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SCUBA for People with Disabilities

Excerpt of an article by Leanne Suter | ABC7 News The nonprofit teaches those with disabilities to scuba dive, which helps people with disabilities find new found confidence by going deep underwater. “It’s really not about scuba diving. It’s about helping people with disabilities imagine the possibilities in their life,” founder Jim Elliot said. Everything at Diveheart is free. All the instructors …Continue reading →

Criticism by the Auditor General

Excerpt of Article by Jordan Press | Canadian Press Auditors found the department had little in the way of a quality assurance system to make sure decisions were consistent. The audit found one-third of applicants originally denied disability benefits were later found to be eligible, raising questions about why they were denied in the first place. If denied a second …Continue reading →

Refusing to Hire People with Disability

PHILADELPHIA – P.H. Glatfelter Company, a global paper manufacturer headquartered in York, Pa., will pay $180,000 and provide significant equitable relief to settle a federal disability discrimination lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced. EEOC charged that Glatfelter required all individuals who applied for or worked in positions involving operation of forklifts or similar motorized industrial equipment to …Continue reading →

A Lasting Impression

Most of us have heard of hate crime directed at a person or group of people on the basis of their gender, sexual preference, skin color, country of origin, or religious belief. Although the definition of hate crime varies by country, and sometimes by region within a country, in the United States, disability hate crime is generally considered to be crime …Continue reading →

Multitasking: A Direct Path to Failure

Excerpt of an article written by Travis Bradberry |Inc. In the morning, when you have lots to do, tons of energy, and it feels like you can do two or three things at once, it is tempting to multitask, but it sets your whole day back. Research conducted at Stanford University confirmed that multitasking is less productive than doing a single …Continue reading →

7 Traits of Successful Survivors

The inspiration for this post came from an article by Jim Rohn | Success The characteristics of a successful leader are very similar to the characteristics of a successful survivor. When I took my first step on the journey to recovery, I had approximately zero of the good traits. However, my failures were replaced by successes thanks to an observant and helpful …Continue reading →

7 Questions Could Change Your Life

When I was growing up, I used to hear my friends say, “what they don’t know won’t hurt them.” Although the statement may be true in some cases, it is definitely not true in all cases. What people don’t know can not only hurt them . . . it could kill them. To determine what you know and don’t know click here for …Continue reading →

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During the past 11 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! Let me show you how to overcome your challenges.

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