Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Cerebral Palsy

Girl with disability triggers invention that’s sweeping the globe

Published: November 30, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury:

“I have saved recess for myself and a million other people!” Zoey Harrison exclaimed.

ITHACA, Mich. – Sometimes in life, ”unintended consequences” happen. They are outcomes that are not the ones foreseen and intended by a purposeful action.

It’s occurred for a family in the mid-Michigan community of Ithaca, – in a big way – and they have their disabled nine-year-old daughter to thank for it.

Wheelchair curling at the 2018 Winter Paralympics: All you need to know

Published: March 2, 2018 | Spinal Cord Injury: , ,

Wheelchair curling made its Paralympic debut in Torino in 2006.

Teams are comprised of male and female athletes who have a physical impairment in the lower half of their body. This can include spinal-cord injuries, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and double-leg amputation.

The team has four players: Lead, second, third and skip, plus an alternate who can come in as a replacement.

Digital glasses for people without use of arms wins major award in Dundee

Published: January 21, 2017 | Spinal Cord Injury: ,

Digital glasses which assist people who don’t have the use of their arms have been named the best new product at a prestigious awards ceremony.

GlassOuses, which use Bluetooth to connect to computers, phones and televisions, won the prize at the Blackwood Design Awards. The glasses were the brainchild of Mehmet Turker, who is based in Hong Kong.

Judges from across Scottish industries opted to give the top prize to the glasses in a category which also included a brace for people who have a weakness in the knee or an injury that impairs their ability to stand or walk independently.

Archer’s Challenge Has Able-Bodied People Use Wheelchairs to Highlight Inaccessibility

Published: October 11, 2016 | Spinal Cord Injury:

chikage-windler-archers-challengeThis week, hundreds of able-bodied people in Austin, Texas, will spend the day in a wheelchair to raise awareness of the accessibility issues people who use wheelchairs and other mobility devices face on a daily basis.

The initiative, known as Archer’s Challenge, was started by 20-year-old Archer Hadley, who has cerebral palsy. Archer’s Challenge began in 2015, after Hadley was frustrated by the lack of automatic doors at his school.

Cerebral Palsy And Being Quadriplegic Won’t Stop Christopher Hills

Published: September 28, 2016 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Christopher HillsThe Queensland boy runs his own video editing company.

Meet Christopher Hills, a young man from Queensland who thought his body would always limit him.

Having Cerebral Palsy and being bound to a wheelchair as a quadriplegic, Hills now says it’s only his imagination that’s the limit thanks to incredible technology that allows him to professionally edit video by tapping his head.

“I am a Toowoomba boy, but moved to the Sunshine Coast hinterland with my parents and younger sister about 10 years ago. I have Cerebral Palsy and am quadriplegic, but I feel like my disability has always taken a backseat to everything I do,”

The Teen Actor Who’s Breaking Barriers On TV

Published: September 21, 2016 | Spinal Cord Injury:

micah-fowler-as-jj-dimeo-on-speechlessMicah Fowler, the star of Speechless, is just your average almost-famous high school senior with a disability rights mission.

Shortly before his high school prom, actor Micah Fowler found out ABC had picked up Speechless, the sitcom in which he stars as a nonverbal teen in a family of five. Weeks later, the 18-year-old New Jersey native moved to Los Angeles with his mother to start shooting and he’s had to make some personal sacrifices for this gig: He is missing much of his sled hockey season and much of his senior year (though he still plans to graduate with his class in the spring); plus, the somewhat social media–averse teen has joined both Twitter and Instagram to promote the show.

Cerebral Palsy Guidance

Published: April 22, 2016 | Spinal Cord Injury:
CerebralPalsyGuidance.com
CerebralPalsyGuidance.com

We provide vital guidance and assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy.

Cerebral Palsy Guidance was created to provide answers and assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy. Our goal is to reach as many members of the cerebral palsy community as possible, building up a network of support, as well as providing necessary assistance.

We cover cerebral palsy from all angles–from symptoms, causes, and treatment, to daily living information, such as communication and transitioning to adulthood articles.

Christopher Hills: My Journey with Education and Technology

Published: December 1, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury:

This is a video Christopher Hills made as part of a presentation he gave to Alberta Education.

First Female Quadriplegic to Summit Africa’s Highest Peak

Published: September 4, 2015 | Spinal Cord Injury:

Training-climb-in-Cape-Town-in-June21-year-old South African ‘ability activist’ Chaeli Mycroft has become the first female quadriplegic to reach the top of Africa’s highest mountain, Kilimanjaro.

Chaeli and her team—the Chaeli Kili Climbers—reached the summit early Thursday morning after five days of gruelling ascent in a specialised wheelchair.

“This is the day of days,” read a message from expedition leader Carel Verhoef late Wednesday evening just before the final push to the summit.

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