4 Things People With Disabilities Want Us to Know

When was the last time you used the word "disability"? Did you feel comfortable using it?My friend's sister was in a car accident a few years back - that was the first time I ever had to use the word. Because of a certain whiplash injury, the part of her brain responsible for vision had a little bleeding. She had vision problems right after the accident.They said she was "lucky" because that was the worst that happened to her.Days after her surgery, she still couldn't see the way she used to and I was told, "Her disability won't be permanent."...more

"Mind Art" Project Enables Disabled to Create Art via Brain Waves

Creating art is a physical and mental endeavor usually translated by using one's eyes and hands. A new technology in China may push the boundaries of how art can be created and enable the disabled to create art....more

Mental exercise may keep the body's muscles from getting weaker

Finally - mind control for good and not evil!It sounds like a sci fi movie that would star Tom Cruise, but researchers from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine are real scientists, with a potential real breakthrough.In the study, healthy participants wore a wrist-hand immobilizing cast (to encourage muscle weakness) for 4 weeks.  Half the group performed mental imagery exercises, picturing strong muscle contractions 5 days a week. A third group, a control group, had no interventions....more

In home support for elderly and disabled in Oregon Project Independence 19-59 year olds

click here   for more detailsA pilot program for elderly and disabled called Oregon Project Independence Pilot program gives in home support for people who are not on medicaid but on social security disability or are seniors.The regular Oregon Project Independence only covers people age 60 and older. This project will cover people age 19-59. They give in home supports such as cooking, meals on wheels, housekeeping, personal care, durable medical equipment, and alert buttons....more

This Body - Part 1 of 3


What We Must See: After War in Sri Lanka

They got married in 1990 and were leading a normal life. Both husband and wife used to make sweet called “Muscat” and sell it for survival. But after they got injured, they have become immobile. Jeyarubi Jeyalingam crawls on the ground and grass to move around. Her husband, Selvaratnam Jeyalingam, has a wooden clutch to support. ...more

My thoughts are strongly with this family. I ended up at a train station in Agra, India. The ...more

Women and children, elderly and disabled victims of Schwarzenegger budget cuts

Banksters get billions in bailouts, zero percent interest and then turn around and charge 2-3 percent when lending to US. No such break for women and children, elderly and the disabled, as former actor and California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced $19 billion in budget cuts....more

British Top Model Series With Disabled Women Backfires Badly

I am no more likely to buy a size double zero skirt from a girl with all four limbs or a chick with none. ...more

Teaching Sameness Is Just Wrong!

What are we teaching our children when we approve of sameness? Teaching this fallacy gives a foundation that is difficult to overcome. The reality is that people are different and that is what “makes the world go round.”   ...more