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Personal Appeal from Jeff Tiessen

Dear Disability Today Network Friends,

Here is a chance to support a great supporter of people with disabilities. Gluckstein Personal Injury Lawyers has been nominated for the third year in a row to be included in the Top 10 Personal Injury Law Firms in Canada. They made the list in both years previous.

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Tap2Tag Medical Alert is a Life Saver

The same technology that lets you pay for your coffee will also save your life! Smartphones outfitted with NFC (near – field communications) could see a jump in shipments from 416 million to 1.2 billion in the next four years, says research firm IHS Technology.

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Weekend at Morgan's

Project Angel Fares is committed to providing individuals with special needs and their families a chance to travel and enjoy a weekend at Morgan's Wonderland, and San Antonio, Texas, an opportunity they wouldn't otherwise have seen as possible.

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In Memory of Jewel Kats

On January 7, children's book author Jewel Kats (Michelle Meera Katyal) died in Toronto with her family by her side as stated in an obituary published in The Toronto Star on January 10.

Kats will be remembered for her dedicatation to creating awareness for people with disabilities, especially children.

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Air Travel for Wheelchair Users

Are you a wheelchair user and want to learn about the process of traveling by plane before you take off for the first time? Or perhaps you’re a frequent flier and would just like to learn how to make the process easier for future flights?

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On The Disabled List

Major League Baseball, through Topps, has launched a set of baseball cards for the first time that features ballplayers who have overcome disabilities, or health challenges in their past to rise to stardom.

The set is called, “Pride & Perseverance,’’ celebrates the 70th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness month and honor 25 years of Americans with disabilities legislation.

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First Child to Receive A Bilateral Hand Transplant

Precocious 8-year-old Zion Harvey, the world's first child to receive a bilateral hand transplant earlier this summer, and charismatic little boy who captured the hearts of millions around the world, was discharged from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Earlier this summer, surgeons at CHOP joined with colleagues from Penn Medicine and Shriners Hospital for Children - Philadelphia to complete this landmark surgery

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Build It and We Will Come

Brightly coloured ramps are popping up all over Toronto and throughout the province of Ontario. Stop Gap Ramps is the brainchild of Luke Anderson, a wheelchair user since becoming a quadriplegic at the age of twenty-four. Anderson says his frustration “boiled over” after realizing that lack of accessibility is a “pandemic issue” in not only the city of Toronto, but across the country.

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New Book Shares Secrets to Sexual Self-Discovery

Author Mitchell Tepper, Ph.D., knows first-hand how surviving a serious injury or illness, or living with a chronic condition, brings a host of physical changes, emotional responses, and relationship challenges. Those challenges can leave one feeling like less of a man or woman, undeserving of love, fearful of rejection, and avoiding sex. However, injury or illness doesn’t have to end your sex life, promotes Tepper.

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