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This tutorial will show you how to make your own weighted blanket - sensory friendly for SPD and other sensory sensitivities.

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justrollinon:

I’d love it if they stopped using the phrase “despite their disabilities”

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I don’t know what the caption of this picture is or should be. Let’s make our own captions.

I don’t know what the caption of this picture is or should be. Let’s make our own captions.

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(blog by Tiffiny Carlson)

Wheelchair Yoga: Easy Beginners Poses

Around seven years ago I discovered adapted yoga. Classes were being offered at my local disability rehab facility, and as a dancer before my injury, I was enthralled. Oh yeah. I wanted to get my yoga on. And when I was…

I have CP and always wondered if I could practice yoga because of my spasticity. Despite of the fact that I don’t use a wheelchair, I find this wheelchair yoga post useful for answering my question.

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"My Leaky Body is not a typical illness memoir. It is rather a first-person account of negotiating the Canadian health-care system as a patient, and a passionate call for reform in the way the system treats the vulnerable. But this is by no means a dour read: Devaney’s story is told with self-deprecation and large dollops of humour."

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“I understand better than most the significant obstacles that often confront students with physical disabilities,” says Gordon. “This foundation aims to give these young people everything they need to compete for promising careers and contribute to the future of their families and the Canadian society.”

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York University psychology Professor Jonathan Weiss is one of the co-leads in a research program that was recently awarded $1.8 million over three years from the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Health System Research Fund.

The program, Health Care Access Research in Developmental Disabilities (H-CARDD), aims to enhance the overall health and wellbeing of individuals with developmental disabilities through improved health-care policy and services.

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York University Distinguished Research Professor Marcia Rioux, in the School of Health Policy and Management in the Faculty of Health, has received more than $1 million in funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency and York University contributions to support the final phase of development of a global disability rights monitoring system.

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Wiz Khalifa and Jimmy Kimmel may have made history last night. Even though Khalifa claimed he’s taken part in a sign language rap battle before, this night was still unique. As Khalifa spit some raps, three sign language interpreters take turns fi…

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A group of disabled children, with the aid of crutches, play around a water fountain in New Delhi, India.

A group of disabled children, with the aid of crutches, play around a water fountain in New Delhi, India.

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theperksofbeingdisabled:

Disabled princesses!

I say: what if the Prince is not able-bodied?

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policymic:

The Cybathlon is coming to Zurich in 2016

In 2016, Zurich will be the host of a new bionic take on human history — robotic Olympics. Bringing mere mortals and out-of-this world technology ever closer, Switzerland is set to host the first ever Cybathlon. The world’s top athletes with disabilities will compete with cutting-edge robotic technology in new competitive events. While it’s no scene out of a Transformers movie — thank goodness — the Cybathlon will showcase both amazing athletes with disabilities and the breakthrough technology that works with them. 

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slightly-oblivvyous:

One of my dear friends has been struggling with a string of low spoons days lately, which inspired me to create this spoons meter so they could quickly and wordlessly convey how they were feeling that day. It works on a scale of 0 to 5, where five spoons means: “Hey, I’m feeling good! Let’s go out and see people and kick ass and crush the patriarchy!” and zero spoons means: “Spoon levels critically low - DO NOT ENGAGE”
I figured this might be useful for other spoonies struggling with chronic illness or disability, so I’m making it freely available! The meter itself is small enough to fit nicely in a blog description or anywhere else you may wish to conspicuously display your current spoons level.

You can download the full set here. It’s totally free to use (although, of course, credit and a note to let me know would be lovely!) Even if you don’t need this, please consider reblogging in case one of your followers might find it useful.
May all your spoons be polished and your silverware drawer be full! =3

slightly-oblivvyous:

One of my dear friends has been struggling with a string of low spoons days lately, which inspired me to create this spoons meter so they could quickly and wordlessly convey how they were feeling that day. It works on a scale of 0 to 5, where five spoons means: “Hey, I’m feeling good! Let’s go out and see people and kick ass and crush the patriarchy!” and zero spoons means: “Spoon levels critically low - DO NOT ENGAGE”

I figured this might be useful for other spoonies struggling with chronic illness or disability, so I’m making it freely available! The meter itself is small enough to fit nicely in a blog description or anywhere else you may wish to conspicuously display your current spoons level.

You can download the full set here. It’s totally free to use (although, of course, credit and a note to let me know would be lovely!) Even if you don’t need this, please consider reblogging in case one of your followers might find it useful.

May all your spoons be polished and your silverware drawer be full! =3

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atlasobscura:

Objects of Intrigue: One-Handed Trombone

The Horniman Museum in London has some fascinating objects in its musical instruments collection, from arm-shaped clappers to a crystallophone made from 33 glass bowls, but one brass horn is especially extraordinary for its inventiveness. The one-handed trombone allows a person to play the bellowing instrument with just one arm. 

Classical music specialist Gavin Dixon wrote a guest post for the Horniman about the One Handed Musical Instrument Trust's recent visit to check out the musical wonder. The Trust is dedicated to the development of instruments like the old trombone for musicians to play with one hand. The trombone was the work of Eric McGavin who was with Boosey & Hawkes from 1950 to 1970, working on instrument design, education, and overseeing the musical instrument museum at the company's factory in Edgware.

"This double-slide trombone benefited from all these fields of expertise," Dixon writes. "Another instrument in the Horniman collection, a double-slide contrabass trombone, was part of the Boosey & Hawkes collection that McGavin curated, and this may have provided an inspiration for his design.”

The instrument was played with a now-missing support stand which allowed the musician to slide the trombone and buzz into the mouthpiece with just one hand. There’s a long, if somewhat obscure, tradition of one-armed instruments, such as the early 20th century vaudeville star Bert Amend who lost an arm in a mill accident and formed a whole one-armed band with devices he engineered for one-handed play, and the late jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk, known for playing several saxophones at once, who altered his instruments following a stroke so he could continue to perform.

To hear Dixon play “Acrobat” on the one-handed trombone, keep going to Atlas Obscura!