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Adaptive Clothing for the Differently Abled at New York Fashion Week

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 18, 2019 8:00:00 AM

In some ways, fashion is the original art form because it uses a canvas that everyone possesses: the human body. And, as we know, all human bodies are different. They come in different colors, shapes and sizes. This doesn't prevent people from wanting to be fashionable and to look good. Now, the Runway of Dreams foundation is bringing fashion to people with disabilities with their catchy motto, "Where there's a will, there's a runway."

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Topics: Healthcare

Ghosting in the Hiring Process - Not Cool!

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 16, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Job seekers are ghosting employers. This refers to a sudden and unexplained disappearance from the hiring process. In times past, employers had a reputation for this behavior to job applicants. Although job seekers have turned the tables on ghosting due to today's tight labor market, it is still unprofessional conduct for both employers and job seekers.

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Topics: Career Advice

Parents Help Parents Navigate Special Education Online

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 14, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Often, parents of special needs children find navigating special education is akin to trying to get through a complex maze without a map or other guidance. To successfully shepherd themselves and their children through the special education maze, parents turn to other parents of special needs children on the internet.

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Topics: Behavioral Health, Education

How Occupational Therapy On-The-Go is Changing Lives

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 11, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Occupational therapy is an allied health profession that specializes in helping people with daily life skills, work, or recreational activities. In other words, occupational therapists help people with disabilities to live a meaningful life and perform everyday duties to the best of their abilities. They make lives easier and children with special needs more independent.

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Topics: Healthcare

3 Career Mistakes You Need to Avoid

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 9, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Avoiding common career mistakes is a critical component of a successful career. Here are three mistakes that can hamper your success.

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Topics: Career Advice, Self-Improvement

New York Widow with Down Syndrome Tells Her Love Story

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 7, 2019 8:00:00 AM

In August, 2019 CBS News reported on the death of a husband with Down syndrome, the reaction of his wife and the local community in the Adirondack Mountains of New York.

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Topics: Behavioral Health

Who Benefits From Home Bound Therapy?

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 4, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Most patients who need therapy need to go someplace, such as a physical or occupational therapy center. But what about the people who can't get out of their home? Are they stuck at home until they can find a way to get the therapy they need? Not with home bound therapy! Mark McDonald from the South Platte Sentinel talks about the benefits of home bound therapy in his September 4, 2019 article. This type of therapy benefits people who really need help: the patients who are physically unable to leave home.

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Topics: Healthcare

Career Advice: What if Your Boss Hates You?

Posted by Brian Spence on Oct 2, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Your boss has the power to hire and fire you, to assign projects, and to approve any time off you'd like to take. Obviously, you want to have a great working relationship with your boss, but that's not always possible. Here we'll cover a few ideas you can try to salvage the situation, but it might be best to get your exit strategy ready too.

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Topics: Career Advice

World Teacher's Day: October 5th, 2019

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 30, 2019 8:00:00 AM

World Teachers Day is right around the corner on October 5th. The holiday started in 1994 to celebrate some of the most influential people in our lives - educators, from preschool teachers to college professors. Although it's a special day created to celebrate educators all over the world, we need to remember to appreciate and support them every day, during the school year and beyond.

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Topics: Education

Going Back to the Womb for Your Physical Therapy

Posted by Brian Spence on Sep 27, 2019 8:00:00 AM

Have you ever seen a baby being swaddled? Although swaddling was more popular previously, not a lot of people still continue to do it in the West. However, in certain parts of Asia, such as India and Japan, the practice of swaddling babies continues.

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Topics: Healthcare

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