How Does Infrastructure Limit The Mobility Of Disabled People

How Does Infrastructure Limit The Mobility Of Disabled People

According to a 2011 report from the World Health Organization, an estimated one billion people worldwide live with some form of disability. That’s about 15 percent of the global population. And yet, in many cities, the mobility of disabled people still faces significant barriers when accessing basic infrastructure. Inaccessible infrastructure is a hidden cost of…

Spinal Cord Injury Support Group- You Are Not Alone

Spinal Cord Injury Support Group- You Are Not Alone

After I finished rehabilitation in 1980, I felt alone. This was before the Internet and organized Spinal Cord Injury Support Group did not exist. My family got me into a secondary rehabilitation center in Denver, CO, called Craig Rehabilitation Hospital. I could connect with other quadriplegics, making a world of difference. In my mindset, an…

Embracing Change: Why Challenges And Opportunities Go Hand In Hand

Embracing Change: Why Challenges And Opportunities Go Hand In Hand

Many people see challenges as a negative thing, something to be avoided at all costs. However, challenges can be excellent opportunities for growth and change. When we face adversity, we are forced to step outside our comfort zones and try new things. This can lead to personal growth and new opportunities we wouldn’t have otherwise…

7 Assistive Devices For Quadriplegics That Will Change Your Life

7 Assistive Devices For Quadriplegics That Will Change Your Life

Spinal cord injuries can limit a person’s mobility. It usually leads to paralysis in the arms and legs, but the equipment and tools are available for people with quadriplegia. An assistive device allows people with spinal cord injury to lead more fulfilling lives by restoring independence and function. The assistive devices for quadriplegics also reduce…

How To Overcome A Traumatic Event Using These 5 Tips

How To Overcome A Traumatic Event Using These 5 Tips

A traumatic event is a mental wound that occurs in response to an overwhelming stressful event. In addition, trauma can leave one feeling hopeless and at a loss for direction and clarity. There is no one-size-fits-all when we examine how to cope overcome a traumatic event. Everyday stressors include family problems, financial stress, minor accidents…