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3 Tips to Know When Flying with a Disability

3 Tips to Know When Flying with a Disability

Today we have the first of several guest writers. We are returning to the topic of traveling with a disability. Each week someone will share their travel story and things they've learned along the way. Welcome to the blog, Daniel and Valerie Pitaluga! (You can...

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This is how I…eat!

This is how I…eat!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv4UzO7Geo8 This is how I...eat! Yes, I need help with eating, but it may surprise you that I can reach some food on my own too. How do I do that when my arms don't bend? Watch the video to find out!

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This is how I…brush my teeth

This is how I…brush my teeth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAcbvVbFJi0 Have you ever wondered about everyday tasks, like how I brush my teeth? Today I show you in the video.

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Finding Accessible Paths in New Areas

Finding Accessible Paths in New Areas

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PAiP5WJZ7s When traveling, it is fun to explore the area. I like to be outside and sometimes I find walking paths that are wheelchair-friendly. Recently I found a trail at the Outer Banks that turned out to be quite accessible. Watch...

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When the Wheelchair Only Goes So Far

When the Wheelchair Only Goes So Far

I left my wheelchair on a dock. I parked it there for a few hours. Before I jumped back in it (well, before my dad helped me get in), I looked at it. I mean, really took in what I was seeing: an empty wheelchair. The wheelchair couldn’t go on our friends' boat. So it...

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Perfectly Abnormal, an interview with Chris Morris

Perfectly Abnormal, an interview with Chris Morris

1. Tell us a little about yourself. I've been married to my wife Barbara now for almost as long as I lived the unmarried life, and every year is an adventure. Together, we're raising four kids, three boys and our daughter who's epileptic and high-functioning autistic....

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One Man’s Journey to See the Glass Half Full

One Man’s Journey to See the Glass Half Full

Hi, my name is Yoav Gaon and I am one of the co-founders of yoocan. yoocan is the world’s leading empowerment site for people with disabilities. In 2008, my son Erez was born with a rare disease and complex cognitive and physical disabilities. When Erez was born, we...

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Traveling with a Disability, part three

Traveling with a Disability, part three

The past couple of weeks we have talked about what accessibility looks like in a hotel room and tricks I use on the road (or at home). Today I will tell you a few more tips to consider. Before visiting a new place, I check on hotel details, but I might research public...

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Traveling with a Disability, part two

Traveling with a Disability, part two

Last week I left you with the thought, I may prefer a rollaway bed instead of the cushiony hotel bed. Now I will tell you why. The hotel's accessible room has the one giant bed. I don't have to sleep backwards. The hose on my Bipap breathing machine has room to hang...

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Traveling with a Disability, part one

Traveling with a Disability, part one

Traveling always involves a level of planning. Having a disability adds another layer. Some details have to be considered and researched before leaving home. The biggest question is: Which hotel seems to have the best accessibility options? When looking into the...

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