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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 […]

Learning Disabilities

Learning disabilities affect both children and adults. It generally affects more boys than girls. The term learning disability is used to describe the unexplained difficulties someone of average intelligence has in acquiring basic academic skills. These skills are essential for success at school and work, and for coping with life in general. It’s a term that refers to a […]

Massage Therapy for Those With Disabilities

Massage therapy is an accepted therapy for those with disabilities. According to several studies, massage therapy has been found to help children with autism, ADHD, cystic fibrosis, and cerebral palsy. The combination of strokes and passive stretching benefits most people. It is also very important for adults in that it keeps the muscles stretched and […]

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 […]

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 […]