Health and Wellness

October 23, 2015

Disability in the News: October 23rd 2015

Check out the top five trending stories about disability in the news this week.

Photo of woman sitting on top of rock overlooking large valley in a park
May 26, 2015

Have a Disability? How to Get Your Free Access Pass to National Parks

The Access Pass is a free, lifetime pass available to United States citizens or permanent residents, regardless of age, that have a permanent disability that can be used at over 2,000 Federal recreation sites across the nation, including National Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, and many National Forest lands.

Moms and Dads
February 29, 2016

Is There a Difference Between Caring for Moms and Dads?

Much has been written about the Sandwich Generation — that population of 24 million caregivers who are squeezed between caring for children while simultaneously caring for an older parent. According to a 2013 Pew Research study, 47 percent of people in their 40s and 50s fall into the Sandwich Generation category and one in seven of these adults are providing financial assistance to college-age children and older parents.


March 1, 2016

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March 1, 2016

Service Provider Profile: The National Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Many people have never heard of a small building in Southeast Washington DC called The National Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, doesn’t have quite the same ring as The Library of Congress. But for blind people and individuals with physical handicaps this can be an important tool.

painting of dancer
May 22, 2015

Top Five Advantages of Dance Therapy

Dance movement is a therapeutic form of exercise which is great not only for physical health but also mental and emotional health. Music itself can be very powerful. It can affect our moods and our state of well-being by triggering memories and other emotional experiences. Just hearing a song from our childhood can create a sensation in our entire bodies that can instantly affect our mood and trigger memories in just a matter of seconds. When dance or any movement is set to music it can create a stress relieving, joyful and sometimes healing moment for those involved as well as increasing/releasing endorphins in the brain.