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Mental Health Month – Reducing the Stigma of Mental Illness

By: Marie Miguel Mental illness is experienced by one in five adults every year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. It includes bipolar disorder, anxiety, and depression, the latter being the leading cause of disability in the world. And yet, one of...

Does Smart Technology Truly Help with Independence?

An increasing of installing smart technology in homes is growing daily. Everybody is buying things for their homes to making their lives easy and save money. Does smart technology help people with disabilities to be more independent?  Smart Technology What is...

Netflix “Special” Got My Mind Wondering

I just ran across an article about a new Netflix show called “Special”. It is about a guy who has Cerebral Palsy and gay. The first show aired on April 12. I watched the trailer and to me, it was just alright.  Ray O'Connell The character who plays the guy who...

Surprised By a New PCA

What if your case manager just changed your primary personal care assistant (PCA) agency on you without telling you, what would you do? If you are not familiar with me, I live on my own in a building called Katharine Manor Apartments. I hire my own aides and pay them....

What About Cerebral Palsy Month

March is Cerebral Palsy awareness month. I know you are saying so what - it is just a month that does nothing important. I feel that too since we don't see much improvement in treatments per se, but we are seeing a lot of news about kids with Cerebral Palsy doing...

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Chris Lenart, Founder of Disability Awareness, speaks to students, youth groups, conference audiences, faith-based institutions and the workplace to promote disability awareness.

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