How The Disability Community Can Respond to COVID-19

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How The Disability Community Can Respond to COVID-19

Ensuring People with Disabilities Can Access Prescription Drugs During the Current Crisis March 13,2020 Many people with disabilities are at increased risk of serious or fatal complications from COVID-19 (coronavirus). In an active community outbreak, the safest option may be to self-isolate at home, perhaps for weeks or longer. In order to prepare for this …

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Impact on the Disability Community – Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and Family First Response Act

On Friday, March 27, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (The CARES Act). This is the third relief package approved by Congress and signed by the President in response to the health and financial crisis now confronting individuals and families, businesses (for profit and not-for-profit) of all sizes across diverse …

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Know Your Rights to Medical Care – COVID-19

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act and other laws, you cannot be treated badly just because you have a disability or someone in your family has a disability, or because someone thinks you have a disability. You can ask for changes you need for your disability. The hospital and doctors have to help you unless …

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Fitness and SCI/D

Summary If you have a spinal cord injury (SCI), you can and should be physically active. Your health will benefit from regular exercise after SCI. Your exercise program should include three parts: stretching, aerobic exercise, and strength training. Setting goals, recognizing potential barriers, being prepared, and learning about resources can help you have a successful …

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What is a Syrinx?

What is Post-Traumatic Syringomyelia (cyst/syrinx)? Post-traumatic syringomyelia is a condition that can occur following spinal cord injury and can result in progressive deterioration of the spinal cord. Post-traumatic syringomyelia involves development of a fluid-filled cavity (called a cyst or syrinx) within the spinal cord following a spinal cord injury. Tethering or scarring of the spinal …

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Managing Your Caregivers

For many people with spinal cord injuries, personal caregivers are one of life’s daily necessities. Finding and retaining reliable, competent, affordable caregivers can be very time-consuming and stressful. And the more care you need, the more you may find that you are running a small business with lots of employees and complicated shift schedules. Whether …

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