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Accessibility Guidelines for Cruise Ships Proposed

 The Federal Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (known as the “Access Board”) has issued proposed accessibility guidelines for cruise ships that are required to abide by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The guidelines will apply to passenger ships that provide public transportation services such as ferries and excursion boats, and public accommodation passenger […]

Stem Cells Benefit Those With Disabilities

An FDA federally-approved clinical trial will determine whether stem cells can improve symptoms of cerebral palsy. The research trial, which is expected to include 40 children, is looking at children that have cerebral palsy and whose umbilical cord blood was banked at birth. The stem cells are thawed and then injected intravenously back into the […]

Behavioral Therapy for Those With Disabilities

Behavior therapy is a form of psychotherapy used to treat depression, phobias, anxiety disorders and other forms of psychopathology. The therapy is important for individuals with disabilities, specially developmentally disabled children, as it will help break unwanted behaviors that exist as a result of their physical and mental condition.  Behavior therapy is based upon the behavior […]

Autism and the Disabilities of those with Autism

Autism is a pervasive developmental disorder of children that is characterized by impaired communication, excessive rigidity and emotional detachment. Autistic children have impaired social interaction along with restricted and repetitive behavior. Autism is thought to be the result of genetics. The genetics of autism are complex and it is unclear whether autism is the result […]

Blind is a Visual Disability

Blind is a visual disability and the condition of lacking visual perception due to physical or neurological factors. Various scales describe the extent of vision loss. Total blindness is the complete lack of form and visual light perception. Clinically it is called no light perception. Blind is frequently used to describe severe visual impairment with residual vision. Those […]

Disabilities and Hip Pain

For the past year I’ve had bad hip pain. I guess that it’s a side effect of being in a wheelchair, and the lack of movement or walking. We recently found out it was my S.I. joint. The S.I. joint is the joint or articulation between the sacrum and ilium. The doctor gave me a Lidocine and Cortisone injection in the joint. Since […]

Disability ART Program in Miami

  A few months ago we had our 2nd annual ART exhibition “Colours Erupted”. Twenty disabled artists displayed their work at the MAC center in Coral Gables, Florida. It was held to support the ART program and I sold all my pieces! We even had a mosaic composed of  individual pieces by the artists. I […]

Cerebral Palsy is a Disability

Cerebral Palsy is a disorder usually caused by brain damage and marked by muscular impairment. It’s a disability that affects about 1 million individuals in the United States. Cerebral Palsy can occur at or before birth, or as a result of surgery or other trauma, as in my case. CP is caused by damage to […]

Welcome to Disability News

Disability News is finally up. My goal is to help those who have the incredible ability of succeeding, not withstanding their disabilities. I will be posting information on the latest developments and the best resources related to disabilities and the services provided to enhance your life. From the innovations coming from stem cells to the […]