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Pokémon Go: The Future of Reality Gaming Excludes the Disabled

Pokémon Go: The Future of Reality Gaming Excludes the Disabled

  Pokémon Go is the latest gaming craze — but did you know that, for some, playing the game is not a possibility? Because the game asks players to inhabit and navigate both the digital and physical world, those with physical disabilities are quickly being left behind. Is this the bleak future of reality-based gaming? more…


Disabled Teens and the Healing Power of Sports

Disabled Teens and the Healing Power of Sports

  The Dralla Foundation has a simple and straightforward mission: to support programs that provide “an environment for children and adults with physical challenges to have fun.” In the spirit of this, the Foundation recently awarded a grant to World T.E.A.M Sports, an incredible, global nonprofit organization that hosts athletic events for both the physically more…


Scientists Use Nintendo Wii Games to Treat Cerebral Palsy Patients

Scientists Use Nintendo Wii Games to Treat Cerebral Palsy Patients

Mom and dad always warned us that video games would turn our brains into mush, but for children suffering from cerebral palsy, hope may actually come in the form of a Nintendo product. Researchers from Baskent University in Turkey have shown that the Nintendo Wii gaming system can be used to help improve hand function more…


The Importance of Children’s Day for Disabled Children in the U.S.

The Importance of Children’s Day for Disabled Children in the U.S.

The simple truth is that children are our future. As such, investing in them and ensuring that their futures are indeed bright should be one of society’s top priorities. But, while making this a priority isn’t always the case in some parts of the world, it’s high-time to break the cycle of underserved children. The more…


Think to Speak: A Breakthrough Technology for People with Disabilities

Think to Speak: A Breakthrough Technology for People with Disabilities

For those who are unable to speak, or have impaired speaking abilities, it’s not uncommon to feel trapped – literally – in one’s own mind. The fact is that those who are unable to communicate verbally are sadly missing out on the primary way that humans convey meaning. Lack of speech can affect people of more…


Erb’s Palsy Turns Out to Be No Match for Pro Boxer Joe Hughes

Erb’s Palsy Turns Out to Be No Match for Pro Boxer Joe Hughes

There’s no question about it: Disabilities don’t necessarily have to limit a person’s ability in sports. In fact, there’s an array of adaptive sports opportunities available to men, women, and children with intellectual or physical disabilities. But boxing isn’t usually one of them. Particularly when a serious physical condition limits the use of an entire more…


5 Reasons Why There Is a Serious Caregiver Shortage

5 Reasons Why There Is a Serious Caregiver Shortage

The homecare job market has reached a breaking point. The number of people in need of long-term care by far outweighs the number of direct care professionals at their disposal. But while the availability of homecare aides has plunged dramatically, they are still needed – and perhaps now more than ever. After all, these are more…


New Study Predicts Surgery Success for Cerebral Palsy

New Study Predicts Surgery Success for Cerebral Palsy

Treatments for children living with cerebral palsy can really create disruptions to one’s livelihood, but they are often necessary for a number of reasons. Such treatments, sometimes followed by demanding post-op therapy, may be recommended to improve digestion, hearing, vision, or pain levels; or to control movement and coordination. Either way, it’s indisputable that these children undertake more than their fair share of surgery. The more…


11 Families Found Life-Changing Way to Support Locals Living with CP

11 Families Found Life-Changing Way to Support Locals Living with CP

Many obstacles stand in the way between children and adults living with physical disabilities and their independence. This independence is unfortunately lacking in many areas of life, including learning, working, and getting around. It’s a cherished freedom that many people with physical disabilities – and their families – may have previously assumed difficult if not more…