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The million dollar sock entrepreneur with Down’s syndrome

Back in 2016, the 21-year-old told his dad, Mark, that he wanted them to start a business when he graduated from high school, but he wasn’t sure what kind. “My first suggestion was a fun store, but we didn’t know … Continue reading

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Shopping cart invented by Alabama mom going nationwide in Target stores

Caroline’s Cart was inspired by and named for Long’s daughter, Caroline, who has Rett syndrome, a nervous system disorder that causes multiple disabilities. Long found it difficult to maneuver Caroline’s wheelchair and a traditional shopping cart when she went grocery shopping, … Continue reading

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Weaving a Future A Day at the Healing Family Foundation

Baan Sanook, which directly translates to “House of Joy,” is run by the Healing Family Foundation. Founded in 2005 by a group of parents who wanted to give their intellectually disabled children a brighter future in a society where those with disabilities … Continue reading

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Memo to imperfect moms

Memo to imperfect moms  was born with a disability called arthrogryposis multiplex congenita(AMC), and it left my arms weak, shorter than average and stiff. This makes the most mundane tasks quite difficult sometimes, but I’m so grateful that AMC also left … Continue reading

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Disabled surfers brave the waves in Brazil

Disabled surfers brave the waves in Brazil One minute, Renata Glasner is watching the waves crash on Leblon beach from her wheelchair. The next, she’s plowing through the turbulent waters on a specially adapted surfboard. Glasner, a 35-year-old graphic designer … Continue reading

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Robots Show Promise For Social Skills Development

Robots Show Promise For Social Skills Development New research suggests that robots could offer a remarkable tool to help children with disabilities master social skills. Using a modified version of a so-called humanoid robot, researchers at Vanderbilt University say they’ve … Continue reading

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One-handed violinist helps the disabled make music

One-handed violinist helps the disabled make music Adrian Anantawan is a world-class violinist despite being born without a right hand.

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