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Tiny Catalyst Changes Hollywood

On Sunday, March 16, 2014 the Paralympics ended in Sochi, Russia, but one athlete went from the Paralympics to the dance floor. Recently, Amy Purdy, a double-amputee joined this season’s cast of “Dancing With the Stars”.  As a person with a disability, I was excited that…

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I/DD Month

March Is Our Month: Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities

March is Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities  (I/DD) Month, and The Arc is promoting it all across the United States.  On Saturday, March 29, 2014, The Arc is asking people with disabilities, their friends and family to go out in the community and do activities that people enjoy doing…

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Sled Hockey

Sochi Paralympics Ends: Love For New Sport Begins

Although the Sochi Paralympics have ended, the excitement continues for many of the sports featured in Sochi. We’ve kept our eyes on the events this winter and one sport we were really excited about is sled hockey! Played like regular hockey but with a few…

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Sexuality and Disability

Danielle Sheypuk

Model Danielle Sheypuk hit the runway of Carrie Hammer’s show at Fashion Week on February 6th in New York City wearing a striking black dress and beige pump heels; Her blonde hair was flowing and she sported a beautiful smile. Sounds like any other…

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Business Reviews: Best Way To Improve Service

I have a disability. Some consider it a gift, others a curse. Learning to deal with the cards you’ve been dealt is a part of my everyday life.  So, to make my life, and hopefully yours easier, looking at local business reviews on sites like…

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Polar Plunge: Taking An Icy Dip for A Good Cause

Jimmy Fallon and Mayor Rham Emanuel Take the Polar Plunge

Last week, we gave you a list of five American Paralympic athletes to watch, but what about the Olympics closer to home?

This past weekend, “The Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon jumped into the icy Lake Michigan…

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A Business Model For All Businesses

On a cold, foggy afternoon, The No Boundaries team took a trip out to Downers Grove to visit AutonomyWorks.  AutonomyWorks is a company that employs people with autism to do data entry work.

At AutonomyWorks we taught the associates 1 + 1 communication skills. 1 +…

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5 Athletes to Watch at the 2014 Winter Paralympic Games

It’s that time again. The time when the best athletes in the world gather in one place to celebrate the best aspects of sport and humanity. Yes, it’s the Olympics–Winter Olympics, of course. But it’s not just the regular Olympics we’re interested in. We’ve got…

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Love Is Immortal

For the family you truly love,

A group of buds or great friend,

Love is Immortal,

From birth- even through end.

 

It can never be vanquished.

That call, from heart to heart; Love,

It’s always there in your heart.

Winged beauty- is the dove.

 

A red rose- just as sweet,

Even when Heart’s day…

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