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Pet Grooming Business Hires People With Disabilities


Opening May 2014 at the Hubbard Woods Plaza Shopping Center, Love Fur Dogs, is an exciting new business with a special heart to help people with disabilities. Love Fur Dogs is owned and operated by Jennifer Bishop-Jenkins, International Certified Master Groomer, and her family, which… Read More >

 
Cindy Walker sailing

Sail On Cindy Walker

Cindy Walker and Ryan Porteous

With spring upon us and summer around the corner, it is only natural to turn our focus the Summer Paralympics as we continue our blog series about athletes with disabilities.  Welcome our spotlight athlete, Cindy Walker! Cindy, a Paralympic sailor out…

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USA Hockey Insider Discusses Sled Hockey

Alex Clark, Manager of Sponsor Services at USA Hockey

In our continuing series about sled hockey, we’ll be going more in depth into the sport itself. While our previous blog was about how the sport is played, we’ll be getting more in depth into the sport,…

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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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