clubs are helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) improve their social skills. 📚

David Rippy, the quadriplegic author of Captain of my Soul: Mastering a Destiny Altered, exudes positivity. ♿️

Mom writes a letter to the world about her autistic son. 📝


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Aug 2017

IFNC Daily 5: August 16

News and notes on disability-related info from around the internet.

Born This Way
In a possible example of sabotage, the Department of Health and Human Services is ending relationships with outside groups supporting ACA signups. 🤒

A 26-year-old in England discusses the ups and downs of clubbing with a physical disability. 🕺

Born this Way” executive producer talks of focusing on putting the “ability” is disability. 🎥

The EEOC has filed a lawsuit against a Texas-based staffing company for disability discrimination. ⚖️

A federal judge has ordered Chicago to pay more for a program that helps individuals with developmental disorders. 👩‍⚖️


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Aug 2017

IFNC Daily 5: August 15

News and notes on disability-related info from around the internet.

Quadriplegic Drummer
Recreational and cultural institutions increasingly accommodate individuals with autism with sensory-friendly events. 🗣

The Autism Treatment Network has created an autism-sensitivity and skills-building program for school bus drivers. 🚌

Epidural stimulation can help restore sexual function in spinal cord injury patients. 🙌

A Maryland quadriplegic has turned to technology to regain his ability to drum. 🥁

Know your rights as a wheelchair user in restaurants. 🍔


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Aug 2017

IFNC Daily 5: August 14

News and notes on disability-related info from around the internet.

Restroom

The Social Security Administration (SSA) can expedite claims for some conditions through “Compassionate Allowances.” 😇

Amputee uses humor and openness on her Tinder bio to challenge the stigma of dating with a disability. 😍

Consumers in Iowa and Wisconsin can enroll in SafetyNet, a type of insurance that will pay a lump sum of cash after a job loss or disability. 💵

Poorly designed restrooms can be dehumanizing for some with physical challenges. 🚽

UPS has paid $2 million to settle a disability discrimination suit with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). ⚖️


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Aug 2017

IFNC Daily 5: August 11

News and notes on disability-related info from around the internet.

Wheelchair-Accessible Trails
Dad lets blind, autistic son change the gears on his sports car, and the video is epic! 🏎

Jack Coakley, inspirational Bostonian and wheelchair racer has passed at 67. 🙏

Search for wheelchair-accessible trails in every state. 🏕

A special report by Autism Speaks on autism and health is available for download. 📒

An Idaho man who was denied disability benefits will be able to have a facial tumor removed thanks to the kindness of strangers.  👏


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Aug 2017

IFNC Daily 5: August 10

News and notes on disability-related info from around the internet.

PGA Championship
The PGA Championship begins today at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte. 🏌️

More details of North Carolina’s Medicaid reform plan have been released by DHHS. 🏥

More recognition of the role that disability advocates played in the fight to save the ACA. ✊

Japanese airports will soon begin testing autonomous wheelchairs. 🤖

Fewer people are signing up for disability benefits in states that have expanded Medicaid under the ACA. 💰


09

Aug 2017

Adept’s Annual Free Suit Giveaway

 

For the 10th straight year, Adept Nonprofit Services will partner with Men’s Wearhouse to help individuals in need to dress for success.

 


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Aug 2017

IFNC Daily 5: August 8

News and notes on disability-related info from around the internet.

Eye Control

A teen on the autism spectrum gives some advice to parents. 🗣

The Microsoft 10 OS will increase accessibility with new “Eye Control” feature. 👁

RespectAbility hosted a summit on Capitol Hill about the inclusion of the disabled in Hollywood. 🎬

Crossfit Catawba Valley will hold its 2nd Annual Row-Raiser event for Catawba County Special Olympics on August 27th. 🚣‍♀️

A Tennessee teacher abusing a special-needs student is caught on camera. 😡


07

Aug 2017

IFNC Daily 5: August 7

News and notes on disability-related info from around the internet.

Wedding Dress
Shopping for a wedding dress as a wheelchair user is very challenging. 💍

The Blue Ridge Parkway Bicycle Ride to benefit Special Olympics of North Carolina begins this week. 🚴

An Illinois teen with Asperger’s and ADHD was badly beaten but, instead of pressing charges, he did something remarkable. 👏

The hidden history of exclusion and erasure of the disabled by churches. ⛪️

Some forms of disability payments are taxable by the IRS and some state governments. 💵



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