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Nike Adds to FlyEase Line of Shoes, Developed for Athletes with Disabilities

Nike Adds to FlyEase Line of Shoes, Developed for Athletes with Disabilities

Nike is releasing a new model in its FlyEase line of shoes, which have been developed for and in consultation with people with disabilities. The company’s product development scientists have often worked with people with cerebral palsy, a disability that affects motor control, and which may be caused by a medical mistake made by a more…


Employers Appreciating Diverse Perspective and Talents of People with Disabilities

Employers Appreciating Diverse Perspective and Talents of People with Disabilities

A recent survey conducted by the University of New Hampshire Institute of Disability and the Kessler Foundation suggests that people with disabilities are making gains in the workplace. Not only are they pressing forward despite physical barriers, people with disabilities feel they are gaining respect as competent employees. This is positive news for individuals with more…


Children with Disabilities Not Served by Current Educational System, Reports Suggest

Children with Disabilities Not Served by Current Educational System, Reports Suggest

Two recent studies have important implications for students with disabilities, and how they are treated in our educational system. These findings reveal that students with disabilities have higher rates of being disciplined at school, and do not perform as well as their peers in math and reading. While such problems might seem to have different more…


Apple Designs New Emojis to Better Represent People with Disabilities

Apple Designs New Emojis to Better Represent People with Disabilities

Wheelchair users, service dogs, and prosthetic limbs are just a few of the new emojis Apple plans to bring to their smartphones in an effort to better represent people with disabilities. This month, Apple submitted a Proposal for New Accessibility Emoji to the Unicode Consortium, the non-profit in charge of emoji requests among other software more…


The Best Ways to Shop for Special Needs Toys After the Toys ‘R’ Us Closures

The Best Ways to Shop for Special Needs Toys After the Toys ‘R’ Us Sales

Toys ‘R’ Us, one of America’s oldest and largest retailers, is officially closing its doors. The company is now making preparations to sell most of its 1,758 stores worldwide, including more than 800 across the U.S. Unless crowdfunding saves the business (so far they’ve raised beyond $200 Million), Toys ‘R’ Us is expected to run more…


March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, Here’s How You Can Do Your Part

March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month, Here's How You Can Do Your Part

March is Cerebral Palsy Awareness Month – an opportunity for cerebral palsy advocacy organizations across the country to sponsor awareness campaigns to promote education and research about CP. Cerebral palsy is a disability caused by problems with brain development that may happen before a child is born, or brain injuries caused during or shortly after more…


Study Finds Second Apgar Score Pivotal to the Detection of Cerebral Palsy

Study Finds Second Apgar Score Pivotal to the Detection of Cerebral Palsy

The Apgar score has remained the very first test given to newborns since 1952. Developed by anesthesiologist Virginia Apgar, the name conveniently represents an acronym: Appearance (skin color), Pulse (heart rate), Grimace (reflexes), Activity (muscle tone), and Respiration (breathing). Tests according to these 5 criteria are conducted 1, 5, and 10 minutes immediately after a baby’s birth, then scored more…


Higher Incidence of Cerebral Palsy in Low-Income Rural Areas, According to Taiwan Study

Higher Incidence of Cerebral Palsy in Low-Income Rural Areas, According to Taiwan Study

A recent study conducted by a group of Taiwanese researchers found a higher rate of cerebral palsy among families who had a low income and lived in rural areas. The researchers noted these results are in line with previous studies that indicated a higher incidence of cerebral palsy in less economically developed countries. Generally speaking, more…


Doctor Burnout, Hospital Oversight, and the Damage to Mother and Baby

Doctor Burnout, Hospital Oversight, and the Damage to Mother and Baby

The link between high levels of physician burnout and low levels of patient safety is well established. So is the fact that doctors are seldom willing to take responsibility for inadequate care. In a recent Medscape survey, however, they admitted to having a problem. The survey included 15,000 practicing physicians across 29 specialties in the more…