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Being stranded is a way of life for us with disabilities. But help is on the way

Being stranded is a way of life for us with disabilities. But help is on the way

Living in Arizona as a wheelchair user can be summarized with one word: inaccessible.

Without a pricey and wheelchair-accessible van, my only option is public transportation. The closest bus stop to my house is three-quarters of a mile away and rolling there leaves me exhausted. When the bus is late, or a shuttle isn’t available, I’m stranded in the Arizona heat until I can find a ride.

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Unique Internship Program Opening Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

Unique Internship Program Opening Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

Finding valuable summer internship experiences in science, engineering and computing career fields can be difficult for students during their first two years of college.

The challenges are even more compounded for students with disabilities. However, they aren’t stopping four Rose-Hulman students from getting paid opportunities this summer with Eli Lilly & Company, Cummins Inc., Eskenazi Health, and BraunAbility through internships provided by the Gregory S. Fehribach Center at Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis.

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A Paralympic dream

A Paralympic dream

Since Heslop joined the program in the fall of 2020, U-M’s wheelchair basketball team became part of the NWBA’s Division II. After leading the team to an 8th place finish at the NWBA nationals in April 2022, Heslop traveled to Colorado for the U.S. Men’s National Team selection camp.

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Support for People With MS: Tips for Caregivers

Support for People With MS: Tips for Caregivers

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable chronic illness that affects the central nervous system. In MS, the immune system attacks the protective sheath (myelin) of nerve fibers, causing various symptoms that range from mild to debilitating.

Most people with MS have a relapsing-remitting form, meaning they experience periods in which their symptoms disappear or improve (remitting) and periods in which they return or worsen (relapsing). While there are medications to treat the symptoms of MS and slow the progression of the disease, there is no cure.

The nature of MS makes it difficult to predict the course of the disease for each person. Some people may remain independent, and others may need the help of a caregiver to complete tasks of daily living, such as cooking or getting around. The level of care necessary for a person with MS can change from day to day.

Being a caregiver for someone with MS isn’t always easy. In this article, you will learn how to support someone with MS, what to say and what not to say, how to take care of yourself as a caregiver, and other resources.

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