Programs For Schools: Making Minds Handicap Accessible

Since 2010 Mike Berkson and Tim Wambach have toured the United States with Handicap This!, a two man stage show with a message of tolerance and inclusion. Mike is a quadriplegic with cerebral palsy; Tim has served as Mike’s aide for over 14 years. The pair have captivated and motivated educators and students with their motto: “Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.”

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Used and New Wheelchair Van Dealer for Granbury, Texas, TX

AMS Vans has great values on wheelchair mini vans for sale in Granbury, TX and nationwide. We pride ourselves in giving excellent support to help customers find affordable new or used accessible vehicles with side and rear entry lowered floor van conversions. Our wheelchair accessible vans are ideal for personal or commercial transportation for wheelchairs, mobility scooters, and powerchair users. We will bring you a new or used wheelchair vehicle to Granbury and still save you thousands of dollars unlike other wheelchair vehicle dealerships. So get away in Granbury, Texas, TX, and explore the possibilities.

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Resources and Support for Caregivers

Paralysis Community, a resource of the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, is a safe and secure online social networking site with a robust discussion area on many areas of paralysis, including caregiving. Caregiver Action Network educates, supports and empowers families who care for chronically ill, aged or disabled loved ones National Alliance for Caregiving is a coalition of national groups that supports family caregivers and the professionals who help them. The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving establishes local, state and national partnerships committed to promoting caregiver health, skills and resilience. Well Spouse is a national organization that gives support to wives, husbands, and partners of the chronically ill and/or disabled. Addresses issues common to family caregivers: anger, guilt, fear, isolation, grief, and financial threat. Caregiving.com is a web community for families and healthcare professionals who care for chronically ill or disabled family members. The Family Caregiver Alliance (FCA) operates the National Center on Caregiving to develop support programs for family caregivers in every state. AARP offers a caregiving resource center, including legal issues, long distance caregiving, end-of-life issues. Toll-free 1-877-333-5885. Today’s Caregiver magazine offers topic-specific newsletters, online discussion lists, chat rooms and an online store. National Respite Coalition Network helps parents, caregivers and professionals get a break using respite services in their local area. National Caregivers Library is large source of free information for caregivers. Shepherd’s Centers of America (SCA) is an interfaith organization that coordinates nearly 100 independent Shepherd’s Centers across the United States to help older adults remain independent. Hiring and Management of Personal Care Assistants for Individuals with SCI ✎ EditSign

is a downloadable booklet from the SCI Project at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Covers everything from locating and hiring to training and paying personal assistants. Includes forms, checklists and resources.

  • CareCure Forum for caregivers. Active and helpful message board for loved ones and caregivers of people living with paralysis.
  • Spinal Cord Injury Caregivers is a forum on Yahoo! to share information and to support other caregivers who are caring for people with SCI.
  • Nursing Home Compare, sponsored by Medicare, offers information about the past performance of most nursing homes in the U.S.
  • Source: www.christopherreeve.org

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    5 Most Accessible Restaurants in Granbury

    Granbury is one of the most vibrant and popular tourist areas in Texas with wonderful restaurants, stores and attractions. The charming square boasts beautiful old buildings to which people flock all year round. The senior population, comprised of both locals and tourists, is extensive and therefore modifications were made to ensure comfort for those with mobility disabilities. Interesting old areas seldom provide accessibility, but Granbury works hard to make this population comfortable while maintaining the old world feeling.

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