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Bikes for special needs children in Brooklyn

It all started with a run — uphill, and against traffic. Sandra Alfonzo was taking her daily jog in Prospect Park two summers ago, training for another marathon, when she saw a boy about 6 years old in a wheelchair being pushed … READ MORE

Recreation programs foster inclusion

It’s all about playing together. That’s the philosophy of special recreation inclusion efforts integrating those with special needs into mainstream park programs. Laney Myers, right, works to get control of the ball during … READ MORE

What pushing a wheelchair does to your back

When you push someone in a wheelchair, you may be hurting your back without knowing it. Researchers at The Ohio State University Spine Research Institute measured the forces on the spine caused by pushing a wheelchair, and discovered … READ MORE

How to support workers with disabilities

All employees deserve access to tools to succeed at work. Disabilities offer a challenge for job seekers and the workplace. After spending 75 days in the hospital, 12 of which were in a coma, and then several months after that in a … READ MORE
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