Inclusivity in Hollywood: Part 1

I’ve been thinking about how people with disabilities are represented in television and film. Good representation or increased representation can help to form positive and inclusive opinions. Not enough or poor representation can lead to untrue and inaccurate depictions and basic ignorance. Disability Representation in the Top 100 Grossing Films As a disabled woman IContinue reading “Inclusivity in Hollywood: Part 1”

Inclusivity in Hollywood: Part 2

In the first half of this blog, I talk about how disability representation in Hollywood, in both television and films. Unfortunately, we have a long way to go. My husband is considering a few writing projects and has enlisted me as a sounding board. The topic of disability representation played a big part in someContinue reading “Inclusivity in Hollywood: Part 2”

Let’s All Stay Safe this 4th of July

Many of us are excited to resume our usual gatherings and activities for Independence Day. We’ve all been through so much with the COVID-19 pandemic, so we deserve to have some fun! While you’re out there having fun, it’s important to also stay safe. Here are some important safety tips when celebrating this July 4thContinue reading “Let’s All Stay Safe this 4th of July”

Merlisha Henderson: A Survival Kit for Young Adults After Graduation

It’s almost that time of year once again. GRADUATION! As parents, we all know that you will hear (and pay for) the “G” word from pre-school to grad school. There is just something about that high school and college graduation that really marks a point in the relationship that you have with your children. SeniorContinue reading “Merlisha Henderson: A Survival Kit for Young Adults After Graduation”

From a Walker to a Power Wheelchair

When I was in third grade, my parents, my doctor, and I made the decision for me to get a manual wheelchair. Up until that point, I’d been walking full-time, using a walker and wearing full-length leg braces for support. I remember the process of learning to walk. I said: “push and walk, push andContinue reading “From a Walker to a Power Wheelchair”

Moving with a Disability

Last summer, I called up a friend to let her know I was planning to come down to Florida for the winter and I wanted to meet up for lunch. My friend also happens to be my realtor. Even though I am from New York and I’m still a New York resident, I own propertyContinue reading “Moving with a Disability”

Celebrating Memorial Day

This year, Memorial Day falls on May 26. Originally known as Decoration Day, this holiday originated in the years after the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Memorial Day honors our fallen heroes, men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Understanding the Difference between Veterans Day andContinue reading “Celebrating Memorial Day”

See and Be Seen with Wheelchair Safety Lights

Quantum’s LED fender lights enhance the independence and safety of power wheelchair users, both in the home and out in the community. These ultra-bright and long-life LEDs give you the visibility you need at night or in environments with low lighting. Our wheelchair safety lights are switch operated and feature a slim-line fender integration. MountedContinue reading “See and Be Seen with Wheelchair Safety Lights”

Friends as Caregivers

While disability comes in all shapes, sizes and diagnoses, caregiving options are more limited. Most people with disabilities will fall into one or more care categories at any given time: independent, receiving care from a family member, friend, significant other or agency. The most complex of these relationships is that of a significant other andContinue reading “Friends as Caregivers”

A Wheelchair Backup Sensor for Power Chair Users

When it comes to enjoying full independence, power chair users need peace of mind when operating their power wheelchairs in the home and around their communities. Safety and visibility are absolutely paramount. Individuals living with certain conditions such as muscle weakness or a spinal cord injury, may struggle to see what’s going on behind them.Continue reading “A Wheelchair Backup Sensor for Power Chair Users”