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Can Animals Experience PTSD Like Humans Do?

Posted by Ask Emily on August 12, 2018 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Some of you may have seen and/or followed the story recently out of Seattle, Washington where an Orca Whale Calf died and its mother carried it for over two weeks before letting go. This story caught the attention of millions around the world for a varity of reasons. PTSD can happen in many different circumstances and impact people in many different ways, but how many of us have really thought about PTSD in Animals? Until watching this Orca with her calf, I personally had never given that ide...

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TOP FIVE EXERCISES TO TRY AT HOME FOR DISABLED PEOPLE

Posted by Hope 4 Disabilities on August 8, 2018 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (1)


Exercising regularly not only improves health and prevents diseases like type 2 diabetes and cancer, it has also been proved that regular physical activity can improve your muscle strength and helps your cardiovascular system work more efficiently. This means your heart and lung health improves through exercise and in turn, the immediate and long-term effects both have a giant and positive impact on the quality of y...

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What is a reasonable accommodation and why is asking for a reasonable accommodation so challenging?

Posted by Ask Emily on August 5, 2018 at 11:05 AM Comments comments (0)

A Reasonable Accommodation is a small request that a person with a medical diagnosis is forced to ask for when a public place does not already accommodate that person and their request.  Reasonable Accommodation requests, are done around the world every single day.  Some Reasonable Accommodation requests impact one person here and there while other Reasonable Accommodations impact a larger population worldwide. Reasonable Accommodations can be asked for in a housing situation if a p...

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Wheelchair Parking Etiquette

Posted by Ask Emily on May 5, 2018 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

This blog post, is probably seriously long overdue, but better late than never.  We see posts almost on a daily basis where people are violating handicapped parking privillages.  We decided to shed some light on this to help educate the public of the challenges when it comes to wheelchair parking spaces.  Every so often, we come across a post where a car has decided to squeeze in between two cars parked in designated wheelchair parking spaces either oblivious to the white lines...

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