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Para Polo, Water Polo for Paraplegics and Amputees Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

Chase Dietrich, the founder of Para Polo Paraplegic Water Polo League recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to build support and raise funds for a nonprofit paraplegic water polo league that will help people like himself get out of their wheelchairs, enjoy the freedom of the water and get much-needed exercise combined with fun. The crowdfunding campaign was set up on the most popular platform for such campaigns: Generosity by Indiegogo, with a funding goal of at least $2,500, which was successfully achieved within the first 21 days of the campaign period.

Ogo Is a Hands-Free, Self-Balancing Wheelchair Providing a New Transportation for Those with Disabilities

LogoOgo, the world's first hands-free two-wheeled self-balancing transportation device, is now live on Indiegogo and raising funds to bring the project to life.

Bottaro Law Became a "Beacon of Light" for Special Needs Children Throughout the Providence, Rhode Island Region

LogoThe 40th Annual Meeting Street Telethon Fundraiser took place on January 30. This year's televised event was one of the most successful. Businesses throughout the region lent a helping hand to the success of this year's event, including an award-winning personal injury law firm, Bottaro Law. The event raised money for the Meeting Street schools which focus on providing local special needs children with an appropriate education in a safe and healthy learning environment.

Veteran Wins VA Disability Claim After 28 Years on Appeal

LogoAfter spending 28 years fighting in the appeals process, 83-year-old Ferdinand Hazewinkel of Lugoff, South Carolina was finally awarded disability benefits through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on February 5.

New SmartCare Watch Revolutionizes the Way We Care for the Elderly

LogoMany of us have been tasked with providing care to an elderly parent or other family member while others are caregiving professionals. Either way, there is a constant challenge between balancing one's own quality of life delivering the quality of care expected of us with the added challenge of maintaining the dignity of the senior citizen cared for. For example, adult children of dementia patients are often faced with missing time at work, lost wages, missing time with their own children and a mountain of stress trying to keep tabs on their loved one.

My Disability Matters Launches with Nationwide Survey for Australian Disabled People

The Washington Post recently drew attention to the growing controversy in Australia over The Mighty, a website supposedly for and by people with a disability, openly mocking Autism with a post about 'meltdown bingo'. In response, those with disabilities as well as well as those who care for them are looking for a new way to be open and honest about their issues without being mocked. Dale Reardon, a blind Australian disability activist and entrepreneur, has launched the website My Disability Matters, with a comprehensive survey for potential users to have their say on the site's agenda, operating procedures and more.

Bael Wellness Seeks Funding via Fundable to Expand Their Inventory

LogoBack pain and bad posture related discomforts are extremely common these days. According to the latest statistical figures, around 80% of Americans have experienced back pain at least once in their life. Unfortunately, it is extremely difficult to treat back pain and bad postures permanently. Most of the painkillers offer temporary relief and have many negative side-effects. The pain relieving sprays and belts are no better.

Crowdfund Buzz & Frankie Russo Team Up to Help America's Team

LogoAmerica's Team has the goal to open and operate a stress reduction and biofeedback center in Brooklyn, NY to help the men & women of the US armed forces in the greater New York City metropolitan area.

Matt Mikka Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Fund Life After the Battlefield

LogoLife After the Battlefield is a documentary series about how wounded soldiers of modern war zones adapt to life after returning home.  This television series will feature vets who are struggling with returning to "normal" life and the challenges they face.  According to producer Matt Mikka, "For the majority of our veterans the real war starts when they return home with a life changing or crippling injury.  In this documentary series, we are bringing the much hidden afterlife of these soldiers into the public eye, and we are showing how they adapt to their injuries at home, with their kids, at work and elsewhere.  It's a game changer, and we are excited to get started."

Rosen, Moss, Snyder & Bleefeld, LLP, Announce Legal Services for Clients Seeking Disability Compensation

It may be hard to believe, but when it comes to disability compensation, insurers – both privately purchased or through that which is available from employers – often deliberately and wrongfully deny people's disability benefits as a way to increase corporate profits. Taking advantage of the person's weakened state, these companies assume that injured or sick parties are unlikely to file suit. Rosen, Moss, Snyder & Bleefeld, LLP, disability attorneys in PA, are available to provide comprehensive, skilled legal representation for those who believe they are owed greater claims or benefits.

New Australian Health, Disability & Home Support Services Directory Has Officially Launched

LogoLaunched at the 'Our Choice Expo' of the Geelong 'Having a Say' disability conference, Support Directory is Australia's leading directory for disability and aged care support services.

Mobility123 Providing Homeowners with Mobility Access Solutions for Seniors and Individuals with Disabilities

LogoWhile mobility limitations can certainly be challenging for seniors and individuals with disabilities, there are myriad affordable options available to customize homes to accommodate these special needs. With the help of independent living solutions, individuals who were previously limited in their mobility and independence can reclaim their ability to easily maneuver their homes and tend to their needs. Mobility123, a mobility solutions provider, is currently offering homeowners many different systems that allow for comfortable movement assistance and increased autonomy.

World's Disabled Children See a New Ray of Hope

A great number of disabled and needy children have gotten a bright smile on their faces, all thanks to the work of a local NGO, which aims at helping the disabled and needy children by providing them with care, financial support, and the child sponsorship.

Kickstarter Campaign Merges Craft Beer and Adults with Disabilities

Brewability Lab will soon launch a Kickstarter project to raise funds for brewing equipment to employ adults with developmental disabilities to brew craft beer.

PA Disability Lawyers, Rosen, Moss, Snyder & Bleefeld, LLP, Announce Long-Term Disability Win

LogoMistreatment by insurance companies on the part of individuals who need long-term care is a typical, frequent occurrence. Insurers – whether private or through an employer – will sometimes approve short-term disability claims for those who file them, only to deny additional benefits later on, despite concrete proof of an inability to work due to injury or illness. Even when the insured has been placed under constant care in a hospital or other inpatient center, insurance companies may deny claims. With the help of the right lawyer, however, disabled individuals can reclaim their rights to full medical coverage through their insurance company. Rosen, Moss, Snyder & Bleefeld, LLP, disability lawyers in PA, announce that they have recently won one such difficult case for a Pennsylvania client.

OctaFX Volunteered for Bali Sports Foundation and 3rd International Bali Para Games

Earlier this year OctaFX has announced its sponsorship of Bali Sport Foundation (BSF) across three programmes: Wheelchair Rugby, Wheelchair Basketball and Disabled Sailing.

Free Mobile Media Glossary for the Deaf Now Has over 2000 Clips

SignMedia SMART, a free mobile sign language video glossary created by Bellyfeel Media and partners from 4 European Universities has been relaunched to now include over 2000 media clips. The media glossary explains media industry terminology and allows deaf media professionals to work more easily within the TV and Film industry and create their own high quality work.

Rosen, Moss, Snyder, Bleefeld, LLP Providing Free Consultations for Disability Insurance Claims

LogoWhen an accident or tragedy occurs that leaves individuals unable to work and earn a living, disability insurance is used to protect future earnings. If disability compensation has been denied and individuals require the assistance of dedicated attorneys to help them get the benefits they deserve, Rosen, Moss, Snyder, Bleefeld, LLP is proud to announce they are providing free consultation for disability insurance claims.

Light at the End of the Tunnel for These Affected People

Here is a good news to those who struggle due to lack of access to legal help for their problem of not being able to get their disability benefits. 4 California Disability, a Social Security Disability lawyer firm, headed by Stuart Barasch, is committed to getting these people the benefits they need as quickly as possible. Regardless of the fact whether these people are just beginning the process of applying for their SSI or Disability Benefits or they have received a denied Social Security claim, they can rely upon their services and ability to move their case effectively as well as efficiently, says 4 California Disability.

No More Struggles to Get Disability Benefits

Those who are struggling to get disability benefits may find solace from news that, a law firm, is committed to getting them the benefits they need very quickly. Whether these people have just begun the process of applying for SSI or Disability Benefits, or they have received a denied Social Security claim, they can be confident that their case will be moved forward efficiently and effectively, says 4 California Disability. Stuart Barasch, the lawyer who is running the firm has decades of experience handling even the toughest and the most challenging Social Security matters.

Food Hero Mimi Kozma Launches IndieGoGo Campaign

LogoFood Hero Mimi Kozma is a special education teacher, mother and wife in addition to being a master home chef and radio personality.  Her "Food Hero" persona came about when she was growing up with a younger sister who struggled with extreme learning disabilities.  As Mimi watched her parents work to find solutions and support, she learned that "the challenges faced by a family of a child with special needs, be it medical, educational and/or psychological is complex, often misunderstood and unquestionably underappreciated."  Now, Food Hero Mimi Kozma is helping families who may also struggle with these same issues through her work with food.

Holidays for the Disabled Founder Paul Fogerty Tells His Story at Disability Today

Holidays for the Disabled founder Paul Fogerty was recently featured at Disability Today, one of the leading online sources of news and perspectives concerning disabled people. At the Disability Today website, Fogerty recounts his personal story, describing how his determination to become a self-sufficient provider for his family eventually led to the founding and growth of Holidays for the Disabled, now one of the world's leading travel agencies of its kind. Thanks to Fogerty's careful attention and personal experience, Holidays for the Disabled allows disabled people and those with limited mobility to confidently book rewarding holidays to any of a wide range of the world's top destinations.

Ultrasound Devices Created by Help Blind People "See" the World Around Them

LogoVitaly Munirov, one of the founders of the non-profit organization, has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo in order to introduce their ingenious new device to the public. This campaign has a funding goal of $6,000, which needs to be raised in order to bring "Ultrasound" Arduino based devices to market so they can help make the world a more accessible place for blind people everywhere. The majority of blind people rely upon a cane in order to get around. They use it to "feel" the world around them, and avoid potentially dangerous situations and obstacles. The inspired minds behind Ultrasound state, "[blind people] use canes to probe their surroundings, but some obstacles can be hard to spot. Fences, tall cars, and barrier gates for example." This inspired them to come up with a truly viable solution, and open the world to the visually impaired members of society.

Eleonora Del Federico Seeks Funding via Crowdrise to Support "The Final Show of Licio Isolani"

LogoLicio Isolani, a professor of sculpture, suffered a massive stroke on November 18th, 2012. A prominent figure of the Italian-New York's art scene of the sixties and seventies, Isolani has lost his speech and his mobility since then. After being tube-fed and breathing on artificial ventilation for two years, he is presently at Calvary Hospital in Brooklyn.

Donkey Provide Animal Assisted Therapy and Improves Communication Skills

LogoThis centre, a Finca based in Spain, is a place for everyone who likes to be in nature and loves animals. Nestled between gentle rolling hills, La Granja Esavas is a self-sustaining farm which offers a wide range of services for people with disabilities.