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Tips for parents of children with disabilities

Tips for parents of children with disabilities

2018/03/06

Raising a child is a huge and challenging responsibility. When that child has a physical or intellectual disability the challenges can seem even greater. Children with disabilities may have special educational needs, or require specialist equipment or support. Parents or carers of these children may need additional practical and emotional support to help to cope with their child’s demands.

Getting to know families in similar situations can provide an important support network, enabling parents and carers to share help and advice and to lend an understanding ear when discussing the unique challenges of their situation.

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Tools of an Active Life: Hand Bikes

Tools of an Active Life: Hand Bikes

2018/02/26

Adapted bikes are a great way to expose people with disabilities to new forms of recreation, exercise, and travel. There’s no shortage of choices when it comes to adapted hand bikes, making it easy for you to choose a model that is suited to your age, fitness and level of disability. Moreover, the four main classes of hand bike – leisure, recreational, competitive sporting, and foot-operated – offer even more options to customise functions and adaptions.

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Paralympic sports: can you name the 22 disciplines?

Paralympic sports: can you name the 22 disciplines?

2018/02/19

Each Paralympic Games event sees some sports removed from the programme, with others being introduced, or often re-introduced. Cycling, horse riding, rowing, tennis, table tennis, archery and sailing were added to the programme for the London Games in 2012. In 2016 canoeing and para-triathlon were introduced for the Rio Paralympic Games. The 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo will include some familiar sports from recent games, along with a couple of new additions. How many of the Paralympic disciplines can you name?

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Scaling the mighty Kilimanjaro for clean water

Scaling the mighty Kilimanjaro for clean water

2018/02/05

My name is Spencer West. I have been fortunate to grace over 60 WE.org Day stages in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States as a featured speaker. In all my travels, I have spoken to and interacted with world prominent personalities such as Prince Harry; Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau; former U.S. Vice-President, Al Gore; Martin Luther King III; Mia Farrow; Jennifer Hudson and Natalie Portman; among many others.

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Maternity and Disability: Debunking the Myths

Maternity and Disability: Debunking the Myths

2018/02/05

The thought of motherhood can leave any first time parent overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety, anticipation, and overwhelming joy. Raising a child is one of the most difficult and rewarding journeys in life, but for women with disabilities maternity can be even more complex.

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