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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.

Drutau Ciprian Starts Indiegogo Campaign to Support 'Born to Be Special' Center for Disabled Children

LogoThe B2B Special Center for Brain-Injured Children Rehabilitation is an advanced facility in Constanta, Romania engaged in rehabilitation for all brain-injured children. The center started in September 2014, depending entirely on funding from charitable organizations. The center is managed by a Romanian NGO called "Copii Suflete Sperante."

Disability Host Provider I Can Direct Announces First Plans for Transition to NDIS

I Can Direct, a leading host provider under Queensland's Your Life Your Choice program, announced plans for helping residents with the upcoming transition to Australia's National Disability Insurance Scheme. With Queensland scheduled to come online with the program on the first of July next year, I Can Direct is prepared to ensure that the transition will be a smooth one for the many disabled residents who take part in the state's Your Life Your Choice self directed support system. With a plan now in place that accounts well for the details known ahead of the bilateral agreement to be signed in December of this year, I Can Direct is especially well positioned to help disabled Queenslanders and their families navigate the upcoming changes.

Disability Doesn't Have to Curb Freedom, Says WWVS

The team at WWVS has been impressed and inspired by the story of former Royal Marine Andy Grant, shared in his local paper, the Liverpool Echo. Despite losing a limb after being caught in a bomb blast while on duty in Afghanistan, Andy was keen to continue to live a full and active lifestyle.

Motability Event Showcases the Benefits of Wheelchair Adapted Cars

Motability's Big Event takes place on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 May, designed to introduce disabled people to the benefits of Motability vehicles including adapted cars, powered wheelchairs and scooters. WWVS invites disabled drivers to attend the event to learn how a Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle could help them before viewing the used WAVs available at its showroom in Devon.