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Studies: Yoga Shows Benefits for Stroke Rehabilitation

New research shows that adapted yoga improves balance and flexibility, contributes to a stronger and faster gait, and increases strength and endurance during stroke rehabilitation.

United Spinal Members to Roll on Capitol Hill

Next week the United Spinal Association and the National Spinal Cord Injury Association will Roll On Capitol Hill to speak up for the rights of people with disabilities

Donald Strickland Foundation to Host Fundraiser, Mini Football Camp in SF Bay Area

If you live in the San Francisco and want something to do with the kids the weekend of July 6-7, you’re in luck.

Sam Schmidt, Mike Bruno Join The Braun Corporation

The Braun Corporation has announced that Mike Bruno, of Bruno Independent Living Aids, and Sam Schmidt, of Sam Schmidt Motorsports, have joined the senior management group as strategic investors.

Spinal Muscular Atrophy Gene Mutation Identified

Scientists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have uncovered a gene mutation responsible for spinal muscular atrophy with lower extremity predominance (SMA-LED).

Paralyzed 19-Year-Old Aims for Indy500

Michael Johnson, who is only 19, hopes to be the first paralyzed driver to compete in the Indy500.

Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy Sets Lineup for SMA Conference

The 2012 SMA Annual Conference kicks off June 21 in Bloomington, Minn.

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UCP Launches New Brave Kids Site

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) has launched a new online encyclopedia for children, youth and teens ages 6-17 with chronic illnesses and disabilities.

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IM ABLE Hosts Triathlon for All Abilities

On May 19, IM ABLE hosted its ninth Got the Nerve? Triathlon in Mount Gretna, Pa.

HHS Funding to Target Long-Term Services for Seniors, People With Disabilities

Health and Human Services (HHS) will award $25 million to support Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) in nearly every state over the next one to three years.

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‘The Intouchables’ Hits Theaters

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Athletes Compete in Paratriathlon National Championships for Chance at Team USA

On Memorial Day, paratriatheletes from across the United States competed in the 2012 USA Paratriathlon National Championship in Austin, Texas.

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2012 U.S. Paralympic Wheelchair Rugby Team Named

Members of the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Wheelchair Rugby Team have been selected.

White House Honors Ralph Braun

Last month, Ralph Braun, founder of the Braun Corporation, was honored at the White House as one of 14 Champions of Change.

IHSA Files Lawsuit to Clarify Policies for Student Athletes With Disabilities

After receiving repeated threats of legal action from representatives for the Illinois Attorney General, the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) has filed for declaratory judgment against the Illinois Attorney General.

Hip Hop Video Contest to Raise Awareness of Stroke

The American Stroke Association is conducting a nationwide hip hop video contest to educate people about stroke.

Chrysler Educates Employees About Vehicle Conversions

Chrysler Group hosted an event at its headquarters to increase employee awareness of wheelchair accessible vehicles and adaptive mobility equipment options and debut its new Automobility Program Web site.

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Accessible Travel Certification Opens Possibilities for Travelers Using Mobility Equipment

Special Needs Group's Accessible Travel Advocate course for travel agents is making traveling for people with mobility conditions easier.