Support the EMPOWER Care Act and Community Living

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is a convener, connector, and catalyst for change, increasing the political and economic power of people with disabilities. Support the EMPOWER Care Act and Community Living Join Today’s National Call-In Day! Money Follows the Person (MFP) is a Medicaid program that has helped over 75,000 people with disabilities and seniors move …

Manually Assisted Quad Coughing

Manually Assisted Quad Coughing [kwod] A form of assisted coughing for patients with central nervous system disorders such as spinal cord injury who are unable to generate sufficient force to clear respiratory secretions. After a maximal inspiration, the patient coughs while an assistant exerts gentle upward and inward pressure with both hands on the abdomen. The increased …

Disabled Travel: Five Things You Should Know

Disabled Travel: Five Things You Should Know about Cruising As a Person with Disabilities First off, I would like to thank Flying Dutchman Travel for providing my accommodations for this vacation. Also The Central Florida Chapter Paralyzed Veterans of America who selected me to participate on this excursion. Disabled Travel: Five Things You Should Know. …

Anniversary of My Injury August 23 2014

Today is the kind of day you don’t forget. Similar to a birthday, wedding anniversary, high school graduation, and the birth of a child you not forget the traumatic events that direct your life in a direction without your consent and forever change how you live. Make sure every day you meet your potential, hug …